Small Bird Series: Little Rooster | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshingly hoppy American pale ale, Little Rooster is another edition in our "Small Bird Series" of lower ABV offerings brewed for the summer. The nose is an intense, complex fusion of kiwi, citrus, and fresh hop. Candied peach, grape jam, and orange fill out the flavor profile, with a firm bitterness. Dry and effervescent, light to medium bodied.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Malted Oats, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin

Added by JordanPhraczek on 07-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
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10
Gots:
33
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Photo of madelf66
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shehateme
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffGuilly
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nugget40
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bshaw22
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: this is a hazy mix of orange and amber. its noticeably darker towards the center of the glass, and almost like a pale orange color on top. head poured 1 finger, off-white, but fades as quick as it took me to type out this appearance description

s: pineapple, onion/garlic, dank mango, fresh dough, strawberry, and a bit of an earthy aroma to close it out. its super juicy smelling, but also has that hint of onion/garlic which is an interesting combination

t: big hit of fresh cantaloupe, juicy mango, peach, kiwi, sweet oranges, strawberry. there is some sweetness in here that is derived from the malt as well, and that works with a bit of a doughy flavor. the onion/garlic that i picked up in the aroma are not really present in the flavor...they are very very very slight, just to add an accent towards the end

m: lighter side of medium, mid-level carbonation. not as fluffy as many Trillium beers (probably because this is a Pale Ale)

o: very juicy and refreshing beer here. the flavor combinations are pretty unique for me, and i think they work well together. its not heavy, which is just what you look for in a Pale Ale

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Photo of Basellne23
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSanger
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured into a sifter glass from a 16ounce can. The fruity smells jump out as you are pouring the beer. Just phenomenal. tropical and tasty. The taste is more of the same add in some pine with a strong resiny taste at the back end. Very creamy as well. This is just an outstanding beer.

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Photo of digboy
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy vibrant orange gold with a one finger silky pillowed head that settles to a thick blanket. This is a fantastic looking beer.

Aroma is uncharacteristically weak but full of grapefruit and grape.

Taste has a tanginess up front with strong citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit and dry grape. There is a light sweetness behind it but this is not a malty beer. It finishes with the tangy hops and a little sweetness on the tongue.

Feel is light and crisp and very dry. it tastes more bitter than it really is I think because of the dry citrus flavor. Almost feels like an alcohol burn, which is crazy for a Pale, but there is something going on.

This is a well crafted Pale - a very subtle and full flavor that sticks around for the entire profile. However if you don't like a wine-grape dryness in you beer you might not appreciate it as much.

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Photo of Mattybuchs
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sheppard
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hue, not super aromatic for a Trillium beer, but there's a little citrus. It's a peppery orange. On the drier side of things and soft. A nice piece of the small bird series.

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Photo of mkmarth
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchipper
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Aroma is phenomenal, confronts you on the pour. Piney piney hops.
Look is hazy (expected) carbonation is proud for this style.
Mouth feel is creamy for an APA. Again, expected for this brand. Carbonation fades after a while though.
Taste is great. Yes, juicy, yes I said it. Tropical and floral.
Wow, with this ABV I could drink a lot of these. Glad to have it.

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Photo of Prost76
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mhbach97
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayhunter357
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobDB
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cstorer36
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

G'damn! This is a truly bangin' brew. Delicious like one of their big beers, easy drinking like a session. What more could you ask for?! Ok, sure, at $13 for a 4-pack it's on the pricey side, per usgh, but you get super high quality for the bucks. Na Zdorovie, Trillium!

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Small Bird Series: Little Rooster from Trillium Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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