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:
224
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
The beer pours a creamy white head. The beer itself is a slightly hazy and golden amber color.

Smell:
The beer has strong citrus and hop notes. The hops come out grapefruit but there also floral notes that come out but is easily overwhelmed by the other notes.

Taste:
The beer has a bitter and sour taste. The bitterness comes from the hops and the sour flavor builds a little but mixes well with the hops. Underneath all of this is a little bit of sweetness from the malts but those are overwhelmed.

Mouthfeel:
The beer itself has a slightly biting carbonation and medium-bodied. Surprising given the abv content.

Overall:
A pretty good beer and a very nice APA. Definitely worth picking up if you happen to be in the Boston area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled a few days ago

Pours a light fizzy head fades semi quickly, little lacing, super murky bright milk shake orange.

Nose pretty nice, bright tropical fruit, guava, tangerine, grapefruit, little earthy zest sap, tons of lemony tropical citrus, dank tropical, passion fruit.

Taste brings more green tropical fruit, citrus notes, grapefruit zest, orange citrus, lemony, passion fruit, guava, maybe even papaya mango, orange juice, orange cream. Finish dry nice orange juice citrus, little grapefruit, Clementine, tropical fruits.

Mouth is a bit thin, lighter carb too.

Overall other than being a little thin and light carb it's great, awesome hops, just enough malt to get through it.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 07/14/16

Pours cloudy opaque gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like kiwi, pineapple, mango, guava, candied peach, grape jam, orange and grapefruit citrus, bready grain, with an earthy pine note. Tastes like kiwi, pineapple, mango, guava, grape jam, candied peach, orange citrus, grapefruit, bready oats, with earthy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall another great juicy pale ale from Trillium.

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Photo of rudzud
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice hazy milkshake orange hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of green papaya, guava, light citrus, faint melon, light tropical, loads of green fruit.

T - Taste is really really pleasant, very similar to the nose, good tropical fruits, nice papaya and green fruits. Loads off melon, really lightly bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, body is a bit thin.

O - Overall this was a rather nice, excellent young tropical notes. Really nice.

Serving Type: growler

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcorn
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cracker, white grapes, and peach. Slightly bitter, light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a delightful and juicy sessionable beer. Right up there with the best of the Small Birds series. I will get this one again.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of doremite
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJP77
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeB51982
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twizzard
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hessian257
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Small Bird Series: Little Rooster from Trillium Brewing Company
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