Small Bird Series: Tiny Chicken | 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): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With the New England summer fast approaching we release Tiny Chicken, another edition in our Small Bird Series of lower ABV, hazy pale ales. Deceivingly diminutive in name, Tiny Chicken packs a hoppy punch with a powerful combination of Galaxy and Amarillo. Engaging aromatics pop with notes of bright citrus and peach, while flavors of tropical fruit, melon, and orange sweep over the palate in refreshing waves. Finishing crisp and dry with slight earthy/spicy grain character from the use of locally malted wheat and Danko rye.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Valley Rye, Valley Wheat, Flaked Oats, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, Amarillo, Columbus

Added by BearsOnAcid on 08-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,431
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
222
pDev:
5.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Hayden34
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip
Canned 8/10/17

A- pours a hazy pale orange color with a one finger creamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- citrus and tropical hop nose with highlights of orange peel, grapefruit and peach. Undertones of candied tropical fruit and just a hint of malt

T- opens up with citrusy hop notes of tangerine and grapefruit, mid-palate gives tropical notes of kiwi and melon & finishes with a bit of peach. Lingers of more fruity hops

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp semi-dry finish

O- this series continues to impress with an abundance of happiness packed into a low abs beer, while remaining remarkably drinkable

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a soft orange with a small white head.
S - Aroma is orange grapefruit.
T - Flavor is citrus.
M - Average mouth feel and carbonation.
O - I'm generally not a fan of Pale Ale's as I prefer IPA's and DIPA's. But this is really well done. It's like a "little Trillium" beer, only 5.6 ABV but very good.

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Photo of buzzy
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz can, poured into a Trillium Permutation Series stemmed glass. Enjoyed on 6.30.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a very hazy and turbid orange color with a fizzy white head, decent retention with soapy lace. The aroma is laden with green hops, very dry and piney, light citrus peel, reminiscent of a more west coast "c" hop style beer, very much a Columbus forward beer, soft pale grain with lightly sweet yeast linger. The flavors are similar, lots of hops jump out of the glass, green, grassy, very piney, extremely dry and bitter, spicy and tangy citrus peel is assertive as it warms with bready dough and sweet yeast lingering with a touch of mineral water. The mouthfeel is fine, medium body, bone dry, lively carbonation that isn't too abrasive with an easy finish.

Verdict: A decent Pale Ale from Trillium. A bit bland and lacks any real gusto. The Columbus hops are so dominant that any Galaxy character in this beer is lost and forgotten. Sessionable despite the bitterness and dryness, but not really a beer that stands out from the crowd by any stretch.

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Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 1 pint can, canned on 1st June 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A cloudy hazy orange colour with a big two finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Citrus and juicy grapefruit, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

Taste: Very juicy citrus with grapefruit, mandarin and orange, some grape and honeydew melon, with hints of tropical mango and peach on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a hint of dryness.

Overall: A very nice and juicy, easy to drink Pale Ale. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WanderingFool
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSW
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Four-pack of cans. Makes me realize that since NEIPAs are so flavorful/fruity/aromatic/hazy anyway, the pale ale versions are plenty. Love it.

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Photo of shehateme
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 10-AUG-17

Pours an opaque orange capped by a short layer of pure-white suds. Seedy tropical fruit aromas: mango, orange, chive, passion fruit, and grass. Hoppy flavor - creamy as expected, yet with a dank resinous edge. Peach, tangerine, melon, hop oils, woody spice, and light pineapple...a little crunchy grain note developing late. Medium-light bodied, almost chewy, but crisp and dry in the finish. Tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of matthewrdale
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

they had me with the label- it looks like a cover for a JD Salinger novel. Beer was from a can bought at the brewery which I poured into a tulip glass. Sunny and hazy in disposition, mild in hops and hints of grass and citrus with a clean finish on the palate.

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Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Small Bird Series: Tiny Chicken from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 222 ratings
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