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
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.06%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kitch
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WanderingFool
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSW
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger fizzy white head. The head recedes quickly leaving a good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, lemon zest and tangerine.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, white grape, cracker malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Really nice APA. The flavors are bright and refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Small Bird Series: Tiny Chicken from Trillium Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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