More from the hypest brewery in the greater Boston area right now, Trillium! This is their Stillings Street IPA which showcases the complex Nelson Sauvin hop. Stilling Street comes in at 7.2% ABV.
Appearance: Trillium juice of course! Turbid, hazy yellow orange juice. 1 finger head which has great retention with some great lacing. Every Trillium beer I get to have further blurs the line between beer and juice.
Nose: Showcases Nelson Sauvin. Musty, lemon, tropical fruit, white grapes and grapefruit. It has nice resin, pine, floral, earthy and grassy hop notes as well. It is a very complex and potent beer, lots of layers of fruit and other great hop notes.
Taste/Mouth: Dank, juicy tropical fruit flavor with white grape juice, cantaloupe, honey dew, orange and tangerine. Floral, musty with some nice cereal malt backbone. Some dry and very mild bitterness throughout and also finishes that way. It has a nice creamy medium mouthfeel.
Price/availability: I got a mix 4 pack from the brewery, I think this beer is around $12 a 4 pack.
Overall: A very fine showcase of Nelson Sauvin. This is a fantastic series of beers from Trillium and most certainly deserves all the attention it is receiving. Trillium continues to impress by putting out nothing but super quality stuff. I am not all about the NE style juice bombs like a lot of the community but Trillium is doing it right. If you get the shot in a trade or to visit the brewery definitely pick up as much of their beers as you can!