Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Small Bird Series. Malts – American 2-row Barley, Valley Rye, Valley Wheat, Flaked Oats, C-15 and Dextrine. Hops – Galaxy, Amarillo and Columbus
Brewer Description: (from website) 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.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: 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.