Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Trillium & Other Half Two Hundred Thousand Trillion
Style: Imperial IPA
- Beer Advocate: 4.38/5
- Untappd: 4.42/5
- RateBeer: 3.97/5
"What if we told you we took Hundred Thousand Trillion IPA and double-i-fied it? Like whoa... we've teamed up with Other Half again for the second act of our original Hundred Thousand Trillion IPA.
Two Hundred Thousand Trillion leads with aromas of mango, peach, pineapple, lime, and hints of a delicate floral note. The palate beckons with flavors of ripe honeydew and apricot, finishing with a slight citrus & tropical fruit. Refreshing, subtle fruit flavors from aging on peaches, apricots & guava are balanced by a drying citrus tang."
Pours golden orange with a hazy body and less than a finger of white head.
An incredibly juice-forward IPA on the nose is bursting with peaches and mango. Heavy on the orange juice and grapefruit, this one also has a big, dank presence.
The taste starts out with orange rind and zest rather than pure orange juice and it is swept away in a sea of lemon and lime. The influence of the Nelson hops shines through with white wine and grapefruit and is followed up with more lemon and lime. I think I'm getting more of an orange or lemon candy, which explains the sweetness, although it isn't dessert-like. Some good, doughy, bready malts contribute to the taste and gives us some balance, but it kicks back into hop mode with a decent bite of bitter hop juice. The peaches, apricot, and guava add a nice accent to the beer, but unlike a lot of fruited IPA's, this one let's the hops be the star instead of the fruit.
Mouthfeel is full enough, but not as big as I had hoped. It also feels calm with little carbonation, but it still drinks easily and has no alcohol presence.
Two Hundred Thousand Trillion did an excellent job of letting the hops go first and having the fruit follow rather than lead. It is a step up from the original Hundred Thousand Trillion and those seeking a juice bomb and a bitter bite will be pleased with this beer than combines the two beautifully.