Monday, May 14, 2018

Trillium Permutation 33: Double IPA with Vic Scret & Citra

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 7.6%
Current Ratings...
- Untappd: 4.37/5
- Beer Advocate: 4.45/5
- RateBeer: 3.49/5

"Permutation 33 present a milky light straw color with a slight orange hue. A dank nose of mango skin, honeydew, bright hop, strawberry, and lemon leads into a palate of cantaloupe, grapefruit pith, and fresh hop. Permutation 33 has a full body and mouthfeel."

Pours out orange in color with that creamy, murky, milkshake body and a finger of white head.

Dank hops, orange juice, and tart lemon come forth on the aroma with orange sherbet, pineapple, and some grapefruit.

The typical Trillium IPA characteristics are all here as this is forward with the big orange and citrus notes from the aroma, and, also like the nose, the orange creme and sherbet flavors are not being shy. The Vic Secret though is what accounts for all the bitterness and it is a smaller dank bite than, let's say, Galaxy hops, but here, they are just as robust as Galaxy complete with mouth-watering dank qualities. Believe it or not, some of that lemon swoops in and adds a refreshing splash of flavor to a beer that is being dominated by sugary sorbet and dank bitterness. The back end finishes with more of that bitter bite and the hops linger for days on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy. It feels so smooth from start to finish and it is highly drinkable.

Permutation 33 was one of my favorites of the series thanks to the teamwork of heavy citrus and delectable bitterness. Some of the more recent offerings in the series, while good, were a bit too big to be what I would consider easy-drinking beers. This however provides just as much (if not more) flavor, but you can attack this one with ease.


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