Brewed by: Trillium Brewing
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%
Notes / Commercial Description:
Pow Pow is hazy, pale orange in appearance and emits aromatic qualities of orange zest, apricots and honeysuckle on the nose. Bright flavors of citrus pith, along with soft notes of melon are accentuated with a lasting and balanced bitterness.
The idea for Pow Pow was born when 2 very passionate individuals joined forces during the epic 2016 beer festival Beer Camp Across America. Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Stoudt’s, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, and Trillium collaborated to create one of the festival’s signature beer Pat-Rye-Ot, a pale ale that pays tribute to America’s original homebrewers. During the process two brewers in particular were fascinated by a new hop product that was used in Pat-Rye-Ot. The product: lupulin powder. The fascinated brewers: Sean Lawson and JC Tetreault.
Lupulin powder is essentially a super concentrated hop product made by flash freezing and then shattering intact hop flowers. In early November, the team experimented with different ways of utilizing the lupulin powder in both the whirlpool and during the dry hop, taking into account beer and wort temperatures, contact time, lupulin powder temperatures, and consistency of the powder.
MALT: American 2-Row Barley, English Pale Ale Malt, Flaked Wheat, White Wheat Malt, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose
HOPS: Citra Lupulin Powder, Simcoe Lupulin Powder, Mosaic Lupulin Powder, Galaxy, Nelson