Brewed by: Trillium Brewing
Style: American Imperial IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.9%
Notes / Commercial Description: Our tour of the New England coastline continues with the Lighthouse Series. Like the Harbor Island IPAs, our brewing team’s innovative Permutations were the genesis for these beers. With amplified strength, the Lighthouses will continue to showcase specific hops while paying homage to historic New England landmarks.
At the southwestern entrance to Casco Bay, Maine sits Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse. Built in 1874 the 67-foot structure is flanked by a keeper’s house – both buildings can be seen from nearby points on the rocky coast of Two Lights State Park. Our homage, Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse double IPA, uses Citra hops to build off the foundation we explored in recent Citra-focused double IPAs. The beer pours with a bright orange shade and a moderate amount of haze, capped by bright white foam. A nose of ripe orange, grapefruit lest and lemon leads into flavors of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Mellow, fruity sweetness provides a contrast to pleasant citrus pith.
This beer is an iteration on our previous release, Marblehead Lighthouse – we were notified that another brewery was using that name, so to avoid confusion we headed up the coast to Cape Elizabeth!