Brewed by: Trillium Brewing
Style: American Imperial IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.2%
Notes / Commercial Description: For our newest hoppy Permutation recipe we continued to expand our repertoire by creating a single malt and single hop (S.M.A.S.H) recipe. While our Street and Island series put individual hops on display, paring the recipe down even further allows us to experience the breadth of flavor that each ingredient brings more fully. We hope you’ll enjoy the finished product of this approach as much as we do.
With a grist comprised entirely of Pilsner malt and utilizing Australian grown Galaxy for all whirlpool and dry hop additions, Permutation #88 provides a clear and uncomplicated showcase for the two ingredients. Out of the can, this beer pours a heavily hazy straw yellow color. As a fluffy white head builds in the glass, the nose is greeted by Galaxy’s distinctive passion fruit and citrus-intensive aromas with undertones of tropical mango, light concord grape and freshly cut grass. The pilsner malt backbone provides a gently sweet, crackery base that allows for a powerful wave of Meyer lemon, juicy clementine and stone fruit to shine on the palate. Medium bodied, Permutation #88 has a rounded bitterness and clean, mouthwatering finish.