Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:42 AM
other half x trillium x cellarmaker juice ribbons imperial india pale ale - 9.4% abv. trillium is a boston area brewery that was one of the first ne ipa specialists to really ramp up production, and since my experience of “their” beer has been mostly other half collabs I’ll note that their original collaboration with other half, street green, was the primary cause of the long lines that put other half’s stuff out of my reach, although the growler I managed to snag later that week (reviewed upthread) was probably the best oh beer I’d had at that point. that was a few years ago, and we’re now at the point that even names like trillium (or cellarmaker, a california brewery that’s a part of the same collab/festival circuit) aren’t enough to make beers sell out immediately. this one has a mix of mosaic, nelson, citra, centennial, enigma, and galaxy which is split between the pineapple and guava end of the tropical fruit you’d expect with the antipodean hops, and some weird fruit that has some of the berry you expect with mosaic but none of the usual centennial flavors blah blah. so is this actually better than the non-collab oh beers the way street green owas? no, not really. it’s somewhere between the occasional bad oh beer and the more citra than all citra with the experimental hop product that was the best dipa I’d had in ages. recommended.