To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Cook's Illustrated we got together with their team for a cross-industry collaboration. Illustrated IPA celebrates our shared focus on process and technique, while recognizing the distinct impact that the magazine had on Trillium co-founders JC and Esther Tetreault along their culinary and homebrewing journey.
This recipe showcases ingredients from both coasts - an array of malts from Hadley, MA's Valley Malt and singularly features El Dorado hops from Washington State. The beer pours a deep and hazy shade of yellow with a tight white head. Aromas of stone fruit and citrus lead off, with an underlying tropical note that increasingly reveals itself as you enjoy the beer. Layers of fruity sweetness hit on the palate with a note of balancing bitterness and floral spice from the Valley Malt Danko rye. Medium bodied and refreshing, with a pleasant drinkability.