Upper Case
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #45
Ranked #190
4.5 | pDev: 5.78%
Oct 11, 2023
Mar 10, 2015
UPPER CASE has a delicate, dry pilsner malt character with a smooth, soft, doughy mouthfeel from the raw wheat, oily hop resin which all serves as a canvas for this twice dry hopped 9% double IPA. Overripe mango, pineapple and passion fruit aromas leap out as the beer is poured. The impression of tropical fruit also takes the lead in the flavor which is layered further by white wine, pine resin and grapefruit zest. Hopped primarily with Mosaic with supporting roles played by Galaxy, Citra and Columbus.

MALT: Pilsner, Flaked Wheat, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra, Columbus
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The pour that emptied a pint can's contents into a clear glass liter mug produced that nearly stark white foam that bears witness to a wheat inclusion. The foam recedes unevenly, unattractively and in this case, slowly. The body is dull apricot-amber, approaching murky. In short, it looks like the typical modern American IPA. Thankfully, it smells much better than it looks. There's at least a sharp citrus/pine noting to the hops. A malty counterbalance, not so much. The description of the taste is basically a repeat of the words used for the smell. The 9% ABV is noticed, as it adds to the hop bite, but not as a detriment. Also, there's a little more starchy sweetness than predicted by the nose, but it's shallow. Taste references would be pineapple and lemon, backed by a good earthy hop bite. The mouthfeel is average for the style, maybe just a little better for something that carries this much alcohol. There's some stratified glass lacing that enhances its looks. Overall, for something that obviously has wheat in its wort, this isn't bad, especially for one that hits with such potency.
Oct 11, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio

Sep 19, 2023
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#176, yummy!
Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by lobos62 from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Aug 17, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by o29 from Texas

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My first Trillium, a surprise keg at the KinderHill Brewery! Got the last pour!

Thick rich hazy yellow with a creamy beige head and great curtain lacing. Strong, distinctive tropical fruit smell and taste. Pineapple, mango,orange, grapefruit. Some basil herbal flavor. Nice hoppiness, fresh with a bit of burn. Silky smooth feel. Really nice beer!
Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.57 by Eychung from New York

Jun 14, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Quarantinehobby from Massachusetts

Jan 26, 2023
Rated: 4.74 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Sep 08, 2022
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Rated by TheeWarPig from Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very smooth @ 9%.
Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by antimasone from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 28, 2022
Upper Case from Trillium Brewing Company
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