Headroom | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your palates...

Simply put, Headroom is the hoppiest beer we've ever brewed with more than 7 lbs. per barrel featuring heavy doses of Galaxy & Mosaic. This is a truly special Double IPA brewed only once a year, released during the last two summers to celebrate Hop Jam; Vermont's annual lupulin-centric beer fest. Headroom embodies our hoppy coup de grâce (for now)- we hope you enjoy!

Dank. Citrus. Tropical Fruit. Juice.

MALT: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Galaxy, Mosaic, Columbus

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
478
Reviews:
76
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
6.07%
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
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Photo of hophead7117
4.86/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bufante
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zaphog
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmoore32
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of pmarlowe
4.47/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned exactly one week ago.

A: Pours a murky yellowish straw color with a finger of foamy head that dissipates quickly, leaving only some remnants of head.

S: Mango, guava, grass and flower petals, with a mild sweet grainy malt aroma. Very clean with distinguishable flavors. Quite aromatic and appealing.

T: Tropical and floral hop notes with a somewhat grating moderate bitterness through a long finish. Well integrated, but the bitterness is more than typical of Trillium. Mild grainy sweetness almost rounds out the flavors—a bit more would pull things together better.

M: Medium-high, fairly sharp carbonation that’s a bit distracting to the flavor. Medium-full body.

O: Very aromatic and tasty DIPA typical of the better Trillium IPAs. The carbonation is oddly high and distracting, and the bitterness is a bit high, but otherwise the hop flavors are balanced and really sing.

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4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled 8.12.17 and poured into pilsener glass

Thick hazy yellow , one finger foam cap settles to a ring and a few lacings

Citrus aroma , not overpowering

Taste of citrus , orange, tropical fruits , bit of dank, bit of spice

Bitterness lingers , not a sharp bite but a hop presence

Love trillium beers and this is a good one. But , I think this one is overhyped but, nonetheless, another Good beer from the trillium Brewers

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4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

pours out a hazed orange-gold color. loose bright white head recedes quickly, leaves a few small patches of lace. aroma on this one is kind of light but everything pops really nicely on the palate. candied orange, honey mango, peaches and cream, bubblegum, pineapple, melon, lychee, pithy citrus peel, herbaceous notes, spicy plastic dankness, doughy malts, grapefruit, and some mild pine resin on the finish. mouthfeel is medium with some nice texture. excellent excellent stuff!!

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DevinK
4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.95/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: custard. Not entirely attractive as beers go.

Smell: juicy. Has that funky trillium house yeast smell

Taste: ok. Juicy but that yeasty flavour too common with trillium.

Feel: thick. Coats the teeth.

Overall: thick chewy one dimensional IPA. No malt. No piney sharpness. Just an odd juice that coats the palate and leaves a poor aftertaste that ruins the next beer

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4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.81/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.67/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a completely opaque bright orange color, not dissimilar from pulpy orange juice, with a half finger of pure white head. The head settles into a halo, leaving some solid lacing as it dissipates.

The aroma is a straight cacophony of fruits, both citrus and tropical. There's loads of overripe mango and fresh pineapple, as well as some honeydew melon and grapefruit. The sweet, grainy malt is barely detectable on the back end.

The flavor really becomes a bit muddled and does little to differentiate itself from other Trillium offerings. There's a lot of overripe mango, some grapefruit, and a touch of honey. The finish is harsh and green. It's good, but these guys do a lot better.

The feel is medium bodied with hefty carbonation. Very harsh bitterness assaults the tastebuds and sticks around for way too long. Exceptional dryness.

Overall, a good but massively disappointing beer. It's too similar to their other DDH offerings and honestly isn't worth the hype it receives. I'd gladly take Cutting Tiles, or pretty much any of their other hoppy offerings over this.

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4.99/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a lot to say. Just an amazing beer that drinks like a champ.

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Photo of thoglund
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeK89
4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chriswjr
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Headroom from Trillium Brewing Company
4.61 out of 5 based on 478 ratings.
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