Trillium Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #415
Ranked #1,263
4.26 | pDev: 5.63%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Scaled is the first IPA brewed and packaged at our Canton, MA facility. In the Spring of 2018, we implemented recent learnings from our Permutation program to breathe new life into this milestone beer. The newly developed fermentation profile and grist coupled with foundational elements from a larger hop charge of legacy hop varieties take this IPA to the next level! El Dorado, Citra, and Columbus hops create an aromatic blast of juicy mango, pineapple, and lemon candies. Pineapple, sweet orange and pink grapefruit flesh follow on a medium bodied palate that finishes with a soft, mild to moderate bitterness.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: El Dorado, Citra, CTZ
Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 608 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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dank203 from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very drinkable ipa, pours cloudy but not opaque, orange with gold hue. nose has subtle notes of pineapple and citrus. taste is orange peel, spice, some lemon & juicy. light but full feel, easy drinking, a bit dry

Mar 08, 2021
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. Can is dated 05/26/20.

Look- Hazy golden orange color, decent off white head that slowly recedes to a thin foam cap, some solid sticky lacing. Little carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (tangerine, grapefruit and lemon/lime), tropical fruits (pineapple, mango and passion fruit), nectarine/peach, a bit of melon, light kiwi? grainy malt, faint pine, some herbal/floral notes.

Taste- Juicy citrus and tropical fruit, nectarine and kiwi, a hint of white cherry and melon, grainy malt, and some other herbal/floral hop notes.

Feel- Medium/light bodied and very soft, somewhat sweet and sticky up front but fairly dry with a faint bitter finish. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Another solid offering from Trillium. Beginning to figure out that these guys don't make a bad beer.

Jul 06, 2020
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Murky yellow in color with a hazy unfiltered appearance. Poured with a moderate, creamy, bright white foam with very good retention. Fruity melon, sweet grapefruit and light pineapple hop aromas. Light malty aromas beneath. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light, creamy smooth feel with boozy heat from the mide to the end. Tropical citrus, sweet pineapple and grapefruit flavors followed by medium hop bitterness. Fruity melon and mango flavors on the back end as the bitterness transitions to boozy warmth that quickly tapers at the end. Finished semi-dryly with light citrus notes followed by sweet melon and fruit. Th ang yd bitterness and boozy warmth balance the sweet and fruity characters very nicely. Fantastic hop character and a smooth feel. Excellent.

Oct 05, 2019
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ShrubCHTL from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super easy to drink, *if super cold*. Much like all their IPAs, once temp warms just a bit, there is way too much floral for me. But, one of the most balanced IPAs I've tried from them.

Aug 27, 2019
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Trillium pub glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a bubble off white head.

Aroma is orange blossom and honey malt.

Taste is rich tangerine citrus.


Aug 06, 2019
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VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Better than your average IPA, which says something if this is your brewery’s “scaled” version of a standard IPA. I’d happily pick this one if given the option at a restaurant or bar but there are much more interesting ones out there. That being said, I’d take this if given the open over other mass market IPAs any day.

Jan 28, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a short head covering the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus, pears, and stone fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is mostly dominated by flavors of stone fruit along with notes of mangos and pears. Little, if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and serves as a good representation of the style with a strong "juiciness" to the mouthfeel and and interesting mix of tropical fruit flavors in the taste.

Serving type: can

Jan 18, 2019
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is incredibly opaque with a colour that goes from yellow to orange. The head is a bit faint being just 2mm thick. Yet, the whole appearance of this is huge.
S: Aroma is super fresh and citric with orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple and mango. Still, in the back, there's a bit of grassiness showing off some expected bitterness.
T: Taste is super fruity again, with tons of mango, pineapple and tangerine, being super round on it. In the end, there's just a small mild touch of hopiness.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is medium to high. Alcohol is unnoticed.
O: I wish I could have this on a daily basis.

Oct 08, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight from can. Aroma has bittersweet orange rind marmalade, apricot skin and some hop resin. Taste follows with stonefruits, mango and tangerines with a light resiny bitterness on the finish. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really well made, tasty IPA with a dry finish.

Oct 06, 2018
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josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. From Zombier. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 5. Peculiar floral profile, with a strong bitterness, dry beginning and some sweetness in the end. Not the typical neipa and fairly repetable

Sep 30, 2018
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Little darker than a number of hazy beers I’ve had, as this opaque beverage leans more towards orange than say, dingy yellow. Nose is simply wonderful as pineapple greats first and often while only slightly derailed by a hint of green onion. Taste follows perfectly as sweet pineapple takes center stage until green tea, followed by earthy, piney bitter creeps in on this medium bodied beer. Finishes pretty wet with just a tiny hint of sweet alcohol lingering

Sep 03, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very approachable balanced beer and would be a good introduction. To NEIPAs.
. I think because it isn't over the top it is less appreciated than a lot of the other great stuff from Trillium.

Aug 25, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The pour yields a beer that looks like a glass of pulpy grapefruit juice that was poured through a funnel to create a sudsy light tan head. The nose is full of grapefruit and pineapple aromas. Lovely.

The taste adds a passion fruit flavor, and the mouthfeel is on point - enough bite to let you know you’re drinking an IPA of distinction. Well done by Trillium.

Aug 25, 2018
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jakecattleco from California

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 08/13/18 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours murky brown yellow with 1 finger of variable density white head with limited retention and left limited sporadic spotted lacing.

S: Nose is very pleasurable but a bit mute. Mango, papaya, nectarine, and some grain undertones.

T: Follows the nose well and much more dynamic. Some pineapple shows up once it warms, possibly some subtle peach as well. Finishes quite juicy with minimal bitterness and some mild astringency.

F: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, silky on the tongue, slick on the swallow.

O: Really nice IPA, tropical, nice feel, not overly sweet. I'll definitely grab more to take back to CA, but its a beer I wouldn't have more than 1 during a session.

Aug 20, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can direct from the brewery in Canton, MA. 8/13/18 opened on 8/16/18

A cloudy and milky style golden-ish liquid. Substantial white foam cap, holds on tight with good coverage at all times. A classic NE style IPA appearance.

The nose!! Oh man, the nose....
Dense and highly aromatic hops, freshly crushed hop cones, peppery citrus, mango and cream, sweet tropical-style. Lactose infused wheat based malt. Pretty complex and getting bold.

The thickness and smooth mouthfeel within the vibrant and fresh feeling liquid is seriously impressive. Crispy bite followed by a silky smooth,big not slightly dry finish.

The flavor has multiple layers of hoppy complexity. A very fresh lupilin quality that has a burst of fresh peppery mango, dry herbal combo, earthy grains, tangy citrus and cream. All aspects seem to flawlessly create a very fine examples of the New England style IPA. The gentle sweetness from the grains and lactose style malty tones really adds some,depth while allowing the hops to really shine.

Aug 19, 2018
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Zenhaus from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

When I was at Trillium the other day, the guy at the cash register said go with Scaled. This is always one of my favorite. I took his advice. This is straight up juice. Don’t miss this one because it’s been around for a while. It goes down so sweet and easy. Scaled delivers the goods!

May 28, 2018
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dated 5/7/18 on the bottom of the can, 12 days since brewing.

Pours an opaque dark straw with two fingers of puffy white head that sticks around. Nose of cara cara zest, pepper, gooseberry, pink grapefruit, stone fruit, black licorice, a hint of almost saison-like funkiness, lime, earthiness and a pale grainy malt. Taste brings in some pineapple as well rounding out the fruit profile. Incredibly easy drinking, soft medium body with low bitterness/drying. I'm loving the mix of spiciness, soft citrus and soft grain with a little bit of funk. Great combination of hops on this one!

May 19, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can. Not sure how I never managed to review this one...weird. Canned 3/2

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a hazy sunshine golden hue with a big sudsy two finger white head that fades slowly to leave a thin creamy blanket and light lacing.

S - Aromas of light sweet oranges, little bit of melon, light sweet older pineapple, little bit of earthy pine as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with solid citrus peel and juice notes, some slightly sweet oranges. The tropical notes are faint and almost candied. Decent amount of malts and grains, little sweet floral notes. Some light earthy notes and just a little bit of bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy and fluffy. Decent body.

O - Overall this was a decent enough IPA from Trillium. I wonder how this would have been super fresh as I've been finding as of late that their hops drop off insanely fast.

Serving Type: Can

Apr 01, 2018
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Boccu from New York

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light amber with a one finger white head. Awesome lacing. Aroma of lemon and citrus. Taste is really refreshing lemon zest, orange peel rinds, pvery light pine. Really like this. Easily crushable.

Jan 17, 2018
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MFMB from Idaho

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright vibrant turbid straw yellow with orange hues. Fluffy eggshell white head. Nose of citrus zest, earthy malt and light lemon meringue. Taste of lemon and orange zest up front, a bit of pine follows as well as pale malt notes. As beer warms it get a faint oniony hint, nothing to bad. Slightly creamy medium body with a dry zesty finish. Overall a good beer. Nice citrus and juice as well as earth and pine to break it up all set on a pale malty base.

Jul 22, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque maize with a large, airy, lightly fluffy foam receding in spongy cobwebs. This has uncannily low retention, as with all the IPAs I've had by Trillium lately. The head never resurfaces, no matter how I hard swirl.

Smell is super tangy, bright and spicy tropical fruits with lemon, fresh pineapple, a touch of cracker, bread and that signature Trillium yeast that, to me, brings to mind apple cider vinegar.

Taste is tangy, spicy, sharp lemon, pineapple, orange, eucalyptus, and juniper with some earthy qualities and bread.

Medium to full body, crisp and tart, with a semi-dry to dry finish.

Jul 15, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 14-Jun-17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, nice malts, with a really nice citrus complex (oranges, grapefruit, pineapple), nice little diesel. The taste is very nice, hoppy, nice maltyness, really nice citrus complex (oranges, grapefruit, pineapple), nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, another very tasty brew from Trillium. Addictive! Glad I got a chance to try this. Thanks Mark!

Jul 15, 2017
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DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.Canned on 08-MAY-17.

L- Soapy white head that stands 1 finger width tall,very good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy golden colored body,with low clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.High amount of carbonation,and medium amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get lemon zest,lemongrass,mild grapefruit,and dank pine,balanced by hints of toasty malts.

T- The palate follows the nose with lemon zest and lemongrass up front,grapefruit and toasty malt in the middle,and dank bitter pine on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is thin bodied,and slightly chalky.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a dry finish.

O- This is a pretty decent IPA,not quite as good as Trilliums other IPA's,but still good by any standard.I would drink it again,and recommend giving it a try.

May 30, 2017
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold. Lots of orangey citrus. This beer is super citrusy with a limey pithy finish. It's a little bit thin and lacking in depth. Overall, it's a taste brew, but it's not complex. It's a simpleton.

May 17, 2017
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Kendo from New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy golden-honey with a half-finger white head, which settles to leave behind a bit of lace.

S: Not nearly as strong in the nose as the Mosaic Dry-Hopped elixir I had last night - tropical fruits - pineapple in particular, though also some mango - and a touch of citrus (lime and grapefruit peel). Pleasant, but not jump-out-of-the-glass-and-punch-you-in-the-nose strong.

T: Modest biscuity malt foundation is followed by nice, juicy pineapple and tropical fruits. More lime juice too. Surprising sweetness on the middle of the tongue, but it's juicy, hop-like sweetness, not a malt-based one. Finishes with a lemonade-like mix of sweetness and bitterness. Alcohol isn't noted on the palate, but is felt as some warmth in the belly.

M: Soft feel to it. Call it medium in heft, but it drinks lighter.

O: An easy drinker - drinks more like a Session IPA than a 7% standard IPA. . . . Excellent stuff that may suffer from the high expectations of Trillium - i.e., it's really, really good, but doesn't quite measure up to some of their other offerings.

Mar 31, 2017
Scaled from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 608 ratings