Scaled Up
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #63
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Ranked #262
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 5.61%
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
973
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: The first Double IPA produced at our Canton brewery. Featuring four powerful aromatic hop varieties, Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and Columbus, Scaled Up emits dank, spicy, aromas that lead into fruity, citrusy flavors of peach and orange on the palate. Lighter in body than most of our other Double IPAs, Scaled Up finishes dry and smooth with a pleasant bitterness.

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

HOPS: Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, Columbus
Reviews: 119 | Ratings: 973 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep orange with a whispy little head. It’s thick. Looks the part of a NE ipa.
No real glass lacing. Looks like juice.

Flavor and smell tell me this is either mosaic or Nelson. Not sure. Some veggies and onion in a good way. Kind of refreshing for an 8% beer.
Has a bitter finish for a NE.
Good beer

Jan 17, 2021
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can - Dated 08/17/20 - poured into an IPA glass at 45°F. Consumed 11/20/20.

Pours a fully opaque, deep apricot orange, looking like juice in the glass. Barely a finger of loose, off-white head forms before quickly receding to a razor-thin collar, leaving some spotty lacing behind.

Nose: In typical Trillium fashion, this thing just explodes with double dry-hopped hop juice. Lots of melon, papaya, and yellow mango, with some nectarine, apricot, white grape, orange, and some grassiness. Underneath, a thin thread of earthy, leafy hop dankness peeks through.

Palate: The beer is malty sweet as it greets the palate, with papaya, melon, and white grape, immediately followed by a huge earthy dank note. Nelson is contributing some green herbal and white grape notes, Mosaic lends some grassiness, and dankness, Galaxy provides some overripe stone fruit, and I thinkhe Columbus is laying down that dank, leafy/spicy character. The fruitier components begin to fade, as the grassy, herbal, spicy, and dank notes come into focus, taking on some bitterness, and drying out a bit. Some melon notes remain, but the finish is ultimately earthy, spicy, and dank, with a mild to moderate bitterness - quite resinous.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is medium to full-bodied. There's some fluidity and crispness to it, paired with some decent, but fine effervescence, but the soft malt and its weight does begin to show itself, and it's not one that effortless flies down the hatch. The finishing dryness definitely helps a bit, and overall, it's fairly balanced at 8% ABV.

Overall: The hop combination here is interesting, and definitely unique, but I think maybe the ratios aren't ideal. It's like all the earthy qualities of each varietal are showcased, while sacrificing some of the more delicate characteristics. I'm sure certainly people would absolutely adore it. It isn't exactly my cup of tea, but it's unique, and a fair well-crafted NE(D)IPA.

Nov 21, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Tfontana, thanks for the trade Tom.
Hazy lemon grapefruit in color with a small bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Juicy fruity tropical and citrus with a light grit and a hint of alcohol.

Sep 10, 2020
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lucius10 from California

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, tropical hoppy, white wine grape, slightly malty, and hint of dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a sweet tropical hoppy and grapefruit citrus bitter swallow. This is so well-balanced and soft and heavy on the palate! This is great!

Sep 02, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8/17/20, tasted 8/30/20. Really enjoyed this Trillium brew! It's a really handsome pour - opaque dusky orange with a half inch of loose foam. Nice enticing aroma. The aspect of the taste that really stood out for me was the spicy grassiness mingled in with citrus, peach, and melon fruit notes, which gave it a nice crisp pop to the finish. Its body is medium to light, which makes it a refreshing middle-of-the-day beer despite the 8% ABV.

Aug 30, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy bright orange gold color with a sudsy 3 finger biscuit head that settles to a soapy, large bubble froth.

The aroma is strong with citrus, nectarine and peach notes, maybe a touch buttery.

The taste is similar with a wonderfully fresh and mellow semi-sweet peach flavor coming through up front. This blends into a orange-peach medley and is really quite pleasant. There is a touch of bitter dankness in the finish but otherwise it stays true to the initial taste.

The feel is very soft and buttery with a more-than-average amount of seltzer to it. There is a slight alcohol burn in the finish.

This is just a fantastic flavor, teasing the peach flavors out beautifully and then blending it with orange to make for a superior flavor profile. Maybe one of my favorites from Trillium.

Dec 13, 2018
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours opaque orange with thick soapy white head that lasts forever. Light spotty lacing.

Aroma - Sweet candied orange, tangerine, pineapple, little pine. Big sweet citrus with bitter citrus peel undertones.

Taste - Just tons of sweet fruit mango, pineapple, tangerine, passionfruit. Great balance from the dry hopping makes the citrus powerful but overpowering. Pine, citrus peel big flavors.

Feel - Medium bodied not as creamy as expected but soft nice bite his the tongue and lingers. Slightly dry finish.

Overall - A very well crafted DIPA, great flavors super balanced wonderful aromas and very easy drinking with no sign of the alcohol.

May 03, 2018
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JzBeerlover913 from Nevada

4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

By far one of my favorite hazy IPA's from Trill. I feel like i say that every time i try a new one. This one is a beautiful yellow amberish hue with tons of haze. It has an amazing aroma coming from the dry hopping and hops combo which they killed. Citrusy, dank, notes of mango, grapefruit, subtle sweetness but also malty enough to balance great with the hops creating an almost perfect mouthfeel. Love you Trillium!

Jan 30, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright, tropical gold appearance with a creamy, thick toothpaste head.

Aromas of fresh oranges, grapefruit, mango, and honey.

Flavors are juicy, with a mild resinous bitterness ghosting in the background. Flavors of bright mango, grapefruits, oranges, honey biscuit, and finish of pine.

Feel is creamy, firm, tight. Nice resinous drag on the finish.

Overall, a great, fruity IPA with lots of tight and bright notes.

Jan 03, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can 11/29/17...about a month in the can

Typical NE IPA cloudy pour, lasting light khaki cap and leaves loose low sheeting and spotty lacing

Pineapple juice sniff

Fruity/juicy/tropical - Pineapple, oranges, mango - simply delicious take on the style - Go get Some

Dec 28, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - murky brownish orange with a floofy head that quickly and loudly dissipates. Pop Rocks.

S - sweet grape candy. Candied lemon pith and a wet earthiness, much like fresh rain. Guava.

T - grape must and grapefruit. Spicy and tangy, yet smoothed out by elegant flavors of white wine, orange vanilla, and peach. Some nice pineapple bite spackled with pepper. Ripe wild berries and a strong herbal bitterness to finish.

F - far too drinkable with just the right amount of creaminess. Relatively low in carb for a Trillium canned beer, but still kinda disjointed in that it foams up a bit too much and is overtly prickly.

O - the Nelson is the hero in this beer. Mellows out all the flavors, and there are a lot of them, with a gentle, yet invigorating, vinous character. Great blend of harmonious flavors.

Dec 09, 2017
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can. Like him I just haven't come across this beer somehow.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy light gold hue with a one finger white head that fades slowly to leave a creamy blanket and light lacing.

S - Aromas of some musty tropical fruits, papaya, guava, light pineapple. Little bit of citrus peel and juice, decent amount of resinous earthy pine. No discernible alcohol.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Loads of musty and dank papaya and guava. Very little bitterness. The grapefruit and citrus notes are pleasant, mosaic pretty much dominated. Loads of spicy earthy pine. Nice malt backbone, little bit of biscuit notes.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice. Almost brightly carbonated, medium bodied, alcohol hidden nicely. Not heavy. Solid.

O - Overall this was a solid DIPA. I feel the mosaic was a bit heavy handed here, for my taste anyways, as it seemed to clash with the musty tropical fruit notes. Still though this was a solid beer.

Serving Type: Can

Oct 19, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

SOmehow eluded me all these years, this one canned Setp 28th

Pours a lighter fizzy head that fades pretty quickly like it's high abv, no lacing, murky solid orange color.

Nose big tropical mixed with pine sap, dank resin, guava, mango, orange cream, papaya, pineapple, creamy malt, a touch of melon rind and mango skin, pithy citrus.

Taste brings more of the same, pine sap a bit dank musty, not really oniony thankfully, but pine sap is big, mixed with tropical again, pineapple, Jackfruit, mango skin, big orange cream again, tangerine, pithy, some creamy wheat base malt, a touch of sweetness and little booze later, a touch biscuity as well, soft creamy malt, a bit of candied stone fruit later. Finishes a bit of booze warmth somewhat dry, lingering tropical fruits, pineapple, orange cream, etc.

Mouth is med bod, a touch of warming booze but not syrupy for what it is, a nice fluffy carb

Overall not bad, I feel like sitting on this a couple more weeks would let it all homogenize and the piney notes drop out a bit, like Julius and Green need often, but still pretty nice without being syrupy sweet or too crazy bitter.

Oct 10, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 22-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, tangerines, peach), very nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, very nice maltyness, really nice citrus complex (oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, pineapple, peach), very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, another very tasty brew from Trillium. Addictive! Glad I got a chance to try this. Thanks Mark!

Jul 18, 2017
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Radcpa from Washington

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy straw appearance with white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a mild citrus. Taste is also a mild citrus without any hoppyness that is a little thin.

Jul 17, 2017
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Drvitlkeyustolit80 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was lucky enough to have gotten an entire four pack from my friend John's trip up to the NE. It looks cloudy and yellow, and smells of floral hops. The flavor is more balanced than other trilliums I've had. It's fruity, bitter, almost sweet, and has a medium lasting bitterness on the end. Nit-picking, it's not my favorite trillium, but still far better than most other brews.

Jul 12, 2017
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7 days ago.

Surprisingly subdued aromas and flavors compared to some of the other Trillium DIPA offerings. That being said, the beer as a whole works well and results in an amazingly smooth and light mouthfeel for 8% ABV. Best served in a snifter.

87/100

Jun 29, 2017
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 3/29/17. Poured into Behind the Veil Teku glass.

L: 2F head with pretty good retention. Leaves spotty lacing and a little bit of a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy pale golden.

S: Pineapple and orange, other tropical fruits. Light malts. Decent amount of earthiness on back end.

T: Pineapple and orange up front, with more exotic fruits like kiwi and passionfruit. Light malt in the middle and a fair amount of earthiness in a slightly bitter finish.

F: Light to medium body, light carbonation. Very good construction and balance.

O: Another in a long line of great Trillium DIPAs.

Apr 30, 2017
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cfalls from New York

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - hazy orange, head of large bubbles fades quickly

S - tropical and grassy, could believe it was all galaxy, hint of pancake batter

T - muscadine, odd tropical, slightly sweet, a moderate bitterness you feel more than you taste, clean dry finish

F - medium plus thickness and carb, slight burn

O - awesome to have a drier beer in the NE style, tons of fruity bitter hops without too much sweetness or malt

Apr 30, 2017
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TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A nice brew.
A very cloudy pale color. After pouring it in a glass i was expecting a wheat or flavor infused brew but I was pleasantly surprised buy the taste.
Medium body and perfect carbonation. I would say it is the best ale i have had from a can.
Worth the taste looking forward to m next from this brewer.

Apr 29, 2017
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pounder Can > Snifter

A - Hazy orange gold with a finger of thin fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Huge juicy citrus hops, lots of orange and grapefruit, pine, pineapple, papaya, then some nice floral notes as well, very bright but intense.
T - Big bold hop profile here, earthy and spicy hop resin, big citrus bite with some juicy tropical note in the background, very light malt base, big bitterness that isnt over the top.
M - A full and balanced feel of bitterness and body
O - So far Id say this is the best IPA Ive had from Trillium yet.

Apr 27, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a teku

A- pours a hazy pale yellow color with a thin foamy white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- smells of peach skin, peach gummy rings, white wine, orange, cracked pepper

T- peach skin, white wine, citrus, herbal, finishes citrusy

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- several elements blend into this one, pretty tasty

Apr 26, 2017
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BergBeer from Hawaii

4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy pale gold. With a thin white head. Mild activity.

Smell: Pungent pineapple, mango, and fresh cut grass. Sticky on the nose. A bit boozy.

Taste: Tangerine, mango, bitter pine, grassy notes, and bitter citrus pith. Reminds me of a mango smoothie.

Feel: Soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Prickly bitterness on the bone dry finish. Moderate alcohol warmth.

Overall: Another juicy New England style IPA from Trillium. This one is set apart with a a more pronounced alcohol and bitterness making it more akin to a typical double IPA. Really enjoyed this one.

Apr 17, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy like all Trillium unfiltered beers. The color is dirty gold. Modest head which settles to the finest film of bubbles. There's a few spots for lace.

The smell is complex with a bit of bubblegum, berry fruitiness, and mild flowery hop. Attractive ask and inviting.

A smooth DIPA with a solid malt base. The dominates but doesn't mask the base. The beer is rich with an above average carbonation level. The finish is peppery and oddly refreshing (crisp) given the style. The aftertaste is not exclusively bitter; I get light berry sweetness as well.

Apr 15, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale golden, thin head, and very small lacing. Aromas of intense grapefruit and dank resin. Notes of grapefruit pulp, citrus peel, stonefruit and pine. Medium, feels thinner than you'd expect, dry and crushable. It's good but it's lacking depth and it's an ugly beer.

Apr 14, 2017
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 973 ratings