Scaled Up | Trillium Brewing Company

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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:
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

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#212
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
889
pDev:
5.62%
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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

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4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Trillium IPA. Pours hazy, bright yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is orange, mango, and a bit of breadiness. Nice and juicy. Heavy bodied and slightly bitter. Great introduction to brewery. I will get this again.

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Poured a murky orange color with a thin amount of head that dissipates quickly. Smell is dank fruit, I get peach and melon with a bit of pepper. The flavor adds citrus to the peach and melon with all that followed by some floral peppery bitter finish. This is a smooth Double IPA with a crisp finish. It's a little different than other Trillium IPA's I've had but just as good. I love the balance between ripe fruit and spicy bitterness. The feel is not as juicy as their others as the description says but fits the flavor profile.

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Canned 10/4/16. Consumed 10/10/16.

A: Beer comes in a medium gold color with medium-plus haze. About a finger of fluffy white head forms as it pours, bit it dissipates rapidly and fades to a thin ring of tiny bubbles within a minute. Not too much lacing on the glass.

S: Intensely aromatic. A true medley of tropical fruit, with pineapple, mango, blueberry, and peach at the forefront. There's a musty, overripe, almost rotten fruit character as well as an underlying dusty, earthy white grape note from the Nelson. I'd say that the Galaxy and Mosaic definitely dominate the aroma while the Nelson plays a very nice supporting role.

T: Follows the nose, but with a few additional and potent notes. I get a lot more citrus (sweet orange, grapefruit) up front; in fact, the citrus is actually the dominant flavor throughout the taste. Tropical fruits are still there, but much more restrained. Pineapple, mango, blueberry for sure. On the backend, that Nelson-y grape flavor really comes out, but it's a sweeter grape flavor than I'm used to from Nelson. The finish isn't nearly as dry as other Nelson-hopped beers I've had recently. The sweetness of the fruit flavors really carries through and makes for an incredibly balanced and satisfying aftertaste.

M: Medium-plus weight on the tongue with a really nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. There's a lingering sticky, almost candied dried fruit sweetness that coats the mouth, but the medium bitterness and white-wine-esque dryness keeps it far from being cloying. It's incredibly smooth for the ABV with a very textured (slightly chalky) yet still quite juicy feel. Not quite creamy, but very close.

O: This is a really good DIPA and an excellent showcase of three of my favorite hops. The aroma on this is HUGE, one of the most pungent and explosive that I've experienced in a while. The aromatic profile is rich and tropical with an perfect earthiness to complement the sweet, almost candied fruit notes. The flavor follows suit, but is less diverse and more heavily citric. As the beer warmed, I got a bit more alcohol on the taste and a slightly 'fusel' nail polish-y flavor, which was a bit unpleasant. It wasn't overpowering at all, but I definitely preferred this when it was cold vs. near cellar temp. Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA and one of my favorite Trillium beers yet.

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