Dialed In (w/ Sauvignon Blanc Juice)
Trillium Brewing Company

Dialed In (w/ Sauvignon Blanc Juice)Dialed In (w/ Sauvignon Blanc Juice)
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #22
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
98
Ranked #270
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.74%
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
787
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Dialed In (w/ Sauvignon Blanc Juice)Dialed In (w/ Sauvignon Blanc Juice)
Notes: Brewed in celebration of our Third Anniversary, Dialed In is a dank, juicy Double IPA intensively dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy. Pouring a vibrant, hazy gold; aromas of white wine, tropical fruit, and faint pine sap swirl around the nose. To enhance depth and complexity of the uniquely fruity, white grape flavors provided by Nelson, we integrated Sauvignon Blanc juice mid- fermentation. The potent addition of Galaxy hops provide enhanced notes of bright citrus, mango and pineapple. Soft and creamy with moderate bitterness; Medium-Light bodied with a crisp, dry finish.

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

HOPS: Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Columbus
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Photo of 5toutman75
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7/4 so about 7 weeks old. Beautiful hazy beer as Trillium always does well. I love the soft feel as well. Almost creamy. Smell is a bit light but that’s probably due to the slight age on this one. Taste wise, it’s the first NEIPA that I wish were a little lighter. I can taste the booze and it’s a very full beer. Flavors are unique in a good way and the only thing that would help it would be if it were a little lower in abv I think.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

**
07/27/18

can to snifter; shared with DC. canned 07/04/18.

LOOK: heavy juice. dark yellow / guava color. small head.
AROMA: grapefruit, apple, pastry dough ... in that order. Aroma is a little weaker than the aromatics in TH BBBright,
TASTE: light grape up front. Grapefruit,lemon,hay is subdued but lingers in back.
FEEL: grape juice smooths out the hoppy harshness (from the hay/grass/wood flavors). minimal carbonation. Drinks somewhat heavy, but I'll still call it medium body.

OA: Very interesting beer. The grape mellows out the hoppy character. Maybe a little "sluggish" (like a wet sponge). ..uncrushable. Not 100% sold on this one, but the originality is solid and interesting.
**

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Photo of DoubleABaird
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful white wine aroma right away on the nose, which give way to the Nelson and Galaxy hops. Classic New Englang mouthfeel. Hazy to the point of opaque.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was better than I was expecting. I do think generally like IPAs with added juice but it completely complimented the hop profile and was super juicy but still balanced.

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Photo of Holderness
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2 weeks ago.

L -- Canonical Trillium milky DIPA orange haze. Aerated pour produces a small, quickly receding white head that leaves some lacing
S -- Getting a lot of fresh Galaxy on the nose: pineapple, dank weedy resins, fresh cut garlic, the whole nine yards. Maybe a hint of grape character from the nelson and Sauvignon Blanc juice
T -- Nice balance between the grapey, herbaceous nelson character, the dank tropical Galaxy character, and the Sauvignon Blanc wininess. Yeast bite is a lot more restrained than any other Trillium DIPA I've had yet -- perhaps due to the new fermentation profile?
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Pretty restrained bitterness, but not surprisingly still getting a lot of hop character
O -- One of my favorite Trillium DIPAs to date, up there with Vicinity and the Cutting Tiles variants. Pricey

88/100

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Photo of Vidblain
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite subtle grapes - I felt like the pinot gris had a far more distinctive taste and texture to it. These variants seem to have more of a tropical fruit and soft, sweet taste to them than any specific actual wine-like notes to the taste. The dry finish is a nice clean change from the other sweet IPAs I've had - no lingering aftertaste. Thumbs up there.

I prefer this variant over the pinot gris - but neither has particularly blown me away. Both are good, but not outstanding. Fort Point makes my taste buds far, far happier.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Yellow, turbid hazy with a thin white head. Has low carbonation.
Smell: White grapes, kiwi, peach, and pineapple.
Taste: White grapes, kiwi, pineapple, and rhubarb.
Mouthfeel: Medium light with lots of complexity.
Overall: My favorite dialed-in from Trillium.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell: Tropical fruits pineapple, mango, guava. Mandarin oranges, peach. There's some white grape along with some earthy musty qualities. A hint of Braeady maltiness. The nose is a nice mix of tropical fruits and earthy white grape notes.

Taste: Upfront there is a lot more maltiness then I got from the nose. Carmel and sweet honey bready notes. That sweetness sticks with you into the mid plate. In the mid plate you get some mandarin orange, guava, and mango. The beer finishes with notes of welchers white grape juice, earthy mustiness along with fresh cut pineapple and a sticky honey sweetness that is cut with a little bit of grapefruit and lemon zest. That sweetness and zest stick around in the aftertaste for a split second before your mouth becomes extremely dry.

Feel: Medium body. A really light creaminess. It's got a sticky lip smacking drying quality as well. The more the beer warms up the dryer the finish gets.

Overall: A lot more malty on the palate then on the nose. A good beer but not the best trillium has to offer. The white grape quality comes out more as the beer warms which is nice.

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Photo of keith40
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

160z can purchased at the Canton brewery stamped 11/01/17. A gold color and citrusy nose. It seems that the combination of hops and Sauvignon Blanc must have combined with a very similar taste profile. Flavors such as pineapple , mango and grapefruit are evident with the grapefruity dryness on the finish is much like the finish of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This beer was a pleasant surprise for us. Enjoyable, tasty flavorful and easy drinking.

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Photo of mkh012
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3 weeks ago.

Pours murky sunset orange with a ring of white head.

The nose is grape skin, grape candy, pineapple, and peach. Hints of watermelon. Some green, leafy hop matter.

The taste is citrus rind, white and red grape, apricot, and berry candy. There's a mild yeast bite and some dankness mid-palate. The finish is dry white wine and pineapple. Medium sweetness, but it's integrated well. The mouthfeel is medium as well.

Overall, very good. I think I prefer Trillium's lower ABV hoppy beers but this is great for a double. After 8 cans I've noticed the yeast bite varies from can to can. Definitely a bit prickly on the palate.

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

Pours dark yellow, very hazy with small white head.
Aroma has lots of tropical fruits, mango, peach, lemon, green grapes, little sweetness, hoppy
Taste is like the aroma but with some orange as well

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange with thick head and very sticky lacing. The nose is citrus with some floral and hops. The taste is beautiful, very fresh citrus mix with a dry hoppy hit, some nice sweetness on the back end with a hint of grape. Getting a mild bite with zero alcohol considering this is 8.5% you would never know it, very smooth and clean. The feel is light to medium with some dryness on the finish. This is a well done beer, great flavors all around and just a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After trying DDH Congress, DDH Summer, DDH Sleeper, and Galaxy Fort Point, this was best in show. Vibrant colors, murky inviting haze, lots of juice, negligible bitterness and easy to drink.

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

Really hazy dark yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is really hoppy with dank notes, sweet grapes, overripe pineapple and grassy hops. Taste is sweet at first but continues really dry with intense hop notes. Dank, grassy, unripe grapes and pineapple, really fruity but dry. Medium body, really dry, well carbonated. Overall it's a really nice take on a NE DIPA with really well hidden ABV.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Opaque orange-tan with a light foamy airy head that collapses to nothing uncannily fast--a lot of my Trill IPAs have been like this lately.

The aroma has the most white grape juice of any of this series I've had, while still exhibiting dank and peppery notes with orange, lemon, sweet and spicy fresh popping cannabis and green apple.

Taste is tangy, tart and even sharply acidic of dankness, green onion and pink peppercorn with sweet, smooth green grape, apple, orange rind and cracker.

Slick, thin to medium with a light carbonation and chewy dry finish.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very deep cloudy straw/orange appearance with slightly orange head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a prominent pleasant grapefruit. Taste is also a prominent grapefruit that is very smooth.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty hazy orange, soft, off white foam.

Smell is a bit sweet, with melon and peach, and a very distinct sweet white wine note.

Taste is juicy to start, with lots of melon and citrus dominating, with hints of white wine popping up here and there. Bitterness is just on point, and blends well. The finish is dry and very much champagne-like.

Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy.

I've spaced out my four cans of these over about three months, becasuse I found it too boozy when it was fresh. With a couple of onths on it, it seems more relaxed and I find more levells of flavor. So the grade is sort of a hybrid of different occasions. It was very good fresh, even better with a little age.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got two cans from John's recent NE trip. It pours of typical trillium haziness and a yellow fizziness. It smells like a wine/beer mixed up concoction. The taste is very similar with a solid, juicy DIPA, which is great on its own, but becomes muddled with the grape juice added. Since I don't love wine, its hard for me to love this beer, the rating reflects me feelings.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a completely opaque cloudy golden orange reminiscent of orange juice. The head is late forming, two fingers, fluffy and white. Retention is above average. The head eventually settles to a half inch ring around the edge of the glass that lasts the duration. There is a bit of spotted lacing left on the glass.

The smell is very bright and fruity. Mango, pineapple, lime zest, grape and a touch of earthy pine all blend together wonderfully to form quite a complex aroma.

Taste is similar, but the lime and especially the grape really dominate and sort of drown out the tropical fruit that was so present in the smell. There is a moderately bitter finish. It actually tastes like bitter grapes which is a flavor I've never experienced in a beer before.

Feel is light side of medium, soft and creamy. There is a slight prickliness from the bitterness on the finish.

Overall this is a really good beer. My only complaint is that the grape and lime flavors dominate the palate rendering the taste no where near as complex as the smell. Still very enjoyable and flavorful though.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - love the colors on the Dialed In labels. So simple and minimal. Really attractive shade of blue too. Pours a faintly milky, pulpy orange haze. Surprise!

S - immediate pulpy orange juice. Smells really fresh and summery. Light lemon pith and a hint of lime. Pineapple and orange.

T - first punch of flavor is a laser sharp galaxy pineapple that jarringly transitions to the grape before your brain can even process wtf is happening. Then we're hit with grape pit. Do grapes even hace pits? Okay, how about grape rind? Still no? Skin? Regardless, it's a musty, aggressive, earthy grape flavor. So aggressive there's a touch of acetone in the booziness. White grapes, dark grapes, the chunky robust flavor is reminiscent of wine itself without the vinegar. Grassy bitterness throughout. Really leaves a dry rindiness on the back of the tongue.

F - soft and silky, but slightly airy. Maybe a little overcarbed? It's hardly noticeable. That's one of the things I miss from Trillium's bottles. Don't get me wrong, I am certainly not a fan of the price on the bottles, but the extra conditioning they go through yields a much more refined feel.

O -this one boasts grape, and boy does it deliver! A real earthy and primal grape. Didn't get much of it in the nose but it packs a bitter grapy punch in every other category.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head that left some sly sticky lacing. The aroma starts off with sweet to bitter danky hop oils moving slowly over some grape juice (sharp yet sweet, sly bitter). Danky sweet onion, super subtle pine. Tropical fruity juice. The flavor leans to the sweet danky onion side allowing the hop oils to create a slick sweet free flowing juicy to hop oily aftertaste riding on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Moderate carbonation with a sly stickiness about it nuanced by some sharp to semi-oily yet slick feel, now that’s quite different for a DIPA. I’m guessing the sauvignon blanc grape juice flowing all about, is that what is doing it? Me, I’m not sure. Overall, a fabulous DIPA that really "dials in" well in the aroma and flavor with a different sort of feel enacting itself on my tongue. Of course, I would have this again, and can understand why a fair amount of people aren’t going to like this. Those grapes change up the "feel" on the tongue, so be ready for it.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a teku glass. Canned on 3/5/2017. Dialed In is a rotating series of double IPAs that have wine grape juice added while the beer is in mid-fermentation. This one features the sauvignon blanc grape, a white varietal that is known for being bone dry with earthy or grassy notes and is a very popular varietal from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The folks at Trillium thankfully dry-hopped Dialed In with the New Zealand hop Nelson Sauvin to complement the earthy but crisp fruit notes of sauvignon blanc. Other ingredients include Pilsner malts, flaked wheat, and Galaxy hops.

L - hazy amber color, cloudy hue, low carbonation, barely a finger of head, no lacing

S - Nelson Sauvin heaven. The aroma sitting still is all hops but when swished around you can get this mineral character from the grapes.

T - Peach, mango, pineapple, pine resin on the finish. Very much beer and not wine.

F - This is pretty crazy stuff. The flaked wheat and dextrine already bumps up the mouthfeel along with the acidity of the grapes. Definitely some hop resin and dry mineral on the finish

O - This is a very good beer with everything that is going on. Personaly, I think they could do without the dextrin malt to ease up on the mouthfeel and allow the grapes to come through a bit more. Overaly an awesome creation and consider yourself lucky if you get your hands on this. Cheers!

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my buddy Sal for the Trillium tasting night. Consistency throughout beers sampled - all have similar characteristics- juicy, dank, pale, light aroma, and a medium + body.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to HighLowJack for sending this one! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy yellow, with just a bit of visible carbonation and a half-finger's worth of white head.

S: Dank and melon and tropical fruits. A citrus whip with wheat and cracker malts. Some apricot and cantaloupe, dank and grassy. No "grape juice" on the nose...but this smells really good.

T: Melon, dank, and juicy tangerines. More apricot and tropical fruits – mango and papaya. Light malts, again with a touch of wheat grist, but not in a negative husky way. Then some dry, white vinous aspect – it’s not huge but it’s there. It finishes with more juicy melon and citrus that are only moderately bitter, and some dryness from the “white wine” flavors.

M: An average body compared to the other few "New England" IPAs that I’ve had. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol flavors are nicely integrated.

O: Really tasty, as have been the rest of Trillium's beers I’ve had. A really good DIPA – juicy, fruity, and the dry vinous is a nice touch.

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Photo of yasky
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Typical near orange hazy trillium pour, smaller head. Vinous aroma, white wine, grape, hoppy, citrus peels. White grape, grapefruit taste, light white wine, rinds, hoppy, faint cracker like malt. Medium body, drinks far lighter than 8.5.

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Dialed In (w/ Sauvignon Blanc Juice) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 787 ratings