Scaled Way Up
Trillium Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #29
Ranked #126
4.56 | pDev: 5.48%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Scaled Way Up features heavy doses of Galaxy, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin in multiple dry hops. Straddling the aromatic line between dank/earthy and sweet/fruity. The flavor profile is jammy and fruit forward, consisting of candied peach and orange notes, and has powerful, sticky resin on the palate. Light in body with a bold bitterness upfront and crisp, bone-dry finish, Scaled Way Up is explosively aromatic.

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

HOPS: Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, Columbus
Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 541 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No age on this one, filled in a growler on 3/12/20. I believe it's 3-4 weeks since brewing.

Pours a nearly completely opaque golden yellow straw with a finger of creamy head that dissipated rather quickly. Big nose of mango, dried peach, candied ruby grapefruit, cara cara orange, slight bubblegum, pineapple, over-ripened apricot and Portuguese sweet bread. Just bursting with a sweet candied tropical fruit aroma, love it. Tons of flavor on first sip, all the notes of the nose melded together well with an addition of over-ripe papaya, slight dankness, honeydew melon and a little bit of pine resin. I'm so glad I got a 64oz growler of this one! So good! Wonderful soft, slightly resin-y medium body but I kinda wish it had just a tiny bit more fullness. Medium- bitterness, medium drying, medium- prickly carbonation.. Today was my first time on jury duty and I'm glad I stopped by Trillium for this one, I can't think of a better brew to relax with after a long day.

Mar 13, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bayberry Beer Hall in RI, pours a murky hazed yellow, small white head that fades fast

The smell is incredible here, an overload of papaya, banana, pineapple, orange and mango, just the lightest hop bite to back it up

The taste is a bit of a letdown compared to the aroma but still awesome. I get piney, resinous hops, a light florality, very tropical

The feel is nice and prickly, pretty highly carbonated and drinks medium bodied

Some pretty amazing stuff right here, super easy drinking but still really interesting

Feb 29, 2020
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Kendo from New York

4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Body is hazy yellow-golden with a small white head.

S: Big nose of hops - earthy & fruity (pineapple, blueberries) hops.

T: Bright, juicy pineapple with lemony blueberries and an earthy dankness. Touch of white wine (Nelson is in the house). Finishes with modest heat felt in the belly but not on the palate.

M: Creamy/juicy in feel, medium in heft.

O: Good stuff.

Feb 21, 2020
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bret27 from California

3.55/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yllib for fresh can.
Super thick hazy appearing. Dark yellow.
Creamy head. Minimal lacing.
Standard tropical hop aromas.
Standard tropical hop tastes. Some citrus and wine notes in there. Some dankness for good measure.
Good mouthfeel, but there’s a significant hop burn going down. I think they went too far with the dry-hopping. Instead of bitter taste they accentuated the throat burning effect.
To me an average to below-average hazy, in a giant sea of average hazies.
I’m shocked that it was rated this well actually. I can only attribute it to hazy hype and/or rewarding for pushing the limits.

Feb 20, 2020
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folkstar from Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: bright yellow/orange. Attractive

S: slightly earthy and very fruity, nectarine skin and peach flesh and orange juice.

T: had Fresh on draft the day it was canned, picked up a lot of hop burn and bitterness, almost An unenjoyable amount. 3 weeks later, the can I’m enjoying still exhibits sharp bitterness and not much else. There is zero subtly here, and yes I know the point is to scale things “way up”, but this literally hits just one hop-burn note. Disappointing for sure

F: more balanced than some recent trillium offerings, not as sticky sweet with this one

O: ehhh, not worth the hype at all, like so much of what trillium offers nowadays

Feb 13, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/8/16; drank 4/21/16 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Opaque yellow appearance.

Small, noisy white head; strong lace.

Pineapple, mango & faint ganja notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple juice flavor up front; dry grass & soda water bite on the finish. No booze heat.

Refreshing & simple; this would be perfect on a hot summer day.

Sep 12, 2019
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ChipChaight from New York

4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from Fort Point.
Pours hazy burnt yellow with nice finger of white head and boozy lacing, smell is candied dank orange peel, hints of orange blossom and ripe stone fruit flesh, taste follows the nose, straight orange juice and peach/apricot nectar with a dank spicy candied orange peel finish that lingers, this beer if full bodied, sticky, and has a spicy/prickly/numbing finish. Sticky candied fruity goodness, yums.

Feb 24, 2019
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to TheMattJones88 for this brew.

16oz. Can
Canned On: 01/29/19

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow/orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a really nice citrus complex (oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerines, peach, apricot), very nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a really nice citrus complex (oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apriocot), very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, another very tasty brew from Trillium. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake! Glad I got a chance to try this. Thanks Matt!

Feb 23, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a mega hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like mango, peach, orange zest, pine resin, and some grassiness. It definitely leaps out of the glass.

This is one of the best Trillium IPAs I've had in a bit now. It's got such a big juicy note with a balancing but minimal bitterness. Fruits noticed included peach, mango, grapefruit, orange, etc. There's no malt character.

This is medium bodied, and finishes fairly dry, but with no lingering bitterness. It goes down quite easily.

This is supremely excellent. It was a joy to drink.

Feb 10, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - definitely on the cloudier side of Trillium things. Turbid swamp water with a distinctly brownish milky tint. There was a touch of head at first, but it has since dissipated into a ring of lacing, clinging to the glass.

S - huge aromas. Lights up the entire room as it splashes into my glass. Sticky, resiny, earthy pineapple rind with tingly grapefruit spice. Sweaty onions and dank melon. Hot, humid, tropical.

T - hop saturation. Thick, acidic, yeasty. Somewhat bright grape candy and a floral bite, but the main attraction is pink grapefruit, melon rind, and papaya. Sticky, gritty peach must and pithy tangerine. A light peach halo settles on the hop dust. There's bitterness, but it's not overwhelming. The acidity sucks up any cloying juice, so you end up with mealy, hop-laden deliciousness. Subtle vanilla creamsicle when it's all said and done.

F - it's thick and meaty without having to choke it down. Hearty, satisfying viscosity. Carbonation is a little fizzy, which isn't great and is unfortunately something you'll find in nearly every Trillium IPA, but it's tame here.

O - this one is just so lush, creamy, and filling. Satisfies all the notes with supreme drinkability. Fruity and juicy, but with enough hop essence to snap you back to IPA reality. Nicely done.

Feb 07, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

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

Canned 7 days ago.

L -- Immensely hazy orange body with two fingers off-white head
S -- Pineapple, white grape, peach, passionfruit, orange flesh, honeydew melon, some green onion character
T -- Yellow grapefruit, green earthiness, pineapple, dusty mustiness, unripe mango, papaya, parmesan-like yeasty bite
F -- The most consistent part of Trillium's IPAs is the mouthfeel, for sure. This one has a medium mouthfeel and medium carb, with that classic effervescence of tiny bubbles. The aggressive yeasty (or maybe just hop) bite is a little distracting
O -- Quite good and very in-your-face. Has a little of that cheese-like character that I don't like in Trillium's DIPAs, but it's not too bad


Feb 05, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, yellow gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is orange pith, herbal hops, and tangerine. Medium heavy bodied...The body really works for this beer, slightly bitter, with moderate carbonation. Very good beer. Juicy but not overly so. Would get this again.

Feb 04, 2019
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04/2016 - This was a delightful mistake; huge fan of the combination of Galaxy, Mosaic, and Nelson to create a balanced juicy yet hoppy bite. Fruit for dayz!

Sep 27, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 02/09/18, 10:07:39.

Pours an awesome orange color, hardly any head, it dissipates quickly.

The nose is sweet and tropical. Lots of mango, hints of passion fruit , citrus throughout. Not getting any bitterness or booze. Very aromatic.

A great balance of flavors hits right away. Lots of bitter hops upfront, earthy piney focus. As it settles your get more citrus flavors, namely grapefruit. While I do wish it was just slightly juicier, I love the contrasting profiles of the nose and flavors. Maybe having had this just a little fresher would have given me that fruitier presence.

Pretty thin body, very crisp with a sharp, effervescent carb. Smooth finish.

Mar 13, 2018
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the can Kevin!

A- Tallboy to a small snifter with a murky yellow-orange body and a one finger, frothy cap. Decent head retention as the crown falls to a small ring around the edges. Spotty lacing is seen rarely around the glass.

S- Bright orange juices and juicy citrus fruits (mandarin, tangerine) come out on the front end of the aroma and burst out of the glass. Plenty of other hops to back that with peach, bubble gum, mango, apricot, papaya and dank weedy herbs. Hops hops hops. Bright, clean and fresh.

T- The citrus hops pick up a lot and shift more towards the grapefruit and orange part of the spectrum but stay fresh, juicy and zesty. The bitterness also picks up and is on the level of biting into a citrus peel, intense and sharp. Peach and mango are downsized here and bubble gum, dank weed, pine resin, berries, bitter Seville orange marmalade and hop powder astringency join in as well.

MF- Smooth creaminess and puffy texture to the medium bodied ale. A high level of carbonation and a silky feeling on the palate. Ends rather bitter and sharp gripping the taste buds.

The aroma had me very excited as it is truly brilliant with bursting citrus juices, smooth tropical nectars and dank herbs exploding from the glass; truly balanced and fresh hop aromas. The flavor sees an intense bitterness and astringent powdery feeling taking over and pushing those more delicate flavors to the backburner.

Mar 01, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out super hazed pineapple juice like color, thin bright white head recedes quickly, minimal to no lacing. Pretty punchy aromas of grapefruit, lemon, and mango, some pithy and dank green notes as well. On palate is acidic grapefruit and orange juice, pine needles, harsh and almost chalky green herbal quality, hop burn, no real malt to speak of. Mouthfeel is decent but suffers as a result of the chalky and harsh aspects of the flavor profile. Overall this was a decent beer, but not top notch. Had multiple cans and one was compared blind to TH C44 ... no contest at all.

Feb 28, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16oz can dated 2/9/18.

Pours cloudy gold with a moderate head of white. Minimal retention or lacing. Extremely hoppy and pungent in the nose. Quite dank with strong notes of melon, grapefruit, peach, mango, white grape, and pear. Medium bodied with a creamy, almost chalky mouthfeel. An assault of hops on the palate. Grapefruit pith, hard peaches, garlic, and oily weed. Zero malt, quite bitter, and very dry. Finishes with lingering, pithy citrus and some throat warmth.

What a bruiser of a hop- bomb and certainly the hoppiest Trillium I've tried.

Feb 21, 2018
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Trillium-Canton. Appearance is basically orange juice both in color and opaqueness. Tropical fruit and great aromatic aroma. Fruity. Pineapple, mango, peach and juicy. Good mouthfeel with a bit of a dry, mild bitter hop bite at the end. Exceptional.

Feb 18, 2018
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned about a week ago.

A: Pours a light hazy orange with a finger of bright white, dense head. Very good retention and lacing.

S: Dried potpourri, orange julius and orange pith, hay, and very light grainy malt.

T: Dried flowers, a bit of pine, medium well-integrated bitterness, and again some wheat graininess. Fairly dry, a bit too dry for the style.

M: Medium body and medium-high, somewhat sharp carbonation. Slight creaminess.

O: Pretty tasty, dried-flower-forward IPA. A little sweetness might bring the flavors together.

Feb 18, 2018
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours yellow opaque into the glass with a thin head. Light citrus and mango on the nose. Taste is similar without an overpowering hop bitterness. Definitely one worth chasing after.

Feb 17, 2018
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Yellow hazy with small white head. Has low carbonation.
Smell: Kumquat, pineapple, orange, and watermelon.
Taste: Taste follows the nose with Kumquat, pineapple, orange, and watermelon.
Mouthfeel: Light and smooth. No booze.
Overall: An excellent IPA from trillium.

Feb 15, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy straw appearance with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a strong citrus. Taste is also a fairly strong citrus that is very pleasant.

Feb 13, 2018
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Giving this one the benefit of the doubt because the bottle was slightly old. But overall still the usual murky fantasticness I've come to expect from Trillium.

Aug 01, 2016
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jolly_lynch from Arizona

4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to @my_knew_craft for splitting this one with me!

L: Typical hazy Trillium, but it still glows with a promise of dank flavors.
S: Probably the best-smelling Trillium I've had; onion, mango, juicy, wet hops.
T: Straight-up tropical juice here. Everything I want and more in an IPA.
F: Perfect carb, makes this incredibly refreshing and gives a nice bite to contrast the tropical juice.
O: My ideal IPA, Trillium kills it yet again. I will be heavily searching this one out when it's made again.

Jun 13, 2016
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emount91 from Connecticut

4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a gorgeous murky yellow. smell is big pineapple, orange, and pine, some light peach as well. taste is HUGE and pungent: clementines, pineapples, mangoes, peaches, dank weed and grass, no malt apparent. just the very slightest bit of booze but it balances it. mouthfeel is awesome, killer DIPA fuzz. perfect brew, I know they said it was a one time brew, but this may my favorite double IPA from trillium. please brew it again!! if not, Scaled Up will suffice.... i guess......

May 24, 2016
Scaled Way Up from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 541 ratings