Hundred Thousand Trillion
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 5.23%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
183
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Brooklyn Stand Up...For the second year in a row we've joined forces with Other Half to bring some collaborative east coast swagger to the IPA game. Hundred Thousand Trillion is next level juicy featuring a powerful combination of aromatic hops and mid-fermentation additions of mangos, peaches & apricots.

Crisp. Fruity. Citrusy. Hazy. No Exaggeration Necessary.

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

HOPS: Galaxy, Citra, El Dorado, Columbus
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is an opaque, orange-ish coloring, with a halo of off-white head. Aromas of mango, peach, orange, and subtle grassy highlights. Super juicy and sweet nose. Flavors are like pureed fruit...WOW!! Mango, peach, orange, and apricot sweetness, all rich and juicy, blending together perfectly. Subtle grassy notes provide some spice and bitterness. Wow, this is a damn tasty beer! Smooth, chewy body, with a subtle acidic edge. The aftertaste is all fruit sweetness. Smooth, slick, crisp finish, again showing some of that acidic buildup. Great beer!

Jul 27, 2016
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nhindian from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/24/2016.

Appearance - The appearance is par for the course when it comes to Trillium; dark orange sunburst, cloudy, ivory head. The head doesn't last too long, but there is a nice amount of lacing.

Aroma - The aroma is a blast of tropical fruit right out of the gate. The pitted fruits are insanely fragrant, where it essentially smells like a glass of mango juice with a fuzzy navel overtone. This combines with the usual magic that Trillium and Other Half extract from their hops to make an amazingly tantalizing smell.

Taste - While the smell sort of straddles the line of familiarity of Trillium's other super-hoppy beers, the flavor explores brand new territory. It is extraordinarily fruity and not in a hoppy way. It literally tastes like you squeezed fresh pulp from the trio of fruits in this beer. There is a bit of hoppiness, but for the most part this is all fruit, all the time. The hops here are a touch more dank than fruity.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with carbonation on the low side. This is one aspect where I'm conflicted on. Normally, one of the biggest appeals of Trillium's IPAs for me is how the hops are sparked by the soft mouthfeel, but here I feel like it does more muting than springboarding. A little more carbonation would've been appreciated too.

Closing Arguments - Going into it, this collaboration between two of the giants of Eastern IPAs was greatly anticipated, but after trying it, I'm a little underwhelmed. Make no bones about it; the beer itself is very tasty and enjoyable, but it seems just too overpowered by the fruit. I can't believe I'm saying that as I thought that'd be the aspect I'd like most (much like Trillium's Dialed In on Gewurztraminer juice), but it was either too similar to the hop profile or completely overshadowed it. I'd like the hops to separate themselves more.

Jul 27, 2016
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh pint can. It pours a hazy/cloudy medium yellow color with a fresh white head. Light smells of mango and peach some caramel malts and grass. Taste is great Mango and apricot mix with citrus and dank garden hop a touch of bitterness is smoothed out with sweet malts. Lower carbonation a touch of bitternes and nice tropical malts make up the mouth feel a touch of white grape and a dry finish. Another superb NE IPA.

Jul 26, 2016
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edthehead from New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow with fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Mango, apricot, and pineapple nose, and the same with some grapefruit on the palate. Good carbonation, thin mouth feel, good summer drinker.

Jul 26, 2016
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Masonz223 from Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smell: dank apricot peach mango orange grapefruit earthy grassiness.

Taste: upfront you get the citrus notes orange peel tangerine lemon peel apricot bitter grapefruit middle of the mouth light tropical notes mango juicy peach sweet Bready malt earthy grassy notes finishes with a slight dankness and a medium amount of clean hop bitterness.

Feel: smooth creamy medium soft mouthfeel.

Overall: goes down so smooth soft creamy easy drinking awesome mouthfeel. The fruit notes are a little light but still a damn good beer!

Jul 19, 2016
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hazy, yellow pour.

Big tropical hop aroma. Citrus, pineapple.

Flavor is a little subdued. Sweetness is evident, pineapple flavor, citrus bite, earthiness.

Moderate carbonation, medium body, bit syrupy.

Overall an above average brew. I would prefer many of either Trillium or Other Half's independent offerings over this though.

Jul 18, 2016
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours cloudy yellow, thin creamy head that dissipates quickly. Stone fruit smell and tastes of apricots, mango and a peach finish. Low carbonation and a smooth full mouth feel. Nice and refreshing for a change of pace.

Jul 13, 2016
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Of course this one was amazing. Trillium just knows what they are doing with hops and that NE water. One thing I will say is it wasn't quite a juicy as their other offerings and I felt like the hop combo was not quite as balanced as others.

Jul 12, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Hazy pale orange. Smells of mango and stone fruits. Some pale malt. Tastes of strong fruit up front, but very dry. Mango and stone fruit again. Dries out quickly and the fruit flavor becomes astringent. A little booze. Medium body. Medium carbonation. It's tasty, though I think I'd take a standard Trillium IPA over this fruited business.

Jul 12, 2016
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Peach colored body with a small white head and spotty lacing that seems to refuse sticking. Nice nose on this one. Notes of peach flesh, stone fruit skins, light pithy lemon, mango, and sugar kissed grapefruit. Crisp, higher end of light body, nice snap of carbonation, refreshing and drying on the finish with nice linger. I was looking for a touch more body, a little less carbonation, a better appearance and a bit more trillium hop profile in this one. Solid beer for sure and welcomed in the summer.

Jul 11, 2016
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Dicers from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dick for the great beer.
L - Deep orange with little soft white head. Not much lacing
S - Holy stonefruits it smells like a bouquet of the fruits in which it is aged upon.
T - This is a very juicy upfront beer with a decent malt backbone on the back end. it is a very enjoyable beer.
F - Soft mouthfeel not a ton of carbonation
O - A very good collaboration between two great hop breweries. At 6.3% this is definitely something you can keep coming back to

Jul 10, 2016
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twizzard from New York

4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! What a nose on this collaboration. If I closed my eyes I'd have guessed I was drinking a Mastermind. Very tropical with a very pronounced pineapple taste with only the slightest hint of rind. Shocking that OH & Trillium can team up to produce such an awesome beer. sarcasm/

Jul 08, 2016
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unreal collaboration. I make a point of saying this since I've grown skeptical over time, but this baby nudges me back towards being a believer once again. Simply an outstanding fruit-forward IPA. The hop combo, with Trillium and Other Half's skilled hands at work, already assured an aromatic, fruity and nicely bitter IPA. As you can imagine, the mid-fermentation additions of honest-to-goodness mango, apricot and peach pushes this over the top. Even with all its fruitiness the beer doesn't lose its grip and become a sticky, flabby mess...which speaks to the bitterness that helps anchor the flavor profile. Big fruit, big bitter backbone. My palette got punched the 1st third of the can, pushed down the stairs midway through and then fell unconscious at the bottom of the glass. One and done for me but such a great experience. Expectations were set and met accordingly.

Jul 06, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can purchased 6/23/16 at brewery. Poured into NEBCO tulip glass.

L: Like a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. 2F+ head with minimal retention, no lacing, and a ring. Would honestly be afraid to leave this around kids.

S: JUICEBOMB. Lots of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, plus the peach, apricot, and mango they added in during the brewing process. A little bit of pine on the end.

T: Total juicebomb. Follows the nose in flavors, citrus tends to dominate a bit more on the taste than on the nose. The malts and flaked oats control the bitterness to almost nothing. Fairly dry finish.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation. Fabulous construction and balance. Clean and crisp, nearly sessionable, although we probably never had a shot at getting enough cans to make that happen.

O: Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll brew this again, because it's a real keeper. I was very lucky to be in the area the day they released it.

Jul 04, 2016
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a tulip
Canned 6/24/16

A- pours a hazy and murky golden yellow color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge, leaving a few patches of lace behind

S- juicy and fruity aromas jump from the glass with notes of mango, peach, apricot, orange peel and guava. Hint of grass as well

T- juicy notes follow the nose with flavors of peach, mango, guava, apricot & an array of tropical fruit. Bright juicy resin closes it out with a linger of tropical fruit juice

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a barely foamy mouthfeel that finishes almost flat, drinks like juice

O- straight juice bomb that is so drinkable, just wish it had a bit more carbonation

Jul 04, 2016
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy pale orange with a one finger head. Strong tropical aroma, pineapple, grapefruit, peach - sticky sweet. Taste is fruity, tart, and bitter with a buttery cracker malt. Hoppy, but not powerfully hoppy. While the addition of the actual fruit isn't overwhelming, it's noticeable. A delicious beer this may be, but the fruit adds a tartness that isn't usually there with the typical brewing hops. It's not all that welcome and not necessary. Still... hard to dock points from this collab, which is tastefully done and made for a nice IPA.

Jun 30, 2016
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 16 oz. can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
06/24/16
Served in a pint glass

Very cool looking can. Love that minimalist design aesthetic. As for the beer, it poured a cloudy, deep straw yellow with orangey hues in the center of the glass. With an aggressive pour, a flimsy, frothy, bright white crown capped the body but it quickly dissipated. A thin collar encircled the liquid but that too was short lived.

Super juicy, fruity and bright aroma. Tropical fruits came through big time. Loads of mango, papaya, guava and pineapple. There was a dank, weed-like mustiness as well. Some passionfruit was also apparent.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose. Mango and pineapple dominated. Intensely juicy orange and tangerine notes came through as well. Fairly tangy. Somewhat lemony in the center. The beer finished with some bitter orange peel and white grapefruit notes. As with so many Trillium beers, this one too was amazingly well balanced and ridiculously crushable.

The mouthfeel was the only somewhat ordinary aspect of this beer. It was medium bodied and contained a lively, medium effervescence. The liquid turned frothy and fluffy on the palate.

Trillium's hoppy beers are so incredibly tropical fruit forward that I was expecting an IPA aged on mangos, peaches and apricots to be an over the top juice bomb. Oddly enough, this beer was "merely" as fruity as most of their other hoppy offerings. That said, is this another amazing beer from Boston (and NYC's) hoppy beer gurus.

Jun 30, 2016
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the can...

L - Hazy, murky light orange with a finger of white head that dissipates quicly
S - So much fruit aroma...mango and peach are prevalent and it smells amazing
T - This is like drinking straight juice...mango sweetness with hints of peach dominate and work perfectly with the galaxy and citra hops. A subtle hop bitterness creeps in at the end.
F - Full bodied for an IPA. Med carbonation and supremely refreshing!
O - Absolutely phenomenal. One of my favorite collabs and quite possibly, one of my favorite IPA's right now. I can't think of something that had this much fruit aspect to it.

Jun 29, 2016
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 6/24/16; drank on 6/28/16 in a tall tumbler glass; first off, if you don't like the price, don't buy it, that is capitalism; another great beer from Trillium but I do believe they invested more in fruit than hops because, while great, it lacks the ultimate fruity dankness of a typical Trillium beer

Jun 29, 2016
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale orange with a finger of white head. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits with mango very much in the forefront. Taste has lots of tropical fruits as well and finishes super juicy. Overall a very good beer, lots of juice. It touches on all the juice bomb style IPA notes but just lacks a cohesiveness that I expect in a top tier beer.

Jun 29, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can. IPA aged on mango, apricot & peach. Pours like juice. Muddied up juice. Aroma is actually fruit juice. It isn't beer. I get aromas of all three fruits. Tangy mango, and the nuance and sweetness of apricot and peach. Trillium's and Other Half's hoppy beers always smell like tropical fruit puree so I am not surprised how well the hops help out. Flavor has a noticeable hoppy greenness but aside from that, it is a smoothie of those three fruits. I am surprised this wasn't tri-collaborated with Odwalla. Flavor is somewhat tart, which adds a cool element. Very low bitterness. Low carbonation. This one is pretty wild in it's fruitiness. A pretty memorable collaboration.

Jun 28, 2016
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy, murky light orange with a finger of white head

S - Juice overload. The aging on ripe fruits has produced a juice nuke of pure mango and peach.

T - More complexity than just a juicy IPA thanks to acidic Columbus and El Dorado hops. Citra contributed oranges while El Dorado gives cherry and lemon along with its acidic content. The fruits it was aged on have made it juicy as all hell. It's like drinking O.J. from the carton.

F - Full-bodied with no alcohol. Devilishly refreshing, but bitterness helps balance it out.

O - Stellar. Another great collaboration between Trillium and OH. Juicy hops plus aged on ripe fruits and enough bitterness and acidity to make a well-balanced IPA. Stop complaining about the price and just enjoy a world-class IPA.

Jun 27, 2016
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VetsPackage from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The pricepoint may seem a little rough on paper but you're getting 50% more beer for your dollar compared to buying a $12 750 and no layer of hop sludge at the bottom of the container making the last couple ounces undrinkable.
Good offering here, ubiquitous double IPA that is hard to tell from most of their other offerings. Wouldn't have guessed their was fruit involved if I didn't read the label but that's just as much a testament to the high level of quality of their pales than a critique.
Can't wait to see canning become a legitimate part of the enterprise here sans the OH hype that made this release so over the top

Jun 26, 2016
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big and hazy, as expected. Pale straw on the outer edges and a burnt orange in the thicker center. Super spotty lacing.

Straight fruit juice on the nose. Mango, pineapple, guava, peach, apricot, and any other other tropical fruit you can think of is present. Sightly grainy. Light pine and and grass. I sincerely hate echoing stuff from other reviews, but the guy below me is spot on and it honestly changes with every pass, and it's not quite like anything I've experienced.

Assertively hoppy bitterness up front, which caught me off guard. Galaxy is the star, here. Dank and grassy. The fruit (same as the nose, plus maybe a little vinous quality) is towards the middle and on the tail end before being cut off by the returning bitterness. Bready and grainy and slightly alcoholic. Lingering peach and mango for days.

Medium bodied. Light to medium carbonation. Juicy, full finish.

I like this beer a lot. I would give a kidney to have been able to get more than 8 cans. BUT. It's slightly unrefined and aggressively bitter, which in and of itself is not a bad thing if done right, but I feel like the fruit should've been given more of a chance to shine. It's buried under a super solid IPA, which we all know it's possible to achieve these flavors without the actual fruit, so it comes off as a gimmicky catalyst of an increased price.

Jun 26, 2016
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JonnyJuicebox from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Bright, golden yellow. Fairly hazy. 5 years ago it would have been hazier than anything else, but nowadays...a typical NE ipa. Looks like pineapple juice! Very enticing.

S: This is one of those times when a bearded John Kimmich just appears in my mind and echoes "I wish I could crawl right into the can". Super juicy, exotic tart fruit like pineapple. Some alcohol burn, a little Treehouse bubblegum...now lots of peach! Every smell I'm picking up something different. There's really no pineapple in this?

T: So right up front there's some exotic sticky galaxy sweetness. If you've had congress st. you know this taste very well. But from here it gets interesting. The fruit plays a supporting role here which is a good thing. I feel like it's making the natural fruit characters of the hop shine and really stand out. Like drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth.(but enjoyable). As the beer warms the fruit is more pronounced but still delicious. A little more peach now then before...first sips were more mango... Just waves and waves of hops and fruit.

O: This is just great. at 20 bucks a 4 pack would still buy a case. I was a bit nervous about paying for these as I'm not typically a fan of fruited beers.(but c'mon, it's Trillium in a can!). I think Trillium/OH were very wise in their fruit choices. I never taste just peach, I never taste just mango, and I never taste just apricot. I taste juicy bright hops that already have those characteristics, just amped up. What a fun beer to drink. Each sip provides something new.

Nice job guys! It's been a while but I think I like this more than last year's collaboration

Jun 26, 2016
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