Dialed In (w/ Pinot Gris Juice)
Trillium Brewing Company

Dialed In (w/  Pinot Gris Juice)Dialed In (w/  Pinot Gris Juice)
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #98
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #402
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
541
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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SCORE
97
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Dialed In (w/  Pinot Gris Juice)Dialed In (w/  Pinot Gris Juice)
Notes: This iteration of Dialed In is a fresh, juicy Double IPA intensively dry hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado. Pouring a vibrant, hazy gold; aromas of white wine, tropical fruit, and citrus swirl around the nose. Upfront flavors of grassy hop, lime zest, and pineapple coincide with vinous notes from the mid-fermentation addition of Pinot Gris juice. Soft and creamy with moderate bitterness; Medium-Light bodied with a crisp, dry finish.

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

HOPS: Galaxy, El Dorado, Columbus
Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 541 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of avas
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 10/10/16. Consumed 10/12/16.

A: Pours a light gold to straw yellow color with a pretty hefty dose of haze. About a half-finger of white head comprised of small bubbles quickly dissipates to pretty much nothing.

S: A wonderful melange of fruit aromas, both familiar and foreign. Definitely pick up on pineapple, pear, sweet tangerine, and some mango. There's a big punch of white grape as well, but the Galaxy notes take center stage on the nose. That really interesting orange-vanilla creamsicle signature is definitely there as well. Some hints of lime juice and tart citrus from the El Dorado, but they're really in the background.

T: Tons of white grape and Galaxy hop flavors. Up front, the pinot gris juice dominates, offering a slightly tart yet absolutely delicious white grape note. This is quickly complemented by a pineapple/mango/vanilla combo that I get on some of the most well-executed Galaxy-hopped beers as well as a hint of grassiness. There's a sweet bready malt flavor mid-taste, which is followed by a subtle (though increasingly pungent as it warms) lime candy note from the El Dorado. On the finish, white grape, tart lime, and tangerine/vanilla creamsicle stick to the sides of the mouth, offering a pleasant and lingering aftertaste.

M: A wonderfully light and drinkable DIPA, one that could very well deceive its drinker into thinking it's a much smaller beer. It has a medium dryness on the finish, but isn't quite as dusty/earthy on the dryness as some Nelson beers. Light bitterness and medium-minus sweetness make for an extremely pleasant beer that doesn't come close to cloying or boozy (even as it warms), despite the ABV. It's well-carbonated and feels somewhat 'prickly' as it moves across the tongue. It could be improved with a slightly heavier mouthfeel, which would combine nicely with the Galaxy 'citrus creamsicle' flavor. As it stands, it has a medium-minus weight on the tongue; quite drinkable, but not that full/creamy mouthfeel that I get on other elite DIPAs.

O: My first foray into the Dialed In series was a resounding success! This is such a unique and enjoyable beer in a style that I am finding myself increasingly skeptical of. At 8.5%, this is a big beer that has a lot (in terms of alcohol, malt, sweetness, etc.) to hide! But with a huge white grape presence, a fantastic employment of the best of the Galaxy hop, a complementary addition of El Dorado, and a light/effervescent feel, this beer maintains the drinkability that I'm looking for while offering the flavor and aroma intensity that one would expect from a DIPA. The flavor profile is quite unique, but it works incredibly well. Vinous pinot gris juice, tropical fruits, candied citrus, and a sweet bready malt backbone make for a delicious sip that evolves as the beer warms. This is one of the best Trillium beers I've had and one of my favorite DIPAs overall!

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Typical murky peach and apricot hues befitting a Trillium IPA with a frothy white head
S: Nectarines, white peaches, pineapple, and a bit of white wine
T: Floral and tropical fruits up front that is capped by a dry pinot finish
F: Medium, smooth, and subtle carb
O: Another great addition to the boundary-pushing Dialed In series. I thought this iteration integrated the wine and fruit notes well creating yet another memorable IPA.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 10/10 into a can glass:

Appearance: pours thick and murky orange color, with a fluffy white head atop. Doesn't leave too much lacing, but some spots here and there. Body is completely opaque, with zero visibility, but no hop particles or yeast present.

Aroma: Loads of fruity character here, with soft peach, pineapple and some mild white grape aroma. Zero bitterness, no malt, all hops.

Taste: following the smell, it's all soft hop flavor, with zero bitterness, no malt really, and tons of fruit flavor. Maybe a touch of bite from the wine juice, which is an odd addition in theory, but one that tastes sublime. Extremely crushable, even at eight and a half percent.

Feel: could've been a touch thicker, but overall, the body supports the heavy hops in this brew.

Overall: loved it, one of Trillium's more unique beers and one that is a treat every time it comes out.

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Photo of braican
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four-pack of cans at the Fort Point location. Picked up (and canned) on Monday 10/10, and drank on 10/13.

Pours a super cloudy yellow-orange. Almost fully opaque with very little head retention. First impression is one of juice. A little grape must right upon opening the can, but overall a wave of citrus and orange. Taste is super fresh, and unbelievably juicy. Absolutely no bitterness to speak of. Waves of citrus hit the palate; orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Gives way to a sweet malt profile, and finishes a little sweet as well. As soon as I finished a sip I wanted another one. You talk about drinkability; I feel like I could have downed this in seconds. No hint of the 8.5% alcohol. One of my favorites from Trillium.

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Photo of AGust82
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with 1" foam and sticky lacing.
S: Citrus, wine, little spice, hops.
T: Unique flavors, getting the wine hit with a rush of citrus and a dryness throughout. Nice hops and champagne like essence mixed in.
M: Medium feel
O: This is a unique beer, difference flavor profile but very enjoyable, easy to consume and tasty.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shogun250
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barsonthetrak
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Beautiful beer, smooth and soft. Wine isn't overpowering, neither are the hops. Crazy to think it's 8.5%... maybe the most balanced Double IPA I've ever been fortunate enough to try. Tops the Monkish collab easily.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twizzard
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newcastlemike
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned a month ago.

L -- Pours a hazy but not crazy hazy orange with a finger of soapy white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- Overripe pineapple, dank weedy resins, white grape, concord grapr, honeydew melon, lychee, kiwi, watermelon
T -- Watermelon jolly rancher, pineapple, dusty earthiness, kiwi. The Pinot Gris juice also shines through very nicely and compliments the El Dorado hops well
F -- Crisp and semi-sweet. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb.
O -- I do like this series, despite the high price tag

88/100

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of htbball20
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
3.63/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeMans
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dialed In (w/ Pinot Gris Juice) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 541 ratings