Trillium Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #72
Ranked #790
4.38 | pDev: 5.71%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Our latest Double IPA serves as a Public Service Announcement to warn against the Boston phenomenon of lodging a box truck under a low clearance overpass on Storrow Drive. While it's a sporadic phenomenon that can snarl traffic for hours, Storrow Drive claims most of its victims during college move in weekend, typically around Labor Day. Be sure to heed the Low Headroom Warnings at the Storrow Drive entry points!

Storrowed Double IPA presents as a deeply hazy, warm yellow/orange hue. Leading with a dank nose of sweaty pineapple, mangosteen, and stone fruit and follows with intensely juicy flavors of overripe mango, pear flesh, notes of grapefruit pith, and a background hit of raw sugar. That hint of sweetness is balanced by low bitterness to round out Storrowed as a smooth, delicious, drinkable Double IPA.

MALT: Pilsner, Honey Malt, Flaked Oats
HOPS: Vic Secret, Citra
Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 193 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from tfontana, thanks for the opportunity! Hazy murky lemon orange color with a frothy white head that dissipates. Lemony grapefruity citrus with hints of mango and pineapple with a hint of pine and resin. Sweet bready malt underneath and a hint of warming alcohol.

Oct 29, 2020
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Sachin-Tendulkar from New York

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/31/20

Pours a solid straw orange - it looks a lot like diluted orange juice. Rich and strong pineapple, mango, and orange on the nose. Taste follows the nose but features a nice biscuity and malty flavor. Mouthfeel is wonderfully medium. Overall, another excellent beer from Trillium. Not quite as good as some of the regularly available beers at Trillium but still one worth getting when its released.

Oct 18, 2020
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DD420 from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned: 8/31/20

Brought to me by the all new Trillvery deliver service (thank you Covid!!!)

Not my favorite from this company, but an average beer from them is better than 90% of what is out there. It could be part to it being 2 months old.

Fire orange color, very light hop scent, not much fruit scent or flavor. Very mellow and drinkable. Easy to over do it with this one.

Oct 15, 2020
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VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange hue with some minimal effervescence. Scents of fresh squeezed tangerine and ripe peach. Getting some mango and pineapple flavors. On the sweet side, not much in the way of pine or hop bitterness. Maybe from the malt blend. Chewy mouthfeel, very minimal bitterness on the finish. Another solid brew and I appreciate the humorous reference to prime moving season in Boston.

Edit: September 2021 - I’m really digging the new recipe for 2021. Already a great beer, but bumped it up a couple of notches for me. Hope they stick with it!

Sep 27, 2020
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Arjen from Netherlands

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from an IP trade @ Borefts. Canned August 28 (6 weeks ago). Pours a murky yellow-ish colour and a white head with little retention. Aroma's: Dank hops, onion, citrus and resin. Retronasal it's mainly dank and onion, in a lovely way. Flavour is light sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Medium bodied. Medium hopburn, Long finish, fairly bitter. Great stuff!

Oct 11, 2019
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Underclaw from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can stamped 8/28/19 into Teku (after having a draft at Fort Point earlier in day 9/18. This one caught me a little by surprise how good it is, at least for my tastes (NEIPA weights heavily). Pours cloudy, orangey. Pineapple, mango, slight taste of pine. Drinking on 9/19, really feel I hit the sweet spot for this release as it has just the right notes of tropical fruits and slight bitter notes at the end. Too bad this releases only when the students come back to town.

Sep 20, 2019
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Whoa buddy this is a biggen. I’ve had this one sitting in my fridge for a week after buying straight from canton brewery - I think a week of age is optimal for heavier hopped trillium beers.

This think looks like a yellow rugby sweater in a glass. Textured and glowing in autumn taking over summer in a glass.

Honey, clover and fruit skin in the nose - that nice little delicacy is remarkable for such a big ass beer.

It’s really succulent. Ripe but not overripe mango and some nice pineapple backing. Some lingering bitterness help keep it from being overly sweet. Nice little trick.

Very mouth-emotional experience- very drinkable and fun as it warms, but not one to linger on too long or gets a little overly sweet. Dryness of the yeast helps with that.

Solid offering.

Sep 13, 2019
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can dated 8/28/19 to a Nonic. Fridge temp, but it was a long session.
Great multi-sized bubble head but it doesn't last over a super opaque, muddy orange body.
Aroma is pineapple, mango, apricot , very odorous.
Taste is very fruity, an apricot Popsicle basically.
This thing is thick and creamy. Mouthfeel pretty much follows the appearance.
I really enjoyed this thing.

Sep 08, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was yet another beer from Trillium that I traded for and took a while to get to, as the date on the bottom of the can read 2/2/18 with "NOT ENOUGH HEADROOM" written above it. Cracked up at the story behind this beer and the image on the can but this was a smooth, dank, and somewhat heavy beer that was a bit different than what I was accustomed to from Trillium. Even though it was somewhat old, it held up well as it tasted like it's description and had a light amount of sediment floating in it once I fully poured the liquid out.

Quite a dark and dank appearance to this beer as it was cloudy and let very little light through, once I held it up. The muted apricot hue wasn't terribly pleasing and once the head settled, there was very little lacing left behind throughout my time with this. Loads of dank pineapple rind, mango (anyone know what mangosteen is?), and overripe fruit in this as the taste was just as hard to take in large doses. What was there wasn't strong but was intense, as this felt like something that was past it's shelf life and had to be consumed immediately before going rotten. Sticky like honey and low in carbonation, the raw sugar saved the day as it held me in just as I was about to write this off, while tying the heavy-handed mouthfeel and odd body in together...

Not a ton of booze here but it went well with the stone and tropical fruit aspects that were fully present, as a slight warming effect could be felt long before I finished this off. For sure, it was smooth but just a bit too heavy and heavy-handed to rate higher, but it ended up being enjoyable enough to enjoy as a sipping beer. This might be one of the few Trillium offerings I've had that needs to be consumed while still fresh off the canning line!

Mar 21, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is lemon-lime sherbet with candied orange. Medium bodied, sweet, with low carbonation. Most sherbet like beer I have ever had. Lovely, smooth, mostly sweet beer. Could do several.

Nov 03, 2018
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Date: Aug-28-2018 (Consumed Sep-22)

Pours a cloudy dark orange with a couple fingers of meringue head. Decent retention; specks of lacing. (4)

Trillium stank. Ripe tropical fruits, more on the sweet side (mango, guava, papaya) with some light malt. (4.25)

Green grapes, pear, guava, orange, sugar cookies, greenish-boozy finish. (4.25)

Medium body, creamy and soft with moderate carbonation, fairly well-masked alcohol and a smooth finish. (4.5)

A nice, inoffensive IIPA.
This one isn't particularly pushing in any one direction to my tastes, just a well-made Trillium beer. As per usual. Looks like what you'd want from a beer like this. The nose is all over-ripe tropical fruit and pretty damn sweet. The flavor follows but isn't as tropical, still quite sweet though. Lots of pear and grapes. It drinks like a cloud. In my opinion that is the one factor that is a constant in their IPAs (aside from general goodness). I'd have it again. (4.25)

Sep 23, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, snifter glass. Cloudy darker straw yellow body, one finger white head, lots of lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, herbal resin, a bit of warming heat, caramel and light sugar, grapefruit and a bit of zest. Flavour follows; a bit of an intermediate sweetness between that of an IPA and DIPA, nice tropical fruit bite, grapefruit zest with a mildly resinous finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft and creamy, mild-moderate bitterness, still really nice to crush a can of this on a warm early fall night.

Sep 17, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Trillium Garden on the Greenway, Boston, MA

A; The beer is very cloudy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dank grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very dank and has flavors of pineapples, papayas, mangos, and pine, the latter of which is most noticeable in the finish. There is only a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very juicy and is packed with lots of dank and fruity aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

Sep 16, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Juicy orange/yellow with a rich head and glue like lacing.
N: Mango, orange, lemon, hops, and floral notes.
T: Loads of citrus with a fantastic hops hit, nice bitterness but balanced by softness, a slight dry finish.
M: Medium
O: Wow, if you want full flavor this DIPA delivers. I enjoyed this one from start to finish...

Sep 13, 2018
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip
Canned on 08/24/18

The completely opaque, glowing yellow-orange body was topped by a frothy, half-inch tall, off-white crown that quickly receded. A medium sized halo encircled the liquid and stuck around for quite a while. Craggily streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was super Mosaic hop forward. Uber dank and weedy. Really punchy and fragrant. There was a nice juicy, fruity quality as well. Overripe mango and papaya notes were apparent. Some peach too. Moderately sweet.

The flavor profile was quite different from the nose. White grapefruit notes dominated. Fairly pithy and bitter. Bit of clementine up front too. Pineapple came through strong in the center. Hint of lemony tartness as well. Bitter grapefruit rind-like notes appeared on the back end and trailed into the dry, pithy, resinous finish. I felt a spicy hop burn in my throat after the swallow.

Terrific frothy, fuller bodied mouthfeel. Super creamy, slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, fairly zippy effervescence that fluffed up really nicely.

Storrowed is an interesting beer with a very Mosaic hop forward nose and a pithy, resiny flavor profile. Overall, a solid DIPA, though perhaps not one of Trillium’s better hoppy offerings.

Sep 07, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really liking this one. The oats and hop bitterness give a nice earthy was, while the honey malt combined with the Curtis and pineapple are berry juicy. The high ABV and boosy presence may not be for everyone but really complements the profile of this beer.

Sep 04, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 5 days ago.

L — Very hazy orange body, even by Trillium standards. 1.5 fingers of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Better retention and lacing than most of their hoppy offerings
S — Concord grape, white wine, mead, pineapple, honeydew melon, ripe clementine flesh, strawberry, lilac. Very bright
T — Honeydew melon, white grape, guava, orange flesh, yellow grapefruit peel, hint of woodsiness and yeasty bite
F — Medium+ mouthfeel, medium- carb. A little heavy on the oily bitterness near the finish, but overall quite drinkable. No fluffiness or creaminess
O — Sorta random name/theme for this one. Another well made yet samey offering in the Trillium IPA/DIPA lineup


Aug 30, 2018
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 08/24/18

Pours cloudy opaque amber dark gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like sweaty pineapple, mangosteen, peach, apricot, mango, pear, kiwi, honeysuckle nectar, papaya, grapefruit, orange slices, some caramelized bready graham crackery honey malts, with dank earthy herbal resinous floral grassy pine. Tastes like caramelized toasty bready graham crackery honey malts, overripe mango, pear flesh, papaya, grapefruit pith, orange citrus, pineapple, mangosteen, peach, apricot, honeysuckle nectar, kiwi, a hint of sugar, with dank resinous spicy earthy herbal floral grassy pine. Feels weighty, thick full bodied, creamy and slick with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice and interesting DIPA.

Aug 26, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy straw appearance with a white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant citrus with slight hops. Taste is a very pleasant citrus with very little hops.

Aug 11, 2018
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky orange with a very thin white head.

S - Aroma is mango, pineapple, orange and dank hops.

T - The taste is pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, toasted biscuit, white pepper and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Another nice IPA from Trillium. The hops are more bitter and prominent in this compared to other Trillijm beers i've had. Still highly enjoyable.

Apr 27, 2018
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Sunset orange color, murky body, finger of head

S - Oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, dank hops, sherbet, lemon

T - Bitter dankness up front, but lighter lemon zest washes it away. More stone fruit and orange follows with a sweeter back end, but it is dank all the time

F - Full with some cloying bitterness. No alcohol.

O - One of the better recent new releases and another stellar addition to their lineup.

Feb 26, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fully opaque yellow-orange, even becoming a sort of darker grapefruit juice hue, with a mild white, tightly compacted carbonation the settles to a thin ring leaving spotty lace.

Smell is spicy, dank and cannabic, with a plasticky burnt rubber, cracker, lemon curd and resin.

Taste is strongly pungent, spicy, cannabic and rubbery, but less so than DDH Pittsburgh St, being slightly more balanced here by toasted cracker, sesame, lemon, grapefruit and mango.

A moderate body has a nice full froth but a very chewy dry finish.

Feb 20, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden yellow color with a dense bright white head that hangs out. aroma is pithy grapefruit and orange peel, some bready and seeeter gummy notes. On palate is pulpy oj, sharp oily grapefruit and some hints if pineapple. Definitely a somewhat spicy and slightly astringent and chalky hop burn note though, takes away from the beer a bit. Overall, still excellent stuff!

Feb 17, 2018
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Yellow hazy turbid with thin white head. Has low carbonation.
Smell: Pineapple, mango, melon, and sorbet.
Taste: Pineapple, mango, melon, peach, and sorbet.
Mouthfeel: Medium soft and juicy.
Overall: Trillium 1 off IPA’s are awesome and this one is no exception.

Feb 17, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Knapp85 for this can!!

A - Pours an opaque golden tan color with thin, bright white lacing.

S - A very vibrant nose with tropical fruit aroma jumping out of the glass starting at the initial pour. Pineapple, mango, peach, papaya, passion fruit and intense fruit rind. I could smell this beer from a few feet away as it was poured. Impressive.

T - Spicy, peppery fruit rind from start to finish. Loads of pineapple, papaya, mango, passion fruit, sweet finish with low piney bitterness and intense with the peppery spice.

M - As with many of these hazy river sludge looking Northeast opaque hop bombs, this one is no different - thick and chewy. Turns the lining of the mouth to a cotton-like sensation.

O - Another fantastic IPA from Trillium.

Feb 15, 2018
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 193 ratings