Permutation Series #32: Double IPA with Galaxy
Trillium Brewing Company

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New England IPA
4.57 | pDev: 4.6%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Permutation Series #32 beckons with a powerful pineapple, melon, and orange creamsicle nose. A cantaloupe and pithy grapefruit palate with soft bitterness is complemented by a pillowy, full mouthfeel.

ABV: 9.2%
MALT: 2-Row, Honey Malt
HOPS: Galaxy
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 88 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy orange color. Aroma has quite intense overripe fruit notes, green tea and herbs. Taste follows sweet and herbal, quite intense but pleasant.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Jun 16, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Slightly dark orange color, murky body, finger of head

S - Sweet and bitter. Good amount of stone fruits and mango too.

T - Peaches and mango up front transition to a thud of dank bitterness. Orange sherbet and honey as well.

F - Full and creamy. No alcohol.

O - Dank, sweet, and bitter with high drinkability.

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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts, May 10, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque sherbet orange with a moderate off-white foam that quickly settles to a sparse bubbly film.

Smell is spicy peppercorn and dank sticky icky, nearing burnt rubber, with mango puree and melon.

Tastes continues the spicy theme with tangy mango, grapefruit and orange paired with popping peppercorn, cannabis and that classic Trillium acidic apple cider vinegar-like yeast I've been yearning for.

The light body has a moderate airy froth with a very dry finish that concludes with a slight sting.

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Sabtos from Ohio, May 09, 2018
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4.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank on tap at Five Horses Tavern, Somerville, MA
Served in a tulip

Completely opaque, dark yellow ochre appearance. Very nectar-like. The murky body was capped by a small, frothy, bright white crown that fell to a thin collar. Clumpy streaks of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was amazingly fruity and bold. Peach and apricot notes dominated. Super juicy and quite sweet. There was an intense cannabis-like quality too. Loads of mango as well. Some citrus was also detectable. Tangerine notes were most apparent. As the beer sat, the cannabis notes really took over.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose but perhaps even more intense. Super fruity. Loads of peach and apricot. This was very reminiscent of peach or apricot nectar. Big, punchy mango notes too. The beer was anchored by a fairly sweet and robust, yet not overwhelming, malty backbone. A bit honey-like. Some pineapple was noticeable in the center. Juicy tangerine notes appeared on the back end. Tangerine rind came through in the finish. Hint of pithiness but hardly any discernible bitterness.

Terrific rich, thick, full bodied mouthfeel. Again, very nectar-like. Creamy, slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, frothy, moderate effervescence.

Permutation Series Number Thirty-Two is definitely one the more bold, complex and overall impressive hoppy offerings by Trillium. As other reviewers have noted, this very might very fit the model of a “triple IPA.” Hopefully someday this will make it into their regular rotating lineup of beers.

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Damian from Massachusetts, Apr 28, 2018
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4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an insane juice bomb. Thick creamy mouth feel, insane fruity smoothie nose and taste is the same. Pineapple, Mango, Orange with a hint of bitterness at the finish.

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csmrx7 from Alberta (Canada), Apr 27, 2018
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4.69/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It has an amazing milkshake thickness about it. I definitely tasted orange creamsickle among other fruit flavors. There is almost no bitter bite either.

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thfreedumb from Illinois, Apr 26, 2018
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4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is so great that I registered an account just to say Trillium REALLY needs to put this one into their regular rotation. Tastes of pineapple/cantaloupe/grapefruit shine here like no other DIPA I've ever had. The mouthfeel/carbonation/ABV combo works perfectly too. Excellent stuff.

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VeryHoudini from Massachusetts, Apr 26, 2018
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4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a murky hazy yellow with a thin layer of white head. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of dank resin, pineapple, melon, kumquat, and pine. It tastes of pineapple, dank resin, peach, melon, kumquat, and pine. The feel is light and crushable. This is a great IPA from trillium, I hope this becomes a regular.

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Phineasco from Massachusetts, Apr 24, 2018
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4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily one of the best IPAs I’ve had. Blows away anything Galaxy focused I’ve had in the past. Pineapple and melon candy. Please get this to regular rotation

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Worcester90 from Massachusetts, Apr 22, 2018
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4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, turbid orange color. Huge soapy bright white foam head. Nose is splendid! Notes of melon, peaches, pineapple, citrus peel and lemon. Very fruit forward. Taste of ripe pineapple, grapefruit, ripe cantaloupe, lemon zest and bottled peaches. Small bit of sticky malt in there but it is quickly overtaken by the fruit. Rich creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Very low on bitterness. Almost has a sugary sweetness to it at points (bottled peaches) but it definitely finishes hoppy and fairly dry.

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MFMB from Idaho, Apr 18, 2018
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4.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 04/10/18

Pours cloudy hazy opaque orange gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like big pungent tropical citrusy fruits, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe and sugary peach leap out of the glass with grapefruit citrus, lemon peel, and orange creamsicle notes, bready crackery honey malts, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like cantaloupe melon, sweet peach, candied mango, pineapple, grapefruit pith, lemon peel, orange citrus, caramelized bready crackery honey malts, with dank floral resinous spicy earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice Galaxy hopped DIPA.

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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts, Apr 17, 2018
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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Humongomuos thanks to robbie for the uber fresh tick...I mean the dude has a baby less than a week ago, but still all over that Mass beer run. Gotta love that commitment to the game!

...and this one might very well be worth the headache that friends and family are sure to dole out about priorities and fatherhood and blah blah blah...this is beer...and this is srs. And don't get much more serious than THIS beverage. Divinity in a can. Probablythe best thing I've had from trillium to date. I said it.

...hey robbie, got any moreof this one? Iso!!!!

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cosmicevan from New York, Apr 15, 2018
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4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - looks like liquid sunset coming out of the can. Settles dark. Real dark. Murky orange brown.

S - huge aroma from the second I cracked the can. Massive ripe pineapple pith, spicy melon rind, and bubblegum. Cereal grains and a toastiness. Juicy Fruit that warms my soul.

T - oh man, monster melon/cantaloupe. Dripping peachy sweetness; the booze is definitely showing. Not nearly the pineapple I was expecting from the Galaxy but this is something much better. Mealy lupulin bitterness you can really feel in the back of your throat. Fruit punch and all sorts of juicy deliciousness. Bit of acidity in the end and that bitterness really lingers.

F - soft and expansive, definitely some life here. Spiciness tickles the lips. Gentle and fluffy without being syrupy.

O - wow, certainly one of Trillium's better beers. Bold and aggressive with such potent flavors. There is no subtlety here, compounded with its surprisingly present booze. Doesn't detract from the beer, but really adds some pep. Such a wholesome and robust beer. After letting it warm a bit, the burn is starting to make an appearance. No bueno, but not a deal breaker. Gotta knock off a quarter of a point.

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agreenman19 from Connecticut, Apr 15, 2018
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4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/10/18, pored into an IPA glass

A - Dank murky orange amber light leather with a fluffy head that has some rather big bubbles

S - Huge burst of ripe peaches, apricots, tangerine

T - Malt is present but obviously the star of the show are the Galaxy hops...just a burst bitter juicy and fruity hops. Reminds me of the yellow grapefruit juice.

M - Palate is left wonderful and clean. Is there such a thing as a refreshing 9.2% DIPA...I now know the answer is yes

O - Ok Trillium...take my money...

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DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts, Apr 12, 2018
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4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 4/10/18.

Pours murky gold with a short-lived head of white. Minimal retention or lacing. Aromatics are massively hoppy and pungent. White grape, mango, peach, melon, pineapple. On the stickier, jammer side of medium bodied with a tacky, resinous mouthfeel. Pure nectar of the hop gods on the palate. Galaxy candy all the way. Sugar-dusted peach, mango, white grape and candied grapefruit. Zero malt with a significant bitterness and mild throat burn follow through along with a touch of honey. Finishes with a lingering assault of tropical hops.

Wow, what a showcase of Galaxy hops and the 9.2% is well hidden. Certainly qualifies in my book as a Triple IPA.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, Apr 11, 2018
Permutation Series #32: Double IPA with Galaxy from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 88 ratings