True New Englander | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Genuine New Englanders are the type of people who are brave enough to take on a long, snowy shoveling session and lighthearted enough to crack a beer in their lawn chair afterwards. This new Double IPA is brewed for those True Englanders. For this beer, we used the new Sabro Hop from the Pacific Northwest.

Pouring a hazy golden yellow, True Englander swirls unique aromatics of coconut, ripe pineapple, white lily, and stone fruit. Full flavored tropical tones of piña coladas, lychee and key lime pie grace the palate underpinned by fresh tangerine, papaya and white nectarine. Medium bodied with a luscious and creamy mouthfeel, True Englander has a balanced and smooth finish.

MALT: Pale Malt, White Wheat

HOPS: Sabro

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
27
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Prost76
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerman2017
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Trillium Brewing Company in Boston, MA.

This one pours your expected shade of murky orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

On the nose, this is a pineapple bomb, with mango, some lemon/lime, and a touch of grassiness.

This is absolutely pure juice, but it tastes excellent. Pineapple is the dominant characteristic here, with stone fruit and loads of citrus as well, and just the slightest hint of bitterness on the finish.

This is crisp and juicy, with a great level of drinkability.

This isn't super different from most Trillium IPAs, but like most Trillium IPAs - it's very delicious.

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Photo of MrDarcy
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
01/21/19
Served in a snifter

Milky, yellow ochre appearance. The hazy liquid was topped by a frothy, near finger-tall crown that quickly dissolved. A thin collar encircled the liquid, but it too was gone relatively fast. Patchy streaks and dots of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was insanely fruity and exotic. Ripe peach notes dominated. Super fresh and punchy. Peach schnapps came to mind. Maybe some peach candy rings too. Tropical fruits were also apparent. Loads of mango and pineapple. Bit of lactose-like sweetness and milkiness. I can see how some reviewers made the comparison to a piña colada.

The flavor profile was just as stellar as the nose. Huge peach presence initially. Tons of ripe mango too. Big juicy, freshly squeezed orange notes were apparent in the center. Some pineapple as well. More peach on the back end. Sweet but not excessively so. Slightly boozy. Again, peach schnapps came to mind. Zesty tangerine notes and some rind-like pith appeared after the swallow. Hint of bitterness. Perfectly balanced.

Outstanding creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Super smooth and medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, frothy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

While I approach every new Trillium hoppy beer with a bit of skepticism and ask myself, “How much better/different/notable could this beer truly be?”, I am continually amazed by how they manage to up their game. True New Englander features the newly bred Sabro hop varietal, which lends a unique tropical fruitiness and milky sweetness that is absolutely delicious. All things considered, this might be my favorite hoppy Trillium beer to date.

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Photo of shehateme
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This new hop is interesting. Very sweet, almost gives it a milkshake IPA smell & taste. Nose is awesome. Little bite on the back end. Can't wait to try more beers with this hop.

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Photo of tscanlon51
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.89/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Naughead
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of moltch
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So here we have a new DIPA from Trillium. This one using a new hop called Sabro. I have read a lot on different social media forums. The greatest was something to the effect of...I have read some reviews of the new hop, and I am a bit worried. (Not quote worthy)
Why would you be worried? What endeavor has ever grown and advanced, by staying the same? It would be awesome if Trillium put out a new beer that tasted like all of the others, and everyone would go, "DUDE!"
This beer highlights a new hop, and does it well. I get the coconut/pineapple/tropical note, and the sweetness/balance. I love how this brewery makes the effort in doing so, highlighting a newer hop varietal.
Don't be scared, hop heads. Just admire that your favorite brewery is leading you away from the mosaic/citra 2017/18, into a new frontier. If you have trouble climbing up, we'll drop a rope. The new is exciting, not something to be feared.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jykleo
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong Mango notes.
Creamy and mid to slightly heavy body.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Tastes like dry pina colada, pineapple, coconut, dry orange juice. Medium heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, and slightly bitter. Delicious. Best Trillium beer I have had in a while. Love the Sabro hop and the coconut taste. Glad I picked up a full four pack.

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Photo of Holderness
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2 days ago.

L -- Opaque orange body with two fingers of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Better retention and lacing than usual with Trillium
S -- Orange/grapefruit/lime zest, thyme, basil, oregano, lemongrass, lemon sorbet, vanilla, white grape, mango, sweet floral
T -- Much more tropical than the aromas suggest. Mango puree, juicy guava, papaya, white peach, Jasmine, coconut
F -- Slightly dryer than most Trillium DIPAs, which is nice. Medium mouthfeel, medium+ carb.
O -- I dig this newfangled Sabro hop.

90/100

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opaque gold color with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like ripe pineapple, lime, coconut, white lily flowers, stone fruit, mango, peach, white nectarine, papaya, melons, orange citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, mild pale white wheat malt, with some floral grassy notes. Tastes soft and delicate, highly drinkable, refreshing with smooth notes of pineapple, mild coconut, lime, white nectarine, mango, papaya, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, some floral earthy grassy notes, with a creamy pale white wheaty vanilla-esque dry malt base. Feels fuller-medium bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great DIPA.

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True New Englander from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 27 ratings