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Plane Over Car Over Train Over Boat | Trillium Brewing Company

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4.42/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Boston is known for its complex tangled transportation web. Unbeknownst to many, though, we also have a rarity that exists in only three locations in the world. At a short span on the Charles River is a place where a plane can fly over a train that rides over a car that drives over a boat. Inspired by this representation of the vibrancy of our city, we created the most amplified hoppy beer to hit our tanks. Plane over Train over Car over Boat reflects the seamless, stunning poetry of many synchronized parts moving together in a small space to create a greater whole. A beer that took a year of focused development and tweaking and fine-tuning to bring to life.

PoCoToB is our first ever Quadruple IPA. With a bumped up grain bill, we dosed this beer with massive additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy at our highest hopping rate to date. Pouring a heavily hazy orange color, the nose instantly is greeted with bold aromas of of creamy mango purée, candied lemon, tropical papaya, and underripe pineapple. PoCoToB’s luscious, full mouthfeel accentuates dynamic flavors of juicy apricot, sticky cantaloupe, and pulpy orange smoothies with a touch of guava. PoCoToB has a present yet smooth bite of spruce tips with mouthwatering and clean finish. An extended cold-conditioning period mellows the hoppy bite that often highlights beers of this magnitude, while also further developing the depth of tropical and citrus-like qualities that the intense dry hopping imparted.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.86/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Trillium does a lot right, and some bad. This beer is everything bad about Trillium combined into one. Reminds of the 1st time I had Dogfish 120 - this beer is about doing *something* without regard for it being a good idea or not. Pushing the limits for the sake of pushing limits. It tastes overly sweet and boozy. I couldn't drink more than 1/2 an ounce.

This is not nearly as good as the Trillium core hoppy offerings. A waste of good resources :(

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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 02/14/19
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a completely opaque yellow ochre and was topped by a small, finely beaded, off-white crown that quickly transformed into a clingy collar. A few tiny, odd-shaped streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was super fruity and bold. Apricot nectar immediately came to mind. Quite sweet but not excessively so. There was a subtle dankness as well. Touch of booze. Juicy citrus notes appeared as the beer warmed. Orange and tangerine perhaps. The alcohol also intensified and became much more prominent by the drink’s end.

The flavor profile was great up front but finished quite astringent. Malty and nectar-like initially. Big apricot nectar presence. Some peach too. Touch of mango. Citrus notes appeared in the center and on the back end. Tangerine and clementine came to mind. Fairly tart and tangy. The beer finished with an incredibly pithy and bitter grapefruit rind-like quality and a sharp, boozy kick. I definitely tasted all 13% of this beer.

Terrific creamy, supple, smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, frothy, tongue blanketing effervescence. Pillow soft and fluffy on the palate.

Plane Over Car Over Train Over Boat is Trillium’s first foray into the “quadruple IPA” game, and I hope it is their last. While triple IPAs can often be excessively sweet, boozy and/or bitter, this beer was all of these. A novel experiment perhaps but not one that ended very well.

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4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nose is pineapple, mangoes, tangerine, and cantaloupe. Taste starts with a dank punch of mangoes with some pineapple in the background. Then it transitions into pithy tangerines with the sweet fruit. Finishes with super sweet honeyed mango. And as always with these hops there is a bit of onion in the background as well. There is also a whiskey like sweetness, due to the amount of alcohol but also there is that malty, caramel/honey sweetness, that is prevalent throughout. This balances the bitterness that comes with amount of hops. The finish is long, with the hop oils clinging with that honey cantaloupe, which is very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is chewy/clingy. Overall this is a very balanced brew brimming with pineapple, mangoes, citrus, and a big finish of honey cantaloupe.

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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best IPA I've ever had. Hides the alcohol very well. Tastes like sweet hoppy tangerines. Excellent mouthfeel too. Well done.

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4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Trying the day of canning.

L — Crazy turbid orange body with three fingers of off-white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Surprisingly good retention given the ABV. Some lacing
S — Overripe mango, pineapple, strawberry, green onion, honeydew melon, booze, dank earthiness, hint of rubber. Explosive
T — Dried apricot, very sweet pale malts, peach, guava, mango puree, wildflower honey
F — Intensely syrupy sweet, as per usual with Trillium’s triple IPAs (and, now, Quadrupel IPAs), which cuts down on the drinkability a lot. Remarkably low bitterness, though, for 10lbs of hops per BBL.
O — The more of these huge hoppy beers that Trillium puts out, the more I'm convinced that they are just not my cup of tea. While this one has some killer aromas and is about as hazy as you can get, the syrupy maltiness is a big drawback for me. Like with most of their pastry stouts, this one feels like they're milking the hype train a little too much and banking on their name recognition to inflate ratings

83/100

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3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Plane Over Car Over Train Over Boat from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 35 ratings