Dialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris Juice
Trillium Brewing Company

Dialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris JuiceDialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris Juice
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #374
Ranked #3,287
4.4 | pDev: 6.59%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Dialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris JuiceDialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris Juice
Notes: Dialed Up builds upon the foundation of our series of Double IPA’s brewed with grape must, Dialed In. For this special release, we bumped the ABV all the way up to 11% and massively dry hopped the beer with Galaxy and El Dorado. Pouring a heavily hazy light orange, this Triple IPA offers an enticing nose bursting with tropical aromas of ripe papaya, fresh mango, dank citrus peel and white wine. The palate builds in intensity as waves of bright, mouthwatering meyer lemon, orange, watermelon and pineapple converge with a beautiful vinous profile of key lime, pear, and white peach from the mid-fermentation addition of Pinot Gris juice. With a soft, creamy mouthfeel and medium body, Dialed Up Pinot Gris’ smooth finish balances its sweeter tropical notes with a moderate and enjoyable floral bitterness.

MALT: Pilsner, C-15, Flaked Wheat
HOPS: Galaxy, El Dorado & CTZ
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 33
Photo of Stevedore
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, Trillium snifter glass. Cloudy golden darker yellow body, one finger white head, great retention (for a high ABV beer, that is), not too much lacing. Smell is massive grapefruit and white grape juice emanating from the can as soon as I've popped the tab. Wow. Big grapefruit, herbal spice, tropical fruit, grape juice. It's matched by a fairly mild but robust caramel. Slight stone fruit accent. Flavour follows, smooth combination of big hoppy flavours including tropical fruit, papaya, mango, grapefruit and a bit of herbal spice. Moderate caramel. Fair bit of mild alcohol heat typical for a 11% TIPA. Big flavours, well-integrated. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied, good carbonation, mild alcohol heat intermixed with big herbal spice from the hops. Delicious triple IPA. Everything Trillium does except on a double dose of steroids.

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dated 4/5/19 on the bottom of the can, a hair over two months since brewing.

Pours an extremely murky dark gold with two fingers of thick creamy off-white head. Nose of mango, papaya, orange peel, wheat, white grape skins, peach and a slight dank herbaceousness. Taste is like a fresh tropical fruit pie made with whole grain crust. Notes follow the nose with extremely tropical with additional notes of candied lime and overripe honeydew melon. Small knock on the taste from a slight alcohol presence in this 11% brew. A little bit of sour kick from the pinot gris, medium+ luxurious body, low+ bitterness, medium+ sweetness. A big brew that doesn't mess around in aroma, taste or body, even two months out it's still throwing punches. Love it!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Trillium Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out hazy and a dark orange/almost caramelly color with brighter highlights. It forms over a finger worth of burnt lemon colored bubbles to rest on top.

The nose brings a definite juice aspect with an alcohol burn and a lingering sweetness.

The taste and feel comes in with the syrupy, triple ipa sweetness. Caramel and honey take over while the juice plays the background. Smooth for a triple, but you can tell it’s made of something. Soft and creamy while providing a syrupy thickness.

Overall, this is a BIG ipa that mixes a huge sweetness of honey and caramel with oranges and papaya fruit. It’s smooth, creamy, full & thick with syrupy greatness.

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Photo of smcolw
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Supremely cloudy with a light amber color moderate head which blankets the glass after each sip.

I get a lot of spent mashed grain to the nose. It's like wet pale barley malt. Attractive but it leads me to think this beer is unfermented, but at an 11% abv, I know better. In the background I get some orange creamsicle with a touch of maraschino cherry.

The taste still retains a lot of the wort feel although it's only slightly sweet. The hop resonates throughout the tasting. While strong it doesn't dominate. The alcohol warmth is particularly acute in swallow and aftertaste. The feasibility graininess also remains throughout the tasting. A very interesting beer with an unconventional flavor profile.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Murky, orange brew with a dense off white head. Smells sweet, fruity and herbal with grapefruit zest and earthy components. Very sweet and earthy flavor with the grape flavor coming through. A ton of melon, pear papaya and other fruits are tasted as well. A little boozy but not hot which is impressive for an 11% beer.

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Photo of ericstin
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I agree with most of the reviews on here. This is a well done triple. Very juicy but at the same time fairly well hidden ABV. At 11% this will get you where your going in a hurry. It's also delicious and has huge flavor. Typical burn at the end for a triple but not to be missed if you like imperials.

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Photo of Damian
3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 04/05/19
Served in a tulip

A frothy, finger-tall, off white crown topped the cloudy, yellow ochre body. The head quickly fell to a thick, lasting collar. Odd shaped patches and tiny droplets of lacing cascaded down the glass.

The nose was crisp and bright but not super interesting. Citrus notes dominated. White grapefruit flesh and some pithy grapefruit rind specifically. There was a subtle ripe peach note in the background. Touch of sweetness.

The flavor profile was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Malty and sugary sweet up front. Peach, apricot and mango notes were apparent. Tangerine and pineapple came through in the center. Fairly tart and tangy. White grapefruit was noticeable on the back end and the finish. There was a moderate booziness too. Pithy, bitter, grapefruit rind-like notes lingered after the swallow.

Excellent creamy, soft, plush mouthfeel. Silky smooth on the palate. Slightly syrupy and fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, frothy, moderate effervescence.

Dialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris Juice is a sweet, bitter and boozy whopper of a triple IPA that unfortunately contained no discernible wine character. At over $22 a four pack, I am glad I only bought a few cans of this.

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. White head. Hazy golden sunset orange.

Very tropical and flavorful. White wine notes, papaya, mango, orange, white peach, floral, earthy, hop bite, some alcohol bite. Strawberries and green grapes.

Really awesome triple ipa. It’s a big, boozy beer, but well done.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big notes of white grape, melons, citrus rind, pineapple, mango, papaya, tropical smoothie, subtle watermelon, pear, key lime, white peach, orange, meyer lemon, white wine, slight foresty diesel, dank pine, floral earthy herbal notes, smooth, thick, medium-full bodied, slightly sweet but balanced with the wine grape juice, a touch boozy but smooth overall

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Dialed Up w/ El Dorado & Pinot Gris Juice from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 33 ratings