Omnipolloscope #5 - Triple IPA
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
10%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
62
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Part of Omnipollo’s biggest collaborative event Omnipolloscope, a synchronized global release two year in the making, collab with Omnipollo, Monkish, Other Half, Crooked Stave, O/O , Stigbergets, Anchorage, Equilibrium and The Veil. Omnipolloscope #5 is our iteration of a soft and smooth Triple IPA featuring heavy doses of Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra, and Nelson Sauvin. Pouring a light orange-yellow color with a heavy milky haze, Omnipolloscope #5 greets the nose with strong aromas of dank, fresh cut grass and layers of bright tropical fruits. Dazzling flavors of pineapple and mango smoothies follow, inundating the palate and swirling together with hints of candied orange, grapefruit pith and sweet vanilla. Full bodied with a pillowy mouthfeel, Omnipolloscope #5 has firm bite that makes for a long and enjoyable finish.
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No doubt that this might have been one of most unique beers that I've ever reviewed on here. 9 brewers were listed on here and I saw 11 on the can so it was readily apparent that this wasn't like anything that I ever had before. So much going on here from so many brewers but somehow, this ended up working out in the end as it was a damn fine brew that was fully, tasty, and nicely crafted from the get-go down to the last drop!

Whose beer was this? It was listed as Trillium's on here but should been Omnipollo based on what I read on here and how it looked when I poured it out. Turbid and milky with an apricot hue, this was almost like a milkshake beer because of how soft and sweet it looked and felt upon my initial taste. Enough fluffy head topped it off as most of the lacing was concentrated in a thick and soapy ring near the top of my pint glass. Tons of grass, deep citrus, earthy funk, melon, dank tropical fruits, and pineapple in the nose as the taste was just as juicy, heavy, and muddled on the palate. So much going on here with hints of deep cream and heavy floral notes lingering from the first sip to the aftertaste. Orange blossom notes and tangerine cream kept this from feeling too heavy as a dry lime tang and chalky residue lingered in the aftertaste, once the liquid fully went down.

Plenty of booze in this as the heft was apparent from the beginning and never quite pulled back. Canned on 6/27/19 with "ALL EVERYONE" written underneath it, it was hard to discern what each brewer's input in this was but the end result was a nicely complex beer that just might have been greater than the sum of it's collaborative parts. Full of stone fruit, turbid pith, and tropical stickiness, this wasn't like anything I had before but ended up being so unique that I had to give it it's props on here. Creamy, deep, and fruity, this was a beer that deserved a wide audience based on how special it's nature was. Nice job all-around, by everyone involved!

Mar 20, 2020
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated 6/28/19 on the bottom, two months since canning.

Pours a hazy, nearly opaque pale gold with two fingers of puffy white head, although dissipating rather quickly. Nose of pineapple, ruby grapefruit rind, oats, mango, dank earth, slight resin, orange preserves and passion fruit. Wonderful aroma but not bursting out of the can. Taste brings a heavy sweetness and some vanilla to the notes of the nose, making them seem like those "yogurt" candy coated fruits you can find occasionally. Medium++ body, heavy sweetness, light+ bittering, low carbonation and lots of lingers flavors on the palette. If your looking for a really sweet candied fruit IPA this one is for you; especially if you love yogurt covered raisins, but in tropical form.

Aug 28, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark orange; dirty and hazy looking; fair head, one-finger thick. Smells like old citrus and pineapple juice; faint note of malt. Pungent and spicy flavor; boozy; fairly intense hop bitterness; a bit on the sweet side of things. Heavy body; mildly abrasive; bold presence of alcohol heat and dryness; residual sugar feel.

I love a good triple IPA and a lot of good breweries collaborated on this one. My sample was canned 07/16/19, so is only about a month old, yet it seems kind of haphazardly created and doesn't have any refined distinction to it. This may be an instance of too many cooks...

Aug 19, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this should probably be listed under omnipollo, as its their project, and i have no knowledge that this was actually brewed at trillium or anything, but i was reluctant to double list the same beer on their page, so i will simple review it here, and note that this is an omnipollo endeavor. if all the breweries made this individually, someone let me know, but i dont think that is the case. for all the epic breweries involved in this one, some of the hottest in the game, this beer should be way better than it is, but that was almost always going to be the case, how could so many minds come together and make something together that lives up to what they do on their own, this might be one of those too many cooks in the kitchen deals. the thing is though, the beer is kind of basic and boring, its just big. sure the hops are tasty and the beer is well made and all, but another citra and mosaic big hazy ipa? nothing real original there, and as much as i love the galaxy and nelson thats in here too, its not enough to make this a distinct beer in any meaningful way. i wish they got more ambitious with this, and im sure im not the only one. that said, the beer is fine, but one to share for sure. the alcohol is hot, the bitterness is curiously strong for a hazy like this, and the density is enormous, this really is one of the bigger burlier hazy types ive had, maybe that was their goal. the hops are familiar, the grain is earthy, raw, starchy, and dry, and there is a definite green hoppy bite running through most of it, not just in the finish. its got some tropical character, some pine, and a lot of booziness, an almost gin element in that way, hot and botanical driven. its fine beer overall, but in the end, i think i wanted a lot more out of it, and so did the others i had this with. the beer just doesnt live up to what i know about these breweries individually, not sure anything really could have, but i guess its cool to have them all on the same can...

Aug 11, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger dense yellowish head atop a dirty brown/orange body.

S - cotton candy, honey, orange.

T - follows the nose. Sweet and citrus. No bitterness. Moderate-high sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with lower carb.

O - very sweet, but the orange hops are tasty.

Jul 28, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In an attempt to take IPA where it has never gone before, Omnipollo brewers team up with Monkish, Other Half, Crooked Stave, O/O , Stigbergets, Anchorage, Equilibrium and Veil for a Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra and Nelson Sauvin drenched ale in hopes to find a boldness, richness, spiciness and radiance that's never been seen before.

With a lot of cooks in this kitchen, the fifth rendition of Omnipolloscope pours with matte golden appearance of pineapple juice but with the silten visual density of egg beaters, a voluminous ivory tinted head rises the the brim. A full aromatic display is herbal, perfumy and rife with citronella and spice. Its pastry sweet taste coats the early palate with honey, poundcake and a cobbler-like savoriness.

But the story is all about the hops as they blossom on the middle palate to reveal bold suggestions of mango, pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, papaya and pawpaw in a creamy, sweet and tantalizingly tangy display. Much like sherbet on the tastebuds, the fruitiness soon gives way to an herbal verbena, hemp, chive collection with the classic bitterness of pine resins and lemon pepper.

Full bodied and resisting much of an attempt toward dryness, the spicy balance comes way of vodka heat with gin-like botanicals. Almost smokey in its spice quotient, the ale treads long on the after palate with mulled fruit rinds, pungent grassiness, ether and cereal.

Jul 26, 2019
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Very hazy yellow with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving behind little head.
S - Piney hops, sweet hops, bitter hops, fresh hops overwhelm the nose along with some tropical notes - dankness
T - Dank. Fresh, piney bitter hops dominate the palate followed by resinous hop oils that give way to tropical and citrus fruit notes. Tons of pineapple and mango on the palate. Grass and some earthiness along with some honey as well.
F - Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation - smooth, rich, creamy.
O - A fantastic TIPA - amazing hop flavors throughout along with a to die for motuhfeel. Very well balanced as well.

Jul 26, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 06/28/19
Served in a tulip

Hazy, mustard yellow appearance. Slightly shy of cloudy. A thin, bubbly white cap of froth topped the liquid, but it quickly dissolved. Dots of lacing trickled down the glass.

Excellent aroma. Tropical fruit notes dominated. Loads of ripe mango and pineapple. Peach notes were also apparent. Fairly sugary and sweet. Peach candy rings came to mind. Touch of dankness too.

The flavor profile was super fruity and sweet from start to finish. Like in the nose, ripe pineapple came through big time. Loads of juicy mango too. There was a rich, sweet, honey malt quality as well. Citrus was apparent in the center. Juicy orange notes specifically. Ruby red grapefruit appeared on the back end and the finish. Hint of booze and bitterness after the swallow. By the drink’s end, a yeasty hop burn was also noticeable.

The mouthfeel was somewhat lighter bodied for the style and contained a fine, gentle effervescence. Perhaps a touch nondescript. After a few sips, the sugars in the beer left a slightly sticky film on my lips.

I have a pretty high threshold for sweet and boozy hoppy beers, but this one was even too much for me. Omnipolloscope #5 might be enjoyable in small doses, but finishing a 16 ounce can in a sitting was definitely a chore. This beer again proves the theory that the more breweries who collaborate on a Trillium release, the more likely it is not going to succeed.

Jul 13, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 06/28/19, 11:40:12. From the Trillium location on release day.

The color on this beer is beautiful. Mango nectar gold, opaque and with small amounts of frothy white foam that rises up. Settles softly, with that golden color almost glowing in the light.

Dank, pithy hops create a great balance to the predominance of tropical fruits on the nose. Mango and pineapple really stand out, with mildly bitter, mildly sweet grapefruit. A touch of grassiness in the finish.

Big, bold, and sweet on the palate. A resurgence of those tropical fruit and grapefruit flavors, with lemon candy, mandarin orange, and piney/lightly malty hops in the finish. Very well-balanced.

The mouthfeel on this is great as well, with a good pith from the hops leaving a mild bitterness to contrast the abundant pillowy softness. Full bodied, with a good residual mouth-coating and warm booze as it goes down.

Jul 11, 2019
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VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Trillium beer garden. Orange juice-like opaque orange color with fluffy head and lacing. Strong scents of citrus zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. Loads of tropical fruit flavors- lots of citrus and pineapple up front and finishes really smoothly and pillowy with mango band papaya. Super creamy mouthfeel. Glad I got a chance to try this epic collaboration beer.

Jul 07, 2019
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Damasen from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nose is grapefruit with pineapple and papaya and mango. Taste follows with pithy grapefruit and pineapple sweetness and finishes with creamy papaya and mango. The finish stays for a good while with that honey mango and papaya. Solid carb and medium to full body. Overall a fun collab.

Jul 05, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft in canton.

Pineapple looking juice.

Nose brings a slightly burnt resin.

Taste is rather subdued. Somewhat tropical. Light on flavor for me. The mouthfeel falls rather flat for me as well. Thick, but no bounce to it.

Jul 05, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 5 days ago.

L -- Very hazy pale golden orange body with a half finger of white head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S -- Explosive aromatics of pineapple, mango, papaya, apricot, red grapefruit, green onion, diesel/rubber
T -- Largely follows the nose. Flavors are expectedly quite sweet yet the flavor nuances are still fairly discernable
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Sweet and a little abrasive on the palate but much better than Trillium's usual TIPAs
O -- The gimmickiness of all these collaborators really epitomizes some of the most obnoxious aspects of the craft beer industry at the moment. Otherwise decent brew

86/100

Jul 04, 2019
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells amazingly tropical, citrusy and dank with flavor notes of mango smoothies, pineapple, candied orange, grapefruit pith, and sweet vanilla. Medium full bodied, smooth and creamy. Really great beer!

Jun 30, 2019
Omnipolloscope #5 - Triple IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 62 ratings