Trillium / Monkish - Insert Hip Hop Reference Everywhere
Trillium Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #387
Ranked #3,415
4.4 | pDev: 9.55%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Following up on our previous collaborations with our good friends from Monkish Brewing, Insert Hip Hop Reference Everywhere is an all Galaxy Triple IPA. Pouring a gorgeous pale orange with eye catching haze, Insert Hip Hop Reference Everywhere is brightly aromatic offering mouthwatering notes of ripe tropical fruit and citrus zest underpinned by an enticing floral accent. A luscious melange of diced mango, sweet pineapple, clementine and melon lead the palate balanced by a clean, rounded bitterness. With a pleasant biscuity sweetness, Insert Hip Hop Reference Everywhere displays a medium body and smooth pillowy mouthfeel that makes each returning sip enjoyable.

MALT: American Two Row, Malted Oats, Flaked Wheat, White Wheat, C-15

HOPS: Galaxy
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Photo of WickedBeer
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 07/16/19, 08:54:03, “CAN I KICK IT?”

Murky golden orange pour, opaque appearance. Some frothy white head settles into a thin ring around the beer. Small patterns of lace decorate the inside of the glass.

Much more malt-forward on the nose than I expected, with undertones of overripe mango and booze. This was canned less than two months ago, but it seems as though fresh was the way to go with this. As it opens, however, the malt mellows considerably and allows aromas of pineapple juice to come more to the forefront.

Hit immediately with pineapple and floral hops. The bitterness is mild but cuts through the abundant sweetness from the fruit. Rich orange flavors ring true throughout, and it all mellows into a re-emergence of that familiar malt prominence that was initially powerful on the nose.

Full-bodied mouthfeel, with a low but fairly sharp carbonation that is crucial to keeping this beer from being overly full-feeling. Good amount of residual stickiness, along with small amounts of lingering hop bitterness and boozy warmth. With that being said, crazy drinkable at 10.3%.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a stemmed bulb glass. pours a hazy, milky orange with white head that disappears quickly. smells oddly malty. i get some dank hops and even some tropical fruit but there’s an off malty smell that persists. taste is similar with that weird malty presence. it does hide the 10+ ABV quite well but that nagging malt aroma flavor is off putting at best. feel is full bodied, lower carb and smooth. not quite sure what to say about this. it’s certainly not a bad beer but it’s its potential to be great that’s not quite there that makes for a bit of a disappointing pour.

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Photo of stoumi
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Insert Hip Hop Reference pours a vibrant, yet murky orange with very small, white head, little retention but some good spotty lacing. The smell is undeniable, big juicy and tropical fruits including pineapple and mango with some hints of citrus, a sweet mellow and underlying floral notes. Taste is smooth over the palette with a medium mouthfeel, overripe juicy mango and pineapple with a nice sweetness and a late, but mild hop bitterness with just a hint of booze for a well balance TIPA

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Photo of Damian
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 07/16/19
Served in a tulip

Cloudy pale orange appearance. The body was capped by a small, frothy white crown that quickly faded to some swirls atop the liquid. A few tiny dots of lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was hoppy and sweet but more subtle than I anticipated. Juicy orange notes dominated. Bit of mango and vanilla too. An orange creamsicle came to mind. Tangerine and grapefruit were also noticeable. Touch of rind-like pithiness. As the beer warmed, the ripe mango notes really intensified.

The flavor was similar to the nose. Huge citrus notes. Tons of juicy orange flesh, tangerine and pithy citrus rind. Pineapple came through strong in the center. Big honey malt presence. Loads of sugary sweetness. Some vanilla and tart wheatiness too. The beer finished with a hefty dose of orange rind-like bitterness and a fairly intense boozy kick.

The mouthfeel was outstanding and definitely the best aspect of the beer. It was completely full bodied for the style. Rich, frothy and creamy on the palate. Almost smoothie like. The liquid contained a super fine, soft, tongue blanketing effervescence. After a few sips, the sugars in the beer left a slightly sticky film on my lips.

As the summer heat intensifies, Trillium continue to release a slew of triple and quadruple IPAs, each seemingly sweeter and boozier than the last. Insert Hip Hop Reference Everywhere might be enjoyable in small doses, but I found finishing the entire can to be a rather large feat. Perhaps they should save the boozy hop bombs for another time of the year.

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Photo of mntlover
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy murky rich lightly burnt golden color with a thumb sized white head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is juicy tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, mandarin orange, juicy fruit chewing gum big fruit notes with some underlying floral/citrus bitterness.

Taste is like the nose big fruit notes abound for second, then biscuit malts with some earthy herbal notes seem to appear along with a dose of the 10.3% it kind of distracts form all the fruitiness. Finish is lingering fruitiness along with some bitterness herbal/citrus and floral mixture along with lingering light hotness. Kind of surprised by this really had the Personal Submarine at the brewery and couldn't tell it was 13% hard to believe the 10% in this is noticeable.

Mouthfeel is big medium nice chewy IPA with fairly mellow carbonation levels.

Overall a decent beer great nose Taste just a little hotter then it should be on this, unless that is what they were going for.

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Photo of boston_beer_2017
3.06/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Way way too green upon release. The only positive was this beer looked good, otherwise it was just OK. I heard from staff and a few others to let it 'sit' for a week so I did that. Still too green and overly bitter.

Pro tip: release a beer when it should be instead of advising customers to wait to drink it.

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

Straight lychee juice. Lychee jello with balancing bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and finishes with piney bitterness. A month out has turned this into pure lychee which I personally never tasted. Interesting collab

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Trillium / Monkish - Insert Hip Hop Reference Everywhere from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 32 ratings