Leap Beer
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,861
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #13,151
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 14.46%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Every four years, the synchronizing of the calendar with the solar year grants us February 29th, better known as Leap Day. Not one to sit idly with the gift of an extra day, we've decided to take advantage and release our Quadrennial IPA, Leap Beer!

Astonishingly soft, with explosive hop aromatics, Leap Beer is a heavily-oated Double IPA, double dry-hopped with a bountiful amount of Galaxy and Simcoe. When poured, we're greeted with a warm, light straw color with a dense, enticing haze. Coupled with a bouquet of mouth-watering aromas of mango nectar, pineapple juice, and papaya, the first sip is highly anticipated. The saturated tropical character carries through on the palate, complemented by a focused bitterness and creamy mouthfeel. Enjoy Leap Beer while it's here, as it won't come around too often.

MALT: Pilsner Malt, Rolled Oats

HOPS: Galaxy, Simcoe, CTZ
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Blackrobe:
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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dated 2/27/20 on the bottom of the can, just under 4 weeks since canning.

Pours an extremely pale straw, nearly opaque with a finger of bubbly white head that disappeared almost immediately. Intensely tropical nose with notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, slight bubblegum, slight resin, portuguese sweet bread, oats and grapefruit rind. Taste follows the nose but is less rich in tropical fruit. It's much more bitter than I expected, very grapefruity, with an aftertaste that reminds me of wet leaves or the smell of a forest floor, earthy but dank. Smooth medium body with a little bit of booziness detectable. Medium+ sweetness, high- initial bitterness that bites but smooths out rather quickly. Not the juice bomb I expect from Trillium but I still really like it, I love a good bitter DIPA!

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Blackrobe from Massachusetts, Mar 25, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

liquorpig from Massachusetts, Mar 13, 2020
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3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

hopley from Massachusetts, May 14, 2020
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4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy opaque pale yellow gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like mango nectar, pineapple juice, papaya, tropical citrus fruit, some peachy stone fruit, pale bready malt, with dank sweet oniony earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes a bit peppery and spicy with tropical fruit and citrus underlying, mango, pineapple, orange pith, lemon peel, some pale bready malt, creamy oats, with dank green earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium plus bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice double dry hopped double IPA.

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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts, Mar 01, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BAsbill from California, Mar 01, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dizzy242 from Massachusetts, Mar 05, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

fthegiants from California, Mar 11, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

TheeWarPig from Michigan, Mar 11, 2020
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2.2/5  rDev -47%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

rjp217 from Massachusetts, Mar 15, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DaveCash from New York, Mar 14, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stevedore from Wisconsin, Mar 21, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Canned on 2/27. Thanks to my brother John for picking me up some cans.
S wonderful, aromatic, fruity
L beautiful straw hazy liquid
M good carbonation, semi thick
T not sure how to fully describe. Astringent characteristic overwhelms the the bland flavors
O looks and smells great but the flavor profile is rather bland and forgettable. Coupled with the astringency makes this a disappointing beer. Had a lot of hope for this beer but it just didn’t pan out. The good news is they have four more years to work the kinks out of flavor profile

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ouchiemomo from Massachusetts, Mar 21, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fettpopps from Massachusetts, Apr 19, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

kevindp9 from Arizona, Mar 20, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Zach423 from Massachusetts, Mar 06, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ben1313 from New Hampshire, Mar 06, 2020
Leap Beer from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings