Max Legroom
Trillium Brewing Company

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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #24
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
97
Ranked #539
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 6.18%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
25
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 18, 2022
Added:
Dec 17, 2020
Wants:
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Gots:
  0
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Headroom is about pushing boundaries. From its first batch brewed on Congress St. in 2015 to today, this singular Double IPA stands as a landmark, watershed beer in terms of our evolution as a brewery. Conceptually, we sought to create our boldest, most daring, hoppiest beer we could possibly dream up. Our ability to conceive and brew new Double Dry Hopped Double and Triple IPAs is born out of our foundational experience brewing Headroom.

Five years later, we've taken Headroom's base recipe and ridiculous dry hop charge but applied a new hop combination in Citra and Mosaic. Thus, Legroom was born. True to our never satisfied nature, we've now matched our hoppiest beer ever (Max Headroom), by pushing Legroom's dry-hopping rates to 11 pounds per barrel.

Out of the can, Max Legroom pours a viscous, pale, pineapple-colored yellow, coating the glass as the beer is swirled. Extended cold conditioning allows for unparalleled aroma development, offering an explosively dank and hop-saturated character. We enjoy notes of pineapple gummies, mango/papaya smoothie, and fresh-squeezed citrus with a gentle buzz of vibrant pine to assist with balancing the tropical onslaught. Finishing plush and creamy, Max Legroom joins the pinnacle of our hoppy offerings, meant to enjoy in celebration and shared with those special in your lives.
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Rated: 4.44 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by rab53 from Washington

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.63 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Thick orange. Very to no little head.
Smells tropical. Pineapple, mango.
Taste stats there but turns to grapefruit pith and other rind pith.
Nice fruity front end with bitter back. This is really good if you like a NE ipa with a west coast flair. If you want a juice bomb this isn’t it.
Not too dense on the body. Drinkable.
Dangerous for 9.1.
Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
3 weeks old. Can to tumbler.

Look: Pours a light yellow. Hazy and full. Thin foam that disappeared in the blink of an eye. Almost no sediment.

Smell: Citrus paired with fresh tropical fruits.

Taste: Citrus and pineapple. Subtle fruity sweetness with a zesty punch and a bitter/dry finish.

Feel: Juicy mouthfeel. Slightly creamy. Sharp hopburn backed by a low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Very good New England IPA with dominant citrus characteristics and hints of tropical fruits (particularly pineapple). Fuller and a bit creamier than its little brother (Legroom) with just as much hopburn and bitterness. Would prefer this one over Legroom even though they are fairly close to each other.
Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.69 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

May 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by 2beerdogs from California

Apr 03, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pineapple color, really hazy, an oatmeal colored head that is sudsy and departs the premises quickly. There are massive amounts of citrus aromas hurling themselves from the can, with oranges, pineapple, and mango most prominent.

The taste is crushingly citrus, with some of that lychee flavor I enjoy so much accompanying the oranges, pineapple, and mango,

For hop juice bomb holy grail hunters, this is your Mecca. Phenomenal world class beer, IMHO.
Apr 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.63 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Feb 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Feb 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.83 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.56 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 22, 2021
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Canned 12/15/2020. Enjoyed on 01/21/2021.
Jan 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by Jstuart23 from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.62 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can from Evan, into Pipeworks crazy logo glass.
Canned on 12/15/20, superfreshhh!

Looks like an IPA slushie, just wonderful juicy foggy goodness with tons of slushy bubbles on top where the head was a minute ago.

Aroma - well, lots of guys have been doing New England IPA for awhile now, it's become pretty much nationwide. And some do it well, some do it terrible, but there is only one area that stays absolutely true to it. And it's like the damn reinheitsgebot to me. This aroma is so purely clean, with so much lovely diesel and massive drunken fruit, it should be a crime. Mango, pineapple, diesel, lychee, papaya, and grapefruit. And it's not suggestions, they are there in full blast.

Flavor is likewise just super incredible explosive. Drunk pineapple meets drunk mango, with slices of grapefruit and papaya. The diesel is here too but it's pleasantly restrained while still maintaining a presence.

Feel is juicy AF. And lots of alcohol heat but expected at 9.1%. Resins coat the tongue. Mild carbonation. Again, like a smoothie.

Overall, another beer that has star-struck me. Great stuff, definitely stands out in a world of imitators.
Jan 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.81 by JCB1711 from Alaska

Jan 10, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by smcel371 from New York

Jan 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours ultra hazy light orange-gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is tangerine, mango, lychee and orange juice. Medium heavy body, bitter with moderate carbonation. Feels like a Trillium beer. A lot softer and less burn than Legroom. I prefer this to it. One is good for me but glad I tried it.
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip
12/15/20

Completely opaque, canary yellow appearance. The turbid, viscous looking body was capped by a small, bubbly white film that quickly dissolved. No lacing whatsoever. This looked nearly identical to a glass of Tropicana orange juice.

The aroma was hoppy and bold but lacked complexity. Citrus notes dominated. Orange and tangerine came through strongest. A hint of mango appeared as the beer warmed. No Mosaic hop notes however. Moderately sweet. Solid overall but not super interesting.

The flavor profile was nearly identical to the nose. Hoppy and bright but definitely less complex and intense than I anticipated. Again, juicy orange notes dominated. Some tangerine as well. Slightly tart and tangy. Pineapple came through in the center. Grapefruit appeared as the beer moved along the palate and crescendoed in the finish. Some piney, resiny bitterness lingered after the swallow. Again, the Mosaic hops were nowhere to be found.

Rich, creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. Slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, spritzy yet understated effervescence.

Max Legroom is a perfectly respectable double IPA, but it did not strike me as being extraordinary in any sense. It also lacked both the complexity and the “pop” I usually get from these hyped Trillium hoppy beers.
Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a can dated 12/15/20 into a tulip glass. Rich and extremely hazy pale yellow in color with fluffy white head and some lacing. Very little on the nose - maybe some slight orange zest/oils and dank hop. Despite the mellow scents, this one is cranked up to 11 on the flavor profile - a quick punch in the mouth with dank hops, melded with pineapple, mango, and pine. This one has a really complex flavor profile balanced between bitter, tropical, and dank. It’s not so sweet and mellow, but has a good bite and hope profile. Very enjoyable beer and ranks up with the top Trillium beers I’ve had.
Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can poured into teku, opened on 12.23

One finger glassy, big bubbled white foam cap over pulp free orange juice, settles to a ring

Fragrant Aroma is orange juice , pineapple, mango

Taste orange juice, pine

Low sudsing , hop bite , semi dry finish , smooth , hop bite lingers

Good beer
Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
16 oz. can dated 12/15/20

Pours opaque dark yellow golden orange with a minimal frothy white foam head. Smells like dark berries, tropical fruit, peaches, mango, pineapple, blackberry, some dark blueberry, dank resinous floral earthy herbal pine, zesty citrus, orange, grapefruit rind, lemon peel, with some cilantro and oniony garlic notes right now. Tastes ultra hoppy, juicy, dank, resinous, spicy, acidic, fruity, dark berry notes, tropical fruit, blackberries, ripe blueberry, tropical mango, pineapple, peach, passionfruit, papaya, zesty grapefruit, orange citrus peel, lemon pith, some oniony garlicy cilantro, a hint of mild bready malt, black peppery spice, and dank resinous earthy herbal floral grassy pine. Feels medium plus bodied, thick, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice extremely hoppy Citra and Mosaic DIPA.
Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.56 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.94 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2020
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Reviewed by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Extremely hazy. Doesn't smell like much, maybe like rye bread, but the taste is stronger, with a fizzy tartness on the back of the throat. Very tasty, hoppy and well balanced.
Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.66 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Dec 18, 2020
Max Legroom from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 35 ratings