ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2017
8 pack of cans drunk from a few days old to 45 or so days old, greatly preferring the oldest cans, as usual. HonusWagner (2232) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2017
That being said, this was one of the rare Trilliums, the last one I distinctly remember being Sigtebrod, that was pretty good even when young (Sigtebrod was still much better when young, but this was competent). Good-sized white head of moderate retention and a soupy bronze-golden body.
Spicy Galaxy and Cashmere in the nose are quite pungent and the grape must adds strong minerality but is nowhere near as pervasive/apparent as the normal Dialed Up series. Tropical fruits and white wine galore; much like a young aus/spatlese. Light honey, cracker and biscuit balance gently and the booze/resin/ester is fairly minimal, disappearing almost entirely in the 3 week and older samples. Of the recent collabs; Adult Human, High Fashion and 200k, this stuff aged the most gracefully (with 200k being a pretty close second), I thought. Juicy, green, lush and full of wine-like minerality, this was a wonderful display of two of the best hops out there. Soft, creamy, juicy texture with tight carbonation that is among the best you can get, when it's on, as it is here.
These Trillium grape juice IPAs are incredible. Fruity with all kinds of flavors, peaches, grapes, just juicy and fun to drink but still bitter and not completely removed from the older versions of the style. Excellent. slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Bright orange from the can. Juicy, but in a different way than most. White grape, pear and peach, only a touch of citrus. The acidity takes a touch away from the feel and flavor. Still quite good, but I think my lowest rated Trillium IIPA to date. BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Growler thanks to Steve. Pours out a hazy orange topped with a white head. Nose is nice tropical fruit hops some mango and white grapes. Taste is more of the nice tropical fruit hops grape notes and a light sweetness. jc1762 (1633) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Thanks Zack for sharing the can! Poured into a tulip glass showing hazy orangish yellow with sparse white foam.
SolarSam (96) - Interlaken, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2017
The nose shows mango with NE style malt and hints of muscat and grapefruit.
The palate is medium bodied and well carbonated. Moderately intense flavours of mango and NE style malt with a very strong and sharp white wine bitterness. The bitterness takes away a bit too much on this beer.
Wow. Finally a good wine/beer fermentation that expresses good parts of both of the brews. Feels efferent, yet has the wine 'grab' on the mouth... yum
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jtclockwork (17374) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Can. In honor of my grandfather. Pours gold white head - nose and taste of grape, lemon, citrus, flaked oat and biscuit malt - medium body superspak (6086) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2017
16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/27/2017. Pours opaquely hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, orange juice, grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, white grape, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, wood, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, grape juice, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, orange juice, grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, white grape, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, wood, and floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, orange juice, grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, white grape, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, grape juice, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is well hidden with a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruited DIPA! All around outstanding citrus/fruity/tropical hops, grape juice, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the very mildly bitter/drying finish. Very juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank hops; with perfectly balanced malts, never sweet or heavy feeling. Was hoping for more muscat grape presence, since it is advertised; but it melds greatly with all of the big stone fruity/tropical hop complexity. A highly enjoyable offering. JBell14 (150) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Pours a hazy orange with no head. Smooth mouthfeel at first with a resiny finish.
John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ctipping (2251) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2017
On tap at Trillium Canton. Bright hazy orange. Smells of citrus, like really bright and acidic citrus. Sour orange aroma? Tastes of citrus and something more akin to grape. Sweet maltiness. Very juicy. Low bitterness with a bit of booze. Medium heavy. Big, but good despite its size.