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848. Trillium Brewing Scaled Up

Trillium Scaled UpThis is the first beer for me from Trillium’s new Canton location. It is now much easier to get Trillium beer if you don’t mind driving to Canton where there is plenty of parking, tons of employees so the lines are minimal and always a plethora of beer available to purchase.

Scaled Up is a very deep orange with an almost murky thickness. I have had thicker beers but this is pushing up against the line of how thick I like my beers. Aroma has loads of tropical fruits which follow through to the taste. Mildly sweet, a light bitter finish and almost no alcohol make for a very enjoyable beer.

The 32 ounce growler was probably more than I needed for an 8% DIPA but I enjoyed every ounce of it.
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Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewery Website: Trillium Brewing
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Brewer’s Description: The first Double IPA produced at our Canton brewery. Featuring four powerful aromatic hop varieties, Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and Columbus, Scaled Up emits dank, spicy, aromas that lead into fruity, citrusy flavors of peach and orange on the palate. Lighter in body than most of our other Double IPAs, Scaled Up finishes dry and smooth with a pleasant bitterness.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Dextrine, Dextrose, C-15

HOPS: Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, Columbus

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835. Trillium Brewing Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point

Trillium Brewing Fort Point GalaxyThis is the third variety of Fort Point Pale Ale I have reviewed. The originalMosaic Dry Hopped and now the Galaxy dry hopped version. All have been excellent and received 4.5 star reviews. You just can’t go wrong when you start with such a solid pale ale and amp it up a bit with an extra dry hopping.

Appearance is a little less hazy than the original and the Mosaic version but still far from see through. Aroma is loaded with tropical fruits; mango, pineapple, grapefruit and a bit of citrus – really excellent smelling beer. Taste is super juicy fresh hops, not as crazy as the double dry hopped varieties but still a crazy amount of hops especially for what is called a pale ale. Carbonation, mouthfeel are all right where I like them.

Just another excellent brew from Trillium. 
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Alcohol Content: 6.6% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewery Website: Trillium Brewing
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Brewer’s Description: This version of our signature American pale ale is dry hopped with the pungent Galaxy variety. Enticingly hazy and blonde in appearance with frothy carb, the nose erupts with strong citrus, passion fruit, and pineapple aromatics. Upfront and resinous hop-derived flavors of grapefruit pith, peach, and mango are balanced with a subtle, bready malt character and mild, subdued bitterness.

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834. Trillium Brewing Artaic

Trillium Brewing ArtaicTrillium is making some fantastic beer and I have been fortunate to make several trips down to visit the brewery in Boston and most recently the new location in Canton. This one came from the Boston location and I enjoyed it a few weeks ago. Artaic is a double IPA with 100% Mosaic hops and includes raw wildflower honey. Honey seems like an odd addition to beer but Anna from Hill Farmstead is great and Hopslam from Bell’s is also excellent and both include honey. Maybe honey is the secret ingredient as Artaic is truly exceptional.

Pour is a very clear deep copper color with a thick bright white head that left a lot of lacing. Appearance is much different than so many of Trillium’s murky offerings.  Aroma is peaches, mango, melon, citrus always amazed as the depth of aroma brewers can get from a single hop variety. Taste is very similar to the nose with plenty of citrus, tropical and a slightly sweet finish. Artaic is incredibly drinkable for an 8.5% ABV beer with light carbonation, very little bitterness.

This beer is a unique take on a double IPA that works on all levels. Last time I only bought two bottles but next time I will bring home my limit. 
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Alcohol Content: 8.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewery Website: Trillium Brewing
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Brewer’s Description: Artaic Double IPA is brewed with 100% Mosaic hops in all kettle, whirlpool and two massive dry hop additions. Local raw wildflower honey keeps the body light and drinkable but provides a floral, earthy backbone. Juicy, candied peach and nectarine up front backed up with a nuanced white wine on the nose that continues straight through in the flavor profile. Pillowy soft mouthfeel, with a restrained bitterness on the finish. Artaic is an innovative Fort Point business that creates dynamic mosaics only possible through robotics.

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833. Trillium Brewing Deciduous

Trillium Brewing DeciduousI am not a big fan of red ales but after how much I enjoyed Ma from Tree House I decided to open this bottle from Trillium. This beer may be my least favorite beer to date from Trillium but that’s not saying much as they have all been exceptional.

Deciduous pours a deep amber with a reasonably thick off white head. Aroma is pine, toffee and pretty sweet. Taste was too sweet for my tastes with some piney hops and a reasonably bitter finish.

Overall a well made beer that just didn’t do it for me. If you enjoy red ales than you will likely enjoy this one.
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Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewery Website: Trillium Brewing
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Brewer’s Description: We brew Deciduous to welcome the return of Autumn and celebrate New England’s changing foliage. This imperial red ale is russet-amber and fills the nose with pleasant aromas of fresh baked bread, pine sap, and floral citrus. Deciduous embodies the seasonal transition from summer to winter with an earth, lemon and spicy pine aroma balanced on the palate with a hearty malt character and clean, refreshing bitterness. Deciduous is medium in body and dry on the finish.

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825. Trillium Brewing Double Dry Hopped Sleeper Street

Trillium DDH Sleeper StreetI drink a lot of hoppy beers, partly because I enjoy IPAs and DIPAs but a lot has to do with the amount of beer I buy. Having a job that “forces” me to visit brewery after brewery I am constantly buying beer and since hops fade quickly I always try to drink my IPAs first. Because of this I have reviewed more hoppy beers than anything else; the first truly exceptional DIPA I reviewed was Dreadnaught from Three Floyds way back in February 2012. Since then I have tried almost all of the “best” hoppy offerings. Occasionally I come across a brewery that just knows how to use hops and Trillium is the most recent example of this.

Congress Street is one of the best single IPAs out there, Fort Point is an amazing hoppy pale ale and their DIPA offerings including Heavy Mettle and Vicinity are right up there with the best from Hill Farmstead and The Alchemist. Now add to these their dry hopped and double dry hopped offerings and you have all the hops any one person can handle. DDH Sleeper Street pours a hazy pale orange with a bright white head. Aroma is ripe orange, melons and tropical fruit. Taste follows with loads of fresh citrus and a little dank. Finish is slightly bitter but not as harsh as one might expect from a beer with this amount of hops.

Another exceptional beer from Trillium, can’t wait for their Canton location to open so it will be easier to get their beer. 
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Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
Brewers Description: Same base grist as Sleeper Street IPA, but with a double dose of El Dorado in the dry hop. These El Dorado hops impart a powerful aroma of distinctive lime zest, along with notes of grapefruit juice, and a subtle woodsy earthiness.  The taste is bright, floral, and citrusy hop upfront and finishes with candied lime. As with all Trillium “Street” IPA’s, Double Dry Hopped Sleeper Street is dry with medium-light body and a crisp finish.

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757. Trillium Brewing Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

Trillium Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort PointAnother beer from Trillium that proves they are making some of the finest hop forward beers out there. This is a dry hopped variety of Fort Point Pale Ale which is an exceptional beer by itself and adding a round of dry hopping with Mosaic only made it better.

Appearance is similar to the original Fort Point with a hazy pale orange and nice white head that leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is great and full of tropical fruits and a slight dankness. Taste follows with fresh tropical and citrus. This beer is not as over the top as Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street and was less bitter as I would expect a pale ale to be. Mouthfeel was excellent and alcohol was non-existent making this a very easy beer to drink.

I have yet to make the trip to Trillium but hope to soon.
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Alcohol Content: 6.6% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
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756. Trillium Brewing Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street

Trillium DDH Melcher StreetEnded up with several bottles from Trillium after a friend of a friend made the trip to Boston. So far I drank all the hoppy beers and will get to the others some time soon as everything I have tried from Trillium has been excellent.

If you buy a double dry hopped beer you better like hops. Everything about this beer screams hops. Appearance is a hazy yellow, no floaties but there is still a lot of hop left in this beer. Aroma is mango, passion fruit and it is big. The first sip is an assault on your taste buds with huge juicy tropical fruits, some dank pine. After a few sips my taste buds adjusted and the beer was very enjoyable. Bitterness was there but not overpowering.

Another great beer from Trillium but it may be too much even for those that usually enjoy a nice IPA. 
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Alcohol Content: 7.3% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
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749. Trillium Brewing Vicinity

Trillium Brewing VicinitySmall update to the original post – Like so many other breweries Trillium has made the transition to 16 ounce cans and one of the first 4-packs I picked up was Vicinity. A little pricey at $20+ per 4-pack but the beer is exceptional so people will pay it.

Just when I finally got through all the IPAs and DIPAs in my fridge I end up taking a trip to Vermont, trading for a bottle of Hopulization from Stoneface, Dave from SoMe Brewing gives me a bottle of Apostrophe IPA and Khris from Beer This Week gives me this bottle for muling some beer back from Vermont for him. This on top of a release weekend that included cans of Epiphany from Foundation Brewing and Swish from Bissell Brothers. With all these hoppy beers to drink those stouts and saisons will have to wait another couple weeks.

Trillium Brewing VicinityTrillium is making some great beer and one of these days I will make it down to the brewery, in the meantime I will drink whatever beers I can convince others to bring back to Maine for me. Vicinity pours a deep orange with a nice white head. Head lingers and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of juicy hops; mango, pineapple and a bit of pine. Taste is very similar with lots of tropical fruits and a slight dankness. Somehow this beer was still very refreshing even with the higher ABV.

Not as good as Heavy Mettle, Congress Street IPA or Fort Point Pale Ale but still an excellent beer. If you happen to be in the Boston area grab some Trillium for me.
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Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
Brewers Description: Trillium teamed up with Row 34 to a special beer on Friday October 24th that takes advantage of our walk-the-kegs-across-the-alley proximity. Vicinity is a beer that is best when ultra fresh. Lets face it, Row 34 can absolutely rip through Trillium’s beer so we brewed a beautifully hazy blonde double IPA busting at the seams with citrus oil, dank pine resin and tropical fruit from the Citra, Columbus and Galaxy and crisp, dry, bitter finish.

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694. Trillium Brewing Heavy Mettle

Trillium Heavy MettleMy favorite IPAs and DIPAs are big citrus hop bombs. If they are unfiltered and cloudy even better. I appreciate balanced IPAs but there not quite in my sweet spot. There are several breweries that are making these beers and Trillium is right there with the best of them.

Heavy Mettle is their biggest DIPA and was brewed for a couple of events they were part of in August. The extra went into bottles that were sold at the brewery and fortunately for me one of my beer trading friends in Boston grabbed me a bottle.

This beer pours a radiant orange with a single finger white head that left great lacing. Aroma was big and full of tropical fruits and piney resin. Taste follows with a wonderfully juicy citrus and tropical fruit hop bomb. There is a bit of pine and just the right amount of bitterness. The alcohol was basically non-existent which is impressive for a 9.3% ABV beer.

Overall an excellent beer and would love to try Mettle to see how that one compares. 
Pros:
 Big, citrus, alcohol well hidden
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Alcohol Content: 9.3% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): Lots
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Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
Brewers Description: When we were invited to the Hop Jam (!!!) our instincts drove us to take the most intensely hoppy beer we’ve brewed to date, our 1st Anniversary Double IPA, Mettle and crank it up even more to make Heavy Mettle! We’ve set aside some kegs for both the Hop Jam and The Armsby Abbey dinner later this month. But not everyone is going to these killer events, so the rest has made its way to 750ml bottles (no growler fills).

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624. Trillium Brewing Congress Street IPA

Trillium Congress StThis is my third beer from Trillium and I am looking forward to many more. Still have not made the trip to the brewery but I hope to soon.

Congress Street IPA is one of their most sought after beers so I was lucky to have someone bring me a fresh growler. This beer pours a hazy orange with a nice white head. I like beers that I cannot see through. Aroma has loads of citrus and tropical fruits, excellent and very inviting. Taste is well balanced but still lots and lots of hops, tropical and grapefruit seem to stand out.

Trillium Congress StreetFinish is slightly creamy, kind of reminded me of Jai Alai. Also a fair amount of bitterness but in a good way. Really enjoyed this one from Trillium and I will need to get down there soon to check out the brewery first hand and grab some more beer. 
Pros:
Balanced, bitter and full of hops
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Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
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