Sunday, February 7, 2016

Trillium Double Dry Hopped Scaled

The Stats
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.52/5
- RateBeer: 4.0/5 (mean)
"An intensified version of Scaled and the latest addition to our line-up of aromatic, juicy IPA's. The secondary dry hop of El Dorado and Citra results in an enhanced nose of citrus, pineapple, and wet earth. The flavor brings intense lime, refreshingly pithy bitterness and just a touch of toasted malt. Medium bodied with a dry finish."

Pours the standard hazy, unfiltered, glowing orange with two fingers of white head.

That aroma is just pure orange and clementine. Immediately after is an orchard of peach trees and the classic Trillium orange sherbet. There's an additional flavor that is hard to pick up, but the closest thing I cam compare it to is pomegranate. Interestingly enough, I also get an unexpected roasty or smoked aroma and as it warms it lets off a tinge of a pomegranate-scented candle. Very interesting to say the least.

God, I love that orange sherbet taste that these Trillium IPA's all seem to have. The juice on this beer is pretty spectacular as the first wave of flavors are the citrus fruits from the aroma with acidic orange and peach taking over the majority of the first half. On the back end, a nice dank bitterness adds some complexity and stops the beer from just being all juice all the time. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's nice to have both in the same IPA. There's maybe a touch of the aforementioned roast and smoke on the finish, but the last impression I get is more citric acid than anything else.

Mouthfeel is full for the style and it feels like a 7.0% IPA. It feels incredibly soft and creamy (giggity) and almost velvety with no alcohol taste.

It's another stellar IPA from Trillium. I don't want to try and determine where it ranks with all of the others because that really isn't my thing, but obviously if you're familiar with Trillium's hoppy beers, then this one will easily fit in with the rest of the family.


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