I recently had the pleasure of getting to Trillium’s brewery in Canton, MA and oh man did it live up to the hype. First of all the actual facility, minus the weird rules about how many samples/beers you can have, was beautiful. Trillium is THE brewery right now, everyone everywhere wants a piece of them and it seems as though right now they can do no wrong. I brought home a variety 4 pack of their beers for reviews so expect a few in the upcoming posts. Scaled comes in at 7% ABV.
Appearance: Super, super hazy golden murky color, or turbid as all the kids are saying these days. Looks like straight up juice, they should do a photo series “Beer or Juice”.
Nose: Juicy, very juicy and fruity. Tropical, citrus, some stone fruits. I can easily grab lime and grapefruit out of the aroma. I think El Dorado adds an interesting aspect to this as it isn’t a hop I would typically envision as part of the bill for these juice bombs, while Citra is.
Taste/Mouth: Citrus, tropical and juicy fruit bomb. Not much bitterness at all except the end finishes slightly bitter and dry. Fresh peach, nectarine, tangerine and pineapple. Good medium feel with medium carbonation. Really no evidence of the alcohol at all. Can easily crush a ton of these.
Price/Availability: Got a mixed 4 pack at the brewery for around $14 I believe.
Overall: After recently visiting the brewery I can finally jump on the Trillium hype train and for once I am totally down to ride this hype train. These guys are making some outstanding beers and pushing the boundaries of the IPA style. This isn’t even close to being their best offering, which is hilarious since this would probably be the crown jewel beer for so many other breweries. Trillium are the kings of the NE style juice bomb IPA right now and they don’t show any signs of slowing down.