Brewery: Trillium Brewing

Style: Triple IPA w/El Dorado & Pinot Gris Juice

Description: “Dialed Up builds upon the foundation of our series of Double IPA’s brewed with grape must, Dialed In. For this special release, we bumped the ABV all the way up to 11% and massively dry hopped the beer with Galaxy and El Dorado. Pouring a heavily hazy light orange, this Triple IPA offers an enticing nose bursting with tropical aromas of ripe papaya, fresh mango, dank citrus peel and white wine. The palate builds in intensity as waves of bright, mouthwatering meyer lemon, orange, watermelon and pineapple converge with a beautiful vinous profile of key lime, pear, and white peach from the mid-fermentation addition of Pinot Gris juice. With a soft, creamy mouthfeel and medium body, Dialed Up Pinot Gris’ smooth finish balances its sweeter tropical notes with a moderate and enjoyable floral bitterness.”

ABV: 11%

Format: 16oz can

Untappd: Avg. 4.3 / Mine 4.25

Thoughts: I found this to be a really solid TIPA with strong tropical fruitiness on the nose with a slight aroma of the Pinot. Great mouthfeel with a nice looking haze. An initial hop bitterness gives way to a slight pinot taste which fades to a lingering hop flavor. I am a big fan of Trillium IPAs and found this one to be very enjoyable and just slightly different enough to make it distinct from IPAs of theirs. Hard to go wrong with any of their beers if given the chance to try them.

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