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The Trillium spree continues!  This beer actually came out the same day as Never & Again, so my reasoning for this one was that I might as well pick it up since I was in line anyway.


Beer Name: Dialed In

Brewers: Trillium Brewing Company

Style: DIPA

ABV: 8.5%

Description: A double IPA with pinot gris juice added mid fermentation and dry-hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado.  For more details, the brewer notes are available here.  The four pack of cans cost $22.20, seemingly the brewery’s high mark for this format.  Enjoyed out of a snifter glass.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden/straw yellow body with a fizzy thin white head.

Smell: Reminiscent of a slightly sweet white wine with some hoppy bitterness lingering in the background.

Taste: Started out mellow and juicy with lightly sweet citrus zest coming in just before the pinot gris juice began to stand out.  The finish was dry, highlighted by more of the pinot gris and a moderate grassy hop bitterness that left a slight resinous aftertaste.  The beer settled in quite nicely as it sat in the glass with lime zest, grassy hops, and the added juice blending together seamlessly.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with pleasant little bubbles throughout.

Hype Factor: Elevated.  While the focus of its release day was no doubt Never & Again, there was some excitement around this offering as well.

Overall: Very good, where this beer really shined for me was in its balance and cohesion of flavors.  It showcased the added ingredient remarkably well and in way that enhanced the beer rather than merely push the flavor.  I think it’s pretty safe to say they nailed this one.