“Brewed in celebration of our Third Anniversary, Dialed In is a dank, juicy Double IPA intensively dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy. Pouring a vibrant, hazy gold; aromas of white wine, tropical fruit, and faint pine sap swirl around the nose. To enhance depth and complexity of the uniquely fruity, white grape flavors provided by Nelson, we integrated Sauvignon Blanc juice mid- fermentation. The potent addition of Galaxy hops provide enhanced notes of bright citrus, mango and pineapple. Soft and creamy with moderate bitterness; Medium-Light bodied with a crisp, dry finish.”
Final Rating: 4.18/5
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Trillium snifter. Thanks Steve for picking this up for me. Bottle date is 3/16/16, first batch.
Pours a characteristically hazy body but is a little lighter from the typical Trillium IPA, golden straw yellow with a one finger white head that reduces fairly quickly to leave very little lacing and a ring of retention.
Aromas of citrus and grapefruit dominate with some grassy, herbal notes in there as well. Tropical fruits mingled into the aroma, pineapple and mango, with white wine in the distance.
Taste starts with light tropical fruit, followed by some citrus mixed in with a unique grapey, dry white wine flavor. The follow through is lightly boozy with herbal, earthy, floral notes and a moderately bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty easy to drink with medium-high carbonation.
An interesting, unique choice of ingredients and I commend Trillium for experimenting. They really “dialed-in” the wine / hop balance here.