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Congress Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 86
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheAnk on 10-04-2013)
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Photo of AirBob
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

A - Hazy, golden-marmalade body. 3 fingers of white, fluffy head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Pineapple, apricot, and other tropical fruit. Sweet citrus hoppiness.

T - Candied or dried apricots and other tropical fruits. Slight lemon rind like bitterness. Well balanced.

M - Awesome. Full bodied throughout. Very little stickiness. Probably the best M I've had in an IPA.

O - Another terrific offering from Trillium.

AirBob, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Opaque yellow pour with a magnificent white rocky head that stands at two fingers and stays put, textbook lacing in teku.

Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, pineapple and pine needles come to mind, however this is a subtle nose that can hardly be considered aggressive in the hop department, especially with all the horn blowing about double dry hopping.

Taste is reminiscent of sweet pineapple juice and pine, very pleasant but mild and slightly underwhelming.

Mouthfeel is medium, and soft on the palate. No strong bitterness which may or may not be good depending on your taste.

This is a fine IPA but I was expecting a bit more pop, especially for a $12 bottle.This is worth trying but I wouldn't go out of my way given the rarity and price point.I was glad to have tried it once.

Hendry, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler was poured into a perfect pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow color with slight vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, grassy, pungent, floral, grassy, herbal, pilsner malts, and pale malts.

Taste: Same as above. Mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, refreshing, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and mild tingly bitterness.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA. You can never go wrong.

Flounder57, Yesterday at 02:40 AM
Photo of Shaymus
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

purchased same day as bottled on!!

poured a light golden hazy orange with a lingering inch/2 inch head

nose was hoppy with a "typical" Trillium malt backbone

taste was tasty, hoppy, grapefruit a bit of orange, the "typical" malt is there as well, with a bit of bitterness towards the end

mouthfeel was medium to light,creamy, nothing overpowering.... carbonation was nice.

Overall: I quite enjoyed this IPA the "typical" malt I referred to is one that I taste in a few of Trillium's brews, not sure if its the malts they use or the hops can't quite put my finger on it but it is distinctive; earthy funk maybe? I guess I'll just have to keep drinking them to figure it out!.....Cheers

Shaymus, Aug 29, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.35/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

bcoyle, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of stonermouse
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a goblet out of a fresh growler.

Before I even pour, a blast of hoppy goodness hits my nose. Pinapple and orange juice shoot out of the glass as I pour it. Wow.

The pour is absolutely perfect. Nice thin, white head. Great lacing. Hazy, greenish-orange. Looks like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Just incredible flavor. Clean fruits, orange and lemon with a touch of biting pine. Finishes flowery yet sweet. Spectacular.

Mouthfeel is sticky, and all of the nice flavors stick around. Certainly leaves a dry film on my tongue as I work through the growler.

This is a total palate-crusher. But it is truly wonderful. I wasn't prepared for there to be a place a mile from my workplace putting out a beer like this. I was ready to trash this brew. But alas, it was all and more than I expected. Kudos, I will grab this whenever available.

stonermouse, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -10.5%

drewone, Sep 23, 2014
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Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.