Congress Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -4.5%
750 ml received as an extra!
Fabulous beer--- have to go on memory as I brought this to a barbecue last night
Nose and Taste the same, funky dank hops...
Crisp and clean- enough malt to balance but sits in the background...
A great beer if your a hop-head, and a huge surprise for me since it was an extra (of course it was a HF/Lawson's DS trade)
08-31-2014 22:21:38 | More by Ready4aHeady
4.25/5 rDev -4.5%
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
08-29-2014 21:56:00 | More by Shaymus
4/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
08-29-2014 03:40:13 | More by Hendry
4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
750ml bottle dated 8/16/2014, poured into a Lawson's snifter 8/27/2014, at 40F.
A- Beautiful hazy dark yellow body with a three finger white head that's thicker than custard with appropriate retention time; lots of lacing. Its an almost stereotypical New England appearance. [4.25]
S- Strong and powerful floral, citrus and pine notes. Very clean in terms of the hops, even a bit oily, but at the same time there is a sweet caramel backbone that is just enough to balance out the hop aromas. Well-balanced, but very intensely hop forward. [4.5]
F- Bitter floral notes up front, a strong citrus and tropical fruit presence in the middle aspect that also brings out the sweet caramel which lingers all the way through to the end. The bitter floral notes up front also carries through to the end. A robust, flavourful IPA with a nice cohort of hops on the palate that appropriately balances the malt. [4.25]
M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, creamy and quite resinous but without being particularly dry or sticky. Strikes the right balance I have come to prefer from IPAs. Bitter floral finish keeps me wanting more. [4.5]
O- Excellent IPA that follows the emerging tradition of hop-forward pale ales coming out of New England. I would have liked a bit less malt sweetness as that would make it closer to some of the others from the region, but as it stands, this is pretty damn good. [4.25]
Final score: 4.325
08-27-2014 23:04:07 | More by Stevedore
Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.