Congress Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.89%
Wants: 353
Gots: 138 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: TheAnk on 10-04-2013

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Ratings: 908 | Reviews: 101
Photo of DanP120
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Complex and smooth.

Photo of bsm80x
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't give out many 5's, this is one.

Photo of stanwerlin
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

great citrus flavor, smoother than Cigar City IPA

Photo of HeffeHones
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Outstanding. Extremely drinkable with the perfect blend of citrus and hops.

Photo of mrhartounian
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best DIPA I have had to date. Trumps Dinner and Heady in the delicousness department.

Photo of justinneg
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's between Congress St. and Julius for me...

Photo of RichKent
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Purchased a case that was bottled the day before at the brewery.

Appearance is light and hazy - it looks a lot like pineapple juice in a glass.

Smell is light and fruity. Lots of juice and tropical fruit.

Tastes is pineapple forward for lack of a better term. Very fruity, very juicy with lots of other tropical fruit present, but the pineapple in Congress St. stands out the most for me.

Mouth is also light and nicely carbonated.

Overall this is one of my favorite IPAs. It's the most pineapple tasting IPA I've ever had - and I consider that a good thing. It's a little pricey if you drink it all the time, but worth every penny.

Trillium is producing some amazing beers, and they don't get nearly the hype they deserve. If you find ANY bottle of Trillium Beer, including this one, do yourself a favor and buy it on the spot. You will not be disappointed!

Photo of JustIPAs
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Like drink emulsified hops, opaque like orange juice! Flavors are perfectly done!

Photo of Sbboomerkid
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best ipas out there. Well balanced. Easy drinking no bitterness love it

Photo of RedRhino
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Definitely in my top ten of IPA's.

Photo of Heady978
4.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

64 oz growler to the dome - call it the cure for the common government shutdown

Not really sure what to say here... This beer is incredibly delicious. I think a slightly thicker mouthfeel would make this perfect. Epic combo of tropical fruitiness and piney resinous characters. On par with most of the great Vermont IPA's that people are so crazy about. Go get some! Cheers!

Photo of JohnG190
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thank you SuperHop18 for this amazing extra! Pours a hazy, gold color with a thick 2 finger head with great retention. Lots of tropical fruit on the nose with hints of pine resin. Fruity on the tongue with great bitterness and just enough malt to balance it out nicely. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, this is as close to a textbook IPA as I have ever had! Well balanced and expertly crafted, outstanding work Trilium Brewing.

Photo of garyloveman
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing. Super hazy pour. Citrus from tops to tails. Bomb. I had the double dry hop version weeks ago, this is sweeter and more drinkable.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%

Awesome IPA....fresh, crushable, light malts, pineapple, and bright citrus...thanks Kyle! One of the better IPA's I've had in quite a while.

Photo of ScaryEd
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yet another hazy, orange juice appearance with a creamy white head. I enjoy the hazy beers but Trillium sure doesn't offer much in the way of variety in how their beers look, that's for sure. But you know what? I love it.

Anyway, the aroma is a subtle balance of pine, orange, pineapple, and what seems to be pepper? I can't quite tell. Anyway, it's beautiful.

The taste is creamy and citrusy, with the piney hop resin coming in full throttle at the end. Definitely a far more subtle tasting IPA than I expected, considering the hype. But this is not a bad thing by any means. I expected something more akin to a typical "hop bomb", but got a beer far more balanced and creamy. Love it.

The carbonation is moderate with the alcohol being well hidden. This beer has a very thick, creamy feel to it that I can always appreciate.

Overall, one of the best IPA's I've ever had. An absolutely fantastic offering from Trillium, who continue to blow my mind every time I go to Boston for a visit.

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a glass

A - Yellow-orange, thick, creamy head

S - Lovely citrus hoppy aroma

T - Follows the nose, excellent

M - So nice and creamy for an IPA, a real change of pace

O - this is one of the best IPAs I've had, not quite the best, but this is probably in the top 10. Will seek this out again.

Photo of Guess2814
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've had many different type of beers and this beer is a great IPA.. Trillium has been on point with a lot of beers and they hit it with this one.. This beer is hoppy with an unbelievable citrus taste.. If I had to compare this beer to any beer it would be Abner by Hill Farmstead.. Cheers!!!

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle less than a week old. Color is a hazy yellow and looks like fresh squeezed juice. Aroma is sweet citrus . Taste is fresh and crisp with notes of grapefruit, peach, and apple. There is also some pine. The finish is a mild and enjoyable bitterness. Leaves the mouth coated with a slightly dry. Very delicious and drinkable IPA.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle got in a recent IP trade, thanks Isaac.

This one pours essentially like orange juice, so orange and bright, basically opaque, with a half inch fizzy head, and tons of really nice looking lacing.

Smells pungently hoppy, like sticking your face into a bag of hops. Orange, peach, and mango puree, so fruity and nice.

The taste follows the aroma. It's a classic New England IPA- insane fruity hop flavor with minimal hop bitterness. This is dank as they come- tastes a bit like orange juice-soaked weed. There's very little bitterness, with the malt providing only a candied sweetness to the hop flavors.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel, and moderate level of carbonation.

This is a superb example of the new sort of IPA coming out of New England. It's on the level of the best from Vermont.

Photo of kevdemers
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Updated to reflect new scoring and newest batch:

Bottled 12/23/14. Unbelievable IPA. Smell is perfect, juicy hops on the nose. Taste follows with juicyness followed by piney hops. Great mouthfeel. This holds up to the big VT/ME IPA's for sure.

Photo of terry33
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

This beer is one of the best that I've ever tasted. Just my style of IPA.

Photo of mirish72
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

I always pick some of this up when it is available. This is just a solid, awesome IPA. Just the right amount of bitterness but amazingly drinkable.

Photo of ChrisInBaltimore
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Awesome beer!

Photo of HopDeezy
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

A - Golden yellow, cloudy, completely opaque in appearance. Much lighter color than most IPAs but the opaque OJ like appearance along with the fluffy, frothy inch plus head that laces perfectly hints at the explosive flavors to follow

S - Extremely powerful nose, dank pineapple, grapefruit, licorice, orange rind, bitters and hints of tropical fruit combine for a very unique experience.

T - Juicy dank bitter hops, more bitter than the nose let on but all of the flavors mentioned above were present and blended beautifully.

M - light juicy carbonation, light mouthfeel in term of the consistency, explosive, popping hops that linger into a long finish.

O - This brew is a fine example of just how far IPAs have come over the years. This is so different than any of the other IPAs I've had it could be in it's own category. The range of flavors and hops out there make for some creative brews and this one is one of my all time favorite beers. Trillium is as good as it gets.

Photo of AirBob
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
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