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Congress Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA

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BA SCORE
98
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 58
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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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dunlap926

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.7%

03-22-2014 17:35:20 | More by dunlap926
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From bottle. Pour is extremely murky, dark golden amber, tight white head. Nose hits you from a distance with a big hop punch. Nose is a bit messy, lots of sugars and malt that aren't really tight but a huge citrus punch blasts the nose. Taste is the same, malt is very sporadic and unrefined, doesn't get too sweet but you can tell this is big. Hops really drown out any other flavor, full citrus blast with a hint of tea and a fairly light bitterness for the hop punch. Well carbonated and semi dry finish. Interesting beer, straight up citrus hop heads dream.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 23:29:22 | More by cpetrone84
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

10-13-2013 05:22:55 | More by Rekrule
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jamvt

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

11-17-2013 22:29:58 | More by jamvt
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

11-19-2013 02:53:43 | More by Dizzy242
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz. growler. Filled on 4/16/2014.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold. Settles out a bit as it warms. Super creamy and fluffy white head. Sticky sheets and notches of lacing. Solid head retention for the duration. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Definitely tropical. Mango and peach with a nice layer of juicy grapefruit thrown in for good measure. Sweet and fruity. Malts are on the lighter side, with a mild toasted edge and some bready characteristics. Light, slightly earthy yeast with some mild fruity esters. Some citrus rind. A touch pithy with some lingering bitterness. Really light and balanced, true to the East coast style. Some pale malt sweetness. A bit of juicy fruit.

Taste: A nice balance of tropical fruit, mainly peach and mango, with some underlying floral and citrus notes. Mildly bitter. A touch of mildly earthy yeast. Clean profile overall with a solid sweetness from the pale malts. A bit of powdery yeast as well. Some biscuit dough. Mild lingering bitterness. Some grapefruit as well. Mild all things considered, but it's on point.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, almost creamy. Drinks so easy. Moderate carbonation. Clean.

Overall: Crush it, bring it back, and repeat.

Not playing the hop smash game. This is a straight drinking "east coast" IPA. No frills, just a beer for drinking.

Serving type: growler

04-23-2014 00:22:53 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a super-cloudy golden orange. Almost opaque. Nice head forms after a vigorous pour. The retention is decent, and the lacing is nice. All around an excellent looking beer.

S - Blast of tropical hops and some sweetness. Some of the newer IPAs that I've had lately are beginning to go overboard with the blatant tropical hop flavors and aromas. For me, this is one of them.

T - Follows the nose. The flavor is good, but not particularly interesting to me. It tastes like hops. I like hops, but I need something more. Additional points came off this one because of the back-end bitterness. I found this sensation to be quite similar to Stumpy Duck, which I believe suffered too much from the same one-two punch. Big hop bouquet up front, detached bitterness on the back end.

M - Not really memorable. I wanted a bit more body.

O - Good, but not memorable for me. It's a beautiful beer to look at, but it certainly didn't leave me wanting another.

Serving type: growler

04-13-2014 23:18:21 | More by Andrew041180
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

03-29-2014 17:51:55 | More by boatshoes
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.3%

03-21-2014 03:46:43 | More by Kegatron
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.3%

03-23-2014 16:56:01 | More by HopsHopenstein
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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

01-21-2014 13:36:24 | More by jmlewisjr
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JLT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

01-20-2014 17:12:14 | More by JLT
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Userme59

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

05-24-2014 14:20:57 | More by Userme59
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

07-07-2014 20:21:01 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -10.3%

03-19-2014 00:35:18 | More by chippo33
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.3%

04-11-2014 20:42:15 | More by smutty33
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

06-15-2014 14:26:59 | More by DelicateDelirium
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

01-21-2014 02:25:30 | More by MattGrimley
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev -10.3%

11-27-2013 14:25:59 | More by msubulldog25
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

01-24-2014 15:37:16 | More by AJ01923
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mps

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.3%

03-30-2014 01:09:00 | More by mps
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good bar-pour head. Settles to a thin layer of bubbles. Leaves some patchy, blanketing lace. Very cloudy. Gold color with a tinge of green.

Attractive spruce and grapefruit aromas. Smells fresh and prickly.

Starts off with a wonderful pale malt base. The strong pepper hop kicks in at the swallow. The grapefruit even comes through in the taste. Long, long bitter aftertaste. Full bodied and lowly carbonated. Overall, this is a very bitter beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 17:57:38 | More by smcolw
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-10-2014 12:18:18 | More by cincysig
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-05-2013 15:32:51 | More by doremite
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-22-2013 01:44:03 | More by dbkdev
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Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.