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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
99
world-class

406 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 114
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
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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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Brew33, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Fettpopps, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mklisz, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

dfhhead25, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

WanderingFool, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

ElGallo, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Appearance 5%
Aroma 20%
Taste 45%
Mouthfeel 10%
Overall 20%

Stevedore, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

jaasen64, Oct 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

PatGreer, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

trevorpost, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of doremite
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Fantastic easy drinking IPA. Local so have only experienced through refillables within 3 days of purchase. Bright and has an earthly funk to the hop profile that doesn't impeded it's ease. Continually impressed by Trilliums hop forward stuff and Congress is no exception. This is one of their better creations and should be a constant.

doremite, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

JohnParadee, Oct 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

bostonryan, Sep 02, 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, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

DerekMorgan, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

josephwa, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 32 ounce growler into a willibecher. This was filled from the brewery half an hour ago.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber/gold and leaves 2 fingers of slightly off-white, sticky head which lingers around for a while before settling down to a layer atop the beer, with plenty of lacing.

Smell: Big juicy citrus, mango, tropical fruits, resin, pine, some floral hops. Huge hop presence - really nice.

Taste: Definitely still plenty of citrus and tropical fruits, which play really nicely. There is a bit more earthyness to the taste, but the delicious citrus hops still dominate, and it's really juicy! This is almost all hops and is done really well. Astonishingly delicious.

Mouth-feel: Medium to well carbonated with a medium, slightly sticky body. Finishes supremely smooth.

Overall: Wow, this IPA is delicious. Big flavor upfront and then finishes smooth. The hop flavors shine in this one more than in maybe any other beer I've had. Not only keep your eyes open for this one, but seek it out.

Resuin, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ystazi, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Rekrule, Oct 13, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

jvillefan, Sep 30, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -2.7%

jaymo18, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

PA-Michigander, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ms11781, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

SebD, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

siege06nd, Saturday at 01:32 AM
Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.