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Congress Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA

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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.3%
Wants: 80
Gots: 26 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Bilco, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Omnium
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%

Growler > Pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy orange cold 2 fingers of really some thick white head with thick lacing.
S - Big juicy hop aroma, lots of white grape, mango, and some nice dankness, a little rye.
T - You get those big juicy fruit flavors front and on the end, but a nice pine dankness in the middle, fresh bread malt, and some spicy rye and peppery on the end.
M - No trace of the 7.2, more on the full side, love the lush feeling of this beer though.
O - Outstanding IPA, lots of fresh flavor in it, with just a touch of rye and spice bite. Great work Trillium!

Omnium, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of shehateme
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

shehateme, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of pisano
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

pisano, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%

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 and lime. A touch pithy with some lingering bitterness. Well balanced, true to the East coast style. Some pale malt sweetness. A bit of juicy fruit. Big bitterness sits on the back. Some pine layered with all the tropical fruit.

Taste: A nice balance of tropical fruit, mainly peach and mango, with some underlying floral and citrus notes. Solidly but not bracingly 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. Pushes deeper citrus leaning toward lime with some good floral elements. Fruity hops push a vague sweetness. Woody green branches.

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 with a bit more hop presence. frills, just a beer for drinking.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Beer that's been in a growler for a week

The beer pours a very nice and creamy white that lasts a bit but dissipates quicker than what I would have liked. The head does not dissipate completely and still leaves a film after it has dissipated from the middle. The beer itself is a very clear orange amber.

The beer has a nice citrus and sweet smell to it. The orange rind and citrus hops dominate the smell but is lightly balanced with sweet malts.

The taste is similar to the smell but hoppier and with different types of hops. The hops taste is closer to a grapefruit rind with hints of citrus and a slight sweet malty backbone. Despite all the hops, the beer still seems to have a hint of sweetness to balance out the flowery hops.

The beer is very smooth and medium bodied but feels lighter. The carbonation is biting. The IPA has a surprisingly clean feel to it with some light carbonation.

Overall, an extremely impressive IPA and one to be proud of. I would say that this IPA should rank among the best and will as soon as the brewery grows a little bit more.

HattedClassic, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

DelicateDelirium, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jbertsch, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

smutty33, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

IndyDad, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Massbmx, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%

Bright yellow/straw colored body with a bubbly white head. Loads of tiny bubbles in this beer and it comes through in the mouthfeel. Not sure what yeast is used, but it really brightens this beer up. Loads of carb almost like a bretted saison. Citrus rind bitterness on the tongue and a big fruity and juicy nose. This is really a fantastic and also different IPA. I'd choose this over a lot of the heavy hitters out there because of that. Easy to drink and quite tasty.

PHBoiler, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

scotv, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hopley, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.76/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

Kramerbarthomer, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Dizzy242, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

_morandi_, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jayhunter357, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

JakerLou, Friday at 11:46 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

pjs234, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BRYeleJR, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

lunarbrew, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Boston_Steve, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

brandonld23, Oct 05, 2013
Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.