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Sleeper Street - Trillium Brewing Company

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 261
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 21
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JCTetreault on 03-28-2014

Following in the footsteps of our other “Street” IPA’s, Sleeper shares the same base grains while placing the unique El Dorado hop at center stage. Opaque orange-yellow in color with floral aromas of lime zest, grapefruit peel, pine sap, and candied orange. Juicy, hop-driven flavors of bright citrus, melon, and herbal pine are balanced with medium bitterness, fluffy mouthfeel, and dry finish.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: El Dorado, Columbus
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Photo of twizzard
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my lowest rated Trillium by far. I'm thinking that it must not be as fresh as I have been accustomed to ( maybe 45-60 days old). That said, the nose and taste are as good, if not better, than 90% of all IPA's I've had.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 1/13/16 from a 32oz growler that was filled at the brewery on 1/9/16, into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with a strong fruity citrus flavor as well as some caramel. Then a nice not overly powerful hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a subtly hazy light orange color with a 2-finger white head. Not a lot of retention but leaves a ton of spotted lacing. Not quite the "orange juice" appearance I'm used to from Trillium beers.

The aroma is very sweet. I get plenty of orange, and just a touch of pine. Some even more subtle notes of grapefruit can be detected as well.

The taste, like the aroma, is very sweet. So much sweet orange and tangerine, followed by some grapefruit and a touch of pineapple. There's a more subtle, bitter character from the piney hops hiding in the back. The hops are balanced out by a slightly sweet, slightly doughy malt character that provides the backbone to this brew.

The mouth is medium bodied with good carbonation. Very creamy, yet very dry and bitter on the back end. Has a nice, crisp quality to each sip.

Overall, Trillium does it again. I'm not sure I've had a hoppy beer of theirs that really takes too many risks, but despite this, they are always high quality and leave me coming back for more. Outside of the appearance, this beer is the definition of a New England IPA. It's juicy, sweet, with tons of fruity and floral notes throughout. Yet it still maintains that subtle piney bitterness that a good IPA would be truly lost without.

I just rhymed for some reason.

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Photo of sandsonik
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From a growler purchased from the brewery the same day.

Look - not at all the opaque orange yellow their website proclaims. A bit hazy but definitely translucent, a pale gold color similar to a lager. Not necessarily what I 've come to expect from a New England IPA. Really big head that diminished but had real staying power and nice lacing. Beautiful.

Smell - is delicious! sweet orange, lime and pine

Taste - The sweet orange and juiciness on the nose aren't predominant in the taste. Hoppy, but restrained hoppiness and slightly bitter finish; bit more malt balance than some IPAs present. I like it.

Mouthfeel - average

Overall - the 7.2% ABV packs a bit of a hidden wallop! Slightly bitter but I think it's a beer that hopheads and non-hopheads could both drink and appreciate, but not sure either would love. It's solid, definitely, don't get me wrong, but there are so many great choices locally these days. I wish I was tasting a bit more of the sweet fruitiness I was smelling.

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Photo of cbutova
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kevin for the generous set of Trillium brews as a Christmas time gift. Long days of work pair well with great MA IPAs.

A- Half of the 750ml bottle meets my snifter with a slightly hazy deep golden body. A crown builds up over a finger with a moderately thick creamy texture. Good head retention and plenty of thick sheets of lacing.

S- The aroma brings a medium strength dose of hops (relative to other comparable modern IPAs) with sweet melon and mellowed citrus zests, especially sweet oranges, leading the way. These hop tones open up to floral, pine, bready and caramel hints.

T- As one might expect from the aroma, hops dominate the flavor profile but definitely still allow some sweetness, caramel and bready malt flavors to peek through in the background. Hops here scream orange and tangerine with a moderate backing from melon, grapefruit and apricot and more distant floral and herbal hints.

MF- Silky and smooth are the first things that come to mind as the body has a frothy and creamy consistency with a medium carbonation level. Moderately thick and even a hint of slickness. Ends with an easy going fruity bitterness.

Intense sweet orange and tangerine hops with melon, grapefruit and floral support and a touch of malts. For me the malts are perceived a bit too sweet here and it brings this particular brew down below some of the great Trillium examples.

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Photo of emount91
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a hazy orange, mild head that dissipates quickly. smell is citrusy: lime, grapefruit, orange with very little malt apparent. taste follows the smell with the addition of an almost cotton candy like flavor. it's actually quite nice. good malt to support the hops but still also enhance their flavor. mouthfeel is great as always from Trillium. another awesome beer from these guys.

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Photo of Desgallacher
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a few bottles recently from canton brewery. Had it previously and enjoyed it, but less so this time. Overly bitter and more hint of alcohol than I have come to expect. I'm sure if I got it on draft at a pub I would enjoy it, but felt that is a yard or two short of fort point, Melcher and congress.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Golden color, clear in appearance which was surprising to see since its Trillium
Smell - Getting a lot of sweetness on the nose. Candied orange, sweet citrus, Ruby Red type grapefruit
Taste - Follows the nose. Candied orange, some apricots, sweet limey type citrus, ruby red grapefruit

Overall - Good but my least favorite Trillium IPA so far. A little more sweetness....and less tropical juiciness.

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Photo of GregJ
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent sweet floral, citrus nose. Grapefruit, floral, muscadine, light earthy grass and light pine flavor. Medium light body with sweet floral and light pine aftertaste.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/3/15; drank in a teku glass on 12/19/15; side-note: Trillium has an excellent website and constantly updates its beer selection daily which is appreciated greatly, but they should add bottling dates also

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Photo of mnj21655
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle dated 120315 poured into a tulip.

Pours a clear by Trillium standards but hazy for most other breweries. Light golden in color with a solid finger of white head that fades down to just a coating but leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is subdued but I get pear and a bit of orange. Taste follows the aroma with orange, pear, and a bit of pine. There is also a bit of alcohol heat. Good mouthfeel, light+ body and moderate carbonation. It doesn't quite have the normal haze or juiciness of a Trillium brew. The alcohol is also much more prominent then I've come to expect. Overall a good beer but not quite what I've come to expect from Trillium.

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Photo of mynie
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled in late August, consumed on 12/1. Not super fresh, but so fucking what, if your beer is so precious is has to be drank within a week of bottling then it's probably not that good.

Pours thick and dark with a wonderfully ebullient head.

Smells strongly of dense malt and Columbus hops. The brightness and citrus have faded a bit, but that allows the yeast to shine through against a wispier malt n' hop profile.

Tastes fruiter than it smells. Smooth mango and pine up front, moving into yeasty spice and malt sweetness, ending on a bit more pine.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super creamy IPA. Really added to the flavor. Big notes of orange, grapefruit, grass, and honey. Slightly sweet but still retains that slick Trillium body. Quenching and a big hit with non-craft drinkers due to the balance achieved.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-gold coloring with a foamy, bubbly, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of heavy pineapple and cut grass pour out from the moment you pop the cap. Wow, this is aromatic! Peppery spice, subtle caramel notes, pine and resinous hops, and some floral highlights. Flavors are evergreen and bitter forward, followed immediately by sweet pineapple. Very balanced. The more you drink, you will pick up more herbal and vegetal highlights, melon sweetness, and a bready backbone. The body is smooth and light, with a subtle dry edge underneath. The aftertaste is a solid balance of tropical fruit, evergreen, and pine tassel. The bitterness borders into an astringent feel through the smooth, dry finish. Solid, balanced, and with a bitter linger that begs for another sip.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Brilliant, bright orange. Puffy white head. Looks great but less hazy than most Trillium I've had.

S- Floral and fruit. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Grass. Outstanding.

T- Jucy and a little more hop forward than most Trillim offerings. Flavored really opened up after warming just a bit out of the fridge.

F- Pretty thick for the style but very enjoyable. Coats the mouth.

O- Not one of my favorite T offerings but still really, really good.

I moved to the wrong coast.

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Photo of mardolin
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

what a great beer; reminds me a lot of Maine beer co's MO as far as taste but the body and smell are so uniquely Trillium. Falls a bit short of some of the unique double dry hopped offerings, but still makes me proud to live in Boston and be able to drink beers this special.

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Photo of Raj
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, 8/4/15 date.

A: pours a pretty orange color with yellow highlights. opaque. looks like sunshine.
S: lots of orange, tangerine, mango, honeydew on the nose. little bit of honey.
T: starts out orange, tangerine. More citrus fruit, little bit of a tropical note with a hint of mango, guava. The fruit comes out a bit more as the beer warms. Mid way becomes bitter, with resin and pine. Slight malt presence, honey bread. Finishes crisp, bitter, slightly watery with astringent aspirin.
M: medium mouth feel, a little more carbonated than some east coast IPAs I have had. finishes aqueous and crisp.
O: Overall a solid but not spectacular offering from Trillium. Nice amount of citrus fruit and honey, but overall of little more piney and bitter than the other IPAs I have tried from them. I was able to pick up DHH summer street and fort point; I was blown away by those. This beer is solid, but a little bitter and closer to a more traditional IPA as others have said.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL dated 08/04/15 and consumed today, received it in a trade with Alex, thanks! Pours a lighter amber with a decent cloudiness, not as cloudy as their other offerings. Decent head with lacing. Potent aroma of citrus, definite tangerine as some others have said. Flavor starts sweet with citrus. Bitterness overtakes on the back end. This is definitely bitter than the other offerings. Crisp malt bill throughout and it finishes a hair dry. Feels a bit too heavy, but overall a great IPA from Trillium. Still prefer Congress St based on the 3 I've had so far.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden, bubble bath head. Less pulp and haze than most Trillium and all the more beautiful for it IMHO. Aroma jumps out and says "TANGERINE, MOTHER FU$&ER!" Flavor follows but ... wait ... what is that. It's ... bitterness? Totally foreign to most Trillium IPAs but its there! I kid, but I do like some bitterness and this actually gives you a minor sense of IBUs on the back end. Every bit as good as Fort Point but maybe a tad more traditional.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard Trillium / NE IPA cloudy appearance. Beautiful nose of citrus tastiness. Taste is similar to other Trilliums with a sweetness in the middle, but a slightly bitter finish. Overall very solid IPA that lives up to the quality of Trillium.

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Photo of ChrisP802
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to try out Trillium
Pour - amber color with finger-width white head
Smell - sweet citrus slams up your nose
Taste - not what I was expecting from an IPA. Very fond of the citrusy notes, but not overpowering
Overall - I would take one whenever given the opportunity. Very drinkable

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Photo of Tim_kast
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: standard Trillium fare... Hazy orange, bone white head, can't see much in terms of carbonation because of how opaque it is
Smell: unreal citrus bomb... Mandarin orange, tangerine, lemon zest, mango, and a bit of underlying pine.
Taste: Continuation of the nose. A lot of tangerine & citrus with light biscuit, a pretty pronounced bitterness, and moderately dry finish.
Feel: generally high carbonation that tingles. Hoppy stickiness that lingers on the tongue.
Overall: Incredible aroma with solid flavor and body, all making for a pretty awesome IPA

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Photo of MikeM417
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

TRILLIUM! What more can I say? TRILLIUM knows what they are doing with hops!!! This is your standard Trillium hop/juice bomb. It literally looks and tastes like juice with a slightly higher level of malt than most Trillium, but don't let the "below average for Trillium" rating fool you. Pick these up when you visit the brewery.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed three weeks after bottling. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate head that lasts - the aroma of pine and citrus is unmistakable and intoxicating. Hints of grapes (I think?) and blueberries in addition to grapefruit and mango. Certainly not a fruit-heavy beer - it's a beefy IPA with the dankness and bitterness you would expect - but the flavor profile is unique. Another winner from one of the best shops in the Northeast.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into two Teku glasses. Hazy, ruby red grapefruit juice coloring. About two fingers of bubbly white head. This IPA has a bit more bite to it than previous Trillium's I've encountered. A bit more dank, bit more piney. Flavors of grapefruit pith and melon rind. Mouthfeel not quite as fluffy and delicate as other Trillium beers, but still above standard. Another excellent offering from the crew out of Boston!

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Sleeper Street from Trillium Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.