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Sleeper Street | Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by JCTetreault on 03-28-2014

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smell is mango, a little dankness, mandarin orange, and tropical fruit. Taste is light tropical fruit flavor, mango, and moderate bitterness. A solid IPA, reminds me somewhat of Todd the Axe Man

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle
Cloudy yellow, thin white head
Big citrusy and pineape aroma.
Dank citru pineapple flavor, some floral hops on the back end.
Fruity floral excellence.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sleeper St

A- light yellow murky body with solid foam and fair lacing
S- sweet hop scent followed by a mild vinegar theme. Pineapple meshes with the exit. It's a light scent and unique
T- faint tropical hops with a sweet flavor profile. Bitter on the exit and fluffy during the process
M- light fluff
O- soft is an understatement for this IPA. Extremely drinkable for the alcohol content. Interesting to say the least

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Photo of Stevem68
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy honey orange color. Aroma is delicious citrus with a light crisp refreshing note. Flavor is juicy citrus with a hoppy aftertaste and a smooth ran finish. This is so drinkable and overall this this really delicious.

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Photo of jhavs
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle, poured into stemless wine glass.

Look: Yellow, bit of haze, not as hazy as a lot of Trillium hoppy brews, white frothy head, slowly settles into a ring around the glass, lots of lacing.

Smell: Big bursting whiff of tropical fruits, pineapple and mango up front, bright.

Taste: A bit different than what I was expecting. Pineapple, tropical, I get minimal bitterness and minimal malt backing.

Feel: Moderate level of carbonation, medium body. Pretty crisp, clean.

Overall: I like this, but not quite as much as many of the hoppy Trillium offerings. Luckily, all of theirs are great.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellowish gold with a white frothy head.

Aroma of pineapple, lots of pineapple, citrus, orange and grapefruit at the end.

Much better taste than the Melcher Street I had earlier today. Very little bitterness up front, citrus flavors follow.
Good mouthfeel, not big and also not too thin.
Light carbonation, no grainy aftertaste.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - more translucent and most Trillium beers. Has a dull hazy glow.

S - the aroma hit me hard from the moment I opened the bottle. One of the stronger points of this beer. Lemon, lime, piney citrus. Bitter fruit rinds.

T - lots of faintly tart lime and candied orange. Definitely getting the melon with a pungent pine blast. Spicy grapefruit. Tingling hop bitterness dances on the tongue but isn't too persistent. Pleasant.

F - lighter than other Trillium stuff, but just as soft. They sure have that velvet nailed down.

O - I've only had the double dry hopped version, so it's good to try the base beer. Limes are still there and it seems more balanced. But that was part of the DDH charm!

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Photo of Dope
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

03/03/16 bottling date.

A: Very cloudy golden pour. Almost orange actually. Tall frothy white head. Great head retention and thick soapy tendrils of lacing left behind.

S: Huh, limes? Sweet oranges too. Very citrusy.

T: More of the same, lots of citrus. Oranges and limes and grapefruit now. Some spicy pine in the middle and finish with a little wave of bitterness.

M: Soft, medium body. VERY soft and smooth.

O: Great IPA. Strong, sharp citrus hop flavors but well balanced. Not very bitter but quite dry. Great soft body makes for excellent drinkability. Really top notch if you like refreshing, balanced and citrusy IPAs.

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

Consumed 4/1/16

A: Tangerine orange at the core with some honey around the edges - hazy, of course - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap and small collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Fruity, vaguely candy-like - some nice citrus, with tangerine and orange - floral citrus - lightly herbal and resious, lightly dank, touch of pine - mild but very interesting array of other fruity flavors, including cherry, peach, pear, and passion fruit - some pale malts and a light sweetness

T: Lightly fruity and super drinkable - relatively mild bitterness - tangerine and orange flesh, juice - grapefruit zest - passion fruit, peaches, melon, lime, and berry flesh - lightly herbal, green notes - pale malts at the base, light grains, light bread - clean finish with some dryness

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, mostly clean finish except for some lingering hops

O: "El Dorado" translates to "The Dorado"

This is an IPA from Trillium. Need I say more? I'm not particularly blown away by the use of El Dorado, but it works well. This actually drinks less like a tropical fruit juice and more like a beer, so I guess that is a plus.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. No bottling or expiration date but it was probably between Feb-March 2016. Sampled on March 31, 2016.

It pours hazy medium yellow with a modest off-white head that lingers some and laces some.

The aroma is pine, pineapple, citrus, and juicy. Low malt profile but I get a little bread.

Medium body.

The flavor is mostly about the hops with with an herbal quality. Any malt character is deep down under it all but what I get is a little toasty. Moderate dry bitterness to finish. Another one from Trillium that hop heads will enjoy.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Typical trillium golden and super hazy.
Aroma is faint but pleasant orange and lemon with some dank pine as well.
Flavor is similar with a bit of pineapple as well.
A bit more tingling bitterness than usual for trillium, still big silky mouthfeel though.
Good beer, lacking in hop punch for a trillium ipa though. Double dry hopped version is a big step up.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is wicked easy drinking for a 7.2%. A little thin but very tasty and smooth. Poured nicely in my hill farmstead tulip and is def a very solid offering from trillium.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle dated 03/03/16

Pours an opaque golden color with a frothy off-white head. Smells like lime zest, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, melon, fresh pine, and dank earthy grass. Tastes like lime and pineapple, orange and grapefruit, melon rind, fresh pine, dank grass, with a zesty bitter finish. Feels medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Overall another unique and great IPA from Trillium.

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Photo of Jason
3.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown bottle, sample purchased at store. Held bottle in personal fridge in hopes it would clear up a little bit.

Hazed out dull golden beige hue, sudsy lace from the wheat and dextrine. Big citrus in the nose with a botanical zest, evergreen, green tea, and cumquat nose. Mealy smooth mouthfeel, similar to a lot of beers from Trillium. Not clean. Grassy citrusy hop flavor meets a dry pulling flour-like finish. Honeydew rind, faint birch, dried grass, and a nutty yeast in the middle. The only thing that pops in this brew is the hop flavor but it gets muddled with the body and flour-like maltiness.

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

A: Golden orange, with a thin, white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Tropical notes galore, hint of dankness.
T: Similar to the nose. Very tropical. Citrus notes burst in the mouth. Has a mild dank finish. Yum!
M: Medium carbonation, slightly dry/bitter finish.
O: Very good IPA!

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Photo of Damian
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 25.4 fl oz (750 ml) bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a pint glass

Attractive appearance. The hazy, yellow ochre body was topped by a tight, frothy, bright white, inch tall crown that faded pretty quickly to a thin, bubbly film. A few streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was amazingly hoppy and bright. This smelled a lot like fresh, raw hops. Cannabis notes dominated. Fresh weed came to mind. Loads of lemon as well. Crisp and bright. Slightly wheaty and tart. Tropical fruits also came through strong. Passionfruit was most noticeable.

The flavor profile was solid but not quite as impressive as the aroma. Loads of lemony tartness. Some lime as well. A touch wheaty and tart. Intense tropical fruit notes. Like in the nose, passionfruit was quite apparent. Bit of peach on the back end. The beer finished with some white grapefruit notes and just a hint of pithy bitterness.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied for the style and contained a crisp, finely beaded effervescence. Frothy and fluffy on the palate.

Of all the Trillium IPAs I have tried to date, this is perhaps the brightest, lightest and most sessionable. That said, this beer is still immensely flavorful and complex. Yet another amazing hoppy beer from Boston's hoppy beer masters.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Typical opaque cloudy yellow colour. Nose is grapefruit & pine. The palate is a mix of lime zest (so interesting), grapefruit and pine with lighter tangerine notes. Sticky and oily.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks great, like every trillium brew right? The nose is above average, not outstanding, faint grapefruit. Taste is very grapefruit, lighter on the hops. Decent mouthfeel. A very much above average IPA from Trillium. They keep spoiling us.

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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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