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Sleeper Street - Trillium Brewing Company

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Sleeper StreetSleeper Street

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26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 196
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

One of the more unique offerings from these guys for sure. Your typical golden orange hazy pour as to be expected. See a lot of talk about citrus but this one the major player here is concord grape, guessing some new zealand varietal(s) made it into the mix. Blackberrys, currants, with some mandarin orange and grapefruit peel in the backdrop. Reminiscent of wild berry pop-tarts and grape jelly on toast, this one was a hit with my inner child.
Have yet to try the ddh version, can only expect further greatness there. Still a large handful of beers better than this on their resume but a great offering none the less.

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark golden slight resiny haze to it, solid frothy white head

S- Grapefruit and a black currant/blackberry note, some grapefruit pith near the back

T- the grapefruit/dark berry note leads into a soft malt sweetness, finishes with the citrus pithy bitterness on the back end

m-spot on soft carbonation, full lush feel, makes the beer incredibly easy to drink

O- While DDH Sleeper is one of my favorite Trillium beers, this is no slouch. Very well done and an excellent showcase of mosaic

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Photo of Guess2814
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: light smokey golden look
Smell: grapefruit smell to it
Taste: grapefruit, bitter, sweet hop to it
Feel: solid my burp has a good taste lol
Overall: worth getting

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

750 ml bottle. Classic Trillium IPA appearance; hazy golden orange body with a fluffy, foamy white head. Tropical hops and bitterness on the nose. Extremely fresh tasting, perhaps too much so. Quite green but tropical and fairly bitter. This was literally bottled 2 days ago when consumed.

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Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First try of the Sleeper Street IPA, from a growler filled on-site an hour ago. Poured into a mug. For National IPA Day!

Light and cloudy, with a fine-bubbled head. Citrusy aroma, not as bold as some Trilliums I've had, but very nice.

Tastes pretty damn delicious I must say. Citrusy, mango maybe, nicely balanced. Trademark fine carbonation. By the bottom of the glass, the hops are asserting themselves. Very nice - seems sessionable, a fine drinking beer, but looking at the 7% abv, maybe session when yer not working the next day!

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Photo of garyloveman
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look pours a beautiful burnt orange. Glowing translucence. Bright white inch head.
Smell is citrus, orange and mango.
Taste is a sweet smooth citrus. Like citrus fruit cocktail. Fades to a slight bitterness.
Mouth feel is a bit heavy in a good way. Its got substance.
Overall another outstanding IPA from these guys. They set the bar for me. If you like hazy ipas, get some asap.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Redstone.
Hazy deep straw color with a decent sized long lasting bubbly white head. Big aromas of grapefruit and apricot mixed with a big of pine and resin with just a touch of faint crackery malt. The flavor is mostly citrus with hints of sweet bread. The flavor is not what I expected from the nose. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation. This smells fantastic and its a solid drinkable beer.

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Photo of Dad_of_Rad
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pint glass @ Row 34

L: Hazy gold, almost makes the beer look "dirty". Head is thin, but lacing is very pretty.
S: Dank, mango. Big.
T: All those tropical fruits plus a grapefruit and grassy note at the finish. Not overly bitter.
F: Medium body, off-dry finish. There's a slight bitterness that lingers on the teeth. Almost effervescent.
O: For a 7% alcohol beer, this is an easy drinker. Flavorful and balanced.

This is my 1st experience with Trillium. It's excellent. Also have some Congress St and Fort Pt to try. I can't wait for those given the good 1st impression of Sleeper St.

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

Tap poured into Pilsner glass at Row 34

Hazy orange brown, like an iced tea.two fingers of dense white head with excellent lacings. Layered the glass with lacings after each sip.

Aroma of Sweet orange and citrus

Taste of citrus hops. Smooth , no sharp bitter bite, good flavor. Almost creamy

really good iPa but without the harsh hop bite. I like this one. Repeatable and recommend you try.

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

A- about 1 finger of dense white head. Ok retention, but excellent lacing. Hazy, unfiltered orange juice colored body.

S- Sweet citrus (orange and grapefruit) and peach. Maybe some honeydew melon and fresh cut grass.

T/M- Follows the nose with some citrus bitterness to balance out the sweeter, fruit. Pleasant, mellow melon and tropical fruit lingers in the finish. Medium bodied and silky on the tongue.

O- A little different than many of Trillium's IPAs. Are El Dorado hops new to this batch? Sleeper St doesn't have the pungent dankness or citrus bite of Congress St. Fruitiness reminds me a bit of FPPA and Mettle. Highly recommend this one.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Slight lemon, pilsner and toasted malts, and some sweetness.

Taste: Nice pungent lemon and citrus backed up by pale, toasted, and bready malts with mild bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little tingly bitterness.

Overall: A nice IPA. I enjoy the Fort Point a bit more, but this is still a solid enjoyable brew.

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another neat IPA from Trilium, Congress St was phenomenal, so hopefully this at least pulls it's weight. Filled last night.

Pours a nice fizzy slight creamy 1finger head that fades at a med rate, mostly smaller bubbles popping, nice notched rings of messy and soapy lacing, quite hazy tangerine orange beer with a big column of bubbles rising up from the bottom.

Nose is more of a traditional IPA, floral hops, a little pine note, some citrus and orange peel, mild spicy note, this seems more of a cascade centennial and other of the C's hops, touch of a grapefruit splash, and even a little pith. Then mild sweet malts, fairly basic malt aroma. As it goes and warms, I start to get some tangerine citrus, little clementine orange, and it just gets more citrusy and fruity.

Taste again comes on with the basic American IPA, floral zesty hops, with a little flowery hop note, but more citrus and fruit again. A little rind bitterness, some grapefruit pith, plenty of tangerine like juicy citrus and some straight up orange juice with pulp bitterness. hops get a little spicy towards the back end, and a touch of pine and earthy flavors. Malts are fluffy and a bit creamy, mild sweetness, little grainy and toasty blond malt like characters. I'm starting to get a little melon rind from the hops as well as it finishes, fairly dry but sticky finish, with a huge acceleration of bitterness as the hops just take off, lots more tangerine and orange juice, with more spicy hops really dominating for a long finish, and a faint booze warmth.

Mouth is med bod to a bit fuller bod, slight creamy and fluffy, decent carb, hint of booze warmth in the background.

Overall not bad, more traditional IPA, probably a lot of the C's style hops, cascade based hops, with some of the newer ones added to it, but not a ton of the highly sought after ones at least. Still pretty tasty and enjoyable, nice bitterness although gets a little rough on the finish.

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Sleeper Street from Trillium Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.