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A Street IPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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A Street IPA
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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aedgett12 on 06-01-2014

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Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy yellow color that's nearing orange. A flick of the glass angers the beer and the head begins to grow. The head is a cottony mass that leaves freckles and ribbons along my glass as it quickly recedes.

S-The hops obviously take precedent. More importantly, I find the hoppy aroma(s) to be incredibly up eccentric and unique. I get an immediate, lead-off, scent of mint and evergreen. I also get some green onion and marijuana. A bit of moss as well. Some less-verbose tropical fruit smells, too.

T-Tropical fruits have tamed the zany hop aromas found in the nose. A Street's hops become much fruitier when they finally land on the tongue. Dried pineapple and mango slices. Candied citrus. The mint/evergreen does sneak back up in the finish. The malt is a half sweet/half dry mattress of support for the hop-show.

M-Not very bitter. When cold, the flavor dies off quickly; as it warms, the flavor sticks to my tongue more properly. Soft carbonation.

O-I await Trillium's hoppy beers with awkwardly bated breath. This is probably their most unique hoppy brew. Further solidifies the fact that I need to try every Trillium beer I can theoretically get my mouth around.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by Curran tonight.

This one pours a slightly dark orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and a lot of lacing. At one week old, it's good to see that this growler has held up and is still well carbonated.

This smells quite grassy, with a bit of floral perfume character, and some tangerine and grapefruit.

This is a lot more grassy than I expected, with a fairly bitter bite to it. There is some fruity sweetness, a nice bit of tangerine and grapefruit, but it's mainly earthy and grassy, really.

This has a solidly middle of the ground mouthfeel, with a solid level of carbonation, and a relatively medium body.

Not one of the Trillium's top tier IPAs, but still quite good.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer ours some light white and bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a honey gold and clear. The smell has some pine and floral notes with the pine notes being the strongest. The smell also has a slightly sweet malt backbone to take the edge off the hops. The beer also has a slight bready smell as well. The notes are a bit different from the smell. The pine notes are still there but are overcome with bitterness and a slight sweet malty backbone and a hint of bready yeast but the latter is very little and barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is very light for a medium bodied beer and smooth as a result. Overall, a very good IPA and surprisingly light IPA. Worth getting again.

Photo of smcolw
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Large dome of a head with foamy, tight, minute bubbles. Subsides slowly leaving an abundance of webby lace. Looks like a nitro pour. The liquid is darker straw color with a high level of cloudiness (lots of white).

Fresh malt with a flowery hop nose with a bit of peppery bite.

Starts off very smoothly. Pale malt with a touch of raw grain. The hop comes in slowly culminating at the peak in the swallow. The aftertaste slowly fades. Everything about this beer tastes fresh. The blend is superb--nothing extreme, yet wonderfully complex. The body and carbonation are near perfect for the style.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy honey yellow, lots of lace, mild flowery aroma. Medium creamy body, dry, toasted malt and tropical fruits. Crisp finish.

Photo of kevdemers
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated TODAY (3/25/15) poured into a large snifter:

Look: Beautiful deep orange with approx 2 fingers of head. Lacing lingers haphazardly on the glass.

Smell: Grassy/earthy and primarily tangerine fruitiness. As it warmed, the grass/earth notes almost completely dropped out in favor of more tropical fruit.

Taste: Tangerine and quite a bit of grapefruit! (Surprising with the lack of GF on the nose.

Feel: Such a well carbonated and soft mouthfeel, not every Trillium beer is a grand slam but no disputing look and feel THAT's for sure!

Overall: Middle of the road for the Trillium lineup, which is 95% above all other beers. Cheers.

Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer hits of zesty citrus and bright tropical of pineapple and mango. There's a light doughy malt bill with some substantial heft behind its 9%.

Photo of RobbDogg
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lovely cloudy honey orange with a thin but attractive head. Big hop scent exploded from the growler, and was even more intense on the nose. I'm expecting big things, and am not disappointed. Fruitiness is showcased with just a bit of an earthy note as well. Good lacing. A little sweet malt and light bitterness meld well to make this beer feel light and drinkable. Very well done, and a beer I hope to get again.

Photo of vfgccp
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler.

A - Beautiful, bright golden wheat body with ~50% opacity. Two fingers of right white head with really nice retention and lace.

S - Delicious, sweet orange and mango nectars. Really nice pineapple overtones. Similar fruit aromas to the Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point, but with less floral and herbal notes balancing out the nose.

T - Sharp green bitters open the profile. Green grass, lime zest, oregano and a touch of dill roll through the center as a white bread crust softens and mellows out the bitters. Resiny bitters cling to your palate through a long finish.

M - Nice soft, medium frame with nice carbonation

O - A really solid IPA loaded with fresh herbal betters and a sweet fruity nose.

Photo of huddyball
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My least favorite Trillium offering to date. Nose is malty with some saison/Belgian yeast characteristics. The brew pours a translucent honey with a nice head. Good lacing, but I really prefer my my IPAs hazy/cloudy.

I get more malt in the pallet along with a lack of that citrus I come to love from most Trillium pale ales.

Mouthfeel is good. Slight dryness.

Overall it's not bad, just not my favorite.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured from a growler into a trillium tulip glass

Right from the start the appearance is much clearer than your typical Trillium IPA. Its not crystal clear, but it doesnt look like OJ either.

First sip i tasted a lot of malts. Then as it warmed up a little resinous piney hops started to come through and compliment the malts well. Very light crisp and clean.

Drank the entire 32oz growler by myself, no problem!

Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler was poured into a can shaped pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, herbal, grassy, spicy hops followed by toasted, bready, biscuity, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice lemony hop flavor plus all else mentioned above. Balanced, chewy, and light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, chewy, and light bitterness in the rear.

Overall: A bit different from their other offerings, but very enjoyable and a pleasant hop presence. Growler will be gone soon and I'll look forward to getting more of this in the future.

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A Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.