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Rhode Island IPA - Trinity Brewhouse

Rhode Island IPARhode Island IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.96%


Brewed by:
Trinity Brewhouse visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first I.P.A. available throughout Rhode Island since Ballantine I.P.A. The most bitter of the Pale Ale family, India Pale Ales malty flavor is accented by fruity aromas, a dry bitter finish and bright copper color. Unfiltered.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-10-2001)
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beernut7:
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beernut7

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This IPA is not among my favorites. The aroma is spicy, but strangely not as spicy as the pale ale. The thin body barely supports a moderate bitterness and a watery malt character. A soapy flavor binds itself to each sip and grows toward the finish. Just doesn’t seem to be at the top of its game.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2004 16:53:25 | More by beernut7
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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08-14-2012 20:56:59 | More by Nickfellow007
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-08-2012 06:48:45 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-16-2012 03:25:31 | More by Bito401
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-05-2012 23:05:27 | More by yoyogopants
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

01-05-2012 00:40:30 | More by disemgrowler
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-10-2011 22:15:55 | More by oneturbucfan
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chenieprudhomme

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33%

12-04-2011 02:16:26 | More by chenieprudhomme
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-21-2011 23:12:17 | More by Burt
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-17-2011 02:50:10 | More by virinow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out at the ACBF 2010 as a golden colored brew with a nice creamy looking white head on top. The lacing wasn't too exciting but the retention was pretty good. The smell of the beer is hoppy with some lighter notes of sweet malts in the background. The taste of the beer has a good semi-sweet bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy feeling with a little bit of a hop tingle. Overall I found this to be pretty good for a regular IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 18:16:14 | More by Knapp85
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap yesterday at the Trinity Brewhouse. First time there so I figured I would go with one of there most popular brews. Served in a standard pint glass.

This IPA poured a dark copper with a bit of haze. Not much head to speak of. Some lacing on the glass too.

Nose was on the hoppier side with mostly floral accents. Some malt is also detectable in the aroma.

This is a nice and tasty brew. Bitter hops up front but a nice malt backbone rounds it out. Finish leaves a nice citric hop presence on the palate.

Medium bodied with medium or so carbonation.

I was impressed with the brewhouse overall and if I find myself back there I would probably order this one up again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2011 03:53:23 | More by BennyL1
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a dark amber color with a thin head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is of sweet pine. Maybe some brown sugar. Flavor is more of that sweet pine taste. Nice bitter finish. Good amount of carbonation. A bit floral. Overall, its a decent Ipa, and I'd order it again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2011 00:19:05 | More by PicoPapa
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Chincino

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap at the Trinity Brewhouse. It was poured into a clear pint glass and it poured to be a dark hazy orange/amber color.

The aroma was of citrus, a hint of floral, and smelled very hoppy.

It was a crisp clean taste with good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2010 16:33:45 | More by Chincino
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it fresh on tap the brewpub yesterday, and am enjoying a Fresh Growler today. (Taste is identical)

This beer poured a completely opaque dark murky orange reddish tan body with small off-white head. It almost looks like a natural apple cider brew or something, very murky. You can't see light through this baby.

Nose is a hop attack. Strong ressin, earthy and fresh EKG type hops. Not your typical Chinook or Cascade monster. Very big and very unique.

Taste is in your face hops with a huge malt backbone. The hops are very earthy with some root and stick like touches, but at the same time there's a big hop resin, grapefruit peel taste as well. Not typical Chinook or Cascade IPA, which really gives it an almost Homebrew quality about it. It's really hard to make out any distinct malt flavors, but it's the typical big caramel, 2 row, or marris otter type malt backbone. Very reminisant of Sierra Nevada Barleywine, or other malt backbones. Ends with a lingering hop bitterness.

I first had this beer back in 1999 during my first visit to Trinity, and to this day is my favorite of their beers (The RIS comes in a close 1 1/2). Simply put, what Brewpub has a 7% ABV DIPA as their flagship session beer? Anyway, it's a big malty beer with tons and tons of EKG hops, which give it a unique flavor. Always a great beer.

Serving type: growler

02-16-2010 23:16:26 | More by taez555
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gibby

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brew pub, served in a pint glass. Stopped by for a late night bite and a few brews. Poured a really nice copper color with a 1 finger fluffy head. Smelled of citrus hops and dank nuggets..very nice for sure. Taste was of citrus hops followed by a solid malt backbone. Really nice lacing left on the glass and I thought it was a very nice offering from trinity. 3 pints went down in no time. I have had this in the bottle and the draft is leaps and bounds better. Stop by and grab one if in Providence, RI.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2009 18:01:33 | More by gibby
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the tap at the brewhouse this beer was an orange-amber color. The one-finger head was beige, displayed very good retention and excellent lacing as torn curtains. The aroma was light, understated hops and some floral notes. The flavors were of citrus hops, herbal hops and hints of vanilla and floral hops built on a caramel malt backbone. Acidic and crisp. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium and the carbonation medium too. Nothing remarkable but a good offering.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2009 18:01:13 | More by thekevlarkid
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Rhode Island IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
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