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Trinity IPA - Trinity Brewhouse

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Trinity IPATrinity IPA

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82
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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bewley on 08-18-2005)
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Reviews by JMD:
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JMD

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-13-2013 02:22:45 | More by JMD
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ddean

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +27.4%

As a fan of the big West Coast double IPAs (Lagunitas Maximus, Racer 5, Sculpin...), I would say this is one of if not my favorite IPA on the East Coast, and I have extra respect for it because, to me, it captures a unique deliciousness niche that I don't know from other beers. My go-to when I visit Providence, RI.

Appearance- A rusty orange hue with nice lacing in the pint glass. Clarity varies a lot depending on where they are in the keg, but I did not notice a difference in the taste when the pint was relatively cloudy, so nothing to worry about.

Smell- Earthy overall, but I first get hops, then sweet orange or grapefruit malt with the hops lingering. Adds a nice preview to the tasting experience.

Taste- A continuation from the citrus, from the smell, with a drier, sharper, tart middle and finish. Also some grounding, courtesy of barn-dank malt down below. Smooth mouthfeel kind of melds into the same category here. Very enjoyable experience.

I have tried this one in a bottle as well as on-tap, and although the bottle is just fine, this is one with subtleties that come off much better on-tap....Come on over to Trinity during a quiet afternoon, play chess with a friend, take your time with a couple of pints of this, and savor away.

08-15-2013 20:28:17 | More by ddean
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-27-2013 23:22:04 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured a light copper/amber color with a ridiculous head....I couldn't pour the entire 12oz beer (maybe 3/4 if that) into my pint glass because the head just exploded right out of the bottle. It produced wuite the rocky head but maybe just a tad too much. Some sediment floating around in the beer was noticed as well. The gigantic, overactive head prioduced some great lacing though.

Smell if of citrus and slightly piny hops and a slight metallic tone.

Taste is all out hops, very aspiriny, dry finish. Citrusy, some grapefruit. Very little maltiness to even things out.

Mouthfeel is kind of light and over-carbonated...probably adding to the humungus head.

I would say this beer is pretty drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing.

A lot better than my previous experience with Trinity IPA, which was almost 2 years ago. I remember it having a very metallic taste to it which wasn't present this time around, although the overflowing head problem was pretty annoying.

11-18-2006 01:35:23 | More by Doomcifer
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Billolick

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

12 ounce bottle, best before dat of March notched onto the label, pours orange hued, cloudy medium amber. The head is typical khaki, loose and leaves behing ample tiny bits of scattered lace. Soft, Brit style hops in the nose. Pleasingly balanced IPA, the hops are smooth and soft, but quite noticable. Enjoyable, understated and well crafted. Nothing earth shattering, but worth a try. Would work quite well as an all night sessioner.

12-30-2009 05:12:44 | More by Billolick
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma begins as citrus but then gets a strong buttery popcorn note. The flavor is also dominated by butter with only the slightest hint of pine and citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

05-27-2010 01:50:03 | More by Mora2000
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-25-2012 19:10:31 | More by standardcherry
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-17-2011 02:49:54 | More by virinow
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far333

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

Best before September, hopefully 2006.

Hazy apricot colored with a huge inch-high head of light orange foam. Bubbles are small and fine, contributing to a thick meringue feel. Aroma is light but malty, a little grainy, not too hoppy, perhaps because the foam holds it down. Flavor is initially piney hops with specks of grapefruit and tangerine, followed by a faint malt presence. Also some bits of metallic flavor which detract. Good mouthfeel, but average drinkability because it's not very complex or multidimensional.

08-16-2006 23:20:01 | More by far333
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alesaram

Guam

1/5  rDev -72.3%

10-15-2012 23:29:10 | More by alesaram
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IntriqKen

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a medium dark orange amber with an impressive full finger white head that melts to a beautiful top covering lacing.
Aromas are caramel amber malt and a light citrus malts.
Taste is immediately all about the hops. A smooth mouthfeel with tingly carbonation. Amber malt gets smothered with citrus peel hops, then tries to come out again only to be finally taken over completely by the bitterness as you swallow. Hops are sort of one dimensional, but still makes for a very refreshing, clean tasting beer. Tonight I was really in the mood for something hoppy. This is just perfect.
Thanks TheManiacalOne for the chance to try this brew.

10-21-2006 01:31:39 | More by IntriqKen
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

Huge frothy light tan colored head every time I pour this! It hovers an inch over the glass rim and instead of spilling over the edge holds together. Great sticky lacing too. Color is nice amber brown, and clear not murky. Very aromatic full of citrus hops, some apricot, spice and floral notes. Also a very sparing sense of maltiness. Tastes fairly complex with hops everywhere. Malty with citrus, floral and earthy hops and spice. Carbonation comes on a bit strong, but blends nicely with the hoppy sensations. Mouthfeel is interestingly good, smooth with a slight sense of chewiness. Some slight alcohol warming. Drinkability is pretty good but I would probably try something else after a few.

I was pretty suprised (I don't know why) at the great apearance, smell and taste of this IPA. It is better than I expected, decently full of hops and great looking.

09-04-2005 03:45:21 | More by tastybeer
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-06-2012 13:55:03 | More by alamode
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Trinity IPA (contract brewed by Cottrell) pours a hazy deep-copper body with orange-chestnut highlights beneath a creamy head of ivory that holds quite well and leaves some thin but very stick lace about the glass.

Citrusy hop notes weave their way throughout the nose amidst some yeasty fruitiness and sweetish caramelish maltiness.

A gently bristling mouthfeel, compliments of the bottle-conditioning, seems appropriate for the style in a historical sense, and the fully attenuated medium-body follows suite.

The flavor is concentrated and direct, combining malt, hops and yeast into one solid flavor. The somewhat sweetish malt is darkly caramelish, and balanced by a bold bitterness. Yeasty fruitiness adds a fresh, sweetish accent that's reminicent of apples, berries, pear, and cherry. The citrusy hops round it out, but are more restrained than might be expected, helping to focus on the whole rather than just the hop component. And yet, there's still enough there to allow each component its own berth, and enough depth of character to give it some complexity and drinkability. Additionally, some actual yeast flavor sneaks in, giving it another dimension (although a more careful pour might help to hold that back). Nicely done! A bright, lively IPA that wakens the tastebuds! Certainly worth trying.

03-16-2007 22:22:50 | More by NeroFiddled
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +38.5%

08-14-2012 20:56:36 | More by Nickfellow007
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prototypic

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%

Appearance: This one pours a darker, caramel brown color. It's mostly clear. Perched atop is an off-white, two finger head. Retention on this one was more than solid and a nice, thick coat of lace lined the glass.

Smell: Whoa! Caramel malts are strong here. Not a good sign for me personally. They're followed by some citrus grapefruit and pineapple. It's surprisingly yeasty. Hops are noticeable, but seem to be drowned out by the wealth of caramel malt. It smells out of balance and it's not all that enticing at all.

Taste: My fears have been realized. Caramel malts are the predominant flavor. For an IPA, that's a poor quality. Some light citrus grapefruit and pineapple and a little sweetness. It's definitely yeasty. Did I mention the caramel malts are strong? Hops emerge a little late in the game and give it more of a bitter kick than I expected, but they're still drowned out way too much by the malts. It finishes sweet and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The body is medium. It's a got a decent feel, but it could stand more carbonation. Drinkability is really limited for me. The malt/hop balance is out of whack for an IPA. I'm not really enjoying this bottle much at all.

Trinity needs to work on this IPA. It primarily needs less malt and more hops. That would be a huge stip in the right direction. As it is, it's just very average. Not one I would suggest seeking out.

08-29-2008 01:28:27 | More by prototypic
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Cnorrisl

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-16-2012 08:08:44 | More by Cnorrisl
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-17-2013 21:28:25 | More by Larrydoherty
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aluskungs

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

A well done IPA. Not too crazy and not too whimpy.

Great mouthfeel with good hop flavor. Poured in the glass nicely with a little head that receded to a lacy overcoating. Standard coloring for it's style. Would like a bit more hop smell, not enough compared to what you're tasting. Tastes a tad too bitter for me, would like more hop flavor with the bitterness (but this could just be me). Great mouthfeel (did I already say that?) and good hop lingering after taste. Leaves your palate thirsting for more!

05-17-2006 03:36:51 | More by aluskungs
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GmAn613


3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-31-2014 16:18:33 | More by GmAn613
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JaredStone


4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-02-2012 01:00:16 | More by JaredStone
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edchicma

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours an opaque copper with a very nice head and lacing. Smell is a nice blast of citrus hops with a veiled malt presence. Taste is a bitter hop blast..not much balance on the malt side. Drinkability and mouthfeel suffer a tad from the overly bitter quality of the hops...needs just a tad more smoothness.

07-27-2009 00:33:13 | More by edchicma
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from 64oz growler. Pretty excited to drink another new IPA!

A- Poured a amberish copper color. One finger light tan head comes up and dies down to a thin cap on the beer. Light streaky lacing on the glass when I drink down.

S- Caramel malts come threw a very earthy (piney mostly) hop overload in the front. Some light spicing in the backing of the nose. Plain and simple really but it does good for what it is suppose to do.

T- Nice piney hops kick start the front of the beer. Some light spicing (peppery) and a touch of citrus after the front hopping which dies into a balanced IPA with some caramel malts crashing through. It pretty much stays balanced through the entire beer with a light bitter hopping in the backend.

M- Light-medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the beer. Bitter hops left on the palate with some light caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. Flavors blended well but were not overly crisp in the mouth.

D- This was a very drinkable IPA that I enjoyed a growler of. Actually I split it with some friends and we all had no problem drinking it at all. Will look to try this from the bottle to see what the difference is. A good drinking east coast IPA for sure.

05-14-2010 01:41:33 | More by alleykatking
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Sailracer


1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

03-24-2012 13:57:00 | More by Sailracer
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

Pour from a bottle into a pint glass. Has a nice head of about an inch or two. Color is a dark copper or reddish yellow.
Odor is nice. It has a floral and somewhat citrus smell.
Taste is pretty good overall. Hops upfront and mellow in the middle. It ends pretty crisp and with not much aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is prevalent.
Overall a nice IPA.

12-29-2011 23:42:03 | More by dexterk1
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Trinity IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.