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Trinity IPA - Trinity Brewhouse

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Trinity IPATrinity IPA

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.3%

10-15-2012 23:29:10 | More by alesaram
Photo of Sailracer

1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

03-24-2012 13:57:00 | More by Sailracer
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

1.95/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 7/28/11
*From notes

A: When I opened the bottle, it oozed out a bit. Once in the glass, it looked like a wheat ale - cloudy, hazy honey amber. A 2.5 finger head take a while to subside, and leaves minimal lacing around the rim of the glass.

S: Super barley and grain, and over-the-top bitter hop oil. Hints of biscuity lemon scone are detectable.

T: I'm having a hard time with this one. The bittering hops are absolutely obnoxious. It's gross - it's not floral or even a touch juicy. Just bitter all the way home. Bready in places, but the 120 IBU's overwhelm everything you might call flavor. Rubbing alcohol on the back end. Blech!

M: The mouthfeel is decent. It's bubbly enough and kinda creamy. The carbonation isn't overly obtuse.

O: Trinity's IPA is not a good beer. It doesn't even come close to being passable.


Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 19:42:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-17-2013 21:28:25 | More by Larrydoherty
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

04-01-2012 01:42:50 | More by DonFrap
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-26-2013 22:25:03 | More by tjdrewry
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

06-10-2012 23:35:28 | More by Rekrule
Photo of Matty1918


2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, amber with a white head. A little lacing.

Aroma is of mild citrus and mild floral. Not too much more.

A little bitterness up front. This IPA is kind of watery and not big on flavor. There's a hint of pine at the end not much going on.

Not much to this IPA. A bit watery and not much in the flavor. I tried it but won't seek it out again. If it was for free I wouldn't turn it down though.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 18:41:19 | More by Matty1918
Photo of Nipitato


2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased a bottle from Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Deep copper hue. Slightly hazy and opaque. Off white head with good stand.

S: Nice biscuit malt aroma. Some mineral/iron notes. Hop aroma is virtually non-existent. This smells like a British IPA.

T: An unbalanced flavor. No real malt balance to speak of. Hop flavor is grating and biting due to lack of malt balance. Hop flavor is bitter and lacking any concrete character - maybe some grapefruit.

MF: Highly carbonated with a medium body.

D: Not good. Very poorly balanced with no malt support. Poor sessionability.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 20:54:39 | More by Nipitato
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2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Transluscent dark copper. Fluffy white head. Lacing that sticks and webs itself to the glass. Looks like animals roaming the African desert.

Subtle tea-like hopping with a buttery carmel malt backbone. Taste is like the nose and has a buttery carmel malt and tea off the bat with a quick peppery bitterness on the back of the tongue. Slightly herbal and grassy.

Thin mouthfeel and a moderate-high carbonation for the style. Pretty solid. Its butteryness was a problem, but it didn't completely distract me from the beer. Possibly a problem with the yeast not cleaning up all the diacetyl after fermentation but who knows. Didn't realize this was 7%, that's funny. Why is it so high?

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 01:36:27 | More by BearsOnAcid
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Rhode Island

2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice cloudy amber brownish color. Huge head disapated after a few minutes. Way over carbonated in the sixer I got. The bottle cap basicly blew itself clear across the room upon opening. Poured very poorly. Had to wait about 10 minutes to pour it. Not much lacing. Sharp hop bite nice mild flavor. Citrusy, floral, grassy smell had some sand or earthy scent to it. Subtle maltiness in the background. Rather strong had a good taste to it but very bubbly. Like an IPA momosa. Besides the over carbination it was a decent beer. On tap is much better at Trinity Brewhouse. This sixer did this beer no justice. Once the bubbles are managed then I will seek a rematch. Better on tap at Trinity.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2006 17:30:48 | More by bigone4
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-16-2012 08:08:44 | More by Cnorrisl
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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As my review states this is just an overall average beer. It is however much better than the first batch of trinity that was brewed by cottrell. That stuff was pure swill. Not an overly hoppy IPA and pretty bland taste. However it still was pretty good overall. I would like to try some directly from the brewery to see the difference.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2006 00:25:47 | More by TrickKnee
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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours with a nice IPA style color. This beer has a good IPA smell. Has a small amount of sweetness which I enjoy in an IPA. This is an above average IPA and I look forward to consuming another Trinity IPA when I make it back up to this region.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 00:17:28 | More by ejimhof
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-23-2014 18:42:36 | More by BanditoJunkie
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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to IBUnit63 for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. The beer pours a reddish amber with a 1 inch head, that seriously lacked staying power. While the head receded quickly, it did leave quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is overwhelmingly malty. There is almost no hint of hops, just a small aroma of citrus at the end of the nose. The aroma is grainy with just a bit of brown sugar. The taste follows suit with malt being the dominant flavor with just a mild, non-descript bitterness at the tail of the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is light with a mild carbonation. This beer reminds me of what you get at local restaurants that just happen to make a couple styles of beer in house. Nothing exciting but nothing horrible either. Just average all across the board.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 02:45:32 | More by hwwty4
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-27-2014 01:55:39 | More by HopsintheSack
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-24-2011 01:50:52 | More by Exiled
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-11-2011 23:51:22 | More by jenray
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North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a standard pint glass. Purchased from Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. Label said fresh before January but no year was specified.

A - Amber with a slight haze and a moderate beige head of larger bubbles.

S - Caramel and bisuity malts with an off note of cardboard.

T - A dry smoky and slightly roasted flavor with a mild bitterness. The hops seemed pretty dull and uninvolved. I used to frequent the brewpub when it first opened and this beer is far from the same quality.

M - A very light, airy feel that almost evaporates in your mouth.

D - Not all that appealing.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 10:34:55 | More by GJ40
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3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 01:28:27 | More by prototypic
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Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review #800!

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for hooking me up with this for BC2. Had a bit of a leak, but seems to be okay.

Pours a murky caramel brown, reddish highlights, huge off white head, lots of sticky lace, good retention, never wants to go away. Smell is lots of sweet malts, caramel, pine, some citrus, bit of floral, lots of fruit, not too hoppy, pretty balanced. Taste is weak, some grain, caramel, pine, bit of citrus, kind of medicinal in the finish, nutty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is low, possibly lower than normal due to a bad seal. Still seems to be in shape judging by previous reviews, just not entirely interesting. Thanks for the brew Mark!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 21:41:01 | More by Viggo
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3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

looks as I would expect an IPA to, a golden/copper with a decent hop haze and a sizable almost pure white head that rises to 3 fingers, sticks around a while and leaves chunks on the glass.

aroma is not as good as the appearance. lots of biscuity and grainy malts with some pine and herbal hops hiding behind that. english IPA in the aroma.

herbal hops out front with plenty of graininess making its way through. plenty bitter and just a tad sweet, without the hop flavor I like in my IPA's mostly hop bitterness to counter the grainy sweet malts. nothing I haven't had a thousand times before.

almost medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

drinks okay. not something I'd buy by the six pack, but not something I'm about to pour down the drain either. just meh.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 05:14:12 | More by silentjay
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New York

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In one of my rare trips to Jamestown, RI, finally found it.

Pours an amber color with a small white head, Aroma has a sweet malt, piney hops, some honey. Taste is some malt, hop bitterness, citrus. Kind of dry. Not a bad drinking beer but nothing to wait on

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2006 02:32:37 | More by kennyo
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-27-2013 23:22:04 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Trinity IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.