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Trinity IPA - Trinity Brewhouse

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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Rhode Island, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bewley on 08-18-2005

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Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice big 1.5 finger fizzy head that fades semi slowly with some sticky lacing over slightly hazy yeast chunked pale straw colored beer.

Nose has earthy grassy very slight herbal UK style hops, not the hedgerow style I really don't like though, just a light earthy, grassy, slight vegetative bitter hops, and very slight grainy malts.

Taste starts with an ale flavor, a light pale malt, some grainy malts and a bit sweet, then some hops, a nice bitterness, hops bring a bit of earthy tastes, very slightly spicy at first, fluffy, slightly juicy, some light bready malts. As it finishes it gets pretty bitter, almost astringent, light spicy hops, plenty more earthy slight grassy hops, a bit dry with a slight yeast and long grassy straw like taste. Late on the finish it starts to get salty and briny that make it a bit weird, maybe salts in the water, or the hop astringency just makes it taste salty.

Mouth is med bodied, good carbonation.

Overall not bad, the hops were pretty good and didn't get that herbal Hedgerow bittering hops I don't like, they were decent grassy and earthy hops, little juicy and spicy, nice malts to back it up a bit, a nice ale flavor, but the yeast seems to change it a bit.

Photo of beals
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: light copper / very-pale brown with 2+ fingers of fluffy off-white head. decent lacing.

S: sweet malt and a mix of piney and floral hops.

T: biscuity malt, most evident at the finish accompanied by bordering-on-astringent bitterness. overall hop presence is muted, but since it's an English IPA, that sounds about right.

M: good amount of carbonation for the style, body also appropriate. astringency at the finish leaves the mouth feeling a little dry.

O: just noticing now that it's 7%. wouldn't have noticed from the aroma or taste -- they blend it well. i would have guessed 5%, maybe 6% max. given that and the astringency, i don't think i'd have more than one of these in a session. i've had this beer at Trinity on-tap, and remember it being tastier than this bottled version.

Photo of silentjay
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of steve8robin
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Found this bottle at a RI beer store. Never tried anything from Trinity yet. 12oz bottle, best before June 2011...

A: A murky light copper color with a small white head that fades quickly. Decent.

S: Smells of a maltiness with a hint of bitter piney hop. Some earthy flavors hidden in. Ok.

T: A very dry spicy bitterness with an almost peppery taste. Grapefruit in the middle and some bitter wateriness on the backend. Very dry and bitter, but almost not in a flattering way. Decent.

M: Medium body with a good carbonation. A very dry finish. Good.

D: The super dry taste makes this harder here. Ok.

All in all, this is so dry that it seems to take away from the brew. An earthy hoppy metallic type dry. Not really worth hunting, but if you like Trinity, give it a try when you're at the brewhouse. Many better IPAs.

Photo of Fluke828
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice pale copper color into an SA perfect pint glass with gorgeous lacing and a serious 1+ finger head. Smells of bountiful floral bouquets with citrusy and piny resin aromas. Taste isn't quite on par with smell, has the herbal and floral for sure but also a faint bitterness that is very well balanced that wasn't detectable in the nose. Feels very smooth going down, crispy with the mild bitter finish, again very well balanced. This brew is very drinkable, crisp, and refreshing, sure to satisfy on a hot day. Had this while I was cooking up a dinner with copious amounts of garlic and spiciness and it went very well with the few bites I had as I was cooking away. Nothing too overpowering, bitterness was balanced by floral and fruitiness, overall nothing that blew me away but nothing terribly disappointing either.

Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Best By: March 2011

Pours a nice cloudy orangy color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a nice hop note, some nice citrus notes, slight pine note. The taste is very nice malty, with a very nice hop note, nice balance, citrus, and some slight pine notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is my first Trinity brew, and it's very nice. Thanks Mark.

Photo of Vdubb86
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a SA perfect pint glass

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for letting me get my hands on more than one RI brewery

This beer pours a cloudy copper color with a nice ecru froth to top it all off. The aroma is much more caramel based than most IPAs I'm used to...oh this is an EIPA, that would explain that. The aroma given off is most similar to an orange marmalade with some sugary sweet fruit notes to go along with the malt base. The flavor is still plenty bitter from the hops but has a nice brown sugar flavor with the orange citrus notes. The mouthfeel is a tad on the dry side for my liking but it's not unpalatable. There is nothing special or outstanding about this beer but, it is overall a quality brew

Photo of BearsOnAcid
2.91/5  rDev -18.5%
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?

Photo of tinusch
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle poured into a 16-oz. pilsner glass. Not ideal glassware, but... do dishes on a Sunday? One of Little Rhody's precious few microbreweries, and a familiar IPA I see often but typically overlook in favor of my preferred hop-bombs.

A: A dull, cloudy orange haze capped by about 1/4" of fizzy white head. Dissipated very quickly with a modest trail of lace in its wake. Fairly dull appearance, but cozily inviting in its own way. Looks like frothy honey.

S: Butter, caramel. A rich, buttery maltiness right up front, with a soft, floral piney hop presence tickling the underside of it. Mostly rich and malty, but the hops make a brief but assertive cameo on the other end. Very pleasant. The hops seem to become a little more noticeable as the beer warms.

T: Follows the smell for the most part, but maybe leaning a little more in the hop direction. Warm, buttery malts right upfront are very quickly complemented by a wave of mild, sweet piney citrus, which gradually fades back into a mostly malty, biscuity aftertaste. The 7% abv makes a brief appearance after the maltiness, but is immediately swept away by that hoppy undercurrent nearly the moment it's detected. Impressively well-balanced and satisfying.

M: Full-bodied and thick, swells up on the tongue and oozes right down your throat leaving an oily, sticky presence that lingers. Moderately-carbonated, which helps cut through the slight syrupiness, leaving an overall very satisfying impression on the palate.

D: A hearty, malty IPA that holds together very well. Well-balanced and a good departure from my usual go-to hop-bombs. Probably a bit too rich and filling to squash too many in one sitting. I tend to criminally overlook this solid IPA, probably because it's so common in these parts, but it grows on me a little bit more each time I try it. Not quite in my list of all-time favorite IPAs, but always a good choice.

Photo of flexabull
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of TheManiacalOne, thanks again!

Pours a cloudy orange color, with a nice big white head.

Aromas are of hard candies, a little bit dusty, with some earthy hop notes as well.

Taste is of mineral hops, Light hard candy like malts are in the background, but they are faint. This isn't overly flavorful, and what flavors I taste, are just light bitter hops. This beer kind of lacks flavor and balance.

Mouthfeel is so so, kind of thin at first, but it has a decent finish.

Drinkability is ok. This isn't a bad IPA, but it's not a great one either. Kind of average...

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Mooring in Newport, RI.

A: Poured a hazy, coppery golden amber color with a on-finger head of frothy white foam. Not the best retention and little lacing to speak of.

S: Citrus fruits, fresh pine needle droppings and a slightly sweet roasted aroma comes through the hop resin.

T: Good, toasted English malts and mildly sweet graininess up front, the hop resins soon take over the palate. Smooth, citrusy hop oils make up the flavor, which washes down with a fruity, floral and herbal hop bitterness.

M: Medium-full bodied and made a bit sticky from the hop resins. Flavors cloy together slightly.

D: A pretty good English IPA and one might argue dangerously drinkable at 7% ABV. The strength of the brew is not measured by its alcohol flavor, but rather the hop content. Mellow enough to have a couple, but not the most exciting or balanced English IPA you could probably find.

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of orcasteve
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tulip glass, poured a cloudy orangeish color with a 4 finger head that is a creamy thick white color that is sticking around for awhile. the smell is floral and citrisey hops and fresh baking breed. the first drink is ritch breedy malt up front then floral hops in the midle and a lingering piney hop bite that leaves a plesent after taste that wont go away. as it warms the beer gets slighty sweeter and the piney flavor is still strong but gets i tuch more citrusey. this is a beer i would drink often if it were avalable hear.

Photo of alleykatking
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a slightly hazy orangish amber color with an off white head that is thick and creamy, about 2 full fingers. The retention is quite nice and the lace is thick and full

S-the nose is lighter and quite balanced. A fair amount of pale malts and roasted barley up front. Light notes of lemon, herbal tea leaves, and grapefruit at the finish

T-the taste follows the nose pretty spot on. Roasted barley and pale malts balanced but light hops in the back. Herbal hop presence and notes of lemon and grapefruit. A very light bitterness at the finish

M-medium body, smooth on the palate. Light to medium carbonation and a little syrupy on the mouth.

D-this is a pretty easy to drink IPA with a lot of balance. A definite malt presence in this beer but it still leans towards the hops. Light bitterness in the finish.

Photo of ShogoKawada
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler into Portsmouth tulip. Stopped in today after work and picked this up, $11 w/ $2 growler deposit. Living in RI for seven years now and this was my first time @ Trinity... lol. I've had this in bottles before (it's the only beer they distribute).

A- Moderate 'pssht' when the growler was uncapped. Beer pours darker than most IPAs, a rich amber/caramel. Moderate sandy head, 1cm, settles into a thin veil of bubbles and leaves sticky icky lacing down the sides.

S- Pine resin hops come through strong with a caramel malt base close behind. Sweet, a bit of spice to follow.

T- Follows the nose.. pine resin, a bit of spicy/peppery hops and a bit of orange rind. Strong malt backbone, not overpowering but def. assertive. Earthy/musty, but in a good way.

M- Great balance, good carbonation, held up pretty well in the growler. Comes across with a stronger malt in the growler than in the bottles, although hops seem a bit more potent here too.

D- A more intense beer in the growler than in the bottle, I really liked this. It's a shame I've slept on this for so long.. I see myself picking up a growler on a pretty frequent basis. I enjoyed this more than the bottle version.

Photo of RevereBeer
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewpub in a pint glass. Pours a nice hazy amber with a decent head and good lace.

The nose is mostly pine and flora hops. Bittering hops are also detectable and some sweetness as well. A powerful aroma which was very pleasant.

Citrus, pine and floral hops. Bitter, but well balanced with a sweet caramel maltiness. This IPA has a powerful taste overall, but it was really enjoyable. The high alcohol content wasn't noticeable at all.

Medium carbonation and sweet, but still pretty light and drinkable. So well balanced that I feel like I could go for a few of these in a row. Quite hoppy, but the alpha acids aren't overwhelming which makes for a really nice drink.

Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle poured into my shaker glass. The IPA appears a hazed copper color with about a finger of off white head. Aromas and flavors consist of pine notes, citrus, mainly lemon, toasted bread, sweet malt, some orange. Amply carbonated with a medium body and a crisp bitter finish. Pretty tasty.

Photo of GJ40
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Photo of nlmartin
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came my way from the ManicalOne as part of the Little Guy Tribute Bif. Thanks man this is exactly what I wanted!... The beer was served chilled in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slieghtly hazy amber coloration. The head of the beer is 1/4 inch high with biege coloration. Good head retention. The lacing of the beer leaves a trail clinging to my glass.

Smell: A melange of toasted caramel bready tones mix with a pleasing floral, citrus hops and pine toned hops. Very nice!

Taste: This is a very well balanced IPA. The hops are as expected from the aroma. The citrus hops come in toward the end and are very subdued. The malty caramel backbone of this beer elevates this beer drinking experience. Very nicely done!...

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is on the thin side of medium bodied. The beer is very smooth and well balanced. This beer isnt a hop bomb and wasnt meant to be one either. I think the brewer tried for and achieved a very well balanced IPA. Just an excellent treat!

Photo of Jayli
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep clear amber/brown color with a 2 finger of off white head that fades to a film relatively quickly. Some thin wispy lacing is left on the glass throughout. Nose is of sweet caramel malts and a healthy dose of floral hops and a hint of some citrus hops. Taste is of caramel malts upfront, possibly some molasses. Hops presence hits in the middle to end - nice rich floral hops and a piney character that I didn't detect in the nose. Finish has a citrus hops bite to it. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice clean taste to it with a dry finish. This is a great one to sit with though the ABV sneaks up on you.

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy orange copper pour with a big fluffy offwhite head with decent retention. Soft sticky lacing.

Hop aromas were floral, pine and citrus, but not overwhelming. A toasty caramel breadiness and slight fruitiness from the yeast complemented the hop aroma. A hopped up English IPA.

The hops are very pleasant citrus and floral with a nice bitterness that builds. Hints of pine and citrus grace the finish. I get a bit of apple fruitiness from the yeast. The malts give a nice toasty caramel breadiness and really balances out the hops, creating a beer that is focused on being a great well-rounded, drinkable beer.

Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, dry with a long smooth finish.

A very complex and well balanced IPA. A New England approach to English IPA (hoppier than most traditional English IPAs, which is good news in my book). The Kent Golding hops are used to perfection to create this hoppy bitter brew, that is not overwhelmingly hoppy or bitter. simply a very solid and drinkable IPA. One of my local favorites.

It is also extremely delicious when they have it on cask (even smoother and more complex).

Photo of edchicma
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Trinity IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
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