Trinity IPA - Trinity Brewhouse
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3.59/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is an opaque light amber. An inch of head settles to a nice quarter-inch cap after a minute. Really nice lacing and excellent retention.
Smells of sweet citrus and hops. It also smells a little malty.
Very hoppy and bitter on the front-end. It is borderline metallic. There is robust hop flavor but the sweetness mentioned in the nose does not really come through in the taste. There is a nutty and malty aftertaste that offers a little more complexity to the palate.
This has a great MF. Moderate carbonation with a great silkiness in texture. Light to medium body.
Overall I think this is a pretty good example of the style. Slightly bitter for my taste, but those who are all about the IBUs will like this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 22:12:56 | More by youngs11
4.6/5 rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-15-2013 20:28:17 | More by ddean
3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Review from notes taken a couple hours ago, 8/7/13
Appearance: Somewhere between medium orange and copper - some chill haze, but mostly clear - big, rocky, creamy, off-white head - very impressive retention, and some nice lacing - decidedly pretty
Smell: Light citrus, herbal, and grassy hops - oily grapefruit, rind, and some pith - orange rind as well - pine needles and mint - earthy and tea-like aromas - some caramel malt sweetness
Taste: Sharp, unexpectedly bitter citrus and pine - oily grapefruit rinds - orange rind and some lemon zest - dry pine needles - notably earthy, herbal, grassy, and spicy - cooked, caramelized malts, caramel malts, and some toasted grains - medium amount of sweetness - notably bitter, more than average bitterness
Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, nicely carbonated, earthy, bitter finish
Overall: Makes a little more sense now that I know this is supposed to be an English IPA
The hop profile in this is quite odd. It's not a blast of bitter citrus like most American IPAs. It's more herbal, earthy, and grassy, but it packs a bitter punch. I've been meaning to try beers from Trinity for a while, and this was not a bad choice.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2013 06:12:04 | More by angrybabboon
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A-Deep copper/orange. Hazy without lots of sediment. Tons of soapy head and lacing. Very good looking IPA.
S- Toasted malts and citrus. I even get a kind of nuttiness as well.
T- Bitter hop bite! WOW! Citrus hop flavor! sweet, but not too sweet. Mild malt flavor. I don't get the toasted notes in the taste as I did in the smell. This is a hop head's dream come true! An honor to see this came from Rhode Island!
M- Medium mouthfeel. Dry! I like how dry it is, but it's not the easiest thing to drink in the world.
Overall this is a great IPA. I really liked it! I just wish it had a high malt to hop ratio. I like my IPAs with a bigger malt presence. It was a flavorful hop bomb for sure. If I ever am in the mood for a big IPA, and happen to see this in Southern New England or in Rhode Island, I'll get it no problem!!!
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2013 02:44:01 | More by ThomasMetal75
Trinity IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.