Congress Street IPA
Trillium Brewing Company

Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA
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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #45
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
99
Ranked #174
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 6.22%
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
2,157
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 09:55 PM
Added:
Oct 04, 2013
Wants:
  646
Gots:
  598
SCORE
99
World-Class
Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA
Notes: Our flagship American IPA highlights the distinctively aromatic Australian Galaxy hop. The nose bursts with pine, citrus rind, melon and pineapple. Pronounced flavors of peach, clementine, and tropical fruits are accentuated with moderate bitterness and balanced by a light, biscuity malt character.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Galaxy, Columbus
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Draft at the Fort Point Brewery.
Lovely Hazy pint with little head and some lacing. Nose is citrusy and a bit earthy and dank. Taste is delightful. Very hoppy and bitter but balanced nicely with the malt. Feels nice in your mouth, like you just want to hold it a while before you swallow. Overall a an outstanding IPA!
Friday at 09:55 PM
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Can dated 10/5/22 into pint glass. Pours a murky medium honey color with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is pine, pineapple, peach, and just a hint of bready sweetness. Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing, with noticeable prickly carbonation. Finish fades to a very nice pine and citrus bitterness. Overall, an excellent IPA that's somewhere between Old School and NEIPA.
Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by travolta from California

Nov 18, 2022
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Reviewed by jbolger from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11/1/22 Canned 10/5/22. The Trilliam Flagship IPA. Galaxy hops. 7.2% ABV. Hazy, tropical fruits. Very smooth & enjoyable. Head is somewhat weak. A Trillium favorite.
Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 16oz can. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of hops leaped out of the can and continues in the glass. Taste is hoppy and a bit of citrus. Feel is clean with a bit of hop oil feel. Overall it's a tasty IPA.
Sep 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by Primrose from New York

Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by petewheeler from Maryland

Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by cambabeer from New York

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio

Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
07/06/22. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Murky Arnold Palmer hue with 1-finger foamy white head with below average retention and spotty lacing.

S: Blasts of lemon, lime, guava, mango, peach, grapefruit, and orange with an herbal, honeysuckle note and a bit of malt sweetness. Esters are moderate and candy-fruity in nature.

T: Unapologetic flavor assault with lemon, lime, guava, peach, grapefruit, tangerine, and definite notes of honeysuckle and marijuana in the late palate and aftertaste. Esters are a little lower in intensity in the flavor but add the same candied fruit notes as the aroma. Bitterness is low-medium and alcohol is well-hidden. Delicious hazy IPA.

M: Medium-bodied with more dry finish than most NEIPAs.

O: A high-aroma, high-flavor NEIPA that is a superb example of the style and amazingly made it to my local store within a reasonable time! Thanks Wine Warehouse for spreading the delicious high-demand beer around.
Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.87/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Dominion Wine & Beer. Juicy , no hop stringency like some other Trillium beers. Cloudy faded orange. Low head. Dry, citrusy finish. Low aroma.
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks like watered down orange juice with opaque body and a medium collar of white bubbles. Nose is vaguely citrusy before a swirl. After, I get a punch of OJ when I first did this. Later attempts paired that scent with some floral tropical notes and an earthy bitterness.

First taste was earthy and very bitter, but that seemed an anomaly after a few more of them. It remained a bitter beer, but some balance returned. After some sips, the earthy to dirty nature wasn’t completely shook and firmed the base. Hints of grapefruit and orange rind act as lead-ins to pine in the form of both wood and dark green needles.

The evolution of this beer isn’t much, it’s pretty straightforward earthy and bitter to my palate.
Aug 04, 2022
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Rated by Beers-es from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap, a wonderful hazy IPA that hits all the right notes of Galaxy: tropical fruit, citrus and earthy herbs. Great stuff.
Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by metter98 from New York

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by kbrown from Ohio

Jul 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer was hazy yellow in color with a fluffy white one inch head crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose was initially fruity, but the bitterness came forward later.

Taste - The taste was initially pretty mild with notes of papaya and mango. The profile shifted to bitter lemon rind and pine notes. A light bready backbone was present. In many ways, it was like drinking liquid lemon rind. The bitterness of the lemon lingered. This tasted like a take-no-prisoners west coast IPA.

Mouthfeel - The body was huge, cloudy like a NEIPA. Carbonation was somewhat smothered by the body.

Overall - I was a bit surprised by the bitterness, but I liked it.
Jun 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by Quarantinehobby from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#127, good stuff!
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.66 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Piffler from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.58 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Eldyr from Texas

Mar 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
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