Congress Street IPA | Trillium Brewing Company

Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA
BA SCORE
4.5/5
2,087 Ratings
Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by TheAnk on 10-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#116
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
2,087
pDev:
6.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
598
Gots:
490
Trade:
3
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Photo of LeeeMare
2.75/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dadthew
3/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly bitter.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dunlap926
3/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of BradMatton13
3.1/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First time having this, fresh from the brewery too, delicious but dissapointed big time, good IPA but id just say good

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.25/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From bottle. Pour is extremely murky, dark golden amber, tight white head. Nose hits you from a distance with a big hop punch. Nose is a bit messy, lots of sugars and malt that aren't really tight but a huge citrus punch blasts the nose. Taste is the same, malt is very sporadic and unrefined, doesn't get too sweet but you can tell this is big. Hops really drown out any other flavor, full citrus blast with a hint of tea and a fairly light bitterness for the hop punch. Well carbonated and semi dry finish. Interesting beer, straight up citrus hop heads dream.

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Photo of Filabee
3.47/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of teromous
3.51/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Fort Point location. None of the cans in my four-pack had canned on dates on the bottom.

Appearance: The body is a light beige color with some dull hues of orange. The head is average sized with a thick, frothy, creamy composition. It leaves spotty lacing on the glass and it has decent retention. It's a good looking beer in the glass.

Aroma: The aroma is very light. There is a light bit of peach and some pineapple. Again the aromas are nice but they are so light that the nose has to hover over the glass for a long time to really pick them up.

Taste: It has a bit of a grassy taste with a bit of mint and lime. While drinking the beer for a while it starts to pick up a bit of under-ripe pineapple flavor. It has a touch of mango in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Low bitterness. It feels light bodied and a wet finish.

Overall: It's a pretty average tasting IPA. The aromas are nice but very faint. The flavor profile of the beer is pretty good although it is a bit mixed. It's good enough that I would still drink it again but it wouldn't be my first pick of Trillium beers or IPAs in general. I would recommend trying it out.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.54/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer is a light yellow with intense haze. Good thick white head but poor retention and little lacing.

The nose is wonderful. I thought I died and went to hop heaven. Beautiful lemony sweet citus with a little bit of earthy grass. I wanted to chug this beer right away based on the smell.

And then the taste... bwah bwah bwah. The flavor is lacking. Light citrus and pine but pretty watered down. It lingers like a glass of water with lemon with some bittering hops.

The mouth feel is sharp. Too much carbonation to enjoy the malt or the hops. Its like I was drinking a trapist ale.

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Photo of Mike1216
3.56/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A pounder can poured into a tulip appears a chalky golden color with a white cap that holds well fading leaving webby lace.

This smells minty to herbal almost cheesy with hops. Some pine resins to the point of almost being smokey which is weird.

The taste is aggressively bitter with pine resin, less fruit and more herbal/dank. As more sips are taken, it gets a bit like grapefruit juice.

This is medium to lighter in body with modest carbonation. Overall not a bad brew and im glad to try it but it seems like these trillium brews are super volatile and best consumed within a week of them being packaged.

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Photo of TheRossness
3.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.65/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.72/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMarinello
3.73/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.74/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Plissken
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jamis
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of _morandi_
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 2,087 ratings
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