Congress Street IPA | Trillium Brewing Company

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Congress Street IPACongress Street IPA
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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:
#112
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
2,165
pDev:
6.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Yellow orange and cloudy, but still somewhat see through, with lots of fine bubbled carbonation, and topped with 3 fingers of white, fluffy head. A nice lacing is left in the glass.

Smells of pineapple, catnip, oranges, and orange juice. Hints of spice and evergreen, but these are in the background.

The taste is amazing. Rich and complex and smooth, but really not at all overpowering. There are hints of diesel fuel, pine, orange juice, and pineapple, all smooth and balanced with a sweetness.

The feel is incredibly velvety, with rich and smooth carbonation, and a very little bitter puckering on the finish. It makes the brew feel palatable and not abrasive, like for me eating ice cream.

I picked this up today at the Canton Brewing site in the outskirts of Boston, MA. January 2nd, 2018. Unparalleled mouth feel from my perspective, and great taste.

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Pours a hazy cloudy, completely opaque orange color. Thick velvety white head dissipates somewhat but a residual one finger head remains on the beer even as its consumed.

Aroma has notes of orange, mango, nectarine, pineapples and a hint of citrus. Very aromatic with strong fruity notes.

Taste follows the nose with orange, peach, mango and pineapple. A hint of piney bitterness comes through on the back end into the finish. Cracker malt backbone come through on the back end. Mild hop bite on the back end, but very balanced.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth, with medium carbonation.

This is really the quintessential NE style IPA from Trillium. A fantastic beer and a fantastic NE styled IPA.

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one of--if not the best--showcasings of galaxy you can find.

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Congress Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 2,165 ratings
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