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Sleeper Street | Trillium Brewing Company

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Sleeper StreetSleeper Street

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Following in the footsteps of our other “Street” IPA’s, Sleeper shares the same base grains while placing the unique El Dorado hop at center stage. Opaque orange-yellow in color with floral aromas of lime zest, grapefruit peel, pine sap, and candied orange. Juicy, hop-driven flavors of bright citrus, melon, and herbal pine are balanced with medium bitterness, fluffy mouthfeel, and dry finish.

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

HOPS: El Dorado, Columbus

Added by JCTetreault on 03-28-2014

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Photo of Sabtos
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange, slightly hazy, but decent clarity for a Trill brew, with a large fluffy, active white head.

All sorts of citrus abounds on the nose, along with some cucumber melon, juniper, and herbal qualities, with a faint, light pine.

A spicy taste up front quickly settles down to orange blossom, lemon, pine, green peppercorn, and a surprisingly bready finish for a Trillium beer, making this drinkable in a more Germanic way in an odd sense.

Frothy and zippy with a medium body, semi-wet.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottom of can says 07/07/16.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Super juicy aroma almost smells like Froot Loops. I almost don't want to call it hoppy because there's not really any piney or "green" characteristic, it's all sweet fruit juice.

T- Very cohesive flavor profile with more juicy hops, some malt sweetness and a restrained bitterness. Incredibly easy to drink for the ABV. Some lingering resins on the palate in the aftertaste.

M- Somewhat sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Even at a month old, this IPA's still got plenty of life in it. One of the most approachable offerings I've had from Trillium and definitely ranks up there with one of my favorites from them.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz tallboy can. canned on date of 07/07/2016.

poured into JK wine stem.

Appearance: Opaque yellow orange body with a large head. Head has really good staying power and leaves heavy lacing on the glass as it drops down to a thick cap.

Smell: Awesome nose on this IPA; unique and complex. Interesting mix of citrus orange zest, lime zest, juicy grapefruit and juicy clementines. Melon rind, tropical fruits, dank, herbal, spicy, zest hops with some fresh cut grass. Intense aromas that are smooth and robust.

Taste: Moderate bitterness balanced with mild sweetness. Even though this is an IPA it drinks at a bitterness level of an APA because of the balance that is struck between malt and hops. Sweet oranges, pineapples, and lime zest. Herbal, zesty, and dank hops. Finishes with a lingering lightly bitter and dry pine note. Also a pleasant lime zest note that lingers with even more intensity than the pine.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel with a light dryness on the backend. Very drinkable.

Overall: I really liked this IPA. Really nice hop combo that makes some really unique hops aromas and flavors. I realize that this beer is a month old, but I really think its still pretty tasty. I do prefer my hoppy beer to be much fresher than this, but this beer is still pretty delicious.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is a little more orange in color, closer to rust colored than many of their other more washed out pale looking beers, but its still incredibly hazy, and holds a puffy white head nicely. the nose is great, el dorado they say, but to me i get more of a citrus kick than i am used to from that hop, grapefruit flesh without the bitter zest in the nose, but the flavor packs more bitterness than any of these do, at least for my palate. the delicate summery citrus fruit and tropical vibe vanishes midway through and turns almost harshly bitter, certainly in comparison with many of their others. there is a bit more of a malt flavor and body to this one too, nutty a little bit, short of caramelized on the sugars, but concentrated and big enough to not be lost to the hops in here. there is also a slight glimpse of the alcohol strength of this, mostly when it warms up, but it fits nicely in the context of everything else going on. while this is still hazy and intense aromatically, i really think this is more of a compromise with the more traditional ipa types. still with the trillium attributes, but more in line with what some other breweries are doing. i liked this one a lot, but it has far less drinkability than some of the less bitter trillium offerings.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange body with only a slight haze and a few floaters. Aroma is some citrus zest and a dash of tropical fruit hops. The flavor is very juicy and interesting; citrus juice, hints of lime, a dash of tropical fruit. The feel is juicy, slick, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Really nice IPA with big juicy flavor.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to rob for hooking up this bottle. getting a little long in the tooth with a 6/8 born on date, but I will be brave.

the age definitely shows as this has a noticeable malt presence but all is not lost as a nice candied hop still cuts through making for a tasty ipa. not my favorite from trillium but perhaps I would dig fresher...I am certain I would. good beer bit drink em if ya got em from 6/8.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks a bit lighter than a typical Trillium IPA (less cloudy). Much more crisp and less grassy than the nose or taste would make you expect. I might just be spoiled but Congress St. is much better.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, sampled about a week after bottling

Pours a murky orange color with a small creamy white head, looks like unfiltered juice. Smells of mango, papaya. passionfruit & citrus hops. Tastes of juicy mango and passionfruit with a finish of resin and fresh mint. Medium body, gritty murky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice citrus-forward IPA.

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Photo of gcasher
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can
Mowed the lawn and weeded in the heat. Poured amber with white bubbly head. Luminescence in the sun. A beautiful beer. Smelled sweetly of hops. The taste was much like the aroma, but with a dank bitter follow through. This ale was like a comfortable blanket wrapping me up in fresh hop awesomeness.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance is golden orange with a tight white head, leaves some nice lacing. pretty good looking brew but not a huge fan of the clumps of sediment on the first pour.... looking into the bottle I see massive globs floating on around on the bottom.

big orange on the nose, some tropical scents coming through, super dank earthyness and a touch of pine. caught a fat whiff of this the second i popped it - nice stuff here! candied orange note comes through the clearest on the palate, bready malt, gummy sweetness and a subtle pine on the finish.... could definitely be cleaner. mouthfeel leaves something to be desired - a bit thin. overall a flavorful and crisp IPA, this goes down easy on a hot day and is quite refreshing, cheers!

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smell is mango, a little dankness, mandarin orange, and tropical fruit. Taste is light tropical fruit flavor, mango, and moderate bitterness. A solid IPA, reminds me somewhat of Todd the Axe Man

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle
Cloudy yellow, thin white head
Big citrusy and pineape aroma.
Dank citru pineapple flavor, some floral hops on the back end.
Fruity floral excellence.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sleeper St

A- light yellow murky body with solid foam and fair lacing
S- sweet hop scent followed by a mild vinegar theme. Pineapple meshes with the exit. It's a light scent and unique
T- faint tropical hops with a sweet flavor profile. Bitter on the exit and fluffy during the process
M- light fluff
O- soft is an understatement for this IPA. Extremely drinkable for the alcohol content. Interesting to say the least

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Photo of Stevem68
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy honey orange color. Aroma is delicious citrus with a light crisp refreshing note. Flavor is juicy citrus with a hoppy aftertaste and a smooth ran finish. This is so drinkable and overall this this really delicious.

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Photo of jhavs
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle, poured into stemless wine glass.

Look: Yellow, bit of haze, not as hazy as a lot of Trillium hoppy brews, white frothy head, slowly settles into a ring around the glass, lots of lacing.

Smell: Big bursting whiff of tropical fruits, pineapple and mango up front, bright.

Taste: A bit different than what I was expecting. Pineapple, tropical, I get minimal bitterness and minimal malt backing.

Feel: Moderate level of carbonation, medium body. Pretty crisp, clean.

Overall: I like this, but not quite as much as many of the hoppy Trillium offerings. Luckily, all of theirs are great.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellowish gold with a white frothy head.

Aroma of pineapple, lots of pineapple, citrus, orange and grapefruit at the end.

Much better taste than the Melcher Street I had earlier today. Very little bitterness up front, citrus flavors follow.
Good mouthfeel, not big and also not too thin.
Light carbonation, no grainy aftertaste.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - more translucent and most Trillium beers. Has a dull hazy glow.

S - the aroma hit me hard from the moment I opened the bottle. One of the stronger points of this beer. Lemon, lime, piney citrus. Bitter fruit rinds.

T - lots of faintly tart lime and candied orange. Definitely getting the melon with a pungent pine blast. Spicy grapefruit. Tingling hop bitterness dances on the tongue but isn't too persistent. Pleasant.

F - lighter than other Trillium stuff, but just as soft. They sure have that velvet nailed down.

O - I've only had the double dry hopped version, so it's good to try the base beer. Limes are still there and it seems more balanced. But that was part of the DDH charm!

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Photo of Dope
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

03/03/16 bottling date.

A: Very cloudy golden pour. Almost orange actually. Tall frothy white head. Great head retention and thick soapy tendrils of lacing left behind.

S: Huh, limes? Sweet oranges too. Very citrusy.

T: More of the same, lots of citrus. Oranges and limes and grapefruit now. Some spicy pine in the middle and finish with a little wave of bitterness.

M: Soft, medium body. VERY soft and smooth.

O: Great IPA. Strong, sharp citrus hop flavors but well balanced. Not very bitter but quite dry. Great soft body makes for excellent drinkability. Really top notch if you like refreshing, balanced and citrusy IPAs.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/1/16

A: Tangerine orange at the core with some honey around the edges - hazy, of course - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap and small collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Fruity, vaguely candy-like - some nice citrus, with tangerine and orange - floral citrus - lightly herbal and resious, lightly dank, touch of pine - mild but very interesting array of other fruity flavors, including cherry, peach, pear, and passion fruit - some pale malts and a light sweetness

T: Lightly fruity and super drinkable - relatively mild bitterness - tangerine and orange flesh, juice - grapefruit zest - passion fruit, peaches, melon, lime, and berry flesh - lightly herbal, green notes - pale malts at the base, light grains, light bread - clean finish with some dryness

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, mostly clean finish except for some lingering hops

O: "El Dorado" translates to "The Dorado"

This is an IPA from Trillium. Need I say more? I'm not particularly blown away by the use of El Dorado, but it works well. This actually drinks less like a tropical fruit juice and more like a beer, so I guess that is a plus.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. No bottling or expiration date but it was probably between Feb-March 2016. Sampled on March 31, 2016.

It pours hazy medium yellow with a modest off-white head that lingers some and laces some.

The aroma is pine, pineapple, citrus, and juicy. Low malt profile but I get a little bread.

Medium body.

The flavor is mostly about the hops with with an herbal quality. Any malt character is deep down under it all but what I get is a little toasty. Moderate dry bitterness to finish. Another one from Trillium that hop heads will enjoy.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Typical trillium golden and super hazy.
Aroma is faint but pleasant orange and lemon with some dank pine as well.
Flavor is similar with a bit of pineapple as well.
A bit more tingling bitterness than usual for trillium, still big silky mouthfeel though.
Good beer, lacking in hop punch for a trillium ipa though. Double dry hopped version is a big step up.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is wicked easy drinking for a 7.2%. A little thin but very tasty and smooth. Poured nicely in my hill farmstead tulip and is def a very solid offering from trillium.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle dated 03/03/16

Pours an opaque golden color with a frothy off-white head. Smells like lime zest, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, melon, fresh pine, and dank earthy grass. Tastes like lime and pineapple, orange and grapefruit, melon rind, fresh pine, dank grass, with a zesty bitter finish. Feels medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Overall another unique and great IPA from Trillium.

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Photo of Jason
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown bottle, sample purchased at store. Held bottle in personal fridge in hopes it would clear up a little bit.

Hazed out dull golden beige hue, sudsy lace from the wheat and dextrine. Big citrus in the nose with a botanical zest, evergreen, green tea, and cumquat nose. Mealy smooth mouthfeel, similar to a lot of beers from Trillium. Not clean. Grassy citrusy hop flavor meets a dry pulling flour-like finish. Honeydew rind, faint birch, dried grass, and a nutty yeast in the middle. The only thing that pops in this brew is the hop flavor but it gets muddled with the body and flour-like maltiness.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, with a thin, white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Tropical notes galore, hint of dankness.
T: Similar to the nose. Very tropical. Citrus notes burst in the mouth. Has a mild dank finish. Yum!
M: Medium carbonation, slightly dry/bitter finish.
O: Very good IPA!

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