A Street IPA | Trillium Brewing Company

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A Street IPAA Street IPA
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4.18/5
Exceptional
A Street IPAA 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:
A Street IPA shows off a hazy faded golden orange appearance, and invites you in with the aromas of lemon grass, citrus zest and slight pineapple. Citrus notes continue to the palette, along with cantaloupe and a firm bitterness, to balance this beer. It's medium body and lingering finish leaves a reminder of these delightful Amarillo hops, beckons for another sip.

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

HOPS: Amarillo, Columbus

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
261
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 261
Photo of JA_26
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Trillium beer I've had. Pretty good - nice slightly hazy orange color, plenty of citrus and a little grassy smell in the aroma, nicely balanced bitterness - all in all a very nice brew.

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Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, 12/26/18 stamped on the bottom...

Typical TBC hazed/cloudy look, leaving nice looking fine ringed sheeting and scattered lacing.

Faint chives, smoke and fruit on the sniff.

Ripe tropicals, again mild chives and lemongrass on the palate, tasty, dry and enjoyable IPA....well worth a try

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/11/19

A: Golden orange - hazy, as expected - pours with a small to medium sized off white head, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Juicy and fruity, of course - lots of citrus, with big tangerine and orange aromas - some grapefruit as well - some green and herbal hops - tropical notes, touch of Hawaiian punch, pineapple slices, melon - some peach as well - pale malts at the base

T: Potent tangerine and orange notes, orange creamsicle - notes of grapefruit - green hops and herbal notes - additional fruits in this orange smoothie, including peach, pineapple, melon, and some faint hints of mango, apple, and white grape - low bitterness - pale malts at the base, fairly neutral

M: Medium-ish body, medium to low carbonation, smooth, finishes with lingering hops

O: A Street? The Street? Who Street?

I generally enjoy Amarillo hops, but the hoppy flavor here does not really scream "Amarillo." But it's good, as are all these Trillium "Street" beers. The DDH A Street is definitely better and better highlights Amarillo.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CAN acquired at Trillium. 16 fl oz format. Standard pull-tab. Minimalist white & grey label.

"India Pale Ale." 7.2% ABV.

Served fresh and cold into a nonic pint glass.

HEAD: ~5cm in height. Off-white colour. On the thinner side in terms of consistency, but not weak. ~5 minute retention. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Turbid orange. Somewhat vibrant. No yeast/lees are visible within. Translucent. Nontransparent.

An appealing look for an IPA, filtered or not. Could be more vibrant, and could offer a creamier fuller head, but it's generally enticing, sure.

Appears well carbonated.

AROMA: I'm not getting a lot, actually; aromatic intensity is rather low for an IPA. Subdued hop oils/resins, floral hop aromatics, faint nectar, juiciness, something fruity from the melon family (Cantaloupe, I guess), and vague citrus without any acidity.

Doesn't scream freshness or pungency, but it's generally appealing. More a pale ale aroma than an IPA aroma.

TASTE: Amarillo is not well showcased - which is a shame since it's easily my favourite hop. Lacks the overt resins of Amarillo. Instead, it's floral, melony, and vaguely fruity, lacking hop pungency, depth of flavour, and complexity (or at least, lacking them to the extent you'd expect in a top tier IPA).

Wheat and pale malt lend this its malt backbone. I don't know that it's better for not having been filtered.

I do like the melon, but this finishes slightly warm in terms of alcohol, which is odd in a 7.2% ABV.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, soft, well-carbonated, and of adequate thickness and heft on the palate.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable, but it's not a good showcase for my favourite hop nor does it seem better merely because they used wheat and didn't filter it. This was my second Trillium beer and I preferred Vicinity (my first). I can't say I'd wait in line and/or pay $16+ per 4 pack for it, but I'm glad I got to try it and it's certainly above average. If you dig melony beers, this might be for you, but - chalk it up to personal taste - I was hoping for a more resinous beer that really committed to Amarillo hops.

C+ (3.17) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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07/08/18 cracking open another can from the 4-pack after a 4 day break from drinking. Coming into this fresh:

Has a nice body colour and a thin weak head. Nothing special to look at.

Taste hits on cantaloupe, subdued mango, and melon atop a thin backbone of 2-row. It's balanced but rather muted in terms of hop pungency, failing to showcase Amarillo hops well. Drinks more like a pale ale than an IPA, which I guess is a compliment in terms of its drinkability.

It's nice enough for what it is, but I'm scratching my head over all this Trillium hullabaloo. If in the mood for an IPA, I'd much sooner reach for widely distributed expressions of the style such as Bear Republic's Racer 5, Ballast Point's Sculpin, or the like.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
Fruity albeit indistinct.

Low B- / WORTHY

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can.

Pours cloudy gold with a short-lived head of white. Lacing and retention is minimal. Mildly hoppy in the nose with shades of grapefruit, orange, and crushed aspirin. Medium bodied with a lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Melons on the palate with some faint lime on the fade. Zero malt with minimal bitterness. Finishes quick with fading fruit pith.

Probably my least favorite Trillium hoppy beer. The Amarillo hop is subdued and just not worthy of top billing.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 5/22/2018. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a cloudy, orange-brown color with a half finger of creamy, ecru-colored head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin sheen of like-colored lacing. It has a dank aroma of onion, sweet malt, lemon, grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. The taste is outstanding: lots of dank pine and bitter grapefruit and lemon balanced with bready malt, a touch of pepper, and just a hint of caramel. The Columbus and Amarillo hops add bitterness but without a strong bite. All of the flavors are nicely balanced. This ale features a pleasant, creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation, and its 7.2% ABV gives it a lot of character but doesn't distract from the flavor and feel. Overall, this is an excellent American IPA - nicely balanced and fun to drink. I can see why it's so well thought of.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Jeff, thanks for the hookup.
Cloudy hazy dark yellow color with a bib bubbled white head that dissipates quickly. Lemon pine fruit earth grass. Not my favorite from them

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Photo of gcamparone
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow orange body, small head that reduces to a ring of retention and little lacing.

Aromas are malty and breadt with zesty, peppery hops. Taste is piney and peppery with a heavy malt caramel backbone, kettle hops give it a bit of bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a tulip
Canned 8/9/17

A- pours a murky golden-orange color with a one-finger creamy white head with good retention

S- aroma isn't as pronounced as most of their IPA's, notes of grass, earthy/herbal hops, undertones of pineapple

T- citrus zest and pith up front, followed by some green mint leaf notes, herbal and earthy hops, peppery, finishes semi-dry with some spicy notes

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- a little rough around the edges and muted at times

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Photo of kevanb
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, purchased at the brewery, known to be fresh, poured into Trillium Congress Street willibecher glass. Enjoyed on 4.1.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a very hazy and cloudy copper color, orange hues with two fingers of white head with good retention and lace. The aroma is nice, overripe tropical fruits, lots of spicy citrus peel with citrus juice, lots of piney bitterness, pretty green and earthy with some soft pale dough and a bit of mineral water. The flavors match the nose well, lots of citrus peel, bitter, spicy, with some tangy tropical fruits and a ton of bitterness, lots of earthy and sappy pine, leafy green hop with just a light reminder of pale grain. The mouthfeel is good, coating with a very crisp and lively texture, plenty of carbonation with a very bitter finish.

Verdict: A good IPA from Trillium, not one of their best, very bitter, very green, not so balanced and quite aggressive all things considered. The flavors feel a bit bland, very one dimensionally bitter and green with just a touch of fruit flavors to counterbalance.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good bit more dank and bitter than most of the Trillium juice bombs. A touch thin on the feel, but still glides. Digging this one. A nice change of pace.

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Photo of wedge
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can stamped 09-AUG-17

Cloudy orange topped with a short creamy head. Tangerine, mango, weed, and an oily, peppery hop edge in the nose. Colorful fruity hop flavor with a green spruce-y element. Apricot, melon, orange peel, pineapple, earthy grass, woody resins, and a bit of grain. Definitely an interesting hop profile. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy feel. Solid.

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Photo of digboy
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can dated 8/9/17 (10 days old)

Pours a cloudy, somewhat muted orange gold color. one finger dense frothy head settles down to a film with spotty lacing.

Aroma is bright at first but quickly dies down to become weak in smell. Notes of grapefruit, lemon grass, pineapple and orange in there - a nice mix IMO.

Taste is well balanced with light amounts of sweet malt in the background with a steady dose of floral and tropical hop flavors - similar to smell with a base of sweet hops and a touch of citrusy tartness layered on top.

Feel is unsticky, a surprising amount of seltzer, and just the right amount of smoothness. Very refreshing feel.

This is really an outstanding beer - not over the top tropical hops like many of their other ones (unsurprising since this is not a DDH) but it is a fantastic entry compared to so many other breweries trying to make this very same beer. The flavor profile and the feel come togther great. May be my favorite non-DDH IPA from them.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.Canned on 09-AUG-17.

L- Fluffy white colored head that stands 1 finger width tall,with very good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy amber colored body with low clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.High amount of carbonation,with a low amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get mostly tropical fruit notes,mango and pineapple,with tangerine,and peach in the background.Subtle notes of pale malt for balance.

T- The palate follows the nose with a delicate hop bite up front,tropical fruits in the middle,and some citrus and bready malts on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is medium bodied,with a chalky texture.High amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a dry finish.

O- This is a damn fine IPA.Perfect balance of hops,and malts.I will definitely drink this one again,and recommend to all the hop and IPA lovers.

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Photo of Damian
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Drank on tap at Trillium Brewing Company, Canton, MA
Served in a tulip

Cloudy yellow ochre appearance. The beer was capped by a small, frothy, off-white film that quickly dissolved. A tiny collar encircled the liquid.

The aroma was shockingly subtle. Most hoppy Trillium beers have an amazing bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit notes, but I had to try really hard to get anything from this. Subtle citrus presence. Orange and tangerine dominated. Bit of peach and mango too. Even as the beer warmed, the nose stayed very muted.

Unlike the aroma, the flavor profile was fairly punchy. Zesty citrus notes were apparent. Loads of orange peel. Somewhat pithy and bitter. Ruby red grapefruit also came through strong. More pithy, bitter orange rind on the back end and the finish. The rind-like notes lingered after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was definitely the most impressive aspect of this beer. It was fuller bodied for the style and contained a super fine, zippy effervescence that lent the beer an amazing creamy, frothiness. Super soft and supple on the palate.

Out of all the Trillium beers I have tried, only a few have been misses. While not specifically "bad" in any regard, A Street IPA was one of their most forgettable.

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Photo of cmurphy7
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the look on this beer is beautiful. a rich golden hazy. the smell is more subtle than some of their more fruity IPAs. The taste is strong, but doesn't have that lingering hoppy aftertaste that is typical of Trillium brews. overall a solid brew, probably in the top 1/3 of their options.

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Photo of Boccu
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden orange
With a nice white head that fades quickly. Very light lacing. Aroma pineapple, hops and dank. Taste follows with citra , liodxnk and passion fruit. Another beast by trillium.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/13 . A nice deep orange color, opaque with a half inch head after pouring from the can into a Teku glass. Not much lacing. Smells mostly floral but there are some nice citrusy notes. Taste is more floral than juicy with a lasting bitterness and oily finish. A full bodied beer that has noticeable but not overpowering carbonation and a dry finish. Very lucky to have somewhat regular access to Trillium. This is another top notch beer! Happy National Beer Day!

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Photo of tigg924
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, gold in color with 2/3 inch head. Taste is herbal and floral hops, with light lemon and grapefruit. Liight bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Above average, but not really on par with the other beers in the Street series. Good by most breweries, but I feel spoiled by Trillium and this one is worth trying but glad I did not get a full four pack.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 03/13/17

Pours cloudy hazy opaque amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like candied citrus, dried orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, apricot, pineapple, mango, caramelized bready malts, with spicy dank floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Tastes like ruby red grapefruit, candied citrus, dried orange peel, lemon, pineapple, mango, apricot, caramelized bready malts, with spicy dank floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale orange in color with a bit under a finger of white head, pretty typical compared to other Trillium beers. Aroma is lemony, herbal, and a bit spicy. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma but focuses on the lemony and spicy aspects. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall a solid beer but not my favorite from Trillium.

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Photo of huddyball
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My least favorite Trillium offering to date. Nose is malty with some saison/Belgian yeast characteristics. The brew pours a translucent honey with a nice head. Good lacing, but I really prefer my my IPAs hazy/cloudy.

I get more malt in the pallet along with a lack of that citrus I come to love from most Trillium pale ales.

Mouthfeel is good. Slight dryness.

Overall it's not bad, just not my favorite.

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Photo of smcolw
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Large dome of a head with foamy, tight, minute bubbles. Subsides slowly leaving an abundance of webby lace. Looks like a nitro pour. The liquid is darker straw color with a high level of cloudiness (lots of white).

Fresh malt with a flowery hop nose with a bit of peppery bite.

Starts off very smoothly. Pale malt with a touch of raw grain. The hop comes in slowly culminating at the peak in the swallow. The aftertaste slowly fades. Everything about this beer tastes fresh. The blend is superb--nothing extreme, yet wonderfully complex. The body and carbonation are near perfect for the style.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler was poured into a can shaped pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, herbal, grassy, spicy hops followed by toasted, bready, biscuity, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice lemony hop flavor plus all else mentioned above. Balanced, chewy, and light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, chewy, and light bitterness in the rear.

Overall: A bit different from their other offerings, but very enjoyable and a pleasant hop presence. Growler will be gone soon and I'll look forward to getting more of this in the future.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by Curran tonight.

This one pours a slightly dark orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and a lot of lacing. At one week old, it's good to see that this growler has held up and is still well carbonated.

This smells quite grassy, with a bit of floral perfume character, and some tangerine and grapefruit.

This is a lot more grassy than I expected, with a fairly bitter bite to it. There is some fruity sweetness, a nice bit of tangerine and grapefruit, but it's mainly earthy and grassy, really.

This has a solidly middle of the ground mouthfeel, with a solid level of carbonation, and a relatively medium body.

Not one of the Trillium's top tier IPAs, but still quite good.

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A Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 261 ratings