Melcher Street
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #167
Ranked #567
4.39 | pDev: 6.38%
Aug 07, 2021
Jun 21, 2014
Melcher StreetMelcher Street
Notes: This popular edition in our “Street” series of India Pale Ales spotlights the remarkably complex Mosaic hop. Melcher Street is hazy, pale orange in appearance and emits aromatic qualities of grapefruit, mild-earthy pine, and mango on the nose. Dank flavors of pine and green hop, along with juicy notes of tropical fruit, melon, and peach, are accentuated with crisp malt character, mild bitterness, and a soft, effervescent mouthfeel.

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

HOPS: Mosaic, Columbus
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4.25 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Aug 07, 2021
4.55 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jan 28, 2021
4.64 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2020
4.52 by MAbrew88 from Massachusetts on Aug 02, 2020
4.27 by beerman2017 from Virginia on Jun 29, 2020
4.76 by mapirate from Massachusetts on May 14, 2020
4.26 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on May 12, 2020
4.93 by Joesapp from Connecticut on May 11, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by beergoot from Colorado

Dirty light golden orange body, semi-translucent; thick and creamy white head. Pungent and perfumed aroma; floral scents; gentle fruit aromas. Light tropical fruit hits the palate; mango and kiwi with just a hint of tangerine; the slightest trace of light malt; a pervasive and welcoming hop bitterness adds contrast. Slightly heavy body, gentle yet crisp; some juicy sweetness yet the finish is fairly dry; a bit of alcohol dryness.

Canned 04/27/20. This beer delivers some fine goods to the palate. It brings some nuance and balance to the table, and satisfies on many levels. Yes, there is a reason BA scores this as a World-Class beer...

May 05, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 4/22/20. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves loads of thin lace and yields amazing retention.

Smell ripe melon, papaya, pineapple, tangerine, and apricot.

Taste follows a little bolder cantaloupe, pineapple, tangerine, papaya, and apricot, nothing dominating and amazingly balanced. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, soft gentle carbonation, sticky not dry, and at 7.2% very approachable but may drink closer to 8%.

Overall another great NEIPA from one of the best in the business. Thanks @TheIPAHunter for this can.

May 03, 2020
4.68 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts on Apr 07, 2020
4.74 by Icka31 from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2020
4.29 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2020
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 20, 2020
4 by BdM from Netherlands on Mar 03, 2020
3.67 by O-Meg from New York on Dec 18, 2019
3.68 by Arg914 from New York on Dec 17, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by frankl7478 from New York

Good but I like congress street better, I have one more will give her another go round

Dec 14, 2019
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stoumi from California

Melcher Street pours a light orange with a dense, complex head that provides some spotty lacing retention. The smell is citrusy sweet with grapefruit, orange and mango that combines with an earthy dank bitter pint. the taste is amazingly crisp and light with a momentary hop forward, herbal bitterness, which quickly subsides leaving a citrusy sweet flavor over the palette

Nov 15, 2019
4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Nov 08, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by strohme2 from Michigan

16 ounce can, packaged 8/15/19. Poured into tulip glass. Thanks to bstoos for this want!

Pours a bright golden orange, finger plus worth of fluffy off white head. Thick crown ringing the interior of the glass along with spotty webs of lace.
Huge nose. Juicy grapefruit, mandarin orange, overall perfume of citrus.
Taste does not follow the nose but leads it down the bitter path. Still juicy but more white grapefruit flesh and pith, lemon peel, underripe peach, spruce tips, crackery malts. Prickly bubbled mouthfeel. It’s not a mouthfeel I particularly enjoy and it’s enough to detract from my overall score.
Overall, a wonderful example of a hazy full of flavor.

Sep 29, 2019
4.75 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Sep 21, 2019
4.77 by Cashbail from New Hampshire on Sep 20, 2019
4.54 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Sep 18, 2019
4.25 by YvesB from Belgium on Sep 11, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Another excellent NE-style IPA from this amazing Massachusetts brewery. Obtained this one online, canned date 8/14/19. Looks absolutely incredible, pours a very nice hazy yellow-orange color with lots of haziness and fluffy white head that settles to a nice cap. Also some very nice thick rings of lingering lacing that stayed forever. Smells incredible, especially as the beer warms. Nice aromas of pineapple, melon, passionfruit, mango, mild grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and guava. Also some malt, creamy vanilla, bread, mild dankness, floral and herbal hops in the background. Taste follows the nose, with an incredible balance between the bitter hit of hops and the sweeter malt backbone. Incredibly juicy, although not quite as much as Trillium's Congress Street offering. Still, very easy to drink, crisp, delicious and with the well hidden higher ABV. Again, there was a bitter hit of hops and some dankness that was more present as the beer warmed. Mouthfeel was outstanding, great soft pillowy feel, sticky and luscious, smooth and coated the palate. Just the right amount of carbonation. Another great beer from Trillium, and I will certainly be on the look out for all of their other highly lauded beers.

Sep 03, 2019
3.99 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Aug 18, 2019
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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Blackrobe from Massachusetts

Dated 6/21/19 on the bottom of the can, 6 weeks since brewing.

Pours a murky dark orange with two fingers of pillowy head. Nose of fresh hop cones, black pepper, earthiness, dank pine cones, guava, over-ripened apricot and white crackers. Heavy on the dank/spicy pine earthiness. Taste is filled with the deep flavors of the nose but also brings in some ruby grapefruit, cantaloupe and a very faint blueberry. Great mix of earthiness/pine and dank tropicals. Low, soft rolling carbonation over a medium body leading to an easy drinking brew! Medium- bitterness/drying. I really enjoyed this one, more than I was expecting. Maybe it's due to it's age; I could see this one being harsh on the hop burn fresh out of the vats. I'll be on the lookout for a DDH Melcher release!

Aug 07, 2019
4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Jul 20, 2019
4.09 by Benish from Wisconsin on Jul 16, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by andrewjraab from Michigan

A - pours a burnt hazy orange. Layers of pancake batter fluffy head and a nice cling after each drink.

S - Tropical fruits, piney, earthy, grain, citrus.

T - Mango, a plethora of citrus and tropical fruit flavors that are balanced out nicely by a huge piney and dank backbone. Finish is dry and bitter.

O - This is the home of the NE IPA and it truly delivers with a home run. We had these fresh from the brewery so drinking a beer that is less than two weeks old is the way to go!

Jul 10, 2019
4.29 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jul 03, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

16oz can. Trillium snifter glass. Cloudy orange body, pulpy with one finger frothy and thick white head. Good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is massive pineapple, grapefruit and mildly spicy herbal resin. It has that beautiful Mosaic character bursting out of the glass. Mild caramel and light white sugar. Touch of stonefruit, but mostly that dank, spicy pineapple and mango. That follows all the way through on the palate. Delicious, big mosaic character, mild herbal bitterness on the backend that lingers for a while without being abrasive at all- the standard NE IPA mouthfeel that Trillium has done a consistently great job with. I am not even sure that the double dry hopped version is any better than this- this is great.

Jun 29, 2019
4.28 by Hakman from Massachusetts on Jun 16, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Billolick from New York

Tall can about 3 weeks from its filling

Typical TBC NEIPA cloudy look. Leaves a bunch of fine lacing.

Bright and green pineapple sniff.

On the palate its super dry and filled with notes of pineapple and grapefruit, sharp, bright and flavorful....fine and highly enjoyable take on the style...go get some

Jun 13, 2019
4.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on May 18, 2019
4.5 by David19457 from New Jersey on May 18, 2019
4.75 by tmartini from Massachusetts on May 16, 2019
4.49 by Naughead from Massachusetts on May 15, 2019
Melcher Street from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1186 ratings