Melcher Street IPA
Trillium Brewing Company

Melcher Street IPAMelcher Street IPA
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New England IPA
Ranked #97
Ranked #378
4.4 | pDev: 6.36%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Melcher Street IPAMelcher Street IPA
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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Photo of stoumi
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of strohme2
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A beautiful tangerine hue, truly hazy, and with a white one-finger head fades quickly to a halo of tough lacing.

S: Pineapple, grapefruit, mellon and pine. All the right stuff.

T: Pine forest with touches of grapefruit, pineapple, and grass.

F: Light-Medium body and carbonation, dry.

O: Not the dankness I expected from the Mosaic, and not Trillium's best, but a fantastic beer against the competitors none the less!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Whoa, I guess I haven't reviewed this one. Was 100% positive I did. Before I finish it off...

16 oz can traded from egrandfield dated 3/7/19

A bit darker than most Trillium IIPAs, with a dark honey-mellow-yellow color with a creamy head of 2 fingers, receding to 1.

Aroma is of clementine and red grapefruit, with hints of papaya and guava. Slight honey malt.

Flavor is a mixture of bitter and tropical fruits, somewhat undefined but peppery red grapefruit stands out the most, with hints of oranges and tangerines. Pine and slight sweet pineapple on the finish.

Feel is crisp and juicy, with a good acidity and light starches.

Overall a really nice NE IPA though not the same caliber as some of their choice offerings. I think if I were at the brewery I'd probably opt for another product instead. That being said - still better than most other breweries' NE IPA offerings.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Murky medium gold and hazy under a coupla fingers of fluffy white head... Brewed with Columbus and Mosaic, this beer presents some dank fruit impressions of stone fruit, citrus, and tropical sorts, with a mild pine undercurrent... Fairly sweet, mildly bitter, and moderately carbonated, it is fairly standard for the great beers Trillium produces... Of course it's recommended... 11/14/18 canning...

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

A-Hazy dark yellow with an orange hue glow. White head dissipates quickly
S-Sweet aroma of tangerine citrus and pineapple. Also a hint of earthy pine.
M-Thick yet pillowy and smooth mouthfeel with a peppery bite from the carbonation and bittering resin that remains on the gums
T-Really smooth sweetness upfront that lasts and balances the bitterness that come in and coats the palate
O-Really great beer, true New England showcase of style and craft

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Photo of csmrx7
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the earthiest presentation of mosaic I have ever had. Yes there is nice notes of citrus rind and pine resin but there is a ton of black tea notes and straight fresh weed. Interesting unique and a fun beer.

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Photo of Holderness
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3 days ago.

L -- Pours the usual glowing orange haze that is characteristic of the Street series. Finger of soapy white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S -- Orange, mango, green earthiness, kumquat, berry, creamy yeast character
T -- Orange rind, black tea bitterness, green leafiness, pine resin
F -- Soft and mildly creamy. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Decent amount of mosaic bitterness on the finish that tapers off nicely
O -- Glad to finally be giving this a try. I like the drinkability on these non-DDH releases, although the aromas don't quite pop as much


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Photo of jakecattleco
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 08/22/18 into a tulip glass.

Pours murky brown orange with 2 fingers of low density white head with minimal retention and left no lacing.

Nose pops, very fragrant. Mango, berries, and dankness.

Taste follows the nose, but not quite as dynamic. Finishes with mild bitterness and astringency, clears palate quickly.

Low-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, silky on the tongue and swallow, with just a slight tingling.

Great Mosaic IPA, I'll revisit in a few weeks as it has just a hint of hop burn, but great right now.

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Photo of rapayn01
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A friend brought this back for me after making a trip to Boston. I found it to have an excellent hop taste, but it seemed too boozy for me. The alcohol didn't overwhelm the beer/hops, but they were too forward in the beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 13, 2018. Brewed with Mosaic hops. Look is hazy pale orange. Smell is grapefruit, pine and mango. Taste is pine, fresh hops, juicy tropical fruit, melon and peach. Feel is crisp with mild bitterness and a soft finish.

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Photo of Bork77
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not sure what to rate exactly but this is delicious. I love the the treehouse Julius, alter ego, haze, etc this tastes pretty close to the alter ego(my favorite)so this one is worth trying. I only have one but I wish I had at least a four pack

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can. 2/6/18 opened on 2/14/18

Duude, it's a New England IPA brah, so you know it's hazy as heck, orange, gold, white, is the color...opaque. The white foamy fluff rises up, falls quick but leaves a thin layer a bybbly coverage and minimal lacing.

The aromatic quality from this thing is un-freakin' real. Some many wild aroma's popping off the top from hops: peppery honeydew melon, clementine's, freshly cut roses, wild honey from the malt, spruce tips and pine....seriously sweet with a nice peppery earth effect as well.

A astonishingly crisp bite is most impressive within the light and dry body. Once again a crisp, peppery dry-grainy earth tone in the malt and hops seem to pop out first for me. Straw, grass, green veggies are a thing here; starfruit, honeydew melon, dry citrus tinge, pine and evergreen tones come through ad well from the Mosiac showcase. The 7.2 % abv. Is hardly noticed. Lighter overall, standard ipa with decent complexity in taste. The Mosiac seems to be a very complex and well rounded hop strain. The lighter bodied, but heady flavored malt highlights the white wheat in both earthy/sour flavors and light crispy body effect.

So, whats up with Trillium? Lots of IPA's that have serveral variations within this style. A common thread of hoppy experimenting seems obvious throughout the extended line of New England....esque ipa's.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/19/17, 8:55.

Pours a hazy orange color, a nice bubbly head of foam and very thin lace that pops away quickly.

Sweet citrus and malt nose, potent but very pleasant. A truly balanced aroma for a hazy. No bitterness.

Citrusy, but with a present bitterness and a distinct hop presence that is a welcome addition after tonight’s lineup thus far. Very slight malt presence to round it out.

Smooth, medium carp, crisp. Very drinkable.

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Photo of FBarber
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy matte orange color. Somewhat opaque overall, but you can see into the beer and there are tons of yeast chunks floating throughout the beer. Two finger white head dissipates somewhat leaving a thick ring of foam along the outside of the beer and a thin coating of bubbly white foam on top of the beer,

Aroma has notes of orange, dank weed, cracker malts and some pine.

Taste follows the nose with a lot of dank weed and herbal flavors up front. Tinged with orange, pine, sap, grapefruit, and green bitter hops. Cracker malt backbone is there. Touch of sweetness in the beer. Surprisingly not very bitter given the flavor profile, however there is a lingering burn on the palate in the finish and beyond.

Feel is light bodied and smooth. Semi-dry finish, Moderately carbonated.

Overall a nicely crafted IPA. This is a bit of a unique beer coming from Trillium - it really reminds me of a trillium take on a west coast style IPA - thus making it unlike anything Ive ever had from them.

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, pale orange color with white finger head. Smells of grapefruit and spice. Flavors of bitter grapefruit upfront with other tropical flavors along with pepper and spice on the tongue. Medium body feel with carbonation that leaves a fizzle on the tongue.

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Photo of Gatch
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 12/19/17.

Super hazy, golden liquid, looks like a proper American IPA. Aromatic nose of tropical fruit and the same for the flavor. Creamy, delicious body and feel. Another stellar IPA from Trillium. Can't say many of them taste unique from each other, but they're all well-crafted and always satisfying...and always pricey.

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Photo of SoniaB
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

WOw we just tasted the clown shoes pecan pie... came back to the melcher st. Wow. Was really enjoy the Melchor street clean and citrus flavors. Nice smell nice mouth feel and wonderful flavor

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great version of the Streets series by Trillium. This offering of Mosaic is pretty good. It's a grapefruit bomb in a good way. A little bit of bitterness lingers.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours cloudy orange with thick head and lacing. Smells like a perfect beer, citrus, pine, hops, floral tones. Tastes so perfect, smooth as hell and even, this beer just has no flaw it has citrus with some minor bitter notes, even hops balance, floral undertones, and a finish that calls you back for another sip. This is a world class beer, smooth and easy to drink but complex in flavor.....

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Melcher Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
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