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The Publick House IPA | Trillium Brewing Company

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The Publick House IPAThe Publick House IPA
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The Publick House IPAThe Publick House IPA

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in appreciation of The Publick House, a craft beer mecca in Brookline, MA where close friends and warm hospitality welcome us time after time. The Publick House IPA features Citra, Centennial, and Columbus hops with an aroma bursting with fresh orange juice and under-ripe peach along with notes of toasted malt. The flavor profile is more bitter than our “Street” IPAs, but with a toasted, bready malt character to balance. Bitter grapefruit flavors emerge with mild pine on the finish.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat,C-15, C-60, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Citra, Centennial, Columbus

Added by JCTetreault on 07-16-2014

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Reviews by Highbury09:
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of dar482
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a deep gold, though with the end of the bottle, an alien, green haze for days.

The aroma hits of orange pith, seeds, grapefruit, honey sweetness, honey on toast, green mango, hints of under ripe peach as suggested on their tasting notes.

The flavor follows with orange pulp, grapefruit pith, unripen mango, green pineapple. The beer is raw and intense, onto a light white bready sweetness, then onto medium bitter pine, loads of green herbaceous, light dried herbal bitterness and a lingering pine.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit more piney that other offerings from Trillium. This beer absolutely bursts with tropical fruit (and I am not one to usually pick up on the nuanced smells). Tons of pineapple and mango, which plays so well with the hint of pine. Pretty unique for sure. I heart Trillium!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by yours truly this weekend, purchased at Trillium Brewing Company in Boston, MA.

This one pours a hazy orange-ish amber, with a big fluffy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like orange juice, grapefruit, peach, and pineapple, just huge fruity hop aromas jumping out of the glass on this one.

This is another juice-dripping monstrosity from Trillium, churning out ridiculous IPA after ridiculous IPA. The juicy hop flavor just leaps out of the glass, Citra goodness and all. Lots of orange and grapefruit, with some peach and pineapple as well, and just the most measly hint of slightly grainy malt on the back end. The description describes this one as one of the more bitter Trillium offerings, but I don't really see that- there's just a small level of perfunctory bitterness on the back end. All I'm getting is a big juice bomb, like I expect from this brewery.

This is medium bodied, with a fluffy, pillowy, and juicy mouthfeel, and a normal level of carbonation.

I really enjoyed this one- it was too hard to not just gulp this down like a glutton.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter 3/4/2015.

A- Hazy as heck, light straw yellow-orange body with a nice two finger white head that quickly downsizes to a one finger head with nice retention and nice lacing. These NE IPAs..

S- Nice citrus and pale malt sweetness. Not as complex as some of their other IPAs, especially Congress Street, but still a nice nose. Foamy and even has a bit of citrus zest in there.

F- Citrus, mild lemon and grapefruit; seems to have a little bit more orange than the others. Mild pale malt sweetness that is very muted in comparison to the sheer amount of hops. A little bit of caramel but that's honestly all it needed to make this a nice tasty hop bomb.

M- Medium bodied, soft and velvety, as typical for Trillium. Very tasty, reasonably bitter finish that nevertheless is easy to drink.

O- Not Trillium's best offering but it's still better than the vast majority of single IPAs out there.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is tangerine, bitter orange juice, blood orange, and a good deal of wet hop/breadiness and cracker. Dry, sweet start with a bitter middle spike, moderate carbonation. Great by most breweries' standards but more towards the middle of the Trillium scale. Better as it warms. Would get this again, but I prefer several Trillium beers more.

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Photo of ccurrid
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of doremite
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange "ish", little bit of lacing and no head to speak of. Slight resins, piney, and citrus tastes that I found worked beautifully together. I am not much on smell at 70 so I grade almost everything at a 4. Exceptional taste and a lot going on, all good, in my mouth as I swirl some before swallowing. I got whatTrillium would give me and can't wait o share with some friends. Love it.

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Photo of BravoDawg_WS
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbh26
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Damian74
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ace1117
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, warm orange-gold color, very cloudy with a one-finger silky head.

Aroma is pungent with notes of lemon and tangerine.

Taste is similar to the scent along with some peach notes, but there is an added element of wheat grain flavor that blends fairly well with the hops making a truly pleasant flavor profile. Just well crafted there. This is a strong, bold flavor that comes across as lightly malted but moderately bitter.

Feel is thick, smooth and creamy with a moderate dose of seltzer.

Can't say much bad about this one. It is well within the range of outstanding beers from Trillium. It has a surprising amount of hop flavor and smell for a non-DDH variety. Well worth picking up.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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