Double Dry Hopped Congress Street
Trillium Brewing Company

Double Dry Hopped Congress StreetDouble Dry Hopped Congress Street
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #18
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
100
Ranked #60
Avg:
4.6 | pDev: 6.3%
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
1,603
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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SCORE
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Double Dry Hopped Congress StreetDouble Dry Hopped Congress Street
Notes: This amplified version of Congress Street IPA is a focused exhibition of the Galaxy Hop. Milky and yellow-orange in appearance, Double Dry Hopped Congress Street emits fragrant aromatics of mango, pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple, and peach. Explosive flavors of tropical fruit, grassy hop, nectarine, orange rind, and creamy malt inundate the palate with a thick, rich mouthfeel and soft, effervescent carbonation. The finish is full and oily, yet clean, with a light, modest bitterness.

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

HOPS: Galaxy, Columbus
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thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look (4.75): nice frothy one finger head. leaves lacing. Super hazy yellow
Nose (4): not sure why, but not very strong from what i can tell. Smells citrusy and bitter/a little dank
Feel (4.75): Medium/full body. this is really nice and soft/pillow and creamy up front and nice and dryer at the end. Light/moderate carbonation
Taste (4.75): Citrusy, but can't tell exactly what "candied" fruit. More bitterness and hops. Bit of dankness. More dankness than typical NEIPA
Overall (4.75) Really great beer. One of the top ones that I've had. Great body, flavor, hops, right complexity, and very smooth

Jun 17, 2020
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at brewery August 2019

World class hazy IPA, well balanced and chewy, over-ripe fruit but measured so as not to be cloying, mild and appropriate hop burn/thickness on the back of the palate, highly quaffable. Seek out.

May 02, 2020
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jimmybram from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Milky, pale yellow. Soft head and visibly viscous.
S: Lots of sweet peach on the nose.
T: Really decadent for an IPA. Sweet upfront with peach and orange. At the back it has solid acidity and bitterness to round it out. Has a citrus oil taste on the end that makes it a little sticky.
M: Full bodied, very smooth. Creamy mouthfeel with very little carb.
O: A wonderful beer. Balances all of the flavors and feels that make a hazy IPA so good.

Mar 14, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can courtesy of yllib. Hazy to opaque appearance. Nice fluffy head.
Pineapple, pears and mangos.
There is some piney bitterness.
No extreme crazy flavors but just really well done and balanced for a neipa.

Feb 24, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Trillium, my 2nd ever beer from them.

Pours a hazy orange color, with a moderate and well retaining frothy head. Pretty much the same look as the DDH Sleeper Street I had earlier.

The aroma displays juicy notes of tropical fruit, particularly, passion fruit, guava and mango. These are accompanied by citrus notes of grapefruit, orange and lemon. Herbal aromas evoke grass and mint.

Medium to full bodied with a mouthfeel that opens relatively smoothly, while the carbonation is moderate and on par for the style. Tropical notes of passion fruit, guava, and mango lend a softness and a juicy sweetness, less intense than the DDH Sleeper Street I had earlier. Also, the firm malt and wheat backbone contributed to the soft and doughy sweetness. However, as the citrusy flavors of grapefruit rind, orange pith, lemon and lime open up, their zesty nature adds balancing spice. Furthermore, the developing herbal hops flavors of pine and grass add both bitterness and a prickliness to the mouthfeel. The finish is long, dry and with a resiny hops burn that lingers in the palate.

Tough to rate against the DDH Sleeper Street, nevertheless, I can say with confidence that both are world class and deserving of comparable scores.

Jan 27, 2020
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stoumi from California

4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Double Dry Hopped Congress Street pours a milky, dull orange with a nice finger and a half of thick, off white head. The smell is sweet with pineapple, grapefruit and mango with a hint of earthy pine and wet grass. The mouthfeel is thick with orange and grapefruit over the palette with a candied tropical fruit and a slight pine bitterness. Excellent beer!

Dec 06, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - not sure how this one has eluded me for so long. Pours a thick murk. I'd say yellow, but it's a dark shade of yellow, almost brown. Oily head with a rainbow sheen.

S - fruity peach, pineapple, and apricot. Herbal mango and hop esters. Tart lemon balances an incredible aroma.

T - soft candied orange and tangerine. Subtly spicy with dank hop oils and vibrant passionfruit. Citrus rind a la grapefruit, orange, and lemon-lime, but almost no bitterness, just a mild tingle. Still manages to avoid total sweetness with a touch of dryness and overall herbal undertones. Gentle and balanced.

F - mostly soft and fluffy with a hint of electric zest from the hop acidity. Full without being overly viscous. Low carbonation.

O - one of Trillium's best. Not the juiciest or the most potent, but one of the most balanced. Soft, pithy flavors and focus on extracting as much flavor from the dry hopping as possible. Herbal without feeling like you're biting into raw hops and juicy without feeling like you're drinking Juicy Juice.

Sep 12, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mother of god this one was tasty. At first I thought I had a "regular" Trillium Congress Street, then realized I'd somehow scored the DDH version (found it online). Canned date 8/9/19 so I made sure to try this one fresh. And it knocked my socks off! Loved the look - reminded me of some of the best Tree House offerings. Very hazy yellow color with lots of fluffy white head and thick sheets and rings of lingering lacing that clung to the glass and did not fade away. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, papaya, tangerine, passionfruit and guava; also malt, caramel, creamy vanilla and some weaker floral hops. Some dankness in the background. Taste follows the nose, great balance between the slightly bitter hops and sweeter malt backbone. Extremely juicy. At first I was going to give the smell/taste ratings of 4/4.25 since they were surprisingly muted and I was disappointed. But then as the beer warmed a little the second glass was incredible, more pungent and flavorful and complex with more depth. This is what I was looking for! Mouthfeel was incredible, soft, pillowy, luscious, sticky, smooth, coated the palate. Perfect amount of carbonation. Just an outstanding beer and I am lucky to have acquired other Trillium beers to try.

Sep 02, 2019
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy murky pale orange or orange with some yellow thrown in to tone it down some. Two finger off white head falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is light tropical fruits with more citrus bite then the others from Trillium at least it seems so at this time. Besides the citrus and tropical fruits some pine resin mingled in there some where. This one actually smells like it might have some bitterness to it.

Taste is pretty much starts fruity NEIPA style typical pineapple, mango, passion fruits but moves to more regular citrus grapefruit rind bitterness. Finish is what makes this one a little different god the grapefruit rind along with some pine like resin mingled in to add to the bitterness, like the best of both worlds.

Mouthfeel is medium nice bready malt base to hold all the hops. Carbonation is little past medium to add a little zing to the beer.

Overall say this is the best out of the four 4 packs I picked up at the brewery. Hopefully my ratings will reflect that but who knows what I will like on what day, lol.

Aug 11, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a classic top end New England IPA. Hazy grapefruit color, juicy as hell with both citrus and a variety of fruit flavors. So juicy, I was thinking there was fruit pulp in the glass.

Aug 03, 2019
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

Smell and taste are great and hoppy, resinous, tropical and citrus rind.
Full body with hop oils and notable prickly bitterness.

Overall excellent! Glad I could try it so fresh.

Aug 01, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, orange and grapefruit. So much tropical sweetness with a piney bitterness and toasted caramel.

Jul 31, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is very close to a perfect NE IPA.
Color is bright orange. 1 finger white head.
Smell is juicy fruit and passion fruit. Smells great.
Taste is orange juice and grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Finishes dry which is rare for a NEIpa. But that’s what makes this so good, it’s not too sweet. Leaves you coming back for more sips.

Apr 19, 2019
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 6/7/20

From a 16oz can dated 2/3/20 into a pint glass.

Pours an opaque pale yellowish brown with about one finger of white head. Great retention and lacing.

Smells strongly of tropical and citrus fruits. Picking up pineapple, orange, grapefruit, mango and others.

Taste follows. Juicy with above mentioned aromas as well as a bitter hoppiness.

Soft mouth feel. Bit of noticeable carbonation. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

Even with 4 months on this beer, it drinks great. Solid beer.

Apr 07, 2019
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint can
Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours an orangish yellow and hazy AF. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is tropical and stone fruit. I get a slight medicinal presence.

The taste is tropical and just fruity in general. It has a very slight pine finish.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

This is an excellent beer. It is my first from Trillium. I can't say that I am disappointed.

Mar 17, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12/19/16; drank 12/23/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; frothy lace.

Orange juice, mild dry grass & faint peanut butter notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Sweet orange citrus & dry grapefruit flavors up front; a drying, bitter grass note on the finish.

Fruity, but the dryness overpowered the flavor.

Mar 06, 2019
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ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Fort Point.
Murky orange yellow with nice head and lacing, smells like fresh sliced peach, pinapple ice cream, candied tangerine skins, tastes like sweet peach flesh with a citrus zest finish, creamy body with a lingering prickliness. A peachy citrus delight.

Feb 17, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy gold/orange with rich white head and great lacing.
N: Loads of citrus, hops, floral, and malt.
T: Lots of pineapple with some mango, great hops notes, minor malt and soft sweetness.
M: Smooth and easy to drink, zero bite and flavors are really nice.
O: Loved this beer, was one of my favorite from them.

Dec 29, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very hazy pale color with off-white head. Aroma is dank, herbal, really green and hoppy. Taste follows, really hoppy and herbal, quite harsh, not very bitter but there is a hop burn. Medium body and carbonation. Really nice hop profile but at 2 weeks it's quite harsh on the palate.

Dec 04, 2018
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

08/2014 - Grapefruit, floral bouquet, hops up front; fruity, well hopped body with lingering peach, and a bit of pepper on the back of the palate; balanced, yet a wee bit of bitterness on the finish.

Sep 26, 2018
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Egglands_Beast from Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell, look, and feel are exactly what you expect from opaque NE-style IPAs

The taste is a different story. The two strongest notes are teriyaki-flavored beef jerky and yogurt-covered raisins. I'm not kidding - it's uncanny how similar this tastes to those two things. Sure, this has the vague tropical fruit note (mango maybe? It's just a note that screams "tropical" in my mind but it's not any single identifiable fruit) and the peppery hop spiciness. But yeah, teriyaki beef jerky and yogurt raisins. That's not necessarily a bad thing but I kinda wish I'd known this beer would taste like a trip to Ocean State Job Lot.

Sep 09, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

They had me at "double dry hopped". Leaping out with copious additions of Galaxy hops, Trillium Brewing's Congress Street sees a breath of fresh air that's nothing like our other congress.

Leading with those high aromas of Galaxy hops, a tropical array of tangy, bright and herbal character seems tea-like, juniper and passionfruit to the nose. But to the eye, the visual weight of butter pecan ice cream comes with an orange tinge in a complete opaque matte finish. And then the taste of Double Dry Hopped Congress Street spills onto the tongue with a pastry-rich angelfood cake softness rounded with light caramel and honey.

Any malt attention is short lived because the hops once again explode on the tongue, bringing all the radiant glory of Galaxy's passionfruit, kiwi, lime, lemon, guava and papaya flavors with a juicy, punch-like backbone. Sweetness continues to recede as the tropical and citrus flavors develop a spicy bitterness of verbena, sassafras, citrus peel and a piquant resinous bitterness. Bright grassy, leafy and stemmy flavors bring a late palate of green tea, sprucy gin and gently muddled pine needles.

Medium full on the palate, the beer's juicy maltiness holds onto the hoppy fruit impressions for a full celebration of culinary art but at the slight sacrifice of dryness, crispness and cleanliness. An aftertaste of cannabis and tropical fruit rinds carry a slight grit and earthen hop taste into a medium long linger with gin-like spices taunting the finish.

Jul 17, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unreadable date on bottom of can...
Moderate pour yields an almost one inch, slightly off-white head over a very cloudy, almost murky, body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), dankness (pine, slight onion), and sweet citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit.) Taste mirrors nose pretty well with an orange pith flavor taking over the middle and finishing nicely bitter and dry. Very nice feel and overall, a fine IPA from Trillium, probably my favorite from them. Cheers!

Jul 09, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/11/2017. Pours opaquely hazy golden/orange/green color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, herbal, grassy, zesty bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an outstanding NEIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the very mildly bitter/drying finish. Outstanding soft feel for the style. Very juicy and lightly dank Galaxy hop complexity; balanced pale/wheat malt backbone, not overly sweet/heavy for the style. Held up extremely well considering the can dating. I'm sure fresh would be mind blowing, as I had regular Congress Street a while ago. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

Jun 02, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 05/04/18, 09:38:05.

Pours a murky pale gold. A really nice color, with a fairly small head of frothy head that settles quickly and leaves sporadic lace.

Ahh, the joy that is the nose of a Trillium Hazy. Overripe tropical mango and pineapple, booze, and a subtle malt bill that combine for a truly beautiful aroma.

Out of this world (or Galaxy?). Getting a lot of hops right off the bat. Bitter, dank, delicious. The sweet fruitiness that was so apparent on the nose is an afterthought in the flavors, oh so subtle but with a nice contrast between nose and flavor. Pineapple comes out of hiding as it warms.

Medium body, creamy. The carb is very apparent and sharp, but doesn’t take away from the beer in any way. Bravo.

May 22, 2018
Double Dry Hopped Congress Street from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1603 ratings