Double Dry Hopped Congress Street | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#57
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
1,527
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
Wants:
417
Gots:
312
Trade:
3
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 187 | Ratings: 1,527
Photo of Bshaw22
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.63/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.59/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Zach_Attack
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Egglands_Beast
3.58/5  rDev -22%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of bobv
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Superb milky orange body, essentially opaque, with a pungent nose of grapefruit and peaches, with mild mint and pine beneath. Lovely fruit juice flavor, mildly bitter close suggesting grapefruit pith. The feel is light for the power. Delicious milky glory. Well worth seeking.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Looks like an orange milkshake. Nose is citrus, pineapple and grapefruit. A slight touch of astringency actually amplifies the fruit profile. Beer opens pineapple, clementine and melon. Super juicy and sweet. Orange flavors front and center in the middle with a dry, almost grapefruit-like feel towards the finish. Really good. Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down bone-dry. Almost sticky finish. Probably one of the driest IPAs I've had to date.

This may be Trillium's best IPA though from what I've had, the can isn't what I remember the bottle to be. Still, a must try for sure.

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Photo of Eldyr
3.97/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I believe this was one of the brews we tasted in while staying in a Red Roof Inn one evening and it held up well against other Trillium Brews. Not among the best IPAs I've tasted but good none-the-less and I would certainly drink this one again.

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Photo of CycloneBeers
4.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the definition of a true NEIPA! A strong citrus character up front of orange, grapefruit and pineapple. Awesome hops follow on the backend that linger, reminding you that this is DDH beer. I always enjoy the aroma of good galaxy hops!

I really can't think of anything that I would change for this beer. Put it on your bucket list for IPAs because it delivers in spades.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at brewery

L: Hazy yellow orange. Small head, some lacing, retains ring.

S: Insane juicebomb of ripe tropical fruit like pineapple, with some tangerine.

T: Generally follows nose, though a bit more bitter, which is good as nose indicated sweet. Pineapple orange cocktail, nice cracker malts. Proper bittering.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Construction and balance superb. Drinks faster than ABV.

O: Hype officially lived up to. Nice.

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

It's difficult to put my finger on my favorite Trillium IPA. This one is a tremendously good beer, and certainly a contender - but I'm expecting DDH Fort Point to blow it away.

I think what I want more of in DDH Congress Street is a bit of a bitter hop profile - it may just be too juicy and clean. It needs some contrasting presence to make that appreciable.

Nevertheless - it's a fantastic beer.

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Photo of soze47
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprised I hadn’t reviewed this yet. I find DDH offerings from trillium fantastic, but I can only drink one before my palette is blown - ddh Congress street is no exception.

I love the rindy citrus bitterness that cuts through some of the tropical fruit and malt. Not a low bitter beer as everyone makes most trillium beers out as. Good one - glad I have three more in the fridge for the weekend.

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Photo of FBarber
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light matte yellow color. Completely opaque and super hazy. Thinnish weak white head dissipates quickly leaving no residual lacing or head.

Smell has notes of citrus, orange, grapefruit, orange rind, and some cantaloupe like notes.

Taste follows the nose with lots of fresh orange, grapefruit, mango and cantaloupe - really fruity and juicy. The hops are noticeable here in that green hop flavor dry hopping tends to impart in a beer. Almost no bitterness on the finish - just a bit of green hops on the finish.

Feel is full bodied and coats the mouth, yet its incredibly easy drinking. Kind of punches you in the mouth with its hop notes. Bit of green hop burn is noted on the back end. Moderately carbonated.

Overall this is a fantastic beer and one of the better offerings from Trillium. Hope I get to revisit this one in the future.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally got to tick this one. Looks and smells like a lot of Trillium beer but the feel is fantastic. The ddh treatment really works here. I've heard "best Trillium beer" from many folks and I don't quite agree (I prefer their DIPAs) but it is possibly their best ddh single IPA.

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Photo of PASSWORDisTAC0
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'll just start off by saying this is the best beer I've ever had. It's all downhill from here.

Look: Beautiful super hazy orange/yellow. More opaque than orange juice.

Smell: You can smell it across the room. Citrus tropical fruits. Smells like someone cut fresh fruit right in front of you.

Taste: Super tropical. Citrus, a touch of grassyness but mainly fruit. JUICY.

Feel: Medium body that still feels light. Perfect carbonation.

Overall: With I would have bought more there on my Boston visit. Everything at Trillium was great but this puts every other beer I've had to shame.

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Photo of strohme2
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned date is September (unreadable), 2017, poured into tulip.
Pours a milky, just a touch lighter shade of OJ. Small white head disappears quick. The nose is all citrus, peach and pine. Dang! Tropical fruit, mango, peach, pine and pineapple. The mouthfeel feels a bit overcarbonated and prickly. That’s what bring by overall score down a bit but still an awesome beer.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy deep orange, with thck, fine foam. A beauty...

Smell is massively juicy with heaps of mango, pineapple and citrus and just a chaser of vanilla.

Taste is... perfection. Massive juicy mango, pineapple and orange backed up by some vanilla and just a soft, perfectly placed bitterness. Just amazing.

Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, nicely carbonated.

Overall, this is probably the best NE IPA I've had. Just so juicy, fluffy and delicious. Also held up surprisingly well. Bought 8 cans and had the last at 7 months, and it was still great.

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Photo of Gavage
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: pours a very cloudy golden yellow color with a 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: loads of tropical fruits and some grassy tones.

Taste: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, grass, pine, and a dank bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a dry finish.

Overall: another super hopped up brew with loads of tropical flavors and is absolutely perfectly balanced. Great beer.

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Double Dry Hopped Congress Street from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 1,527 ratings