Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street
Trillium Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #43
Ranked #156
4.51 | pDev: 5.99%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Our Double Dry Hopped version of Melcher Street; this amped up American IPA features a heavy dose of Mosaic hops. The spicy, resinous, herbal aroma bursts with nuances of tart citrus, tangerine, clementine, and subtle green onion. Bold flavors of under-ripe melon, cantaloupe rind, and pineapple are highlighted with gentle bitterness and delicate, biscuity malt character.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose
HOPS: Mosaic, Columbus
Reviews: 178 | Ratings: 1,354 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of 5toutman75
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first Trillium in quite awhile, so I am really excited for it. It's hazy and looks like any other hazy IPA. Some others are brighter and more Instagramable I suppose though. As with the best IPAs, I'm loving the balance here between sweetness and malt. It has a nice dry finish with bitter tart fruit. It's not overly juicy, but I'm assuming that's not the goal here either. A great beer! I wish I could share it if I weren't under a sheltering decree by our governor!

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Photo of Vidblain
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on August 8th, 2019 - on a work trip in Boston, the day following my birthday - splurged a bit at the brewery to celebrate.

Surprisingly thick pour - nice color- excellent haze, not tremendously carbed. A bit grassy, mango, slightly green and hoppy in the taste. Nose is quite grassy and green as well. It's sweet, but finishes with light dry bitterness. I love that balance
it's my favorite thing to find in NE IPAs. Kickass.

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Photo of SawDog505
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 16 Snulip glass not sure when it was canned but I trust my source. Pours a hazy yellow with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves webs of lace as it slowly settles. 5

Smell is guava, pineapple, tangerine, cantaloupe, and apricot amazing. 5

Taste follows guava, pineapple, tangerine, ripe melon, and apricot sublime! 5

Mouthfeel is bigger than most, soft gentle carbonation, sticky not dry, and at 7.2% drinks more like 8% but so darn drinkable. 5

Overall some never give a perfect score and I don’t hand them out often, but when I can’t think of a single thing I would change I do. Beer is perfect for me. Thanks @tasterschoice for this treat. 5

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Photo of bret27
3.94/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of yllib.
Nice fully hazy dark orange with fluffy head and lacing.
Tropical hop presence you’d expect from a neipa.
Balanced bitterness. A little soapy and piney.
Silky mouthfeel.
Not super strong hop flavor or aroma. This may be intentional or because the can Is a couple months old.

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Photo of IrishChocolate
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Tastes like orange juice mixed w/beer, not bad at all. Not sure about a perfect 100, but it’s good. Smells a little musty. Mine was canned on 11/26/19 so its about 3 weeks old already. Not bad, but the perfect 100 it is not. The bissell brothers swish is much better.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, golden pour, a heady combination of flavors--citrus, melon--and also some resinous pine. Really delightful brew, and let this baby breathe! You will be rewarded as the beer temperature gets into the 50s. Classic Trillium!

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Photo of argock
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fort Point locale.

Hazy pale yellow with short cap of frothy white head.

Passionfruit, red grapefruit, and pineapple are heaviest in the aroma with softer melon notes.

Flavor is a wonderful mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and guava with more resin in the finish than hinted at in the nose. Some more herbal qualities come through in the finish also. Low bitterness.

Feel is soft with low carbonation and medium body.

Stellar beer than lives up to the hype.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from Gary and Carrie this past summer. Thanks, guys!

From a 16oz can into a pint glass

APPEARANCE: A hazy pour yields a two finger, medium looking, frothy, slightly foamy white head with good retention. A cloudy, muddy amber orange with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a faint cap and leaves some foamy lacing on the glass. A decent wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing on the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Lots of passion fruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine and lemon on the nose. Really, really bold and fruit forward. Some melon as well. Super fruity and enticing. Smells great.

TASTE: Passion fruit, pineapple, mango, with lots of tropical flavors up front. Melon notes too. Big finish of tropical fruits, some melon and caramel sweetness, as well as some piney bitterness and a touch of alcohol linger on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of a burn and finishes mostly dry. A touch of bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Excellent stuff. The nose on this one is out of this world. It’s a bit harsh for the ABV perhaps, but other than that, there’s lots of juicy goodness here to enjoy. Thanks again for the can, guys! Appreciate you thinking of me.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.84/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A weird airy spit bubble head quickly dies off in fits and starts over an opaque Tang and mango puree looking dark neon orange body.

Spicy, peppery and dank allium pairs with tropical citrus and a hint of cracker. The hop overload brings an acidic sharpness.

The medium-thin body is crisp and finishes paper dry with a little heat and a piney aspirin bitterness.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour of milky orange, medium head and lots of lacing. Nose is grapefruit juice, a bit of resin. Flavor has the hop resin more forward, with herbal notes over a powerful pith core. The finish is surprisingly mild, given the grapefruit emphasis. Tasty and beautiful.

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Photo of MMcdon8267
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I picked up several cans and the beer is almost perfect. The fruit taste and aroma stand out. I loved the beer but the staff at the Canton location were not friendly. A simple thank you would have gone a long way to enhance the experience.

Note that the staff at the Greenway Beer Garden location were professional and friendly.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply slathered with Mosaic hop character, the uniqueness of Melcher Street New England styled IPA by Trillium doesn't stop with simple brewing techniques, but rather a double dry hopping addition of the coveted hops for extra tangy, green and fruity complexity.

The Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street pours with a standard yeast extract appearance on a goldenrod backdrop. As a rich ivory froth builds on top, the perfume of succulent tropical fruit, citrus and herbal notes swoon the nose. The taste jumps right out with a shortbread type of bready sweetness that hinges on light caramel, honey and a slight cakey texture.

And then the true and radiant character of Mosaic hops shines on the middle palate and once the sweet maltiness begins to recede. Strong overtones of passionfruit, under ripened orange, gooseberry and lime show off the unique charm of the hops with a tangy, green fruit citrus and tropical medley. Trending peppery, botanical and nearly tangy, a grass filled late palate sheds the light on sassafras, white grapefruit, green tea, hemp and verbena.

Medium bodied and carrying a moderate bitterness, the smooth but drying ale lingers medium long on the finish with the discernible taste of tropical fruit rinds. An alcohol spice of gin and juniper lasts nearly as long as the hop bitterness even though a linger of bready malts hangs in tow.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky orange/ gold with rich white head and great lacing.
N: Very fresh citrus, hops, pine, and malt.
T: Follows the nose, very nice citrus hit with smooth hops, some resin hit, slight malt and melon notes.
M: Medium
O: Really great beer, loads of flavor and ultra smooth with just a hit of bitterness to round it out.

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Photo of cbutova
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dive Bar, Worcester, MA.

A- Draft into a goblet with a hazy golden yellow body and a inch creamy head. Good retention and tons of lacing in sheets.

S- Big hop quota in the Trillium way. Fresh citrus and stone fruits stick out with tropical, herbal and floral. Ripe mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit, zesty oranges, creamsicle and pineapple.

T- Very much more zesty and citrus forward than expected compared to the other Trillium DDH I have tried. Ruby red grapefruit, zesty fresh oranges and tangerines saturate the palate leading into hints of pineapple, apricot, mango, clementine, lime zest and melon. A bit of sweetness and a strong bitterness. Insane amount of grapefruit juice.

MF- Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Somewhat creamy and frothy with a sharp bitter finish.

A ton of grapefruit and citrus hops with fair representation of tropical, floral and dank flavors. Delicious grapefruit juice.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - 1-finger sparse bright white head atop a milky orange body.

S - tangerine, pineapple, herb, grapefruit. Yes!

T - very tropical. More tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit, plus melon, cotton candy, a bit of dank, a slight earthiness. Smooth middle. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body with lower than average.

O - a tad sweet but highly enjoyable otherwise.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10/9/18

Pours a bright, deeply hazy orange with over a finger of semi-thick, pillowy white head; decent retention with fair bits of lacing trickling around the glass.

Aromas of creamy orange, candied pineapple, melon, bits of fresh grass and light, plush herbal tones; the citrus punch to this bouquet is level, pointedly hoppy, and incredibly enjoyable and easy to nose.

Taste is juicy orange, apricot, peach, guava, faint grass, light hops, and a delicate malty sweetness; consistent profile packed with citrus, tropical, hoppy, and slightly creamy notes all in the right places.

Mouthfeel brings slight creaminess, a balanced carbonation, and an excellent, bigger body that betrays itself coolly with a consistent softness on the palate throughout; light bitterness from the mid-palate to the finish adds a refreshing hop prickle.

Excellent example of balance in a NEIPA. Everything is on point, with a consistency never neglecting flavor while still maintaining a calm synchronicity with a varied mouthfeel. Never overwhelming, and the type of NEIPA I could drink repeatedly. Very well-done.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2018-10-31 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz canned on 2018-10-09

A - Very hazy orange with a 1/3-finger white head and good lace.

S - Melon, pineapple, peach, orange, biscuit, mildly dank. Sweet and inviting.

T - Pineapple, apricot, orange, melon, biscuit, onion grass and herbal spice. Orange zest and pine bitterness in the finish is just the right amounts.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth, soft, chalky and pleasantly resinous with a mild prickle at the end.

O - A step up from Melcher Street. Really a first rate brew with an aroma and flavor profile that works well for me.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque orange with nearly two fingers of white foam. Head retention is okay. Aroma is orange, papaya, pine, dank, and tangerine, mingling tropical fruit juice with biting Northwest hops. Wheaty, biscuity, toasty malts shine through in the middle. Flavor profile is orange, tangerine, papaya, peach, pine, and light dank. Aside from the abundant hops, wheat and biscuity malts show through. Mouth feel is lightly effervescent with a chalky, grainy texture. It has a medium viscosity. Overall, flavorful and dense, bit less juicy and smooth from other Trillium offerings.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks great and smells OK but compared to DDH Fort Point this is kind of a let-down. Bought in Boston and drank fresh. Side-by-side with DDH Fort Point and DDH Stillings Street, this was the worst of the three----but still an overall great Trillium beer!

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Photo of scottyshades
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

3 days old

Frothy and hazy. Sweet citrus, honey, resin - juicy. Taste is sweet with tons of light malt. Grapefruit and honey. Hardly any bitterness

Legitimately one of the best IPAs I've had

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned July 30th 2018.

Frothy and sudsy off white tall reaching nearly four finger tall head. Slight swiss cheese bubbles in its makeup, and a slow dissolve. Mild turbid body, a bit brown dull with a hint of lifeless sense to it and dull lemon yellow as well. Faint soapy cling to the glass.

Aroma is dank earth and a soft sense of malt. Hints in the weedy range quite easily but is rather one dimensional but a good simple one.

Palate is fairly tasty but not breaking any major ground. Juiced nicely but stays away from tropical or citrus and some how makes a nice earthy levitation. Rich amounts of dank and almost weedy/woody smoke like flavor. Controled nicely, and within a very good abv range that is right in the perfect spot for consumption. A good touch of light white sugar malt on the finish, but dusts light sweetness for a contrast, but also not much roaring bitterness either.

Very unique dank angle, almost dank rich and I want to say tropical but without the fruitiness which is nice. There's an interesting chewy component to this as well, but strangely this is a brew I would think seems like another dank take that isn't really that groundbreaking or mindblowing. However, there is much great balance and zoned in that it rates overall very highly. Quite and odd duck I must say.

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Photo of steve412smith
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tropical tropical tropical! Great hazy IPA. Pours with a thick head that retains. Smooth and not at all bitter. I get a very small touch of dryness at the end of the taste. But all around this is a fantastic beer and one of my favorites. No complaints with this beer at all.

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours cloudy and goldenstraw color with a thick two fingers of foam; webby lacing and good retention

Smell: Melon, pineapple, papaya, tangerine and a hint of green onion

Taste: Pineapple and tangerine forward, with melon and papaya undertones; a growing bitterness, through the middle, with the pine tones emerging to produce a somewhat dry and biting finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Great flavors and a nice dry finish

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on May 14, 2018. A double dry hopped version of Melcher Street this amped up American IPA features a heavy dose of Mosaic hops. The spicy, resinous, herbal aroma bursts with nuances of tart citrus, tangerine, clementine and subtle green onion. Bold flavors of under-ripe melon, cantaloupe rind, and pineapple are highlighted with gentle bitterness and delicate, biscuity malt character. Awesome.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz canned 2/28/18 delivered into an IPA glass. A hazy orange with active carbonation, a three finger white head that rises before receding. Pine, earth, and tropical fruit on the nose. The taste retains the dirt, some of the citrus/fruit elements, pine/mint, and grains. The feel is soft, carbonation medium low. Had this and Sleeper street, each a little different, but definitely recommended.

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Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1354 ratings