Double Dry Hopped Summer Street IPA
Trillium Brewing Company

Double Dry Hopped Summer Street IPADouble Dry Hopped Summer Street IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #83
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
98
Ranked #366
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.43%
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
567
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Double Dry Hopped Summer Street IPADouble Dry Hopped Summer Street IPA
Notes: Our enhanced version of Summer St. IPA features a secondary dry hopping with Simcoe which leads to a fuller mouthfeel, amplified nose, and an intensified depth of grassy, raw hop character. Double Dry Hopped Summer Street is hazy, sunflower gold in appearance with strong aromatics of pine and lemon. Bold flavors of juicy tangerine, pine resin, and green pear dominate the palate with modest bitterness and a dry finish.

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

HOPS: Simcoe, Columbus
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Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 567
Photo of Wiffler27
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a deep hazy gold but a thinnish head

aroma is pure simcoe pine but a muted version of it

has some pine yet also some mean, solid bitterness. I'm a huge fan of the Simcoe-Columbus connection and it is not a typical NE-style hop bill.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 1-finger dense offwhite head atop an opaque orange body.

S - apricot, grapefruit, orange, herb.

T - bitter grapefruit hops. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - loving the bitterness on this one.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a long time ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 1/30/17 with nothing written above or below it. This may have been the smoothest beer that I've ever had from Trillium as it went down so easily, as I had to pace myself throughout my review of it. This was a great example of what a New England IPA should be, without being overly dank or heavy!

This had a good pour to it as the hue was very muted, turbid apricot with plenty of head to top it off. That took a while to settle as a fair amount of soapy, clingy lacing was left on the side of my pint glass once I started to work my way through this. Tons of melon, peach, tangerine, and cream in the nose with plenty of those present in the taste as well. Lots of grass, citrus, cream, "green" hops, and sherbet, giving this a mouthfeel and presence on par with something from Other Half or Greenpoint here from these parts. The White Wheat and Dextrine gave this body and sweetness that took this to another level as the juicy and sweet aspects of it held their own from start to finish...

This had enough booze in it but with an underlying dankness and enjoyable range of flavors, you'd be hard-pressed to notice that. Such a winner on so many levels, this held up well for being two years old and would be one of the first beers that I'd reach for should Trillium release this again in the near future. Such a winner, this is what a New England IPA should be, without the heavy-handed dankness. Balance and flavor were the keys to this offering's success!

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Photo of VTbrewfan
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: opaque gold, nice and hazy
Smell: lemon rind, pine, pineapple
Taste: lemon, grapefruit, and mellow pine. Really smooth and citrusy without the bitter.
Feel: nice juicy NEIPA mouthfeel
Overall: I’ve become a big fan of Trillium’s DDH offerings. It bumps things up a notch from the standard version of each beer, granted they’re hitting it out of the park with almost every NEIPA they make. The streets series has been one of my favs of late.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.67/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can 8/1/18

Described as a “sunflower gold” I am guessing that they changed their recipe somewhere along the lines like Bissell Brothers did with Swish because it looks nothing like the picture (which looks like Maine Beer Co. Dinner) and instead is a murky, turbid pale orange to pineapple juice yellow.

A lot of tropical fruit in the aroma, but much more grainy and what I describe as unfinished with a lot of this style.

Mango, grapefruit, orange/tangerine, and guava. Slight bitterness, with a little “green” flavor, but mostly fruity. More like a smoothie. Closes with a pithy dryness and a lot of yeast and rough grain. There is a bit of aspirin like lingering bitterness.

Body is slightly fluffy with a dry, chalky, resinous finish.

Not terrible, but nothing I would make an effort to drink again

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Photo of Holderness
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler picked up from the brewery.

L — Pours the characteristic Street IPA pale orange haze. Barely a half finger of white head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention and some lacing
S — Lime zest, slight cattiness, honeydew melon, spruce, concord grape, orange cream, light fusels. Simcoe and El Dorado have very similar aromas
T — Simcoe and El Dorado do not have very similar flavors. This is woodsy, earthy, resinous, pithy, and rindy. The malts impart a lightly creamy character
F — Medium+ mouthfeel, medium- carb. Quite a bit more bitter and long-lasting than most of Trillium’s offerings
O — For me this is an unsung hero of the Trillium lineup. It’s nice to see that their hoppy brewing abilities are not just limited to the hyped tropical hops

86/100

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Photo of kevanb
3.87/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, purchased fresh at Trillium - Canton, poured into a Trillium Permutation Series stemmed glass. Enjoyed on 07.07.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy and turbid orange color with a fizzy white head that barely hits a finger high with little retention and a few spots of lace cling to the glass. The aroma is super hoppy, as expected, very grassy, lots of raw green hop, strong pine, a bit of spiciness in there too with some citrus rind and wildflower character and light pale grain and Trillium's mineral water character. The flavors are fine, a bit muted from the overhopping, very bitter citrus peel, lots of pine, grassiness, citrus peel, a bit of juicy citrus character but very grassy and green, light dough and sweet yeast with ample mineral water at the finish. The mouthfeel is fine, heavier medium body, has good life to it and a nice texture that coats well with a bitingly dry finish.

Verdict: A nice IPA from Trillium, suffers a bit from the excessive hopping, very green, very bitter and relentlessly hoppy. It isn't there most distinctive beer, definitely feels like you could slap any of their labels on this one and it'd pass by. Good but anonymous within their lineup of IPAs.

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Photo of jooler
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look is bright orange haze
smell is loads of mangoes, extremely hoppy juicy scent but not as in your face as DDH mosaic dream
taste is juicy but has a unique bitter bite.
overall, really good but needs more pizazz

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours like orange juice, thick juice haze of orange with foamy head and glue like lacing. Nose is loaded with hops, citrus, floral, and piney tones. Flavor is spot on, juicy hops with a light bitterness and semi sweet on finish. This IPA is just terrific, so well balanced and refreshing you cannot do much better, another world class beer.

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Photo of CHickman
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy yellow gold with a foamy 1-2 finger thick foamy white head that was packed with tiny bubbles, dissipating slowly and leaving decent spotty lacing. Only above average looks, which is rare from a Trillium IPA.

Smells like grapefruit and pineapple juice mixed together, with clementine, oranges, papaya, toasted grains, caramel, honeydew melon, tropical fruity, green apple, grapes and a lot of fresh, juicy citrus fruit. It has a lot of similarities to gummy bears and Fruity Pebbles cereal, with a lot of fruit complexities mixed with a nice malt backbone.

Tastes juicy with a lot of citrus and floral like the citrus hop and floral hops were all dry hopped when they crafted this brew. The fruity notes include pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, orange, a squirt of lime, tropical fruit like guava, herbs and light piney notes. The malt backbone then kicks in with wheat bread crust, biscuit, caramel, toasted grains, fruity candy, earthy notes, peppery spices, grass, coriander and hints of wheat. The earthy-ness always reminds me of dry hopping, and since this is double dry hopped it makes sense that it has such grainy, earthy accents on the back end. The dry hopping, sweet malt, citrus fruit and piney notes blend well together - to me this beer is balanced and works.

Mouthfeel was soft, smooth and buttery as it slid down easy with a mild bitterness level, mellow carbonation, an average to light body and a nice balanced profile. Stupid easy to drink for a 7.2% ABV beer.

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Photo of mkh012
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 19 days ago.

Pours honey-yellow with a short-lived head and minimal lacing.

The nose is cotton candy, green melon, and tangerine, and the taste follows. Hints of citrus rind, peach, and pungent herbs. A medium minus dose of almost woodsy bitterness sits on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium, starting pillowy and firm but thinning slightly as it settles in the glass.

Overall, this is somewhere in the middle of the pack for DDH Street beers, meaning it's really damn good. Simcoe isn't my favorite hop, but its eccentricities work well with the typical Trillium fruit profile. 9/10.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is peach, mango, honey and citrus. Exceedingly sweet and juicy. Beer opens citrus, grapefruit and dank honey sweetness. A touch of white peach in the middle with an added juicy mango note. More of the same on the finish. The tropical fruit flavor combination here is just right. Feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, rich and drinkable at the same time and goes down soft and dry with a sticky dry finish. The feel here is excellent.

One of the best that I've had from Trillium hands down.

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

Look: Yellow, hazy, with thin head.
Smell: Peach, pine, papaya, and guava.
Taste: Peach, pine, papaya, guava, with a bitter bite.
Mouthfeel: Full
Overall: Another excellent IPA from trillium.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.74/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can shared by Dave, Thanks!
Hazy deep straw with a frothy white head that persists. Earthy pine and citrus with hints of tropical fruit and bready malt. Nice beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I want to thank all of those who have been liking my reviews! Glad I can help spread my personal touch of good knowledge and helpfulness :-)

Juicy orange pulpy color with a heavy pith-white-like head.

Tons of orange pith and orange juice on the nose; other aromas of grapefruit and mango.

Flavor has a firm planty bitterness, followed by grapefruit, orange creamsickle, juiced oranges, more grapefruit, and barley.

Feel is perfectly carbonated, with a biting feel and a resinous, dry chalky finish.

Overall, Summer Street stands as one of Trillium's best offerings, and subsequently one of the nation's best offerings.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a turbid golden orange with a two finger fizzy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tangerine, mango, grapefruit and dank hops.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Mango, pineapple, tangerine and dank hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft crisp finish.

O - This is another great IPA from Trillium. The flavors are nice and juicy. Fantastic.

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Photo of unclejazz
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, for a middle of the pack Trillium beer, this is fantastic. Opaque yellow-orange with incredible lacing from bright white one finger head. Aromas and flavors were a cournicopia of tropical pineapple mango passionfruit. This is right in my wheelhouse.

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Photo of teromous
3.62/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of a can purchased from the Fort Point location: "CANNED ON 11-JUL-17 07:37"

Appearance: The body is a medium beige color and it is opaque. The head is thick, frothy, and white. It slowly fades out with a frothy fade leaving some spotty lacing on the glass. It leaves a short ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: It has a very catty, garlic and onion aroma. There is a strong aroma of the sticky oil that is found on the outside of the hop bine. It has a mango aroma that starts to show up the more the beer is smelled. Overall the aroma is strong and varied.

Taste: It has a light bit of pine and a savory onion flavor to it. It has a light bit of pine in the aftertaste. It has a nice flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: There isn't much bitterness throughout drinking the beer but it shows up a bit more in the aftertaste.

Overall: It's a good beer with a nice strong aroma and some decent flavors. The flavors seem to be pretty mellow and restrained for an American IPA but it is still enjoyable. Basically there are good hop flavors in the beer but they are held back to the point where the beer overall hovers just above the average mark. I would drink it again but it wouldn't be my first choice from Trillium and there are other American style IPA's that I would rather pick up. It's worth picking up to at least try once.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is my least favorite out of the Double dry hopped versions of the Street offerings. Simcoe is a hop that I enjoy but with this beer it didn't out shine.

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

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep yellow that's hazy as hell with a dense two finger white head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of juicy citrus hop notes with a little pine
T: Taste is juicy sweet citrus with some resinous pine oil. Hints of sweetness and toasted bread provide a little balance. Swallow is more juicy sweet citrus with lingering pine resin.
M: The beer has a moderate amount of body that is slightly creamy and oily with carbonation that is just slightly prickly. The beer has a resinous and oily hop finish that is very refreshing.
O: Overall this is a really tasty beer. Just the right amount of hops and body for a very crushable summer IPA. Definitely worth trying if you can get it.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks like juice with a thin white head. aromas of grass, lemon, plastic dankness, grapefruit, herbaceous and green. on palate is orange, grapefruit, spicy and dank hops, almost harshly hoppy but in a good way. as it warms this is also mango and passionfruit, juicy aspects come out but the green and pine notes are still there to offer balance. also some doughy malts and sweeter notes. mouthfeel is light but very fluffy. excellent stuff!!

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big fruity profile. Tangerine. Pineapple. Mango. Grapefruit. Some crispness and bitter bite from the hops alongside the fruit forward notes. Easy drinking.

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Photo of FFFjunkie
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is a grapefruit milkshake. Haze for days.

Smell is tangerine up front some pine in the middle and some other fruit lurking in the background.

Taste is a nice tangerine punch up front, some pine/grass mid palette and some other fruit on the backend that I can't quite pick out.

Feel is soft, smooth and almost creamy.

Overall an excellent beer and glad I had the opportunity to try it!

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Photo of SawDog505
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 12 oz tulip glass canned in early April. Pours a very attractive cloudy dark yellow, with a excellent 2 finger sticky white head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is guava,papaya, passion fruit, tangerine and mild grapefruit.

Taste follows tropical start to finish, some grapefruit in the balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, plenty carbonation, and incredible drinkability.

Overall this is an excellent beer, that makes you crave each sip and leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. My phone predicted I would say "Hazy orange," but this is definitely a murky orange. Take that, predictive text! Not much of a head. Smells of sweet orange with a little bit of resin and lemon. Tastes of sweet orange throughout. Pine resin and melon build in intensity. Becomes just a touch astringent. Medium body, almost chewy. It’s quite the hop expression. Dare I say too much? That might be harsh, as it is really tasty.

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Double Dry Hopped Summer Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 567 ratings