Green Street, Obvious Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

Green Street, Obvious Pale AleGreen Street, Obvious Pale Ale
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IPA - American
4.46 | pDev: 6.28%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Green Street, Obvious Pale AleGreen Street, Obvious Pale Ale
Notes: Other Half Collaboration, IPA with Valley Danko Rye, Double Dry Hopped with Simcoe, El Dorado, Azacca.
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They brewed this collab with Other Half again in Sept 2019. Had it on tap at the Trillium brewery in Canton. All in all, kind of similar to their other IPAs, but smelled of wonderful apricot. Not super memorable for them, but a bit different.

Sep 15, 2019
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JGLittle from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to get my hands on a few bottles. I have had a bunch of Trillium but not too many OH. Trillium is one of my favorites at the moment.

Pours a clear bright orange with a fluffy white head. Nice citrus nose, typical Trillium smell. Great taste with a wonderful balance. I think its supposed to be more of an APA, but its a blurred lines. Everyone who I drank my few bottles with were throughly impressed as well.

Oct 30, 2015
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ChrisinRI from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a surprisingly good brew--not a colab fan, but this one featured the Trillium juiciness and body over what I've come to expect from OH's taste profile. Well done!

Sep 09, 2015
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Feelmebone from Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great collaboration between two breweries I love . Great taste , decent aroma on the nose of hops . trillium always brings a great texture and other half flavor is hard to beat.

Sep 08, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Labor Day Weekend reviews, so far.

Thanks for the bottle Kevin, as of usual.

A- Slightly hazy yellow pour to a snifter from a 750ml. Creamy and frothy white cap rises up to two fingers with pretty good retention. Sheets and webs of lace at the top with drizzle and spots below.

S- Presents a really well mixed blend of what I guess I'll call the modern hop aromas. Juicy tropical fruit, zesty bitter citrus fruits, stone fruit and hints of floral tones at the end. Melon, tangerine, orange, mango and mint more specifically.

T- Juicy hops with a low-medium sweetness to match that. Prominent hop tones of melon, mango, cantaloupe, tangerine, oranges, mint dankness, pine resin and herbal berries. Cleanliness beyond the hops just a touch of sweets and pale barley.

MF- Foamy primary texture with a medium to high creaminess making it silky smooth even with a fairly high carbonation. Fairly bitter in the finish and I must say a hint of warmth.

Obvious tastes like a Pale Ale because of the smooth and fruity hops without much aggression in any way. Somehow this is a burly 7.8% and drinks like 5. Stop making so many good hoppy beers Trillium, not.

Sep 07, 2015
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TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to @marcpicc for trading me this one over the summer. Review is from notes....

Appearance: vibrant, bright orange body with less haze than your average Trillium beer, but with a similarly thick, sudsy head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: tons of fruit, per usual, along with some bubblegum. I even thought I detected a little pepper.....maybe the azacca? Not a hop I'm all that familiar with. Anyway, the beer smelled delicious, and the rye surprisingly came through past the potent hop bill.

Taste: a very different taste from Trillium's usual tropical , fruity brews. Got a much more herbal, earthy flavor, with tons of pine and stickiness from the Simcoe. Slight amounts of citrus on the tongue, but more dry and crackery. It's very nicely balanced.

Feel: medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Packs a very sticky, lingering flavor that coats the palate and leaves you wanting more.

Overall: everybody complains nonstop about collaboration brews, but this was very, very good. A departure from Trillium's norm, and though I haven't had all that much Other Half, I was impressed with this beer.

Sep 05, 2015
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NYC-IPAnAPA from New York

4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've had this a few times now, including as recently as two days ago and as early as 4-5 days after it was bottled. I mention all that because had I not tried this beer whe. It was as fresh as I did, these scores would have all been at least a quarter point lower. Like some of the best hoppy beers that have a very juicy taste (Trillium, Tree House specifically, King Sue comes to name a few), I've noticed that just a few weeks after release (3...which is still well within normal freshness guidelines) some of these absolutely top notch beers start to drop off some in their juiciness and taste. You still get same flavor profile but it's a shade of its former self.

When it was newly bottled, this was hands down one of the best beers of 2015 for me, and I have had Large majority of the most highly rated hoppy beers this year. Definitely tastes like a Trillium beer, but the hops used I assume we're chosen by OH, and they really brought an explosive amount of tropical juicy flavor to this beer. I can definitely taste the Azacca and El Dorado influence. The rye really smoothes out the taste, and I really had to force myself to not just keep chugging this beer. I couldn't get enough. If you are drinking it after this review, do not expect that same level of juiciness, but it's still juicy and a great beer worth seeking out.

Sep 03, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 09/01/15 notes. Big thanks to Brian for sharing this one; thanks man! 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky brownish-orange with one to two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hop, oranges, tropical fruits, fruity malts, pineapple, mango, and light resin. Medium body and low carbonation, no bitterness.

Overall really good; very good nose but awesome taste. Tried this right before Headroom and liked it better due to no bitterness. Hoping they make this one again at OH next time.

Sep 02, 2015
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 8/30/15

A: Medium golden orange, with tangerine and honey highlights - pours with a large, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Hoppy, as promised - nice citrus component, very, very floral - orange, tangerine, grapefruit - orange blossoms - orange marmalade - lightly tropical notes - spicy hops and additional spice from the rye - pale malts and some sweetness

T: Floral, spicy citrus everywhere - orange and grapefruit juice, flesh, zest, pith, and oil - hoppy resin, pine, herbal notes, spicy notes - spicy melon - juicy notes - pale malts, rye, some sweetness - moderately bitter, but nothing crazy

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, oily, finishes mostly dry

O: Down on Green Street

Trillium and Other Half? Yeah, I suppose this is an obvious collaboration. But I'm not sure the collaboration brought a ton to the table. I like this, but I prefer some of Trillium's other offerings. The rye spice works fairly well with the hop profile, but it's not spectacular.

Aug 30, 2015
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Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy orange-gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small collar and almost no cap. A few wisps. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Grapefruit zest and juice. Big juicy orange. Tons of pine needle and a solid spicy hop aroma. Lots of general stone fruit with a soft push of melon through the back. Malts are biscuity and sweet. A light caramelized sweetness with undercooked dough. Warming pushes through a distinct aroma of watermelon. Solidly herbal as well. Leafy hop. A woody bitterness. Strong pithy push.

Taste: Super juicy orange, peach, tangerine and necatarine. Super tropical. Gets a bit muddy through the middle with some deeply woody and herbal flavors. Soft hop spiciness coupled with a touch of alcohol through the back. Super doughy malts, like biscuit dough. Some white bread crust and some slight caramelized malt sweetness. A touch of rye spice as well. Rye adds a little bit of needed depth to prevent things from getting too sweet. Leafy hop. Pine needle and some sticky resin. Pear and some cantaloupe. Floral melons. Super juicy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy with some astringency. A touch dry.

Overall: Too many cooks?

This is solid, but ends up not being a stellar showing from either brewery. The hop profile is super muddled and never really settles out. Super juicy though, which is always fun.

Aug 30, 2015
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HopSynonymous from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted on what would have been my grandfather's 92nd birthday, 8.29.15 (RIP Gramps), out of the closest I could find to a suitable glass in a rental place in Barrington, RI.

L- Trillium-y orange, opaque with just a shadow of a finger when positioned behind. Thick lacing. Nice.

S- Jumps out with rye and citrus, and what I think is Azacca. So much happening here. Girlfriend said "wow that smells good" when I popped the top.

T- Citrusy and earthy. Rye is very present, and hops are so powerful through the exhale. Phenomenal, and I can honestly say it gets better with every sip. First I was surprised, and now that I'm almost done, I'm just loving it.

F- Perfect level of carb, but I wonder if it almost might be too much for some? I love it. The thick creaminess that Trillium and HF IPAs do so well. I feel silly using creamy for IPAs rather than stouts, but, like, sorry. Give me something better and I'll listen. This coats the mouth and lingers. I can take a sip, walk around the house for a while, do some things, and swirl my tongue around my mouth to find more of the beer just sitting there. I'm about to go out of the house, and imagine I'll be able to drink more Green Street over the next 10 minutes : )

O- So worth the wait in line. This beer is phenomenal. I was not disappointed at all. Truly unique as well, and I disagree with the others who said it's just like a typical Trillium. Feels different than Congress, Fort Point, Summer, and variants.

Aug 30, 2015
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to a fellow trader I was able to share a bottle of this which he traded for. Typical Trillium offering. Nice hop aroma, smooth up front with lots of citrus hops and a nice hoppy finish. Nothing out of the ordinary for Trillium though.

Aug 29, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy darker yellow-orange body, one finger white head with nice retention time and a fair bit of lacing. Smells of pineapple, tropical fruit, grapefruit, a bit of pine, mild caramel backbone. Lots of hops and a nice complex aromatic hop nose. Dang. Flavour is even better; more of the tropical fruit and pineapple melds in with the caramel malt backbone, then some citrus peeks out, finishing off with a nice pine bitterness. Impressive, and I've come to expect no less from any beer Trillium is involved in making. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft, creamy, very easy to drink, mild bitterness and full of pine and grapefruit on the finish. Overall, this is phenomenal and I really enjoyed this one as much as I have the other offerings from Trillium.

Smell: Bursting with fruit: pineapple, orange, mango, grapefruit, some pine needles, a bit of floral. (4.75)

Taste: Lots of orange, pineapple, pine, mango, a hint of cereal, grapefruit. Good amount of sweetness, with little bitterness. Lots of big flavor. (4.75)

Mouth-feel: Medium to full carb with medium to thick body, just a tad sticky. (4.5)

Overall: This is a delicious IPA - tons of fruit - tropical and citrus, along with a bit of pine. The different varieties of hops are showcased really well here, with little else going on. Really nice. Not one for drinking all day because of how much flavor it has, but terrific for a glass or two.

Aug 28, 2015
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KrajDoesBeer from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this gem about 10 days after bottling.

Look- Hazey and bright yellow-orange

Smell- just ripe citrus that you can smell when you pop the bottle

Taste- a beautiful light OJ with hops

Feel- Trillium mouthfeel thats epic and coats your mouth and it so smooth

Overall- another winner- beautiful stuff- dont see that much OH influence!

Aug 25, 2015
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jooler from California

4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look is amazing and on point. Smell is of kumquats. Taste is initially sweet and citrusy. Not overly hoppy. It's like alpha king but smoother and less malty. This is definitely a beer to try if given a chance.

Thanks to keithengelke

Aug 25, 2015
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Nicole15 from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Pours a golden hazy orange with a frothy head. Lot of orange in the armoa. The initial sip is a tropical fruit bomb! Super juicy with a nice orange peal yet hoppy finsh. Wishing I hadn't traded my second bottle away...

Aug 25, 2015
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JayWhitson from Montana

4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only problem with this beer is that I can't go to a local store and get six packs for the rest of my life. Unreal. Never look at another pale ale the same.

Aug 25, 2015
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Burnt orange with a white frothy head. Nice lacing.

S- Tons of floral notes followed by citrus fruit.

T- Just a touch less than the nose. Citrusy - orange and grapefruit with a bitter hop finish. Juicy drinking beer.

F- Medium carb. Not on the light side by any means.

O- Nice collab between Trill and OH. Glad I had the opportunity to try this.

Aug 24, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle thanks to a close friend who works near Trillium. Great collab between two of the best hoppy breweries. Would love to have this again, but that is unlikely.

Aug 23, 2015
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Zaximus from Colorado

4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another quality ale from Trillium.

L- Pale, burnt orange. Full, white frothy head with excellent lacing.

S- Spectacular. Immense floral notes followed by citrus fruit.

T- Not quite as impressive as the nose. Very fruity. Citrusy. Orange and grapefruit. Juicy. Gets a touch better as it warms just a bit.

F- Full for the style. Moderate carb. Definitely not lite.

O- They don't make subpar pale ales. I was a little underwhelmed at the start (they set a high bar) but this gets even better as it warms. Well done again.

Aug 23, 2015
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge tangerine nose. Candied orange peel, tangelo, and fresh tangerine juice on the nose and taste. Just enough bitterness and just enough malt sweetness to balance the beer. A hint more boozy than need be for a pale, but this is top notch.

Aug 22, 2015
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip, the beer is a hazy, opaque, orange-gold coloring with a fluffy, low profile, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas burst forward with citrus notes, orange rind in the forefront. Extremely juicy aromas, balanced by grassy notes, pine tassel and pitch, and subtle pepper spice. The flavors are smooth and balanced, a blend of orange, subtle grapefruit, pine pitch, hints of tropical fruits, grassy notes, and a smooth candi backbone. Robust bodied and damn smooth, but light enough to be extremely drinkable. The aftertaste is very juicy and citrus, those characteristics standing tall throughout every sip. The finish is smooth, slow, and dry. Great beer.

Aug 22, 2015
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another solid NE IPA, but it's more reminiscence of a Other Half IPA, rather then a trillium IPA. Good citrus on the nose and taste with some bitterness bite to mellow it out. No mega wow factor that both trillium and other half can make, but a strong solid beer.

Aug 21, 2015
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Bsquirrelbrewer from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to Treehouse tulip.

Cloudy golden color with a prominent cream head that dissipates to a thin layer.

Smell is pleasantly floral and hoppy. Dry and less fruity.

Taste is hop forward but balanced. Really hits the palate nicely. Spot-on APA.

Overall a phenomenal collaboration from two great breweries.

Aug 21, 2015
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange with a two finger head. Smells of intense tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is dominated by citrus flavor. Apricot/orange/lemon? Very fresh tasting with a malty sweetness to accompany the fruit flavor. Light bitter hop finish. Feels impossible to tell this is nearly an 8% beer. Very refreshing, very easy to drink. Excellent all around. I hope Trillium and Other Half bring this back again sometime.

Aug 20, 2015
Green Street, Obvious Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 172 ratings