Green Street, Obvious Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

Green Street, Obvious Pale AleGreen Street, Obvious Pale Ale
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
172
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
97
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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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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 172
Reviews by Masters:
Photo of Masters
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

More translucent than typical trillium beers but hazy. Smell I get oranges and orange rine. Taste subtle citrusy fruits very light and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is on point. light and drinkable for almost 8%. Almost silky. can't wait to see what they do at the other half brewery in cans!

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Photo of HopSynonymous
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Love the collaborating breweries. A 7.8% Pale Ale huh? Dumb. Anyway. It pours hazy like they do at Trillium. Thin, white head. Very rich, concentrated hoppiness. Bubblegum hops along with a noticeable amount of floral and fruity hops. Smells juicy. Flavor is a puréed hop/fruit flavor that is synonymous with Trillium. I'm picking up the distinct flavor of the El Dorado hops (reminds me of sweet florals and bubblegum). Tangy with a sugary malt profile. Citrus and guava hops. Finishes with sweet, candied hops, sugary malt and a slight rye dryness. Full, creamy bodied. Falls in line with many other Trillium brews but Other Half seems to have brought something special to the collaboration.

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Photo of BourbonJersey
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 8/10/15, Drank 8/11/15

Waited in line for 2.5 hours (I was third in line at the release), and it was worth it. This beer is great.

Look: Pale yellow with a decent size pillow-y white head, probably about a full inch in my tulip glass.

Smell: Pineapple and some candy citrus, mostly orange/tangerine and lemon.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Refreshing as far as mouthfeel is concerned, goes down easy. Tastewise, gives pretty strong pineapple up front, followed by some of that candied citrus I got in the smell, a touch of pine, and a little (very little actually) rye bite/earthiness. I could have done with a little more of the rye, but can't complain, as overall it was a really good beer. The taste didn't linger as much as I would have liked either, but at this point I'm just nitpicking.

Overall: A really great beer by two superb east coast breweries. The flavors in this beer are not the most aggressive and assertive of all of the IPAs I've had, but in this, it's a positive. It allows everything to balance and shine as a whole. If you're looking for one of these flavors to jump out and punch you in the throat this one's not for you.

A beer I look forward to having again and sharing with some buddies. And I'll definitely be seeking out more beers from each of these breweries.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky amber color with a creamy head on top. A fair amount of lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit, bubblegum, tangerine, and a hint of spice.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor begins with tropical fruit and tangerine. In the middle rye spice and bubble gum appear. It finishes mildly bitter with grassy hop notes. Once gone the rye spice and tropical fruit lingers.

Lots of flavor in this beer. The rye really comes through as the beer warms.

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

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

Well done. Another amazing hoppy creation from Trillium. Glad I was in the city at the right time! Must seek out some Other Half beers to give them a try

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Photo of stonermouse
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip, same night as bottling day.

Pours much less murky than most Trillium ipas. Straw color with a thick, persistent puffy head. There's a bit of haze, but it's a pretty brew overall.

Incredible aroma. It smells exactly like the brewery at open- a heavily-hopped wallop of steamy mash. Mildly fruity, mildly musty.

Delicate flavors, as opposed to the heavy-handed hop milkshake I'm used to from these guys. Not only are the flavors mild, but it's s mild hop profile as well. Melon, mango, and a touch of citrus makes for a pleasant, sweet, thirst-quenching brew.

Clean finish, a touch dry but not too sticky.

This is a very nice brew. It overwhelms with its aroma, and satisfies with its flavor.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of angrybabboon
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.

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

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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.

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

Photo of cbutova
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.

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Photo of Bilco
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bagman007
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MA08
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buking21
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
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.

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Photo of bruindre
3.7/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobZ
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warmbier804
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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