Green Street, Obvious Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Green Street, Obvious Pale AleGreen Street, Obvious Pale Ale
Green Street, Obvious Pale AleGreen Street, Obvious Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Other Half Collaboration, IPA with Valley Danko Rye, Double Dry Hopped with Simcoe, El Dorado, Azacca.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 171
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 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 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 MyThoughtsExactly
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass on the same day it was bottled.
Appearance: Less hazy than other trillium beers, it appears a golden, yellow. There was two fingers of head initially but it dyed down to just a ring of foam after a few sips.
Aroma: Is tropical fruit with a slight basil herbal character. Similar to Fort Point but not as vibrant.
Taste: Follows the nose, tropical fruit and slight bitterness upfront followed by some pine and resin notes. The middle is pretty sweet and dry. That could be the OH influence as I find there beers more malt forward than Trillium. The finish is more dryness and slight bitterness; leaves the mouth feeling pretty dry in the end.
Feel: Biscuitty but a little lighter than the standard mouth feel one expects from a trillium hoppy beer.
Overall: This is a good beer but it seem to fall off a little quickly. The sweetness and dryness build up and start to dominate the palate. It's better than most pale ales as it does have the signature Trillium notes, but I would prefer Fort Point over it.

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Photo of Feelmebone
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.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
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.

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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 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 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 Theheroguy
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A seamless blend of yeast and hop flavors. Very well attenuated with a nice bright hop aroma. Soft and muted bitterness. Spice is evident if it from the hops or rye I can't really tell. Very Fruity mid way. Murky and excellent but not mind blowing. Besides the slight orange juice flavor I feel like I've had this before.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
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.

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Photo of Ian_B
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy but luminescent marigold yellow, with a neat, creamy white cap. Aroma is pretty soft with very sweet malt, but dense with tropical fruit like papaya, blood orange, watermelon, and pineapple with a touch of grass. The rye malt adds soft notes of black-peppercorn and matzah, with a dry finish that cuts through the sweet tropical fruit flavour, ending in a dry, spicy finish backed by lime and orange juice.

Mouthfeel begins light and smooth with a creamy carbonation before ending with a dry, sticky sweetness. Surprisingly tastes/feels like real citrus juice in the middle. I drank this very slowly, and it improved as it warmed up.

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden hues with a dark golden body, not quite as hazy as other trillium, but still looks impressive. Initial frothy head dissipates to a thin wispy lacing.

S-bit of candied lemon, pineapple,tangerine, papaya, piney background notes, smells great

T-bit of that candy lemon upfront, little bit of pineapple, tangerine but it all dries out quickly with a nice piney/earthy rye note, very pleasant

m- may be the standout characteristic of the beer, a gentle soft carbonation that really carries the beer despite the quick dryness, excellent.

O- Very drinkable, Hop profile may not be the most complex or impressive, but in conjunction with the malt bill and the spot-on carbonation, the parts come together for an excellent beer. well done collab

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Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Orange, grapefruit and pine. Super dank smelling. Tons of tangerine and grapefruit pith. Classic Trillium biscuit malt background. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect level of sweetness.

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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 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 Stevedore
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.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
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.

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Photo of PHBoiler
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
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.

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Photo of ChrisinRI
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!

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Photo of KrajDoesBeer
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!

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Photo of TheElectricOne
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.

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Green Street, Obvious Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 171 ratings