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

Unbelievably tasty beer. Pours an orange juice color, not too much lacing but some. Smell bursts with tropical, juciyness. Flavor follows suit, tastes like a hoppy orange juice. Truly another gem from the Trillium/Other Half folks

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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 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 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 hasher
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great Trillium beer. Great smell. Hoppy pale ale with just the right bitterness. I let it get a little warm and it still tasted great. Fruit flavors. Good feel.

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

L - Classic Trillium: hazy and cloudy as all hell. Golden light orange with a finger of white head.

S - Bubblegum, orange, lemon, lime, rye

T - Orange creme and sherbert, lime, lemon, juicy fruit/bubbleyum, grassy hops, rye, and grapefruit

F - Soft and creamy. No alcohol taste. More carbonation that I had planned.

O - Another winner for Trillium. They made Other Half look like a good brewery with his collaboration.

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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 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 -Rick
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: a golden yellow, about 2 fingers of white head
S: pineapple, orange slight hints of bread
T: tropic fruits, pineapple and orange. A slight bitter lingering finish. A small presence of pine
F: nice carbonation, and a great dry finish
O: well done OH/Trillium. This was more than a solid beer. Of the highest quality.

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Photo of Coorsy
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler poured into a proper Trillium Tulip.

Right off the bat you can smell trillium. Tropical, juicy Trillium. It pours out more clear than your typical Trillium IPA but its not translucent. Taste is paaacked with tropical and citrus notes. With that mildly musty/grainy note. This is one excellent collaboration beer. Well done by both breweries!

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

Poured from the bottle into two MBC pint glasses. Beautiful straw coloring, light orange, clouded. About one finger of white head that dissipates into a thin foam that lasts through the whole beer. Smell and taste match up quite well with notes of citrus and pineapple, a bit of pine. A Trillium mouthfeel, to me, is the gold standard: always so pleasant, soft, and inviting. None of that is lost in the collaboration, which is excellent. Glad I got to the release for this; it's marvelous. Bottled today, and I enjoyed it 6 hours later. Can't beat it!

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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 Resuin
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. This was bottled today.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber and leaves a finger of white head which lingers for a while. (4.5)

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. (4.5)

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