Street Shark
Trillium Brewing Company

Street SharkStreet Shark
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.76%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
83
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  15
SCORE
94
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Street SharkStreet Shark
Notes: What happens when a witch shark hits the streets? A double IPA is born.

For our first ever collaboration with Bellwoods Brewery we present Street Shark Double IPA. Using Bellwoods' base recipe and brewed on our Canton system using Trillium's house yeast and methods, Street Shark is a juicy, delectable marriage of flavors highlighted by technique. The nose leads with powerful citrus and honeysuckle, followed by a palate of peach, orange, and stonefruit. Street Shark has a creamy, medium body and smooth mouthfeel.

MALT: American 2-Row Barley, German Pale Malt, Flaked Oats, Munich Malt

HOPS: Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, CTZ
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 83
Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great hazy DIPA from Trillium and Bellwoods Brewery. Aromatic af with notes of mango, tangerine, slight pine. Great mouth feel with a subtle sweetness but still very hoppy and dank. Great use of the flaked oats with the german pils to get the beautiful color. Top 5 for me for sure.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Murky body and light orange in color with a finger of white head

S - Citrus heavy with pine, berries, and bitterness

T - Again, huge citrus, but now it is matches with pine and bitterness. Notes of grass, berries, peaches, and apricot add complexity

F - Full and creamy body. No alcohol.

O - Great collab that has the big contributions from each of the hops used.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pulpy OJ color with a thin 1/2 finger of head. Some swirly twirlies on top.

Aroma is just JUICY. Wow. Tons of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and mango on the nose. Love this.

Flavor is explosively good. Tons of great juicy flavors - pineapple first, then mango, orange, tangerine, a biting hop herbalness, and then a total explosion of white grapefruit on the finish. Delish.

Feel is somewhat chalky and dusty, but keeps that in check; brings forth some resins and a moderate spiky carbonation.

Overall, Street Shark is a fantastic IPA that's about as good as Trillium's other big hitters, but stand in the shadow of the likes of Congress Street and Cutting Tiles (also good choices).

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the source.

Pours murky gold with a half inch of tight white after a bit of a stretch-pour. Typical Trillium low retention with zero lacing. Aromatics are pungently fruity and filled with peach, mango, and grapefruit. Shades of orange and weed follow through. Medium bodied with a slick, soft, and chaulky mouthfeel. Weed-rubbed peach with grapefruit on the palate. Plenty of fruit juice with a low bitterness and zero malt. Finishes with plenty of tropical fruit.

Great beer, just a bit heavy on the Simcoe hops so it's got a bit of a different hop profile from a typical Trillium.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a very hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like orange/mango creamsicle, grainy creaminess, and pineapple juice.

This has absolutely no bitterness to it at all, but it still basically works for me. It's got almost a vanilla flavor on the finish, with an almost chunky creamy finish. All of the fruit flavors mentioned above are there, and they are strong- this is definitely rated high on the juicy spectrum.

This is super creamy, and a bit grainy, with a good level of carbonation.

Even though it's not a milkshake style beer, this shared some similarities with it. It's definitely good, but not exactly my thing.

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Photo of Holderness
4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery. First draw from the keg!

Pours a milky, murky haze with a good-sized white head. Good retention and some lacing. Quite earthy and non-fruity for a Trillium brew, but not in a bad way. Aroma had a dank clay-like quality to it. The flavors tacked back and forth between tea-like and catty, which made for a somewhat muted character. The mouthfeel was the high point here, with a robust effervescence of tiny bubbles that didn't tickle the tongue as much as massage it. Overall a pretty good collab

82/100

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.18/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a glowing neon orangish yellow with perfectly opaque haze. The soapy pure white head leaves absolutely zero lacing.

The nose is unpleasantly earthy with equally unpleasant medicinal notes. Yikes!

The taste is spicy, bready, and mega medicinal. Picture a few value sized bottles of Aspirin crushed up and spread on some stale bread that was then hammered with black pepper.

There are some wayyy overly ripe mango, guava, and pineapple notes that follow, but only for a moment until the aggressive malt profile ruins this beer beyond repair.

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Photo of thatche2
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass (a few weeks old). Smell is orange and tropical fruit (papaya, guava, stonefruit) with some caramel sweetness, perfume, and green hop flavor. The aroma isn't really strong but very nice.

Taste follows the nose with a little more sweetness than expected. Orange pulp shines through with stonefruit (reminiscent of Citra hops). Bitterness is fairly low, but there is a lingering bitter/spice flavor that is slightly off putting (only critique). Mouthfeel is a good medium to full body, creamy up front, with a good amount of carbonation for the style on the finish.

Overall this is a great collaboration and very good representation of a NE DIPA. Street Shark is extremely juicy with a plethora of orange and tropical fruit flavor. There is a slightly harsh finish, but otherwise, this beer is fantastic.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange, thin, lots of carbonation. Smells of ctirus, tropical, pineapple juice, guava, mango, floral and peppery. Taste is sweet juice and finishes bitter... pineapple yogurt. Creamy mouthfeel. This beer tastes and smells a lot better than it looks. Nice collab.

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Photo of Damian
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 05-SEP-17
Served in a tulip

The completely opaque, yellow ochre body was topped by a small, bubbly white cap that quickly fizzled away. No head retention or lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was an amazingly fresh and pure expression of hops. Super pungent and bright with big fruity notes. Pineapple and overripe mango came through strongest. Lots of citrus too. Orange juice for sure. There was an intensely dank, weed-like quality as well. As the beer warmed, sweet peach notes appeared.

The flavor profile was also solid but quite different from the nose. Loads of juicy orange and tangerine flavors up front. Grapefruit appeared as the beer moved along the palate. There was a big, chalky, yeasty presence on the back end. Pithy grapefruit rind and bitter pine sap notes lingered in the finish.

The mouthfeel was somewhat disappointing initially. It was lighter bodied for the style and contained a fairly aggressive, larger bubbled effervescence. With time, the carbonation settled and the liquid turned frothy, slick and smooth on the palate.

Street Shark is yet again another excellent hoppy beer by Boston's hoppy beer gurus. While not markedly different from many of their other double IPAs, this beer displayed a dank pungency in the nose that was particularly notable.

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Photo of Joe56312
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

For a double ipa, this beer is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink. Excellent flavor, but for the cost, it is a bit overpriced compared to other local brews.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid orange in color with nearly two fingers of rocky white head. Aroma is full of lightly candied citrus, stone fruit, and some floral notes, very inviting. Taste starts with some citrus, stone fruit, and mango, then adds a smooth sweetness and a light piney/grassy/vegetal note and a moderate+ bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a solid beer and very different from Trillium's typical fare. There is a lot here that I like: the bitterness, citrus and stone fruit hop profile, and the mouthfeel.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 05-Sep-17

Pours cloudy opaque amber gold orange with a frothy white foam head. Smells like apricot, peach, nectarine, mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, passionfruit, lime rind, honeysuckle, caramelized bready crackery malts, with dank spicy resinous woodsy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like nectarine skin, apricot, peach, mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime rind, pineapple, passionfruit, honeysuckle, caramelized bready crackery malts, with dank spicy resinous woodsy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice juicy hopped up DIPA.

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Street Shark from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 83 ratings