The Streets (2018) | Trillium Brewing Company

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The Streets (2018)The Streets (2018)

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last year for our 4th Anniversary, we wanted to brew something extra special and deeply rooted in Trillium's history. Congress Street was the very first IPA we brewed in 2013. Its success inspired an entire series of beers, all named after streets in Fort Point surrounding our first brewery. Each of these beers uses the same base recipe featuring a different dry hop presenting a unique flavor with common ties. Building off of the Streets series, we decided to brew a beer that was a little bit of each. Using the same base recipe as all our Street beers, we dry hopped with Amarillo, Mosaic, Galaxy, El Dorado, Simcoe, Nelson, Vic Secret, & Enigma. This year's recipe of The Streets Triple IPA is a celebratory culmination of all the Streets beers we've brewed over the past 5 years, and our continued exploration of fermentation profiles.

Fruity esters produced by this year's fermentation profile shine through in the aroma and flavor. Hazy and orange in appearance with a strong nose of strawberry, tropical fruit, lime, pineapple and melon rind. A palate of pineapple, over ripe fruit, subtle grapefruit pith, and a subtle sweetness is complemented by a balancing bitterness. A full, creamy mouthfeel rounds out this surprisingly drinkable Triple IPA.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Amarillo, Mosaic, Galaxy, El Dorado, Simcoe, Nelson, Vic Secret, Enigma

Added by StoutElk_92 on 05-05-2018

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Celtics76:
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4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really glad I was able to take an extended lunch break to try this much talked about beer.

Appearance-wise, it takes on the typical Trillium look - opaque with solid head retention. Wow what an aroma - smacked me in the face - grapefruit, resiny pine, heaven. However, the taste is a little overkill. I can tell it was brewed with 6 different hops - flavors are all over the place but ultimately it feels like I'm chewing on grapefruit skin.

This is very good, but a little overhyped. People go nuts for this beer every year, I would try again but not go out of my way for it.

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Photo of avas
4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Canned On 05/03/18, 11:10:52.

Pours a beautiful mango hued orange, slightly viscous with a frothy two inch head of foam that quickly bubbles away and leaves heavy lace around the glass.

Strong tropical aromas, candy sweet. Mango juice, guava nectar, tangerine, and pineapple all play around your nose... no bitter indicators, no booziness.. pure juice.

Incredible. More of that candy sweetness. Straight mango juice, with complimentary pineapple and orange. Some lingering bitterness, and hardly any present booze. Absolutely can’t believe this is 10.3%.

Medium body, good level of carbonation. No residual stickiness, just pure creamy juice that goes down with a nice warmth.. the only indicator of the high ABV on this beer.

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Photo of schinebd
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Probably the muddiest NE IPA I've seen to date. Nose is pineapple, mango, papaya and citrus. Super juicy and dank. Heavily aromatic. Outstandingly enticing. The aroma is as good as the look is bad. Beer opens citrus and pineapple. A good bit of acidity followed by some pulpiness and fresh fruit juice. Mango and melon in the middle with bright citrus fruit swirling around those flavors. Finishes with more fresh pineapple and orange. Juicy finish. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. A little prickly in the mouth and goes down sparkling and aggressive. Dry yet juicy finish that coats the palate and lingers. Nice but I wish this was a touch smoother.

This is easily one of the most memorable IPAs I've had from Trillium which is saying a lot. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dexterk1
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of codytwo
4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wshinevar
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CycloneBeers
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a masterpiece in the triple IPA category. It's 10.3% ABV, and drinks like any other of their DIPAS.

Amazing look of dark orange juice in the glass. Super cloudy.

Smell is addictive and balanced, strawberries, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, lime zest, just an awesome nose.

Taste is incredibly balanced for such high ABV. Alcohol is well hidden and the hops really stand out all the way through. Hints of orange, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe, unripe strawberry and lemon/lime zest. Mouthfeel is typical trillium DIPA, creamy, medium carbonation, dry finish.

Given how smooth yet complex this beer was for such a high ABV, and a date on the can, there is nothing much else to say other than this beer nailed the style of a TIPA. An incredible offering worthy of celebrating 5 years of IPAs by Trillium.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of littlestevie14
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Worcester90
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a nonic pint glass.

Pours a deeply hazy orange body with a two finger white head, reducing to leave really nice lacing. Great looking beer.

Aromas are tropical and pulpy, tons of orange creamsicle. Taste is pure orange creamsicle, sticky but soft hops, citrus, grapefruit, finishing with a delicate bite. I don't really get as much booze as others describe on the follow through, but I sure do feel it!

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Photo of Damian
4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on tap at Trillium Brewing Company, Canton, MA
Served in a tulip

Cloudy, yellow ochre appearance. The opaque liquid was topped by an immensely tight and creamy, two-finger tall, bright white crown that slowly dropped to a lasting collar. A streaky, pockmarked latticework of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was outstanding. There was a fantastic mix of punchy tropical fruit notes and musty dankness. Overripe pineapple came through big time. Loads of lush guava and papaya too. Intense, weed-like notes were also quite apparent. Super dank and almost a touch skunky. Onion notes were present as well and really intensified later in the session. Some juicy orange notes were also detectable. The weedy dankness, tropical fruits and onion notes crescendoed by the drink’s end.

The flavor was also amazing but perhaps slightly less complex than the aroma initially. Tangerine came through big time. Fairly tangy. Loads of bright, juicy orange notes too. Big pineapple presence in the center. Some bright lemon and crisp wheatiness as well. Subtle malt presence. For a triple IPA, the malts were surprisingly well restrained. Grapefruit appeared on the back end and carried into the finish. Slightly pithy. Touch of lingering bitterness. As the beer warmed, the fruity notes intensified and the bitterness on the finish mellowed.

Exceptional mouthfeel. Fuller bodied for the style. Amazingly creamy, plush and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine and pillowy soft, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Triple IPAs can sometimes be sticky, boozy messes, but The Streets 2018 edition was the furthest thing from this. The combination of nine hop varietals contributed an immense amount of complexity, and the 10.3% was nowhere to be found. Overall, an outstanding offering by Trillium and one that shows notable improvements from the initial release last year.

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Photo of cvandette
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eagle109
4.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hughesm12
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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The Streets (2018) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 48 ratings