The Streets (2018)
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
10.3%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.54 | pDev: 5.95%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
127
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
99
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 127 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another huge thanks goes out to Jay for this. Cheers!

The Streets, as expected, pours like paint from the can. A cardboard yellow body is capped by peaked egg whites that have been tanned slightly. The foam as it settles has a shimmer to it, like a bubble bath. The left overs leave only spots, but a shake froth remains at the surface.

Very citrus forward with tropical fruits playing support. An unusual twist par for the style. Grapefruit, rind, and pine cover up a little mango preserves dabbed over some vanilla ice cream.

The flavor is much more juice saturated than the aroma would suggest, though their is an element of full pulp orange juice. It reminds me of those clear plastic containers filled with peeled peaches and mango you'd get as a kid in your lunch box, but clementines and wet pine needles were thrown in. One thing I didn't get in my He-Man tin pail was some alcohol, and there's quite a bit noticeable in this one.

No question that The Streets is full bodied. Creamy even sticky, but a dose of carbonation fights to make itself noticed, mostly by bringing it's good friend bitterness along for the ride. I must say the most noticeable traits here are the welcomed bitterness, and the hot alcohol burn.

I vaguely remember The Streets from last year, but I do remember it was good. This is too. Definitely a one a done, meaning I wouldn't drink two in a row, but I'd welcome this again. Until next year (hopefully)! Cheers.

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4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samdaddy
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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 Vicirus
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tscanlon51
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
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 krome
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hopley
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerpirates
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soze47
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

You can smell it from a foot away. Not quite a facsimile for orange juice, but pretty close. This is a Frankenstein hop amalgam. Surprised it has such complexity - a lesser malt base would turn this to a muddled mess. I get lots of different fruits - orange and lime zest give some tang while stone fruits give a nice contrasting unctiousness. It finishes as dry as it can and the body is surprisingly spry for a big beer. Well done, trillium

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Streets (2018) from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 127 ratings