OneBoston | Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
On May 17th, Trillium Brewing, in collaboration with The Publick House, BeerAdvocate and Valley Malt, brewed a new beer called “OneBoston” with a goal to raise money for The One Fund Boston, which provides assistance to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

OneBoston is an American IPA with a grist including locally grown and malted rye and crystal oats contributed by Valley Malt, located in Hadley, Mass. An unfiltered, hazy ale with 50 IBUs, most of its Columbus, Chinook and Falconer’s Flight hops were reserved for whirlpool and post-fermentation additions in order to retain as much of the delicate aromatic oils in the finished beer. 7.5% alcohol by volume.

Released: June 5, 2013

Added by Todd on 05-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing growler and thanks for picking it up as I probably wouldn't have had a chance to try it otherwise.

Light fizzy head, fades almost instantly, very hazy grapefruit orange slight reddish hue colored.

Nose is nice but much more muted than Four Point, light tropical fruit, citrus, tangerine, light grapefruit, hint of hop resins and musty dank, as it warms it gets a little better but still too muted, light malty toasty sweet malt base, little overall fruity hop.

Taste is ok but not great, some tropical fruit, a bit of a musty dank resin and very slight earthy resin. Very fruity, some being tropical but just a generic fruity quality, with a hint of banana even much later on the palate, faint grapefruit. The fruity flavor that is almost like dirty tap line which is weird, fair bitterness. Finish is short, light banana, generic fruity flavors, little sticky, some bitterness but not much.

Mouth is med bodied, light carb.

Overall fairly disappointed, mild on all aspects, hops are more like a generic fruit flavor that is like the flavor you get from a dirty tap line. Not great compared to like Four Point, and def not deserving of the hype it seems to be pulling, I think mostly due to the concept of One Boston.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from a growler into a pint glass, pours a two finger head that reduces to one throughout the pour with nice lacing. Golden hay color to it, I thought it would have been darker. Light but steady carbonation.

S- Citrusy smell, grapefruit upfront, with a late passion fruit coming in on the end.

T- really smooth tasting, the bitterness comes through from the hops used, but the high ABV is well hidden.

M- bready, yeast feel, slightly thick on the pallet , a creamy taste.

This is a great effort from this new brewery

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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazed light gold. Head is bright-white, fluffy, and dense. Drops to a small creamy cap and collar. Slight notches of lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Slightly earthy perfume. Grassy and floral. Small hints of citrus. Juicy orange flesh. Slightly spicy. Malts are nice and clean. Some underlying spiciness. Lightly sweet with some bready elements. Husky and a bit raw on the edges. Nicely balanced.

Taste: Earthier than the nose indicated. Some slight citrus brightness on the back. Some grapefruit rind and juicy orange flesh. Some lingering grass. Massive floral notes. Malts are lightly sweet and toasted. Some cracker. Nice backing spiciness from both hops and malts. Balanced is the name of the game. Dirt and grass.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a smooth and creamy medium body. Clean and easy going.

Overall: One beer to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.

A good drinking IPA. Distinctly east coast and clean. Worth drinking and supports a good cause. Double winning.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up at the brewery today, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy dark honey hue with a quarter inch head that even with a vigorous pour and swirl could not produce much. Unfortunate.

S - Aromas are quite muted, very unfortunate. nicely dank with super light hops and gentle tropical notes. Was expecting something much more assertive here. It's pleasant, just nothing special though.

T - Taste is very generic fruits, almost a banana aftertaste, . Light sweetness, faint hops, light resin, soft fruity topic notes. It's good but nothing special, light breadiness. Relatively generic.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin and falls flat, just mediocre.

O - Overall I was disappointed with this beer. It just want nearly as good as other trillium beers, really wanted to like this one but just tasted and felt generic. Argh.

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I really like the 32oz. growlers that Trillium offers. I've seen them at a few other breweries and hope they become more common.

But after the first sip, I realized I made a mistake. I thought this would be fine to drink after Fort Point Pale Ale. But definitely not. The hoppiness of that beer is really affecting my perception of this beer. This one now tastes like a malt-bomb when it was actually a delicious hop-bomb last night when I drank it alone. Still, I'll do my best to review.

A: Slightly hazy, golden-yellow with a huge, fluffy, bright white head. Plenty of lacing and good retention.

S: Citrusy, grassy hops. Subdued malt but the hops do shine. Not overpowering but nice.

T: More balanced than Fort Point PA but I remember thinking that they were eerily similar beers when I was drinking this last night. Better malt presence and a slight hint of sweet booze.

M: Growler was still well-carbonated after opening it the night before. Super smooth and tons of flavor. Doesn't not disappoint.

O: A very tasty, more-balanced-than-usual IPA with plenty to like about it because of the cause it's going towards. Great beer to try once or anytime.

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3.96 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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