Trinity IPA | Trinity Brewhouse

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Trinity IPATrinity IPA
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Trinity IPATrinity IPA

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewhouse
Rhode Island, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bewley on 08-18-2005

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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 88
Reviews by JMD:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Photo of ddean
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As a fan of the big West Coast double IPAs (Lagunitas Maximus, Racer 5, Sculpin...), I would say this is one of if not my favorite IPA on the East Coast, and I have extra respect for it because, to me, it captures a unique deliciousness niche that I don't know from other beers. My go-to when I visit Providence, RI.

Appearance- A rusty orange hue with nice lacing in the pint glass. Clarity varies a lot depending on where they are in the keg, but I did not notice a difference in the taste when the pint was relatively cloudy, so nothing to worry about.

Smell- Earthy overall, but I first get hops, then sweet orange or grapefruit malt with the hops lingering. Adds a nice preview to the tasting experience.

Taste- A continuation from the citrus, from the smell, with a drier, sharper, tart middle and finish. Also some grounding, courtesy of barn-dank malt down below. Smooth mouthfeel kind of melds into the same category here. Very enjoyable experience.

I have tried this one in a bottle as well as on-tap, and although the bottle is just fine, this is one with subtleties that come off much better on-tap....Come on over to Trinity during a quiet afternoon, play chess with a friend, take your time with a couple of pints of this, and savor away.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper/amber color with a ridiculous head....I couldn't pour the entire 12oz beer (maybe 3/4 if that) into my pint glass because the head just exploded right out of the bottle. It produced wuite the rocky head but maybe just a tad too much. Some sediment floating around in the beer was noticed as well. The gigantic, overactive head prioduced some great lacing though.

Smell if of citrus and slightly piny hops and a slight metallic tone.

Taste is all out hops, very aspiriny, dry finish. Citrusy, some grapefruit. Very little maltiness to even things out.

Mouthfeel is kind of light and over-carbonated...probably adding to the humungus head.

I would say this beer is pretty drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing.

A lot better than my previous experience with Trinity IPA, which was almost 2 years ago. I remember it having a very metallic taste to it which wasn't present this time around, although the overflowing head problem was pretty annoying.

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Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, best before dat of March notched onto the label, pours orange hued, cloudy medium amber. The head is typical khaki, loose and leaves behing ample tiny bits of scattered lace. Soft, Brit style hops in the nose. Pleasingly balanced IPA, the hops are smooth and soft, but quite noticable. Enjoyable, understated and well crafted. Nothing earth shattering, but worth a try. Would work quite well as an all night sessioner.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma begins as citrus but then gets a strong buttery popcorn note. The flavor is also dominated by butter with only the slightest hint of pine and citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of far333
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before September, hopefully 2006.

Hazy apricot colored with a huge inch-high head of light orange foam. Bubbles are small and fine, contributing to a thick meringue feel. Aroma is light but malty, a little grainy, not too hoppy, perhaps because the foam holds it down. Flavor is initially piney hops with specks of grapefruit and tangerine, followed by a faint malt presence. Also some bits of metallic flavor which detract. Good mouthfeel, but average drinkability because it's not very complex or multidimensional.

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Photo of Bhunter0812
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnyb
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alesaram
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at Trinity BH
Poured amber color with a white, 1" head with moderate retention. Moderate lacing.
Smell was of piney hops. Bitter aroma shines through
Taste is really high on the bitterness with a resiny hop taste. Some good malt presence as well. A bit of fruit comes theough on the sip as well.
Feel is medium and a bit sticky. Carbonation is light medium.
Overall, not a bad IPA. Surprised a bit

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium dark orange amber with an impressive full finger white head that melts to a beautiful top covering lacing.
Aromas are caramel amber malt and a light citrus malts.
Taste is immediately all about the hops. A smooth mouthfeel with tingly carbonation. Amber malt gets smothered with citrus peel hops, then tries to come out again only to be finally taken over completely by the bitterness as you swallow. Hops are sort of one dimensional, but still makes for a very refreshing, clean tasting beer. Tonight I was really in the mood for something hoppy. This is just perfect.
Thanks TheManiacalOne for the chance to try this brew.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge frothy light tan colored head every time I pour this! It hovers an inch over the glass rim and instead of spilling over the edge holds together. Great sticky lacing too. Color is nice amber brown, and clear not murky. Very aromatic full of citrus hops, some apricot, spice and floral notes. Also a very sparing sense of maltiness. Tastes fairly complex with hops everywhere. Malty with citrus, floral and earthy hops and spice. Carbonation comes on a bit strong, but blends nicely with the hoppy sensations. Mouthfeel is interestingly good, smooth with a slight sense of chewiness. Some slight alcohol warming. Drinkability is pretty good but I would probably try something else after a few.

I was pretty suprised (I don't know why) at the great apearance, smell and taste of this IPA. It is better than I expected, decently full of hops and great looking.

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Photo of alamode
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trinity IPA (contract brewed by Cottrell) pours a hazy deep-copper body with orange-chestnut highlights beneath a creamy head of ivory that holds quite well and leaves some thin but very stick lace about the glass.

Citrusy hop notes weave their way throughout the nose amidst some yeasty fruitiness and sweetish caramelish maltiness.

A gently bristling mouthfeel, compliments of the bottle-conditioning, seems appropriate for the style in a historical sense, and the fully attenuated medium-body follows suite.

The flavor is concentrated and direct, combining malt, hops and yeast into one solid flavor. The somewhat sweetish malt is darkly caramelish, and balanced by a bold bitterness. Yeasty fruitiness adds a fresh, sweetish accent that's reminicent of apples, berries, pear, and cherry. The citrusy hops round it out, but are more restrained than might be expected, helping to focus on the whole rather than just the hop component. And yet, there's still enough there to allow each component its own berth, and enough depth of character to give it some complexity and drinkability. Additionally, some actual yeast flavor sneaks in, giving it another dimension (although a more careful pour might help to hold that back). Nicely done! A bright, lively IPA that wakens the tastebuds! Certainly worth trying.

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Photo of Nickfellow007
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of prototypic
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: This one pours a darker, caramel brown color. It's mostly clear. Perched atop is an off-white, two finger head. Retention on this one was more than solid and a nice, thick coat of lace lined the glass.

Smell: Whoa! Caramel malts are strong here. Not a good sign for me personally. They're followed by some citrus grapefruit and pineapple. It's surprisingly yeasty. Hops are noticeable, but seem to be drowned out by the wealth of caramel malt. It smells out of balance and it's not all that enticing at all.

Taste: My fears have been realized. Caramel malts are the predominant flavor. For an IPA, that's a poor quality. Some light citrus grapefruit and pineapple and a little sweetness. It's definitely yeasty. Did I mention the caramel malts are strong? Hops emerge a little late in the game and give it more of a bitter kick than I expected, but they're still drowned out way too much by the malts. It finishes sweet and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The body is medium. It's a got a decent feel, but it could stand more carbonation. Drinkability is really limited for me. The malt/hop balance is out of whack for an IPA. I'm not really enjoying this bottle much at all.

Trinity needs to work on this IPA. It primarily needs less malt and more hops. That would be a huge stip in the right direction. As it is, it's just very average. Not one I would suggest seeking out.

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Photo of Cnorrisl
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Larrydoherty
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of aluskungs
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A well done IPA. Not too crazy and not too whimpy.

Great mouthfeel with good hop flavor. Poured in the glass nicely with a little head that receded to a lacy overcoating. Standard coloring for it's style. Would like a bit more hop smell, not enough compared to what you're tasting. Tastes a tad too bitter for me, would like more hop flavor with the bitterness (but this could just be me). Great mouthfeel (did I already say that?) and good hop lingering after taste. Leaves your palate thirsting for more!

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Photo of GmAn613
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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