Trinity IPA | Trinity Brewhouse

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Trinity IPATrinity IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewhouse
Rhode Island, United States
trinitybrewhouse.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bewley on 08-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
189
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 189 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Nickfellow007
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Coorskid33
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Appears~ Amber red with a slight copper in color. Poured a perfect one inch head that lingers and laces the glass. A clean and crisp pour and appearance.

Smells~ Like IPA. I can't put my nose on it, but it's phenomenal. All Beer should smell this good!

Taste~ Starts malt like, hits you with hoppy-ness very quickly and ends with smooth bitterness if that makes sense. Sorry, I'm drinking one now and it taste very very good.

Mouthfeel~ Perfect combination of bitterness, hops, carbonation, and smoothness.

Drinkability~ This one is a personal favorite so if the rating seems too high, too bad. haha~ This is a great IPA and more than deserving of a great review. Strongly recommend it!

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Photo of brunop
4.92/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i love this ipa. the first sip i had i thought "whoa! HOPS! lots and lots of hops!"

pours not as dark as say ipswich (my other most favorite ipa), but fairly dark. a medium hard pour produces a fine head.

nice medium lacing on the glass.

a very hoppy (to my palate) ipa.

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Photo of iBodhisattva
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of devildog1633310
4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

With taps at the ready a very knowledgeable brewer prepared my beer with a noticeable head that cascaded around as he turned the pint slightly in drought. The distinct aroma of pine with citrus hoppy foam was my first sensory pleasure. At first sip its head grasped my upper lip with a very light rose scent. The 7% ABV isn't noticeable, which has it's drawbacks. After 6-8 you thank the beer gods that you are within walking distance of the train in downtown Providence. It is one of the better IPA's that I have encountered in a brewpub.

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Photo of ddean
4.58/5  rDev +27.2%
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 JaredStone
4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Rts
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of yoyogopants
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of chinabeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(from notes taken early august 2008)

12oz bottle with a notch marked between oct/nov. no year indicated.

poured into shaped pint glass.

medium pale amber color with slight haze. decent head slowly fades to wispy layer. decent amount of delicate lacing, esp. with the bottom half of my glass.

smells of fruity peach, with mild citrus zest and pine. hint of malt in background. whiffs of yeast plus yet some more mild pine resins and citrus zest.

flavor has moderately aggressive hops. again, piney and citrusy, plus some leafy and grassy tones too. backed up by fruity character and background of toasted malts, albeit on the faint side. relatively bold hop bitterness gives slightly resinous finish and aftertaste.

not thin. decently smooth. moderate and lively carbonation.

hmm... i thought this was pretty decent. other reviewers obviously not so much...

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nlmartin
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came my way from the ManicalOne as part of the Little Guy Tribute Bif. Thanks man this is exactly what I wanted!... The beer was served chilled in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slieghtly hazy amber coloration. The head of the beer is 1/4 inch high with biege coloration. Good head retention. The lacing of the beer leaves a trail clinging to my glass.

Smell: A melange of toasted caramel bready tones mix with a pleasing floral, citrus hops and pine toned hops. Very nice!

Taste: This is a very well balanced IPA. The hops are as expected from the aroma. The citrus hops come in toward the end and are very subdued. The malty caramel backbone of this beer elevates this beer drinking experience. Very nicely done!...

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is on the thin side of medium bodied. The beer is very smooth and well balanced. This beer isnt a hop bomb and wasnt meant to be one either. I think the brewer tried for and achieved a very well balanced IPA. Just an excellent treat!

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler into Portsmouth tulip. Stopped in today after work and picked this up, $11 w/ $2 growler deposit. Living in RI for seven years now and this was my first time @ Trinity... lol. I've had this in bottles before (it's the only beer they distribute).

A- Moderate 'pssht' when the growler was uncapped. Beer pours darker than most IPAs, a rich amber/caramel. Moderate sandy head, 1cm, settles into a thin veil of bubbles and leaves sticky icky lacing down the sides.

S- Pine resin hops come through strong with a caramel malt base close behind. Sweet, a bit of spice to follow.

T- Follows the nose.. pine resin, a bit of spicy/peppery hops and a bit of orange rind. Strong malt backbone, not overpowering but def. assertive. Earthy/musty, but in a good way.

M- Great balance, good carbonation, held up pretty well in the growler. Comes across with a stronger malt in the growler than in the bottles, although hops seem a bit more potent here too.

D- A more intense beer in the growler than in the bottle, I really liked this. It's a shame I've slept on this for so long.. I see myself picking up a growler on a pretty frequent basis. I enjoyed this more than the bottle version.

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Photo of greybeardloon
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before January.

A: Opaque orange with a thick head and lots of lacing.

S: Mostly vegetal and herbal hops. The smell is a bit weak.

T: Substantial, somewhat sweet malt and herbal, slightly citric hops. The hops become quite bitter and slightly juicy and the finish is long, bitter and somehow hay-like. This is fairly balanced as IPAs go and definitely falls on the English side.

M: Fine for the style.

O: Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy orange copper pour with a big fluffy offwhite head with decent retention. Soft sticky lacing.

Hop aromas were floral, pine and citrus, but not overwhelming. A toasty caramel breadiness and slight fruitiness from the yeast complemented the hop aroma. A hopped up English IPA.

The hops are very pleasant citrus and floral with a nice bitterness that builds. Hints of pine and citrus grace the finish. I get a bit of apple fruitiness from the yeast. The malts give a nice toasty caramel breadiness and really balances out the hops, creating a beer that is focused on being a great well-rounded, drinkable beer.

Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, dry with a long smooth finish.

A very complex and well balanced IPA. A New England approach to English IPA (hoppier than most traditional English IPAs, which is good news in my book). The Kent Golding hops are used to perfection to create this hoppy bitter brew, that is not overwhelmingly hoppy or bitter. simply a very solid and drinkable IPA. One of my local favorites.

It is also extremely delicious when they have it on cask (even smoother and more complex).

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a nice murky/hazy dark amber, a good sized white head graced the top for a few minutes before falling back to just a layer of lace. Nice side glass lace retention, and a good amount of carbonation coming up from the bottom.

S - Aroma was kinda grainy sweet actually. Definate hint of hops, well more then a hint, but there was a nice balanced back to it definatly. Had alot of sweetness and strong character to the aroma.

T - Very very balance. The first thing to hit was the nice hop assault, orange and pine, flavored with the off but present grapefruit. After this mellow you realized there was a nice grassy, earthy maltiness under thier that really served to keep the hops in line. Very well structured brew. Great flavors, with a long drawn out finish.

M - Super smooth, great carbonation. There was a nice consistency and it went down great. Really clean tasting and well put together.

D - Awesome session beer, the balance really leneded to that. And with a low ABV it was easy to drink alot of them for sure. I could have a six pack in the fridge with ease on this one.

Overall this was a quality little IPA that I had never heard of but impressed me none the less. It was just put together well, not overally explosive on teh hops and just well, nice. I would definatly not turn this one down.

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Photo of tinusch
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle poured into a 16-oz. pilsner glass. Not ideal glassware, but... do dishes on a Sunday? One of Little Rhody's precious few microbreweries, and a familiar IPA I see often but typically overlook in favor of my preferred hop-bombs.

A: A dull, cloudy orange haze capped by about 1/4" of fizzy white head. Dissipated very quickly with a modest trail of lace in its wake. Fairly dull appearance, but cozily inviting in its own way. Looks like frothy honey.

S: Butter, caramel. A rich, buttery maltiness right up front, with a soft, floral piney hop presence tickling the underside of it. Mostly rich and malty, but the hops make a brief but assertive cameo on the other end. Very pleasant. The hops seem to become a little more noticeable as the beer warms.

T: Follows the smell for the most part, but maybe leaning a little more in the hop direction. Warm, buttery malts right upfront are very quickly complemented by a wave of mild, sweet piney citrus, which gradually fades back into a mostly malty, biscuity aftertaste. The 7% abv makes a brief appearance after the maltiness, but is immediately swept away by that hoppy undercurrent nearly the moment it's detected. Impressively well-balanced and satisfying.

M: Full-bodied and thick, swells up on the tongue and oozes right down your throat leaving an oily, sticky presence that lingers. Moderately-carbonated, which helps cut through the slight syrupiness, leaving an overall very satisfying impression on the palate.

D: A hearty, malty IPA that holds together very well. Well-balanced and a good departure from my usual go-to hop-bombs. Probably a bit too rich and filling to squash too many in one sitting. I tend to criminally overlook this solid IPA, probably because it's so common in these parts, but it grows on me a little bit more each time I try it. Not quite in my list of all-time favorite IPAs, but always a good choice.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Trinity IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
3.6 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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