Trinity IPA | Trinity Brewhouse

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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: 189 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of alesaram
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of InkedinRi
1/5  rDev -72.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is a nasty malt bomb! I don't know if the bottle was sitting in the shelf for 2 years before I got it? But it was a drain pour. Just being honest.

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Photo of Sailracer
1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
1.99/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 7/28/11
*From notes

A: When I opened the bottle, it oozed out a bit. Once in the glass, it looked like a wheat ale - cloudy, hazy honey amber. A 2.5 finger head take a while to subside, and leaves minimal lacing around the rim of the glass.

S: Super barley and grain, and over-the-top bitter hop oil. Hints of biscuity lemon scone are detectable.

T: I'm having a hard time with this one. The bittering hops are absolutely obnoxious. It's gross - it's not floral or even a touch juicy. Just bitter all the way home. Bready in places, but the 120 IBU's overwhelm everything you might call flavor. Rubbing alcohol on the back end. Blech!

M: The mouthfeel is decent. It's bubbly enough and kinda creamy. The carbonation isn't overly obtuse.

O: Trinity's IPA is not a good beer. It doesn't even come close to being passable.


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Photo of Larrydoherty
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of tjdrewry
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Matty1918
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, amber with a white head. A little lacing.

Aroma is of mild citrus and mild floral. Not too much more.

A little bitterness up front. This IPA is kind of watery and not big on flavor. There's a hint of pine at the end not much going on.

Not much to this IPA. A bit watery and not much in the flavor. I tried it but won't seek it out again. If it was for free I wouldn't turn it down though.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.87/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nipitato
2.87/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased a bottle from Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Deep copper hue. Slightly hazy and opaque. Off white head with good stand.

S: Nice biscuit malt aroma. Some mineral/iron notes. Hop aroma is virtually non-existent. This smells like a British IPA.

T: An unbalanced flavor. No real malt balance to speak of. Hop flavor is grating and biting due to lack of malt balance. Hop flavor is bitter and lacking any concrete character - maybe some grapefruit.

MF: Highly carbonated with a medium body.

D: Not good. Very poorly balanced with no malt support. Poor sessionability.

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Photo of bigone4
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice cloudy amber brownish color. Huge head disapated after a few minutes. Way over carbonated in the sixer I got. The bottle cap basicly blew itself clear across the room upon opening. Poured very poorly. Had to wait about 10 minutes to pour it. Not much lacing. Sharp hop bite nice mild flavor. Citrusy, floral, grassy smell had some sand or earthy scent to it. Subtle maltiness in the background. Rather strong had a good taste to it but very bubbly. Like an IPA momosa. Besides the over carbination it was a decent beer. On tap is much better at Trinity Brewhouse. This sixer did this beer no justice. Once the bubbles are managed then I will seek a rematch. Better on tap at Trinity.

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Transluscent dark copper. Fluffy white head. Lacing that sticks and webs itself to the glass. Looks like animals roaming the African desert.

Subtle tea-like hopping with a buttery carmel malt backbone. Taste is like the nose and has a buttery carmel malt and tea off the bat with a quick peppery bitterness on the back of the tongue. Slightly herbal and grassy.

Thin mouthfeel and a moderate-high carbonation for the style. Pretty solid. Its butteryness was a problem, but it didn't completely distract me from the beer. Possibly a problem with the yeast not cleaning up all the diacetyl after fermentation but who knows. Didn't realize this was 7%, that's funny. Why is it so high?

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TrickKnee
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As my review states this is just an overall average beer. It is however much better than the first batch of trinity that was brewed by cottrell. That stuff was pure swill. Not an overly hoppy IPA and pretty bland taste. However it still was pretty good overall. I would like to try some directly from the brewery to see the difference.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours with a nice IPA style color. This beer has a good IPA smell. Has a small amount of sweetness which I enjoy in an IPA. This is an above average IPA and I look forward to consuming another Trinity IPA when I make it back up to this region.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of hwwty4
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to IBUnit63 for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. The beer pours a reddish amber with a 1 inch head, that seriously lacked staying power. While the head receded quickly, it did leave quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is overwhelmingly malty. There is almost no hint of hops, just a small aroma of citrus at the end of the nose. The aroma is grainy with just a bit of brown sugar. The taste follows suit with malt being the dominant flavor with just a mild, non-descript bitterness at the tail of the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is light with a mild carbonation. This beer reminds me of what you get at local restaurants that just happen to make a couple styles of beer in house. Nothing exciting but nothing horrible either. Just average all across the board.

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Photo of HopsintheSack
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of johnyb
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GJ40
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a standard pint glass. Purchased from Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. Label said fresh before January but no year was specified.

A - Amber with a slight haze and a moderate beige head of larger bubbles.

S - Caramel and bisuity malts with an off note of cardboard.

T - A dry smoky and slightly roasted flavor with a mild bitterness. The hops seemed pretty dull and uninvolved. I used to frequent the brewpub when it first opened and this beer is far from the same quality.

M - A very light, airy feel that almost evaporates in your mouth.

D - Not all that appealing.

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