Trinity IPA | Trinity Brewhouse

Trinity IPATrinity IPA
190 Ratings
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

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

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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of alamode
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

Photo of Cnorrisl
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of CTBeerPope
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a fresh bottle of this as part of a mix 6.

12oz bottle to snifter

Pours a radiant deep orange with a dense frothy 2 finger head. There is a considerable amount of lacing. This beer looks better than I imagined.

Smells very sweet and malty with a faint floral hop aroma. Pretty standard aroma that is pleasant.

The taste is a good balance of malt and hops. This is an EIPA and tastes so. The 7% abv is not noticeable.

For a 7% brew the mouthfeel is on the thinner side. The carbonation is a bit prickly on my tongue.

Overall I'm glad I tried it but it isn't a standout ipa that ill be tracking down.

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Photo of yoyogopants
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour from a bottle into a pint glass. Has a nice head of about an inch or two. Color is a dark copper or reddish yellow.
Odor is nice. It has a floral and somewhat citrus smell.
Taste is pretty good overall. Hops upfront and mellow in the middle. It ends pretty crisp and with not much aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is prevalent.
Overall a nice IPA.

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Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of horshack7
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: On top is an inch worth of head. Underneath is hazy copper beer. Good lacing is left behind as the head thins out.

Aroma: Citrus hop along with sweet fruits. Grapfruit and piney notes. Simple syrup and caramel malts towards the back. A minor graininess is mixed in as well.

Taste: Straight out of the gate is a hop bite and a very crisp mouthfeel. Citrus notes make themselves very known. A solid amount of yeasty breadiness in the middle. In the end is a fairly dry finish.

Notes: This is quite hoppy for an English i.p.a but still tasty all over. Cheers.

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Photo of greybeardloon
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
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 Rhettroactive
1.99/5  rDev -44.4%
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 jlindros
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice big 1.5 finger fizzy head that fades semi slowly with some sticky lacing over slightly hazy yeast chunked pale straw colored beer.

Nose has earthy grassy very slight herbal UK style hops, not the hedgerow style I really don't like though, just a light earthy, grassy, slight vegetative bitter hops, and very slight grainy malts.

Taste starts with an ale flavor, a light pale malt, some grainy malts and a bit sweet, then some hops, a nice bitterness, hops bring a bit of earthy tastes, very slightly spicy at first, fluffy, slightly juicy, some light bready malts. As it finishes it gets pretty bitter, almost astringent, light spicy hops, plenty more earthy slight grassy hops, a bit dry with a slight yeast and long grassy straw like taste. Late on the finish it starts to get salty and briny that make it a bit weird, maybe salts in the water, or the hop astringency just makes it taste salty.

Mouth is med bodied, good carbonation.

Overall not bad, the hops were pretty good and didn't get that herbal Hedgerow bittering hops I don't like, they were decent grassy and earthy hops, little juicy and spicy, nice malts to back it up a bit, a nice ale flavor, but the yeast seems to change it a bit.

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Photo of beals
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: light copper / very-pale brown with 2+ fingers of fluffy off-white head. decent lacing.

S: sweet malt and a mix of piney and floral hops.

T: biscuity malt, most evident at the finish accompanied by bordering-on-astringent bitterness. overall hop presence is muted, but since it's an English IPA, that sounds about right.

M: good amount of carbonation for the style, body also appropriate. astringency at the finish leaves the mouth feeling a little dry.

O: just noticing now that it's 7%. wouldn't have noticed from the aroma or taste -- they blend it well. i would have guessed 5%, maybe 6% max. given that and the astringency, i don't think i'd have more than one of these in a session. i've had this beer at Trinity on-tap, and remember it being tastier than this bottled version.

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Photo of silentjay
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

looks as I would expect an IPA to, a golden/copper with a decent hop haze and a sizable almost pure white head that rises to 3 fingers, sticks around a while and leaves chunks on the glass.

aroma is not as good as the appearance. lots of biscuity and grainy malts with some pine and herbal hops hiding behind that. english IPA in the aroma.

herbal hops out front with plenty of graininess making its way through. plenty bitter and just a tad sweet, without the hop flavor I like in my IPA's mostly hop bitterness to counter the grainy sweet malts. nothing I haven't had a thousand times before.

almost medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

drinks okay. not something I'd buy by the six pack, but not something I'm about to pour down the drain either. just meh.

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Photo of steve8robin
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Found this bottle at a RI beer store. Never tried anything from Trinity yet. 12oz bottle, best before June 2011...

A: A murky light copper color with a small white head that fades quickly. Decent.

S: Smells of a maltiness with a hint of bitter piney hop. Some earthy flavors hidden in. Ok.

T: A very dry spicy bitterness with an almost peppery taste. Grapefruit in the middle and some bitter wateriness on the backend. Very dry and bitter, but almost not in a flattering way. Decent.

M: Medium body with a good carbonation. A very dry finish. Good.

D: The super dry taste makes this harder here. Ok.

All in all, this is so dry that it seems to take away from the brew. An earthy hoppy metallic type dry. Not really worth hunting, but if you like Trinity, give it a try when you're at the brewhouse. Many better IPAs.

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Photo of Fluke828
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice pale copper color into an SA perfect pint glass with gorgeous lacing and a serious 1+ finger head. Smells of bountiful floral bouquets with citrusy and piny resin aromas. Taste isn't quite on par with smell, has the herbal and floral for sure but also a faint bitterness that is very well balanced that wasn't detectable in the nose. Feels very smooth going down, crispy with the mild bitter finish, again very well balanced. This brew is very drinkable, crisp, and refreshing, sure to satisfy on a hot day. Had this while I was cooking up a dinner with copious amounts of garlic and spiciness and it went very well with the few bites I had as I was cooking away. Nothing too overpowering, bitterness was balanced by floral and fruitiness, overall nothing that blew me away but nothing terribly disappointing either.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Best By: March 2011

Pours a nice cloudy orangy color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a nice hop note, some nice citrus notes, slight pine note. The taste is very nice malty, with a very nice hop note, nice balance, citrus, and some slight pine notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is my first Trinity brew, and it's very nice. Thanks Mark.

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Photo of Vdubb86
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a SA perfect pint glass

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for letting me get my hands on more than one RI brewery

This beer pours a cloudy copper color with a nice ecru froth to top it all off. The aroma is much more caramel based than most IPAs I'm used to...oh this is an EIPA, that would explain that. The aroma given off is most similar to an orange marmalade with some sugary sweet fruit notes to go along with the malt base. The flavor is still plenty bitter from the hops but has a nice brown sugar flavor with the orange citrus notes. The mouthfeel is a tad on the dry side for my liking but it's not unpalatable. There is nothing special or outstanding about this beer but, it is overall a quality brew

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Trinity IPA from Trinity Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 190 ratings
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