Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trillium Brewing Congress Street IPA

Beer Name: Congress Street IPA
Brewery: Trillium Brewing Co. (Canton, MA; Boston, MA)
ABV: 7.2%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; 750 ml(?) bottles; on draft
Where bought: Online
Price: Unknown (I bought it as part of a package deal)

Date Canned: June 1, 2017
Date Bought: June 20, 2017
Date Received: June 26, 2017
Date Drank: June 28, 2017
When brewed/released? Rotating beer. Trillium's flagship American IPA.

What's on the Website: "Our flagship American IPA highlights the distinctively aromatic Australian Galaxy hop. The nose bursts with pine, citrus rind, melon and pineapple. Pronounced flavors of peach, clementine, and tropical fruits are accentuated with moderate bitterness and balanced by a light, biscuity malt character." Read more here!

Other Rating Sites: Check Beer Advocate, RateBeer, and Untappd for those reviews!

Where distributed: As of June 2017, Trillium Brewing only distributes within Massachusetts. Click here to see where!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy peach-colored to light orange into a pint glass. White head; trace lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Mostly resinous tropical peach, nectarine, and melon, with creamy and dank notes. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Smooth mellow resinous tropical. Melon and stone fruit explosion throughout, with more of a citrus aftertaste. Not as much flavor to me as Mettle, but still very delicious. I am happy. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very little dry tongue, mainly juicy tropical. Some resinous citrus bitterness lingers. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding to world-class IPA. Trillium scores another monster home run on their IPAs. For me, it was a slight notch below Mettle, but is still placed near the top of my growing list. Another dangerous New England-style IPA that I highly suggest that you get if possible. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.713/5

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