Trillium Double Dry Hopped Summer Street

When you go to Trillium, you can’t have just one beer. They had a frozen beer that Val tried and I got this for my second choice. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Located steps away from our original brewery and retail outlet, in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District, the three-story brick and beam building is home to our pilot brewery, restaurant, retail space, courtyard patio and rooftop terrace. Take in views of the brewery in the first floor taproom, enjoy a farmhouse-inspired menu in our cozy and modern second floor restaurant, and meet friends for a beer on one of Boston’s few roof decks during warmer months.”

Random: The exterior bar of Trillium was packed, but the tables were not. Needless to say, we got a table.

The beer poured with a quarter of a finger of white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left no lacing on the glass, but a small crown on top of the bright orange body. It was cloudy and had some carbonation visible. The nose started with some stone fruits, specifically apricot and peach and went into orange. The taste was filled with citrus. I picked up some orange juice and grapefruit segments. The stone fruit was not very apparent. There was an herbal note as well. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with citrus. This was another outstanding beer from Trillium that I would definitely have again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

Trillium Double Dry Hopped A Street IPA

Over the Summer, Val and I went to Boston and stopped at Trillium while we were there. This was the first beer I had.

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Trillium Brewing was founded in March of 2013 by JC and Esther Tetreault with the desire to create a New England Farmhouse-inspired experience through the lens of craft beer. Launched with three employees and the support of family, friends, and community, our little brewery located at 369 Congress Street in Boston’s then-sleepy Fort Point neighborhood has grown to a team of nearly 300. Every member of our organization has incredible drive and purpose, working passionately each day to elevate the quality of the Trillium experience.”

Random: Val and I are going to Cincinnati for a music festival come Spring, but we’re also going to a Reds game.

The beer poured with a thick, half finger, pure white head. It took a long time to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly cloudy with no visible carbonation. It was a bright yellow, like juice. The nose was filled with citrus, specifically lime zest and lemon candy. There was pine resin as well. The taste was more upfront with pine than citrus, but also had a vegetal note with a touch of cilantro. The body was on the thicker side with generous carbonation. It had a sticky and lengthy finish with pine. The alcohol was not detectable. This was an excellent beer and one that I would happily quaff again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

Trillium Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street

This was the other Trillium beer that my parents brought home for me. After trying yesterday’s selection, I was even more excited to crack this one open.

melcherstreet

ABV: 7.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Double Dry Hopped version of Melcher Street; this amped up American IPA features a heavy dose of Mosaic hops. The spicy, resinous, herbal aroma bursts with nuances of tart citrus, tangerine, clementine, and subtle green onion. Bold flavors of under-ripe melon, cantaloupe rind, and pineapple are highlighted with gentle bitterness and delicate, biscuity malt character.”

Random: This beer uses Mosaic and Columbus hops.

This beer poured with a three finger, fluffy, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright yellow with lots of carbonation. The nose was incredibly. As soon as I cracked the bottle, the room filled with fresh hop scent. I picked up pine needles and lots of tropical fruit, specifically mango and cantaloupe. Then, I get a vegetal scent like basil or green onion. The taste started with the same pine needles and quickly went into juicy, tropical fruit. I got mango, cantaloupe and peach. Then, grapefruit flesh comes through. The green vegetal note in the nose never came through in the taste. The body was juicy and medium thickness with just enough carbonation. The finish was lengthy with tropical fruits. This beer was a gift, so I have no idea of the cost. This beer was awesome. I would highly recommend it.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

Trillium Congress Street IPA

My parents and sister going antiquing in Massachusetts quite often and they always come back with goodies. This time, they put me on the phone with the staff at the beer store and my first question was if they had Trillium. I fully expected to be told no, but they had two different beers from them. This was the first one that I tried.

congressstreet

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery 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. ”

Random: This uses Galaxy and Columbus hops.

This poured with a four finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly. It left spiderweb lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly hazy and lemon juice colored. Because of the cloudiness, I couldn’t see any carbonation. The nose was filled with grapefruit pith and fresh pine. On the next sniff, I got pineapple and peach and apricot. I couldn’t pick up any malt, which I wasn’t complaining about. I couldn’t wait to give it a taste. The taste was just incredible. At first, I got a lot of fresh grapefruit hops that were almost to the point of removing tooth enamel (but in a good way). Then, the tropical fruits and tangerine came through. There was also peach and apricot. Again, there was no malt to this beer and lot of bitterness, which was right in my wheelhouse. The body was medium to thick with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with peach and tangerine. This beer was truly outstanding and if you’re ever in Massachusetts, it would behoove you to get some.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0