Trillium Melcher Street IPA

As of today I am no longer unemployed, I am back into the workforce after a 6 week break. My wife and I bought a house right before I found out I was losing my previous job, so the majority of my break was spent moving, cleaning out the old apartment and then dealing with all of the things that you need to deal with in a new home. Fortunately I wrapped most of that up and I was able to spend the last week of my break doing some relaxing, travelling to visit family in Maine and even visiting a few breweries. My good friend Mikey is a middle school teacher heading towards the end of his summer vacation and wanted to check out one of the many breweries he had read about on Hoppy Boston, so he and I made the trip down to Trillium in Canton last Monday. I’ve made a few trips down to the Canton location and I am a big fan of the extra space and parking, it’s much easier for suburban folks like myself to travel there instead of trying to drive into Fort Point and find somewhere to park. Mikey and I tasted a few beers and each left with some of our favorite selections, many of which are now available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans. One of the beers I tasted and then purchased was Melcher Street IPA, one of Trillium’s many versions of the popular style. Melcher Street showcases the Mosaic hop, a popular and complex variety that imparts tropical and citrus fruit flavors and aromas.

Trillium Melcher StTrillium Melcher Street IPA pours a hazy deep orange with a small white head. The scent is an enormous burst of hops led by bright tropical fruit aromas. The flavor is delicious hoppy fruit juice, notes of mango, passion fruit, clementine and grapefruit along with the soft bitterness that has defined the New England style IPA. There is just enough malt for balance, hints of white bread and cracked grains. Melcher Street is medium bodied and drinks very easy but packs a little punch at 7.2% ABV. The finish is crisp with some lingering fruity hop flavors. If you like the fruit flavors and mild bitterness of New England style IPAs this is a stellar version, probably my favorite Trillium IPA and one of the best local versions of the popular style. Hoppy Boston score: 5.0/5.

Previous Trillium Reviews:

Trillium Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Free Rise Dry-hopped with Citra, Trillium Pot and KettleTrillium Scaled Up, Trillium Launch Beer, Trillium PM DawnBREWERY OVERVIEW, Trillium Sinister Kid, Trillium Congress St. IPATrillium Farmhouse AleTrillium Wakerobin Rye

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