Vicinity | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed in celebration of the first anniversary of Row 34, our favorite Fort Point oyster bar and craft-beer purveyor, Vicinity highlights a neighborhood collaboration of passion and vision. The beer's appearance is a yellow straw-color, with a significant haze. Heavy citrus aromas of pineapple, orange flesh and mango dance on the nose and palate. The pilsner malt provides a medium body and wraps up each sip with a slight balancing bitterness.

MALT: Pilsner, Flaked Wheat, C-15

HOPS: Galaxy, Citra, Columbus

Added by American_Hawk on 11-13-2014

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Ratings: 1,683 |  Reviews: 235
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours a hazy, pale orange color. Glowing. Head is a ripple froth congregation. Not much lace. Fruit juice hop liquid. Very reminiscent to Trillium's Mettle and Heavy Mettle. Pineapple, citrus, some bubblegum, peach and mango hops. Blasphemous amounts of aromatic hops. The flavor is such a concentrated influx of hoppiness that all flavors border on excess. That's a compliment in my book. I expected a brine of pure hop and I got it. All those fruity descriptors can be found here and in plentiful quantities. Rich, dank and superbly fruity. Malt? Provided a surprising balance that leads to a finish that is spookily mellow. Bitterness is low and I actually am jiving with it. The body is also stunningly light. This brew is another hop cauldron from Trillium. They have a very specific flavor and it reminds me a lot of some of their previous offerings. I have also absolutely loved those previous offerings. Did they do it again? Yes, comrade, yes.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of akrz47
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First point: I am VERY critical of IPAs. I believe most people taste what they smell and give automatic huge scores to super hoppy beers, and then shit on Heady because it doesn't smell as good as others and makes them sound cool. Nice, guys, keep it real.


I'm not sure what the BA "Bro" saw or tasted, but here's the deal -- YESTERDAY Jason's review was 2.68. TODAY, it's 3.03, with the same review. Not sure what he tried at first, a few weeks ago -- not judging him on that. But I tried is yesterday and it was not even close to his review, which has not changed. So he either tried is unfinished earlier, or is trying to make up for it now by changing his rating. I have zero respect for the "Bros" now.

This is simply one of the most flavorful IPAs I have ever tasted. First, the appearance. It's a hazy orange-yellow, like most IPAs. The head is huge and lasting. Smell: 'POW' right in the kisser. Tangerine, grapefruit; it's incredible. Next is the Taste. And it stands up to the smell. Damn, that is powerful. Super sweet citrus just getting jammed down your throat. You want to chug it but the smell stops you. Gotta savor it.

Get two so you don't ruin your palate beforehand. Seriously incredible. This made me a fan of Trillium.

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Photo of Jason
3.03/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Turbid appearance, minimal head. Smells of yeast, hops & grain. Not sure why this beer was not finished. Some hop character pops up but the turbid pour and yeasty mealy tone doesn't cut it. Love what Trillium is doing but I'll have to respectfully disagree with this beer. I'll try to revisit it again but trying it several times I doubt this beer has changed.

Pour was at Row 34

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can (canned 7/12) on 7/12 into a snifter. Hazy beautiful pour, medium-large head that quickly dissipates on a moderately aggressive pour, smells similar to Trillium's Congress St. IPA, peaches mangos etc., with slight boozy and metallic hints, tastes like a less fruity Congress St. with more of a bitter piney afterbite, feel is crisp but almost watery which is surprising given the clear hop presence. Overall this was everything I expect from Trillium's hoppy beers -juicy and delicious! I completely and respectfully disagree with the "bros" rating. Ironically, the staff published on rating beers specifically advising against rating beer that was sampled at a tap as factors such as noise, setting, etc. might influence the perception. Further, tapping a keg at row 34 or anywhere else does not guarantee freshness or consistency across sampling. Grab a something packaged and be consistent in my humble opinion or don't bother reporting because it is useless.

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Photo of Sbboomerkid
4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a nose!!!! Citrus and even a touch of lemon. Let it warm up a little and backend grows. Don't let the bros fool you this is a fantastic beer. Talk of no backend is completely off base. Trillium is a master in citrus and this beer does not disappoint.

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Photo of Tommo
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Im shocked the bros rated this so low. Great double ipa, wonderful flavor and great body. Not super bitter. Classic Trillium for sure, cant believe this isnt rated higher

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Photo of Damian
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 25.4 fl oz (750 ml) bottle purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Bottled 012015
Served in a snifter

The super hazy, bordering on murky, yellow ochre liquid was topped by a surprisingly small, bubbly and frothy crown. Fairly poor retention. The head quickly faded to a soapy looking ring of bubbles. Thin, drippy, streaky lacing trickled along the sides of the glass.

Outstanding aroma. It was intensely hoppy and uber tropical. Passionfruit dominated. Loads of guava. Juicy tangerine notes also came through strong. Perhaps some orange juice as well. Super dank with fresh, marijuana-like notes. Touch of candied citrus peel. Somewhat spicy and zippy. Coriander was detectible.

Flavorwise, the beer was also super juicy and fruity. Tangerine juice came to mind. Loads of guava and mango. Orange peel was apparent. Slightly peachy. Nice balance of sweet and bitter hop notes. Tart in the center. Super lemony and bright. Somewhat spicy and almost a bit peppery. Dank, weed-like notes were noticeable as well. The beer finished slightly pithy and bitter with notes of ruby red grapefruit. Amazingly quaffable and immensely enjoyable.

The mouthfeel was thinner bodied than anticipated but still solid. Creamy and frothy on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, mellow effervescence and almost seemed a bit under carbonated.

Trillium never ceases to disappointment me with their hoppy beer releases, and Vicinity is definitely another winner. Although I may not be quite as big a fan of this as I am with most of their variations of Fort Point Pale Ale and Mettle, it is nevertheless an outstanding offering.

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Photo of dar482
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a beautiful hazy bright orange, almost like Sunny D, with a big fluffy white head.

The aroma offers mango, passionfruit, juicy orange, tangerine, green herbaceous, plastic dank from Galaxy, a raw doughy quality.

The flavor follows with a bright smack of tangerine, orange zest, a medium minus white bready sweetness, then onto green grass, unripen mango, grapefruit pith, resin, a plastic dank again with a medium bitterness.

The mouthfeel is creamy, with some chewy breadiness, but a clean and bitter finish.

One of the best hoppy offerings from Trillium, or any brewery.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle dated 1/20 into tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy orange-yellow with a THICK, pillowy head. Spirals of carbonation throughout.

Smell: This beer absolutely floored me with regard to smell. Blasted with citrus rind, tangerine, and mango. Very tropical, with some maltiness hidden behind the juice blast that you first smell.

Taste: An absolute juice-bomb......starts piney and finishes with some of the most powerful tropical flavors I've ever experienced from an IIPA. The taste lived up to the smell and more. I expected fruit and citrusy flavors from the look and smell, but the taste was mind-blowing.

Feel: not as thick and sticky as some of the other Trillium brews, but the feel fits the beer. Smooth and medium-thick.

Overall: The best IIPA I've had from Trillium, and one of the better brews I've had in a long, long time. Delicious.

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Photo of Matty123
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic beer that is rated "70" and "ok" by "The Bros." Sup with that?! Must be a mistake.

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Photo of huddyball
4.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle dated 1/20/15.

Pours a hazy orange/amber with a beautiful fluffy white head. Initial aroma is of hops/resinous pine, and biscuity malt. You get some citrus, but more citrus rind than fruit.

Taste is right on point with the smell with that resin and citrus rind really pushing to the front.

Mouthfeel is above average, but nothing that makes you stop and really consider it.

Overall this is another solid IIPA from an amazing brewery. I score this lower that the other offerings I've had because I prefer less bitter/smoother brews that really focus on citrusy hops.

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Photo of beaver69693
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadScientist
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimBeaulieu
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of woodchipper
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured to a tulip from a can dated 9/22.
Appearance is pulp free pineapple juice with reasonable head that fades in a few minutes.
Aroma- fruit (no duh) apricot, ripe pear, sweetness.
Taste is apricot front, bitter hops in the middle (bitter=good) malt finish.
Mouth feel is full (maybe psychological due to appearance).
Great NEIPA.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben7773
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oddlandf
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer looked like pulpy, freshly-squeezed orange juice. There was a halo of white head.
Sweet fruit aroma. A little pine and citrus.
Mango, pineapple taste. Some pine late. A hint of grapefruit.

Canned 5/22/17.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Vicinity from Trillium Brewing Company
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