Farnsworth Street IPA
Trillium Brewing Company

Farnsworth Street IPAFarnsworth Street IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #484
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,818
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.6%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
201
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Massachusetts, United States
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Farnsworth Street IPAFarnsworth Street IPA
Notes: We're so excited about our future Fort Point expansion that we had to make a new beer! Farnsworth Street IPA is the latest addition to our Street series of IPA's. With the same base recipe as our other street beers, we dosed Farnsworth with a new (to Trillium) hop: Vic Secret. Melon, orange, and a hint of zesty pine on the nose are followed by crisp, palatable flavors of orange creamsicle, pineapple, and cantaloupe. A dry finish and moderate carbonation round out Farnsworth Street. Cheers to our Fort Point roots and continuing to grow them...this is one of many fun updates to come!

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Vic Secret, CTZ
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 201 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of digboy
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep orange gold color with a 2 finger dense head that settles quickly. The aroma has pungent notes of sweet papaya and orange as well as lime - it is a tad sharp with some musty notes at first. The taste is similar with the solid sweet citrus forming up front, then slowly fading away to leave the more bitter lime and orange zest notes. The finish does regain some nice orange notes, like if you just ate an orange wedge a minute ago. Very nice. There is a touch of cracker in there too, but this is a hop-forward beer by a mile. The feel is very soft and thick, more so than a typical NEIPA. moderate carbonation and a touch of alcohol round it off.

This is a great offering in the series. Full flavor and substance make it a powerhouse. I would definitely grab this one again over many other IPAs from Trillium,

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Photo of GregDBoston
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum. This and Pittsburgh St. (harder to come by most of the time) have Trillium's best flavor profiles, with the Fonz a little more balanced, maybe.

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Photo of IronLover
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Over ripe, dark lemon yellow in color with a milky appearance. Poured with a moderate, creamy white foam with excellent retention. Mellow aromas of fruity lemon and melon with hints of strawberry and malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonatio and a chewy, creamy smooth feel. Citrus and lemon flavors up front followed by sweet melon. Pine hop flavors then transition into medium hop bitterness through the middle. Boozy warmth with fruity melon and pine notes to the end. Finished with a boozy bite with underlying fruity notes and a lingering pine hop bitterness. Great look and feel. Aromas are subdued yet fabulous. Moderate bitterness and pine hop character nicely balances the sweet and fruity malt and hop flavors.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - milky yellow color with slight head
Smell - citrus slight tangerine creamy melon
Taste - a lot like the scent, more of a lemon taste though and a little pin
Feel - medium body creamy lighter carb
Overall - tasty

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Photo of CHickman
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy gold color with a massive 3 finger foamy eggshell colored head that was full of bubbles and resembling a fine bubble bath. The beer went down slowly and left excellent spotty foamy lacing all over in a camouflage pattern.

The nose is weak for a Trillium IPA, but that's likely the result of this can being a few month old. While it didn't effect the looks it certainly subdued the aroma. I get some tropical notes, orange peel, melon, faint grapefruit and other mixed citrus hops. Late additions of caramel or graham cracker help it come off sweet yet balanced.

Thankfully the flavor has more orange juice, tangerine and citrus fruit complexities to it, along with most of the descriptions listed in the nose. I love Trillium IPA's so I'll seek out a fresh can from the next release so I can review this brew as it's meant to be consumed.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 11/7/18.

Pours cloudy gold with an inch of white fluff. Nice retention and thick ropes of lacing. Bright citrus zest and fruit juice in the nose. Orange zest, candied grapefruit, lime leaves, and peppercorn-rubbed lemongrass in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Tacky and resinous. Ripe tropicals on the palate with zero malt and minimal bitterness. Mandarin segments, peaches in cocktail sauce, and lime-rubbed pineapple on the palate. A lengthy finish that's juicy and ripe.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very hazy golden orange color with a three finger, dense, off white head. Retention is above average for the style and there are many thin webs of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is pretty subdued for a Trillium IPA. There is pine, orange, earthiness and spiciness, but the aroma certainly doesn't jump out of the glass like so many of their world class offerings.

Taste is a little more flavorful, but still well below the very high bar that Trillium has set for themselves. Pithy orange flavor at the beginning gives way to bitter pine and a touch of spiciness. The finish is mildly bitter.

Feel is light side of medium, crisp and is well carbonated with a dry finish.

Overall this beer is good, but not up to Trillium's standard in my opinion. The 4pk I got is 15 days old, so I can't imagine the hop flavors have fallen off although that is kind of what it tastes like.

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Photo of Gatch
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/18/17

Super hazy with a frothy head. Enticing nose of...tropical fruit and other great hop qualities. That's it. I've determined that I can't go beyond those descriptors. Oh well. Also a delicious flavor profile full of...fruity, dank hops! Finish is grassy, barny, resinous. Awesome beer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.95/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

16oz can purchased at the brewery two days ago. Super hazy orange. Aroma is weird, rubber and Chinese stir fry, broccoli and soy. Flavor has some similar notes, green vegetal notes. Not my bag at all. Gonna update this after another can of my opinion changes.

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Photo of MFMB
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid straw yellow with hints of orange. Thick white head on semi heavy pour. Nose is rather fragrant. Melons, pine and light citrus. Taste of honeydew and cantaloupe along with some citrus. The fruit gives way to pine and grass. Decent maltyness to it but is is fairly well balanced. Medium body but not as creamy of a mouthfeel as I would have expected. Definitely comes up on the thinner side on the tounge but it is not necessarily a negative for this beer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled yesterday. To be honest, I only got it because of the name, Hubert st.

Pours a nice creamy rich fluffy 1 finger head that fades at a slow pace, lots of lacing, super murky peach apricot color.

Nose a bit of dank tropical notes, citrus, orange cream, pith and pulp, a touch of pineapple and mango sorbet, papaya and melon notes as well but mostly rind,

Taste starts with creamy malts, an almost vanilla like wheat and oat juice thing, vanilla orange juice, creamy orange pulp and a little pith, no idea where that vanilla comes from but there's quite a bit of it, some melon but specifically cantaloupe and tangerine juice, juicy and creamy, some wheat and oat mash a bit of a weird papery almost flour thing going on too, faint tropical notes with pineapple juice and mango sorbet again, fair to mild bitterness, drier finish with lots more vanilla, orange cream, and cantaloupe lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb for a growler which is sad (not for this beer) because the growler of Galaxy Free Rise was filled right next to it and had almost no carb, no booze.

Overall a nice and interesting IPA, NEIPA for sure, light pineapple, citrus, a lot of creamsicle and strangely vanilla all over, sorbet flavors as well, so a fun IPA that I could drink quite a bit of if I came across the cans.

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Photo of soze47
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer overall - the street malt bill and Vic's secret are a nice combination. Nose is a little sweeter than some other street series - the melon and peach really seem to shoot out of the glass. The initial taste brings similar notes, but the complexity of the malt and some of the more earthy qualities of the hops come through to balance everything. Nice beer, easy to drink and another winner

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tropical citrus fruits, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of juicy, fruity tropical citrus fruit flavor. Then a strong floral hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned July 27th. Peach hue with a pinkish blush. A nice sticky head of 1/2 finger leaving a skirt of lace behind.

Aroma of fresh picked peach, squishy red grapefruit, crackers, and faint cannabis.

Hops are starting to fade on this already just 6 weeks into the canning. Apart from a slight cardboard flavor, I get some mild mango and peach flavors, with a finish of luscious ruby red grapefruit. I do get suggestions of the orange creamsickle on the finish, but it's not something I would have picked up on had I not read the description.

Feel is very carbonated, with a slight resinous character and a lot of creaminess.

Overall, for Trillium it's one of their shabbier beers, and fading at 6 weeks isn't promising. Still, as an IPA in general, better than most.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is an opaquely beautiful mimosa tangerine-yellow-gold with a large, foamy off-white head settling in shifts and starts.

Smell is spicy and pungent, citrusy and tropical, and not all that different from the other heavily hopped brews of theirs. I'm getting peppery cracker, apple, orange, mango, papaya and passionfruit.

Mango, pepper, cracker and passionfruit follow through on the palate with a bready finish and a thick, chalky carbonation that transitions into a super dry, chewy finish.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: Super sweet and juicy. Candied peach juice, orange sherbet, over ripe pineapple, papaya citrus zest, pine needle, honey. A really strong, fantastic smelling beer!

Taste: Right upfront your hit with light peach juice, pineapple and orange sherbet flavors. In the mid palate you get some crackery malt sweetness along with papaya, and some orange and grapefruit zest. In the finish you get more grapefruit zest and pine needle bitterness. A light to medium piney bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. The taste isn't as intense compared to nose.

Feel: light to medium bodied. A light creaminess. Not that full creamy mouthfeel that you excpecte, but extremely easy drinking.

Overall: A really solid beer but expected more, especially after how great the beer smelled. Lighter then excpected mouthfeel as well, but really easy drinking.

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Photo of Damian
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Canton, MA
Canned on 27-JUL-17
Served in a tulip

Cloudy (bordering on opaque) yellow ochre appearance. The body was topped by a half-inch tall, finely beaded, off-white cap that quickly fell to a tiny collar. A bit of streaky lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was super fruity and dank. Honeydew melon came through big time. Loads of fragrant, skunky weed. Juicy orange notes were also quite apparent. Some tangerine as well. Really crisp and bright. Outstanding. Peach and apricot notes appeared as the beer sat.

The flavor profile was also solid but perhaps not quite as interesting. Juicy citrus notes dominated. Orange, clementine and tangerine for sure. Bright and tangy. Somewhat tart and lemony in the center. Ruby red grapefruit came through on the back end and the finish. Hint of pithy bitterness. Very tasty and fantastically well balanced.

Super frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Pillowy soft on the palate. The liquid contained an ultra fine yet fairly aggressive effervescence. Lighter bodied for the style.

Trillium's "street beers" are always enjoyable though perhaps not one of my favorite of their beer series. Farnsworth Street IPA, however, really nailed it out of the park. The Vic Secret hops lent the beer some pungent melon notes and loads of juicy citrus flavor. I really hope they use this varietal again in future beer releases.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - Golden orange color and a murky body with a finger of white head

S - Dank with flowers and spice. Lots of lemon and orange sherbet too.

T - Lemon zest makes it refreshing on each sip. Strong malt presence brings balance. Mango, pineapple, and subtle bitterness

F - Light-to-medium body. Soft feel and no alcohol.

O - Solid addition to the Street series of IPAs. I can only assume the DDH version isn't far behind.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to colby600 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 27-Jul-17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow/orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a really nice citrus complex (oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, melons), nice little diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy (really picking up on the Vic Secret), nice maltyness, really nice citrus complex (oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, melons, pineapple), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, another very tasty brew from Trillium. Addictive! Orange Julius! Glad I got a chance to try this. Thanks Bill!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a turbid golden orange with a two finger creamy white head. Nice amount of spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, honey dew and dank hops.

T - The flavor is grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, honry dew and earthy hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - A very nice IPA. Nice blend of juiciness and grassy hops.

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Photo of tigg924
4.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From a growler. Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is peach, orange, honeydew melon, with a touch of the standard Trillium cracker taste. Sweetish with a nice soft lingering aftertaste, medium-light bodied and carbonation. I have to say, I love, love the aftertaste. This is a beer worthy of the Streets series. Get this on draft if you can. One of the better Streets beers if not for the aftertaste alone.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy pale gold. Thin white head.

Smell: Ripe melon, pineapple, floral, and grapefruit.

Taste: Grassy hops, ripe honey dew, pineapple, and orange creamsicle.

Feel: Thinner then most of the street series. Still creamy and smooth. Light bitterness. No alcohol.

Overall: The thinness is strange and the hoppy body is light with the melon. A good ipa but nowhere near the heights of congress or sleeper.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Trillium Canton. Hazy orange. Nose is sharp orange and pungent woodsy pine. Tastes less dynamic. Orange, some melon. A little bit of resin. Almost astringent. Lightly sweet pale malt. Back end dives off from a bright hop flavor and becomes dark and earthy or something. Medium body. Nice, but finishes kinda blah.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a super hazy orange in color with nearly two fingers of dense off white head that leaves behind sporadic lacing. Love the aroma, it's like a delicious sherbert. I get peach, orange, cantaloupe, melon, and pineapple. Tatse hits the same notes as the aroma, it's like drinking a delicious fruit sherbert. The finish is dry with a light-moderate bitterness and a moderately high carbonation the scrubs the palate and a medium-light body. Overall this is an excellent beer but isn't what I typically expect from Trillium, it has some of their House character but I wouldn't be shocked if you told me this was from Tree House.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 27-Jul-17

Pours hazy cloudy opaque amber gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like cantaloupe, melons, papaya, pineapple, tangerine, white grapefruit, berries, some bready caramelized malt, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes melony with some notes of cantaloupe, papaya, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, berries, bready caramelized malt, with dank resinous spicy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice IPA.

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Farnsworth Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 201 ratings