Double Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPA
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #240
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,016
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.99%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
186
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Double Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street is an amped up version of the original with a doubled addition of the Australian origin Vic Secret hop. Intense aromas of melon, orange, mango, and a hint of zesty pine on the nose. The flavors of orange creamsicle, pineapple, cantaloupe absolutely leap out of this luxuriously smooth iteration of our intensely hopped Street Series IPAs.

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

HOPS: Vic Secret, CTZ
Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 186 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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beerbully from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-Big 3 fingered head.......thick lacing, long lasting retention.......not as bright as OJ......hazy and cloudy

S-Ripe melon, papaya, pineapple, mango......sweet malts..........some pine and hop resin

T-starts with a ripe melon sweetness and moves to a slightly more pine and hop resin than the nose would indicate........soft sweetness during the finish........

F-Soft, pillowy.........smooth and creamy........ABV barely detectable.........

O-very enjoyable........mouthfeel is the highlight for me as well as the aroma

Oct 12, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this was fantastic. An excellent NE style IPA from the always solid Trillium. Canned date 8/26/19. Pours a great hazy yellow-orange color with lots of fluffy white head and beautiful sheets of lingering lacing that clung to the glass. Smells of ripe tangerine, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, lemon, papaya and melon. Also malt, floral and herbal hops in the background, bread and vanilla. Taste follows the nose, great balance and complexity and the slightly bitter hit of hops was well-balanced by the sweeter malt backbone. Higher ABV was incredibly well hidden and a little more dankness came out as the beer warmed. Very juicy, great mouthfeel with luscious stickiness and smooth coating of the palate. Good carbonation. A very enjoyable offering, and I'll keep looking for this brewery's beers online.

Sep 10, 2019
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 8/21/19 poured into Trillium Six States glass. It's a nice glass.

L: Hazy pale orange-gold, 2F fluffy white head, good retention with lots of lacing and a cap and ring.

S: Cantaloupe and honeydew leap out, along with some ripe tropical fruits and earthiness.

T: Follows nose. Tropical kick-in is substantial following initial melon. Pretty earthy finish.

F: Light to medium feel, light carbonation. Rounded flavors and great balance the hallmarks of Trillium.

O: Another solid hazy IPA from Trillium, just a different flavor profile.

Sep 05, 2019
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andrewjraab from Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Creamcicle orange, hazy, huge layers of off white head and jack frost sticky cling after each sip.

S - Orange peel, citrus and tropical fruits, malts, bread dough, and plum.

T - Citrus fruit, tangerine, orange, kiwi, some malts on the back end. Finishes bitter and dry.

O - Extremely quaffable NEIPA that is worth the trip to Boston. Nicely done once again Trillium.

Notes - Purchased from the brewery on trip to Boston.

Jul 24, 2019
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dated 6/10/19 on the bottom of the can, a month since brewing.

Pours a nearly opaque dirty gold with two + half fingers of creamy head. Nose absolutely bursting with fresh mango and orange, followed by cantaloupe, earthiness, resin, a little papaya and toasted white bread. The flavors on the palette, however, are much more balanced with the malt. I also get a little bit of mint, herbaceousness and pink grapefruit at the end of the taste. Much more "East meets West coast" on the taste than the nose, with a leaning towards west coast. Something different than the usual fruit smoothie from Trillium. Medium- drying, medium bitterness, medium- sweetness. Definitely pick this one up if you enjoy a good bitter west coast ipa, but still want some tropical notes in there!

Jul 12, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - pours a cloudy off-yellow haze with hints of orange. Big, bountiful head. Looks soft and satisfying.

S - zesty candied papaya and pineapple rind. Leafy melon and fresh, buttery onions. Maybe some prickly pear in there as well.

T - astringent and bitter. About face from the nose. Cooling pine and even some spearmint. Grapefruit rind and a surprising amount of booze heat for a mere 7.2%. Could just be the acidity. Floral and grassy. Acetone creeps in and out. Dry and resinous to finish.

F - soft and fluffy. Fantastic by Trillium IPA standards. Light enough to retain drinkability (helps to offset the bitterness) but with enough creaminess to support the extra hops in this beer.

O - Vic Secret is an odd hop. Astringently bitter with big notes of grass and flowers. Was hoping for a bit more juice to round things out, though. Bitterness is out in full force to the point where we get a bit of nail polish, but I can appreciate the extremity.

Jul 11, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The opaque corn milk yellow body has a fuzzy white head settling to a thick ridged collar leaving a few arms of lace.

Bitter, resinous, cannabic and even rubbery, the finish is dry and almost crunchy. The medium body has a mild froth that lifts up some citrus rinds and herbal eucalyptic mint before the acidic, aspiriny pine kicks into gear.

Jul 08, 2019
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mdfb79 from New York

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color. Citrus notes tropical fruits, fruity malts, super easy drink. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty good DIPA.

Jul 01, 2019
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Benish from Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Poured a cloudy yellow peach color with no translucence. White foam that disappeared quickly.

Aromas: heavy creamsicle at the nose followed by light honeydew melon and grapefruit. Pretty juicy.

Taste: starts out tasting like a orange creamsicle but then quickly becomes bitter and astringent lasting to the finish. Very heavy notes of grapefruit juice throughout. Little bit of vanilla as well.

Mouthfeel: medium body, almost creamy. Little bit of a hop burn at the back end which I don’t care for.

Overall: for a NE IPA, this is far more bitter and grapefruit forward. Not as juicy or sweet as I expected. But still enjoyable nonetheless!

Jun 28, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can from the source
Hazy lemon yellow in color with a frothy white head that persists. Juicy tropical and citrus with bits of faint sweet bread. Light grit in the mouth but pretty damn tasty.

Jun 26, 2019
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Much more bitter and grapefruity than other Trillium IPAs I've had, and the bitterness for me was a little over the top - almost tasted like the beer had sat around a little too long, which wasn't the case as it was within a couple weeks from canning date. Having said that, everything else worked - it was the very definition of a hazy IPA with a lasting frothy white head with great lacing, thick mouthfeel, juicy smell, etc., pretty much everything was there for me except the taste on this one.

Jun 24, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, Trillium snifter glass. Cloudy golden yellow body, pulpy and hazy with a one and half finger thick, frothy white head, good retention, plenty of lacing. Smell is distinct zesty grapefruit plus a fair bit of freshly squeezed oranges, fairly herbal, actually. A medium lighter caramel nose, mildly sugary. Light herbal leafiness. Flavour comes together a bit more here- the grapefruit combines nicely with the mild sugariness in a nice way. Leafy herbal notes, mild spice, oranges and tropical fruit. Really nice and comes together well. Medium bodied, soft and good carbonation, mild spicy zest on the finish.

May 13, 2019
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: light pastel orange, complete haze with a big white fluffy head
S: big dank whole fruit, like tangerines
T: much more bitter than the rest of the Trillium ipas I’ve had...has big dank tangerines
F: a bit dry and bitter

May 07, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque orange gold with a one finger white head. Aroma is dense with tangerine and grapefruit. Taste is also dense with compact fruit flavor. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit, though it is not overly sweet so it is well balanced. Feel is very soft and lightly bitter.

This is just an aweso.e IPA. It avoids the burn feel that many of their IPAs have. Just perfect sweet juice.

Dec 25, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, bright gold beer with a big white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing behind. Smells very tropical and piney with a lot of grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Tastes lightly sweet for a NEIPA but it works well. Super fruity with the same flavors in the nose but a dry and bitter finish that is pine and grapefruit pith. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

Dec 20, 2018
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up up a four-pack of cans at the Trillium Brewery in Canton for $20. Have had a few brews from these guys before. Good brew, but very dank, w/ pine/grass, would not buy again at this price point.

Sep 29, 2018
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4 weeks ago.

Pours a pretty shade of dense, hazy orange with a persistent white head.

The nose is pineapple, green melon, and red grapefruit.

The taste is pineapple and orange, with leafy green in the background. Medium bitterness.

The mouthfeel starts medium but is a bit drier and more abrupt on the finish than the best Trillium IPAs are.

Overall, Vic Secret isn't my favorite hop, but this is still a very good IPA. I suggest letting it sit for 2-4 weeks, because even then it's pretty hoppy and intense.

Sep 29, 2018
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: opaque, matte honey lemon
S: creamy orange, spice
T: same as smell
F: full and smooth
O: probably the most put-together and cohesive of their street series

Sep 27, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 23 days ago.

L -- Pours the same somewhat milky orange haze that all of the DDH street variants do. Two fingers of dense white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S -- Watermelon, orange, pine, lime zest, cantaloupe, hint of diesel
T -- Quite zesty and piney, with a good dose of orange, unripe pineapple, vinous character, and leafy earthiness
F -- Crisp and moderately astringent. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. A little rindy on the finish
O -- I still don't fully 'get' vic secret, but this is a good IPA (albeit pricey)

86/100

Sep 22, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

2.88/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. Hazy orange. Smells of tangerine and some pale malt. Tastes of orange and then bitter pith. Aggressive bitter pith that kinda ruins it. I'm all about bitterness, but this tastes funny. Medium body. Not Trillium's best.

Jul 03, 2018
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/3/18

A: Somewhere between tangerine gold and pale orange - extra hazy and turbid, even for Trillium's standards - pours with a small, bright white head, fades to a few wisps, small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Holy Australian hops, Batman - if you've encountered Vic Secret before, you can probably guess the aroma on this one - bright, fresh-cut grass blended with mango and pine - some citrus, mostly orange flesh and zest - herbal, green, woodsy hops, with some grass-like aromas (imagine tropical grass) - some earth and pine - tropical notes, mostly mango, melon, and cantaloupe - pale malts at the base

T: Spicy citrus, with some orange flesh and grapefruit zest - floral citrus - green, woodsy, earthy, herbal, somewhat grassy - some spicy pine and some sharp mint - some tropical notes, melon, mango, and cantaloupe - medium bitterness - spicy flavor that basically tastes like hop pellets, common to these DDH Trillium beers - pale malts at the base

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth with some hoppy spice

O: Good news everyone!

I'm adding Vic Secret to my list of "hops that work better with other hops." It has a very distinctive flavor, and apparently my tongue/brain has decided it's too much when it is center stage. That being said, I still always enjoy these DDH IPAs.

Update, 4/22/18: DDH Farnsworth is actually better after sitting (in the fridge) for a few weeks. The raw, leafy edge of Vic Secret has been toned down enough that the other flavors shine brighter. I am bumping my taste from 3.75 to 4.0.

Apr 04, 2018
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MrRB from Connecticut

4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The Juice Bomb executed at pretty much the highest level imaginable. Pale, completely opaque yellow-orange color. Tons of fluffy foam that, for the most part, sticks around. Super intense aromas and flavors of orange, lemon, cantaloupe, fresh mint, and a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied and creamy while still extremely refreshing and light on the palate. Clean, delicately dry finish. [16 oz. can dated 3/14/18 into Becher glass]

Mar 28, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to colby600 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11/14/17

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which also leaves some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe), nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Julius! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Bill!

Jan 11, 2018
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FBarber from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a matte orange color. Completely opaque and hazy. Bubbly white head dissipates steadily leaving a thick ring of sudsy foam along the outside of the beer. No lacing.

Aroma is somewhat subdued especially for a Trillium beer. Hints of orange, grapefruit and green hop are noted.

Taste has notes of orange, melon, pine, a touch of sap and some earthy vegetation notes. Again, that cracker malt backbone hallmark of the street series is present here as well.

Feel is medium to full bodied, smooth and vibrant. Moderately carbonated. I get some of the green hop burn on the palate on the finish.

Overall another well crafted streets beer from Trillium. The Vic Secret hops are not my favorite, but its a well crafted beer and one I'd happily drink anyway.

Jan 07, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 11/14/17.

Pours cloudy gold with a cream-of wheat head. Tattered lacing with nice retention. Melons, lime leaves, pear, and apricot in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy but slightly crisp mouthfeel. Ripe, juicy citrus on the palate with zero malt and a medium bitterness. Grapefruit with melons and hard peaches. Finishes a bit spicy with lemon-zest undertones and quite dry.

Great beer with a somewhat unique hop profile.

Jan 06, 2018
Double Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPA from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 186 ratings