Double Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPA | Trillium Brewing Company

Double Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPADouble Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPA
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Average: 4.34 | pDev: 6.22%

Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 171

#195 ranked New England IPA | 7.20% ABV

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Notes: Rotating availibility. 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
Double Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPADouble Dry Hopped Farnsworth Street IPA
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Photo of Blackrobe
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!

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Photo of agreenman19
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.

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Photo of Sabtos
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
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.

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Photo of Benish
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!

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Photo of johnnnniee
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.

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Photo of hopley
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
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.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
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

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Photo of digboy
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
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.

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Photo of brewme
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.

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Photo of mkh012
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.

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Photo of egrandfield
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

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Photo of Holderness
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)


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Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

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Photo of angrybabboon
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.

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Photo of MrRB
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]

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Photo of Wasatch
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!

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Photo of FBarber
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.

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Photo of brewandbbq
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.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/14. Bright orange/yellow, mostly hazy. The slightly above modest head faded pretty quickly but there is nice and thin layer of foam across the surface and ring around the glass, sparse spotty lacing. What a nose on this one! Bursting with citrus, pine and bubblegum, got some passion fruit and guava notes to it as well. Taste is similar to the nose with a slightly less citrus presence. There is a little astringency on the finish but nothing intolerable, decent carbonation. Hard to argue with this one. Very impressed with the smell/flavor.

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

A- Tallboy pours into a pint glass with a very hazy, floury yellow-golden body and a thick creamy white cap. The frothy head rises to two fingers with good retention leaving thick sheets of lace after each sip.

S- Fruity and floral as hops saturate the nose. Notes of creamsicle (seriously), oranges, tangerine, clementine, pineapple and lesser suggestions of mango, grapes, berries and herbs.

T- Opens up quite a bit more here compared to the aroma as things feel much more distinct while the aroma seemed more well blended. Creamsicle, pineapple, tangerines and grapefruit lead the way with hints of mango, mandarins, pine, zesty citrus peels, vinous grapes, berries, herbs and jolly ranchers (extremely bright fruits). A slight bit of raw wheat and barley in the backdrop.

MF- Medium bodied with a creamy and frothy consistency. A moderately level of carbonation and a zesty orange peel bitterness lingering in the finish.

A lot going on with tons of citrus fruits and some tropical juice also coming to mind. Comes off as just a bit muddled as none of the flavors are really starring. The distinct pineapple and creamsicle flavors are really interesting.

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Photo of Hawkeyejam
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- Very thick. Hazy with the hue of pineapple juice

Smell- Got a nice funk to it. Wet earthiness mixed in with pine resin and temperate fruits.

Taste- Mirrors the aroma but has a nice bite for a NE IPA. Solid juciness but doesn't try to do too much

Feel- Nice creaminess. Good solid juice quality that stays on your pallette

Overall- Another winner from Trillium. It's nice to see the NE Brewers try to still keep hold of the traditional qualities of the IPA

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours thick orange/yellow with a rich white 1" head and very sticky lacing.
S: Very citrus forward with hops and some floral.
T: Taste follows the nose, very rich citrus flavors mixed with hops and some piney bitterness on the back end.
M: Medium feel and very easy to drink.
O: I really like this beer, just a refreshing DDH IPA that works from start to finish, another Trillium gem

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