Permutation Series #33: Double IPA with Vic Secret & Citra
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.73%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
53
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  6
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Permutation 33 present a milky light straw color with a slight orange hue. A dank nose of mango skin, honeydew, bright hop, strawberry, and lemon leads into a palate of cantaloupe, grapefruit pith, and fresh hop. Permutation 33 has a full body and mouthfeel.

MALT: Pilsner, Honey Malt, Rolled Oats
HOPS: Vic Secret, Citra
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 53 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really hazy peach color. Aroma is dank, sweaty, juicy with overripe fruit notes. Taste is herbal, juicy, dank, overripe with a solid malt backbone. Well balanced and quite easy to drink.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Orange color, milkshake body, finger of white head

S - Oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, dank hops

T - All citrus up front with a lingering bitter finish

F - Creamy body and easy to drink

O - One of my favorite Permutation IPAs/

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Photo of AlabamaJohn
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was super bitter and green the day it was canned. A couple weeks later, it has mellowed beautifully. Really digging the soft creamy mouthfeel of the 30, 32, and 33. A new side of Trill

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Photo of Radcpa
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange appearance with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a mild citrus and hops. Taste is a bitter mild citrus/grapefruit and hops that is a little disappointing.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to robbie. thought he had an extra 32 for me, which I was blown away by...but alas, a new tick! 33!!!! I'm a huge fan of vic secret. It has a really earthy vibe for me that takes me back to the great pale ales of yesteryear while still giving you a full on slap in the face of hoppiness. best of all worlds. and to put it with citra...it's as if you stepped into my mind and extracted a dream mix I've been waiting on (pssst....I'm up for a vic and nelson as well...or dare i suggest a citra nelson?!?!). this definitely picks up where 32 left off. fantastic fullness with that amazing vic secret earthy hop slap. vic secret definitely leads the way and citra shows itself on the finish with a nice pleasant sweet hop uptick. another killer. great job trillium...you've really been picking up your game lately...everything has been great. keep it up!

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Photo of Phineasco
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a murky hazy yellow with a thin white head. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of orange, apricot, honey, and melon. It tastes of orange, apricot, honey, and melon. It is light and refreshing, on the thinner side. A nice IPA from trillium.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a hazy and murky straw yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

The aroma just beats you over the head here- it's super strong and super juicy, with melon, mango, grapefruit, lemon, and piney hops.

This is one of the best Trillium IPAs I've had in a while now. It's so soft and juicy, with a light but pleasant bitterness on the finish. It straddles line of being both massive flavor-wise and super light on the palate. All of the fruits mentioned above are very apparent, with melon and mango being the strongest.

This is creamy, rich, and super drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

I'm starting to get a little bit tired of IPAs and DIPAs, but then great ones like this one make me excited about them again.

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Photo of CycloneBeers
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I find this offering to be well balanced, but a bit dry and reserved compared to some of Trillium's other offerings. The fruit profile of orange, honeydew, grapefruit and lemon peel reminds me of their Melcher street.

For the style, a nice and balanced offering, if even a bit reserved. I would have enjoyed even more hops of the back end. With that said, a very drinkable, enjoyable IPA!

Note: I let this beer sit for 2 weeks in the growler. Hops came out more after sitting for a bit and the blend worked much better overall. Definitely enters world class category after some mellowing!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 04/18/18

Pours cloudy opaque orange gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like super pungent intense citrusy tropical stone fruits, large mango, passionfruit, peach, ripe melons, strawberry, lemon, orange citrus, grapefruit, some oats, pale caramelized bready crackery honey malts, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like mango skin, passionfruit, peach, ripe melons, strawberry, lemon, orange citrus, grapefruit, oats, some pale caramelized bready crackery honey malts, with dank spicy floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice DIPA.

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Photo of PSanger
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer. Deliciously fruity smells combine with a pleasant perspiration type taste leave me speechless. Look is beautiful as is the feel on the palette. Absolutely nothing I would change. Well done.

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Permutation Series #33: Double IPA with Vic Secret & Citra from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 53 ratings