Vicinity - Double Dry Hopped
Trillium Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #496
Ranked #4,914
4.45 | pDev: 6.07%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: We released Vicinity for the first time on November 13th, 2014 to celebrate the first anniversary of our Congress Street neighbors, Row 34. Due to licensing and space restrictions, we weren't able to offer pours or even tasters out of our original Fort Point location. Because of their support of Trillium from the day they opened their doors, the renowned seafood restaurant and raw bar often acted as a de facto tasting room for visitors to our budding neighborhood. Five years later seems like the perfect time to give our beloved Galaxy, Citra, and Columbus-hopped Double IPA the double dry-hopped treatment.

DDH Vicinity pours a glowing honey yellow color with a thick, creamy haze. Explosive aromas of mango nectar, pineapple sorbet, orange peel, and a touch of honeydew melon race across the palate. A velvety mouthfeel is greeted by a mild bitterness towards the end of each sip. Richly tropical, incredibly soft, and undeniably hop-saturated, Double Dry Hopped Vicinity is a thoroughly satisfying Double IPA.

ABV: 8%

Malt: Pilsner, C-15, Flaked Wheat

Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Columbus
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WunderLlama
4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

canned 11.15.19, opened 12.1.19

can poured into a teku, hazy pale yellow orange liquid, one finger white fizzy foam cap quickly recedes to a ring

aroma of citrus, orange rind, tangerine rind, mango, pineapple, melon

taste is orange rind, hint of pineapple

Hob bite, medium sudsing, semi dry finish, bitterness lingers

good beer

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Photo of Underclaw
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a hazy yellow -range about 2 finger head into a tulip
S: Notes of Orange, lemon, mango
T: Notes of pineapple right off the bat, plus mango, melon and a slight bite at the end.
F: Creamy
O: This one was recommended to me by counter person when buying others. Glad for the rec. Was already a Vicinity fan but this one eclipses that slightly. Would be perfect at the regular Vicinity price point.

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated 11/15/19 on the bottom of the can, just under 2 weeks since canning.

Pours a completely opaque, murky, pale golden straw with a finger + half of quickly dissipating off-white head. Nose bursting with fresh tropical fruit; pineapple, mango, apricot, peach, creamsicle, candied ruby grapefruit, hop resin and wheat bread. Taste follows through with tons of flavor that matches the nose but with a little more rind from those fruits, leading to a medium- bitterness in the aftertaste. I also get a bit of pepper and slight pine mixed in to the palette. Medium+ soft body with some pretty good carbonation, medium- bitterness and a little bit of drying. No hint of the 8% ABV. This is a quintessential example of a well crafted NEIPA. If you have the chance to try this one, don't miss out!

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Photo of Damian
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 11/15/19
Served in a tulip

Completely opaque, pale orange appearance. Somewhat milky. This looked just like a glass of Tropicana orange juice. A film of tiny white bubbles capped the liquid, but it dissolved almost instantaneously. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was super hoppy and clean. Citrus notes dominated. Freshly squeezed orange juice came through strongest. Really fresh and bright. Tropical fruits were also noticeable. Ripe mango for sure. Bit of passionfruit too. There was a floral, perfume-like hoppy quality as well that came and went in waves.

The flavor profile was all citrus from start to finish. Again, freshly squeezed orange juice came through big time. Lots of tangerine as well. Somewhat tart and tangy. Lemony in the center. White grapefruit notes appeared on the back end and crescendoed in the finish. Moderately rindy and bitter. A subtle “hop burn” lingered after the swallow.

Fantastic creamy, frothy mouthfeel. Fuller bodied for the style but light and lively on the palate. The liquid contained a finely bubbled, fairly aggressive effervescence fluffed up really nicely.

Put simply, DDH Vicinity is a fantastic amped-up version of an already terrific beer. This has so many of the qualities that made me love Trillium beers in the first place. OG fanboys will definitely be excited by this release.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a murky, dense, and almost milky hazy apricot and OJ hue with a white foamy head
S: Bold aromas of candied melon, orange rind, and ripe mango on the nose
T: Amped up profiles of Galaxy and Citra provide the anticipated tangerines, pineapple, and tropical fruit profile while the Columbus hops bring an ever so slight piney bite and dryness to the finish
F: Soft with a chewy carb
O: This was a long desired offering for someone who has been enjoying Trillium over the years - really glad they went for it with the DDH version. Really just pumps up all the best aspects of one of Trillium's best IPAs. Nicely done!

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Photo of Holderness
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8 days ago.

It's a more intensely aromatic version of Vicinity, enough said. All the dank pineapple/mango/grapefruit character you've come to expect from Trillium's galaxy-hopped offerings, but turned up a notch from the original.


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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge notes of mango nectar, pineapple sorbet, orange peel, honeydew melon, hints of lychee, mild pale malt, with peppery earthy dank herbal resinous pine

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Vicinity - Double Dry Hopped from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 20 ratings