Small update to the original post – Like so many other breweries Trillium has made the transition to 16 ounce cans and one of the first 4-packs I picked up was Vicinity. A little pricey at $20+ per 4-pack but the beer is exceptional so people will pay it.
Just when I finally got through all the IPAs and DIPAs in my fridge I end up taking a trip to Vermont, trading for a bottle of Hopulization from Stoneface, Dave from SoMe Brewing gives me a bottle of Apostrophe IPA and Khris from Beer This Week gives me this bottle for muling some beer back from Vermont for him. This on top of a release weekend that included cans of Epiphany from Foundation Brewing and Swish from Bissell Brothers. With all these hoppy beers to drink those stouts and saisons will have to wait another couple weeks.
Trillium is making some great beer and one of these days I will make it down to the brewery, in the meantime I will drink whatever beers I can convince others to bring back to Maine for me. Vicinity pours a deep orange with a nice white head. Head lingers and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of juicy hops; mango, pineapple and a bit of pine. Taste is very similar with lots of tropical fruits and a slight dankness. Somehow this beer was still very refreshing even with the higher ABV.
Not as good as Heavy Mettle, Congress Street IPA or Fort Point Pale Ale but still an excellent beer. If you happen to be in the Boston area grab some Trillium for me.
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
Brewers Description: Trillium teamed up with Row 34 to a special beer on Friday October 24th that takes advantage of our walk-the-kegs-across-the-alley proximity. Vicinity is a beer that is best when ultra fresh. Lets face it, Row 34 can absolutely rip through Trillium’s beer so we brewed a beautifully hazy blonde double IPA busting at the seams with citrus oil, dank pine resin and tropical fruit from the Citra, Columbus and Galaxy and crisp, dry, bitter finish.