Thursday, November 16, 2017

Trillium Vic Secret Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

The Stats
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 6.6%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.31/5
- Untappd: 4.17/5
- RateBeer: 4.06/5

"This dry hopped pale ale contains the same malt bill as classic Fort Point, but with a dry hop of Vic Secret. Pouring a hazy golden color, Vic Secret Fort Point emits herbaceous aromas of lime, and mellow citrus. Strong grapefruit pith & biscuity flavors wash the palate with the familiar smooth mouthfeel and medium body of our signature pale ale."

Pours a murky, golden orange with a finger of white head.

Strong pineapple aroma with some spices and pine. Lots of herbal qualities and a dash of orange sherbet.

The taste is light and refreshing. The aforementioned pineapple is also big on the taste as is some spicy notes and pine needles. There's a small dank quality combined with noticeable orange citrus and some lemon peel. Think of a lighter version of Galaxy hops and that's what you get here. As it warms, more pine and wow, more dessert-like sherbet start to emerge. There's almost an orange creamsicle flavor happening and I could not be happier. A strong malt presence adds some balance and the finish is almost grassy, but takes on more of a minty flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium with a creamy body. No alcohol presence and the light, refreshing flavors make for an easy drinking experience.

Vic Secret Dry Hopped FPPA is another solid addition to the Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale family. While similar to Galaxy hops in many regards, Vic Secret comes in less intense, but with a lot of flavor regardless. The emphasis on lighter flavors cuts back on the bitterness, but leaves plenty of tropical juices and solid dankness. It's a less intimidating hop variety that allows for easier drinkability while still being bold enough to please hop heads.


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