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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium Brewing Company

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleGalaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

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Reviews: 76
Hads: 804
Avg: 4.57
pDev: 19.91%
Wants: 309
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JCTetreault on 12-06-2013

This version of our signature American pale ale is dry hopped with the pungent Galaxy variety. Enticingly hazy and blonde in appearance with frothy carb, the nose erupts with strong citrus, passion fruit, and pineapple aromatics. Upfront and resinous hop-derived flavors of grapefruit pith, peach, and mango are balanced with a subtle, bready malt character and mild, subdued bitterness.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, Columbus
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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy orange with a finger of white head

S - Dank hops, orange and citrus

T - So much dankness, but it is just as equal to the big citrus and orange. Finish has lingering bitterness with another kick of orange.

F - Full-bodied with good carbonation and no alcohol presence

O - An ideal combo of weed-ike dankness and orange juice. Highly drinkable and complex for the style.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky Orange in color with about a finger of white head with decent retention and moderate lacing. Great aroma with tons of tropical fruits; lots of mangoes, pineapple, passionfruit, some grapefruit, and a touch of orange. Taste is overwhelmingly juicy and hops are the focus here. Good mouthfeel, medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall this is a great beer, it is juicy and hoppy and delicious.

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Photo of JT99125
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

An amazing pale ale that was wonderfully fruity, yet lightly bodied with a ton of haze. Bright Carbonation with a bone white head. Not overly bitter but huge mango, papaya floral hop character with a not quite wheat dominant malt grist.

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Photo of weonfire
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of dankest IIPAs in existence. Truly tastes like wet soft lush hops, musty earth. The nose is out F'n rageous. Another very clean, extremely balanced brew from Trillium.

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Photo of dhitchcox
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 20 Aug 2015; poured in teku; laregly comparing to FPPA:
Look: minimal (1/8 inch) head. Color similar to FPPA, maybe darker; burnt orange.
Smell: Lost of tropical hop aromas but stronger grapefruit notes. Less orange than FPPA.
Taste: Smooth. No citrus burn as in FPPA but continues with those grapefruit flavors.
Feel: Again smooth but slightly dry finish. Almost watery compared to FPPA which coated a bit more.
Overall: Yes another fantastic fruity IPA. This improves on weaknesses of FPPA but presents its own.

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Photo of dbkdev
4.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Perfect balance. Somewhere between an IPA and a Pale ale. Amazing tropical fruit and citrus on the nose. Clean / Crisp mouthfeel. Light sweetness fades to a soft bitterness. Lots of bright citrus taste. Love this beer, one of my favorites.

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Photo of Mexicanhat
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared with my buddy Robert

Pours a very hazy deep golden body with a fluffy white head that reduces fairly slowly to leave some blotchy lacing and a nice layer of retention.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Trillium Tulip glass. Thanks Ryan for hooking me up with this!

Pours a very hazy deep golden body with a fluffy white head that reduces fairly slowly to leave some blotchy lacing and a nice layer of retention.

On the nose is huge citrus and tropical fruit aroma, pineapple and passionfruit, fresh hop acids, orange peel. Smells like this is going to be a delicious beer.

The aromas did not lie! On the tongue is a bursting medly of tropical fruit and citrus, pineapple, tropical punch, orange creamsicle, finished by a zing of fresh hoppy bitterness that lingers on the tongue for a minute. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium. Pretty easy to drink.

Overall nothing less than a masterpiece - the dry hopping really upped the aromas and enjoyability of Fort Point Pale Ale.

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Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its hard not to give any of the trillium hoppy offerings a perfect rating , but this one might be the best or tied with ddh congress street. Its everything you want in a pale and more. I could drink it all day long !!

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Photo of ragnar3
4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Trillium offering and possibly my overall favorite pale ale to date. Huge tropical notes, pineapple in particular, beautiful hazy look and silky mouthfeel consistent with other Trillium pale ales/IPAs.

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Photo of Nicole15
4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer!! Pours a hazy yellow into the glass with a 2 inch frothy head. The aroma is tropical, mango, pineapple. Very juicy with a lot of orange peal in the flavor. Nice hop flavor without being overly bitter. Wouldn't mind finding a few more bottles of this.

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another knock out, wow. Nose is fresh wild berries and white grape. Taste is fresh lemon rind up front with boisenberry, such an incredibly amount of flavor packed into this while still not crossing the the boundary into being an IPA. Dry, light, and beautifully simple. The pinnacle of the pale ale style

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Photo of ShanePB
4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Hazy golden orange, big white foamy head. Nose is a bit more muted than the other uber-fresh Trillium beers I've had this week (I think this one in around a month old). Flavor is incredibly smooth, bitterness is restrained and citrus & tropical hops are bursting. Silky smooth mouthfeel. A stunner right here.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bitter juice.

I was really expecting a great deal more, especially with Galaxy being one of my favorites. The beer really wasn't strong with the nose which was an issue and the flavor was fruit juice with some good added. Good, but way over-hyped.

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Photo of popery
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, mikeyv35. This beer is simply wonderful. I loved Fort Point, and this version kicks things up a notch. The beer is cloudy and orange-ish yellow. The head is big and white. Tons of lacing and excellent retention. The aroma is full of delicious fruit. Big peach, pineapple, tangerine, grape, mango, guava, lime. Light pale malt character. The taste is chock full of hop flavor. Dry, yeasty finish. Moderate to medium bitterness in the finish. Big, fresh tropical fruit hop character. Gentle full mouthfeel. It’s fresh and soft and full of flavor. Absolutely wonderful stuff.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very very strong beer!! Looks like a cloudy day with the sunshine coming through. Great dry hop smell and first taste. Smooth finish that delivers the whole shabang

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Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Kevin for gifting me this bottle for my birthday. Bottled 07/02/15.

A- 750ml into three snifters with a milky and super hazy yellow orange body. Thick, tall and creamy head with good retention. Large quantities of lace.

S- Dank weed like herbal hops and massive fruits but less juicy sweet nectar and more bright zesty freshness. Some juicy stone fruits, mango, mint, melon, citrus and floral hops. Not much interrupting those hops.

T- Galaxy added to a classic Pale Ale base. Zesty and fresh mangoes, passionfruit, apricot, clementine, tangerine, weed, mint, melon, grapefruit and flowers. A tiny hint of light cereal grains, bread and yeast.

MF- Creamy and smooth medium overall body with some chewy feeling. High end carbonation and a clean bitter finish.

Distinctly different from the original and the Double Dry Hopped with a very dank herbal and different set of fruity tones really shining. Trillium contending for my favorite brewery of 2015 so far.

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Photo of wingnutter
4.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brewery is ridiculous, and this beer is insane. Seek it out if you like dank, juicy, tropical, silky hops. Fan-fucking-tastic. Trillium has the market cornered on getting the most intense and amazing flavors from hops. Do whatever it takes to get your hand on some of this.

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Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours very cloudy, with a grapefruit juice color; the head foams up to three inches, sticks and laces exceptionally well

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus notes waft above a hint of cracker malt

Taste: Papaya juice (like at Papaya King in NYC), up front, with the cracker malt and the grapefruit citrus flavors building; bright and bitter, through the middle, with the juicy flavors lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Every time I go up to Boston I try to stop by Fort Point; of all the places I travel, this is the easiest pick up for me - they are easy to get to and always have something great in the bottle; this beer is a real treat

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Photo of aleigator
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a completely unfiltered, vibrant, peach pulp color, with a very stable, froth head.

Exhibits an intense nose of watermelon stones and wet grass, together with orange peel and a whiff of ice-bonbons. The aromas come outstandingly well together, extremely dank, with just the right amount of fruits to create a fantastic, intriguing hop character. Crisp, juicy citrus joins in, as the beer warms up, lending the hops even more profile.

Has a medium carbonation, revealing an awesome hop profile, while letting the beer stay extremely refreshing. For its 6.6 abv it packs a great flavor diversity, leaving the palate very satisfied.

The taste begins, from the very first glance, with grassy lime, silk yeast and bready, balancing malts. Lemons evolve into sweeter, ripe oranges with a distinct grassiness to them, very dough on the palate, packing enough fruits to create an enjoyable hoppy juicyness. Finishes with a great, leafy dankness, bringing up the citrus again, providing a hoppy, bitterness infused dryness, which leaves the palate at the same time as the fruits do.

Fantastic ipa, bursting with a well accentuated hop profile, leading to a focused, intense flavor impression, leaving still space for subtle details.

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Photo of jhavs
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from the brewery poured into a snifter.
A= Bright hazy yellow with a pure white foamy head, head settles down to 1/2 inch layer and lasts. Lacing sticks to the glass with each sip or swirl. Haze make the beer near opaque.
S= Massive wave of tropical citrus, pineapple, mango, piney resinous aroma. Hits you right when you open the bottle, layers of smells.
T= Super dank and full of tropical hop flavors, galaxy seems like the perfect match for this base APA.
M= Medium body and moderate carbonation, bubbles continue to rise and fortify the beautiful white head.
O= So fragrant and full of tropical fruit hop flavors, absolutely nothing to complain about. World-class, worth seeking out, perfect for anyone who likes fresh hops.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, faded orange with a one finger head. Smells of light pine and citrus. Taste's of orange and citrus, (fruity mango or melon?) Finishes bitter and dry. Very crisp. So delicate and easy to drink. Truly a world class beer. Will be back for more.

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Photo of jjdc
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is absolutely beautiful in the glass, akin to mango or orange juice. Pure uncut and unfiltered -- it's so thick it glugs out of the bottle like a smoothie.

The nose is tops, too. Fruity citrus sits atop a fresh, lush vegetal smell lie a forest after a rain or sticky bud. You would be forgiven for mistaking this for a DIPA.

Having had the regular, the dry hopping really adds another level of complexity and sophistication on the palate. Thick, oily orange and pineapple notes give way to a lingering spicy bitterness that cleans up the messiness. The flavor is much more along the lines of DIPA than your typical retiring pale ale.

Trillium's hoppy beers are among the best. Seek this out.

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Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out thick as a banana smoothie. Smells of dense, dark hops. Big punch of mango dulled out by aggressive yeast spiciness. Tastes good, but not much like I’ve heard it described elsewhere. Nice balance bewteen dry and fruity hop nodes, very clean finish with a wee bit of mango lingering on the back of my tongue.

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4.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Trillium Brewing - Galaxy dry hopped Fort Point Pale Ale. (6.6%) rated 100/100 on Beer Advocate. Brewed and bottled in Boston, MA. Bottled 5/20/15

The first of the threeTrillium beers I am reviewing is Fort Point with galaxy hops and dry hopped. Their are a couple more variants of Fort Point. One being Double Dry Hopped Fort Point, and Mosaic dry hopped Fort Point. I really like single hopped pale ales/IPAs because I can get used to flavor profiles and aromatic profiles of one hop. It's a good way to practice the palate for more complex IPAs or pale ales. Trillium is a brewery I've been wanton to try for over a year now and they are becoming one of the best brewers of IPAs and Pale Ales on the market today. They take pride on what's surrounding them, working with other businesses, and making great beer as well. Let's dig in!

Pour: Before I even mention the pour, when I opened the bottle I got a huge whiff of flavors coming into my nose and those flavors smelt fricken amazing. The pour is a very beautiful hazed yellow, with a nice bubbly head. I can't see anything through this glass (big sucker for hazed beers) and if I had a better camera I could show you full detail on what I'm looking at. This honestly looks like someone squeezed pineapple juice, some lemon, and lime juice in a glass. Not even joking. Looks super delicious and I can smell the aromas already.

Aroma: Oh my fricken God. I tell you what, I don't know if this is a Double IPA or a Pale Ale. The aromatics of this beer is so fricken wild. Mango, grapefruit pith, pineapple up the rear of Pineapple Mountain. It smells like a fruit salad.. No joke. A little bit of dankness from the hop oils, some orange, papaya, tropical fruit punch. This is one of the best Pale Ale beers I have smelt so far. Better than Pseudo Sue and Zombie Dust by a long shot. This is amazing !

Taste: Is this even beer? Are you kidding me right now Trillium? In he words of Chris Farley, "Holy schnikeys!" This beer is phenomenal. Pineapple juice, mango , grapefruit, a little bit of a wheat malt character, a bread quality that makes this beer so full of a hearty mouthfeel. It's literally a tropical cocktail with hops. Alcohol isn't present at all. This is what pale ales should be and strive to be. Seriously this is the best Pale Ale I have had yet. Awesome job Trillium.

Verdict: 100/100 for style . 99/100 over all. This is one of my favorite beers of this year. Please if you can, seek out this brewery guys. I can't stress it enough how fun it is to try world class beers and getting to know breweries almost on a personal level just by having there product. The amount of passion these guys have is unreal and it shows in there product. Cheers!

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.