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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by JCTetreault on 12-06-2013

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Reviews: 115 | Ratings: 1,066
Photo of SaulFox
4.69/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fruits galore! Pineapple, melon, pear, mango. I can definitely see why this is highly rated. Trillium never disappoints, the only downfall is not having access to these beautiful brews.

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Photo of smcolw
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very cloudy, almost as if cream were added. Gives an opaque appearance despite the pale gold color. Decent had that settles to primarily rim bubbles. Plenty of streaky lace after the initial ring of lace.

Clean crisp aroma of (briefly) pale malt. The rest is an aromatic, prickly piney hop. Attractive.

This is a very big beer. The malt is potent at the beginning with a touch of alcohol warmth. The carbonation brings out the bitterness early, culminating in the swallow. It doesn't cross over to extreme but it does toe the line. Chewy body with long lingering, but reasonably subtle, aftertaste.

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Photo of smanson56
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very hazy golden yellow into my tasting snifter. There is a minimal head on top that disappears quickly.
The nose is all fruit mostly tropical with mango, pineapple and grapefruit coming through the strongest.
The taste is mostly the fruit with little or no presence of the malt to be found. Lots of mango and citrus flavors all the way through this beer. Perhaps a little light malt way in the back.
The mouthfeel is creamy smooth with nice carbonation.
Not a lot more can be said about this great Pale Ale from Trillium. So glad to see with the opening of there second brewery there beer is a little easier to get.

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

Poured from a 750ml bomber into tulip glasses:

Appearance: one of the best looking beers I've ever poured. Pours a super bright orange, with a pure white, heavily lingering head. Leaves tons of sticky lace. Body is incredibly hazy, and looks exactly like even brighter orange juice.

Aroma: like all Trillium hops, this has tons and tons of fruit aroma popping out of the bottle. Mango, peach, and grapefruit. I smelled no malt whatsoever, it's all hops.

Taste: super soft, yet potent fruit flavors, paired with some mild bitterness and a light base of mild malt. So much citrus and tropical fruit. There's a touch of raw hop flavor too, but it's not enough to deter from the fruity delicious of the hops at hand.

Feel: very full-bodied for a pale ale, this beer is creamy and fills the palate with flavor and some stickiness.

Overall: one of Trillium's best beers, and one of the best hoppy beers period.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2nd favorite offering from TB I've had so far.

Just an awesome summer time beer. So light and juicy that it even made me question if it was a pale ale. Looks and smell wise was awesome and the taste is truly where it is at. Juice bomb and so light and refreshing. Just damn. Overall this will be above some of the rarer beers from TBC in my priority when buying from them in the future.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an undated bottle into a 12 ounce nonic glass. Pours hazy pineapple juice/grapefruit juice color. It's completely opaque with a solid two finger white head on a vigorous pour. The head reduces slowly and remnants are there for long after the pour, leaving incredible lacing. The smell is all fruit juice - pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. The pineapple is so strong I almost mixed in some Bacardi. The mouthfeel is medium to high carbonation, smooth and ever so slightly oily. The taste hits you with strong hops immediately, but only slightly bitter, which lingers after the taste. There is a strong presence of fruit under the hops, mostly pineapple but also some orange. I'm getting just a hint of malt at the finish. Overall this beer is fantastic, and I'm very sad I'm unlikely to ever have it again.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn. I wouldn't even call myself a Galaxy hop fan. Incredible from the look, the great bready hop aromas, the citrus and the mango and the melon and the fucking delicious. Love this beer turning to a clean citrusy finish.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trillium does it again. I thought Congress Street was fantastic, but Galaxy Fort Point is even more dialed in. It looks like pulp-less, hazy orange juice. Mostly citrus aromatics and the taste is incredibly orange and lemony. However, the bitterness is nearly non-existent with a sweet/malt balance that makes this brew smooth as can be.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy murky glass of pineapple juice. Aroma is bright citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor is delicious. Notes of citrus and a great galaxay hop flavor. This drinks so well and overall I think its great.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look - Turbid, murky, hazy.....ORANGE JUICE!
Smell - Tropical fruits for days. Pineapples, oranges, citrus fruits, grapefruit, yeast
Taste - Follows the nose. Tons of orange zest and pineapple. Wheaty/crackery/doughy malt, citrus, grapefruit, mango
Feel - Creamy and soft

Overall - Hands down the best pale ale in the world.....period.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - typical Trillium. Warm, glowing off-orange. Opaque enough without letting light through, but not turbid. Inviting.

S - total Galaxy up front. Bready wheaty crackers. Rounds out with some slightly sour bitter (dry?) hops. Orange juice. Pineapple.

T - sweet candied orange juice with a huge sticky breadiness that almost expands outward as you sip. Creates a layer of Galaxy goodness that sort of hovers above the rest of the beer. The dry hopping creates a flavor effect like Saturn's rings, whatever that means. Pineapple of course and a surprisingly mild bitterness. Galaxy hop blanket soothes and comforts. Nice, balanced flavor.

F - soft and flowing as usual. Works especially well with this dry hop.

O - a very tame Fort Point. Mellow, but elegant and well-done. Class in a glass!

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

really great looking, super hazy. leaves thick lace all down the glass.

smell is a beautiful tropical blast of pineapple, orange, citrus zest, yeast. dank taste follows the nose, nice juicy citrus up front, touch of bitterness on the finish. great mouthfeel as well. overall i think the addition of the galaxy dry hop really works and this beer is an easy drinking tropical paradise for anyone who enjoys a citrus bomb.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer definitely grew on me as I worked my way through the bottle. A pungent, citrusy beast of a beer. Extremely hazy in typical Trillium fashion. Can't wait to try the double dry hopped variant, which I also picked up today.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours cloudy light orange color with thick white head that fades slowly leaving lots of lace. Tangerine peel and peachy aroma. Flavor is a burst of fruit juice sweetness which is quickly dampened by dank citrus peel and piney hops. The bitterness lasts just right into a semi dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Such an easy drinking brew with incredible flavor, want more.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with off white head. The fragrance of tangerine/tangerine peel emanates from the glass. It smells incredible. There is a touch of malt sweetness, followed by a cascade of citrus. On the whole, it's quite dry and pleasant. It's a little more one note than the regular FPPA, which benefits from contrasting hop usage. The galaxy and the columbus run together in providing a citrus note versus the tropical and citrus notes of the original's citra and columbus. For many breweries, this would be their best pale ale, for Trillium, that is not the case. I say that tongue in cheek. Well, with my tongue out.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another amazing variation of Fort Point. My favorite pale ale to date. This is a nice citrusy easy drinking beer. I feel I can have 2-3 of them without needing a nap after. A great beer indeed.

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Photo of 20holmbrew
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is amazing. Tough to distinguish from an IPA and a pale ale, but hard to go wrong with any fresh and hoppy offering from trillium. Pretty good value - 8 bucks for a 25.4 oz bomber. Looking forward to trying the other variations for comparison.

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

A -Poured a completely opaque bright hazy medium yellow/orange colour.

S - Pineapple, mango, peach.

T - Juicy tropical fruit flavours of mango, peach, grapefruit and melon with a nice bitterness and a touch of honey sweetness.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation. Sticky and oily.

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Photo of RoninTK3
4.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours bright orange with very little head. Could easily be mistaken for some tropical juice. Really fantastic color.

The smell continues to give the impression of a fruit juice. Mangos, citrus fruits, some citrusy hops. Mostly smells like a glass of mango juice.

Now that is delicious! That mango comes through strong in the taste. Lots of pineapple. Lots of citrusy hops. This is juice beer at its best.

Medium bodied and lighter carbonation. Those bright, light juicy favors and aromas were a bit deceptive in the mouthfeel as this is a fuller bodied pale ale than I was expecting. Sticky finish that leaves lingering flavors of pineapple and mango.

This is a fantastic dry hopped pale ale/juice bomb that leaves me wanting another bottle.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.96/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 03/04/2016. Pours a dull, milky, hazy orange with a turbid clarity and a loose, white head that quickly disperses towards the shoulders into a frothy band. Great nose - citrus, passionfruit and pith. Taste is not as juicy as one would anticipate from the nose - more herbal and pithy than fruity but also a little watery. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a kiss of acidity. Overall, I was expecting more from this beer given the hype train around it. Solid, but nothing to write home about in my opinion.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle dated 03/04/16

Pours a turbid dark golden color with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like peach, pineapple, mango, guava, passionfruit, earthy grass and mild minty pine. Tastes like tropical fruity citrus, some mango, pineapple, big passionfruit notes, some guava, mild grain, with a light bitter dank pine finish. Feels medium bodied, creamy with low carbonation. Overall a nice take on the already great Fort Point pale ale.

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Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I need to try this one again. I found hops a little more subtle than I like. It's an excellent pale ale, but I expected it to tease more of an IPA. Great with food.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from notes after I received and drank this after a great trade with BA Shaggy9356. I was honestly surprised when I was looking through Trillium and found several that I thought I had reviewed already. This is one of the ones that I was luck enough to still have my notes. Poured from a brown 750 mL bomber into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance (4.5) - I have to admit that I sat and admired this one in the glass for a little bit before drinking. Partly due to giving the two fingers of frothy head dissipate, leaving sticky cobwebs of lace along the sides of the glass and partly because it's quite striking. Underneath the off-white meringue of head is a turbid, opaque body the color of jasmine and straw with darker, more amber low-lights in the shadowed part of the glass.

Smell (4.5) - Lots of fruit dominates the nose, with elements of guava and pineapple as well as citrus in the vein of orange zest, starfruit and red grapefruit. Hard to make out much beyond the huge fruit notes from the hops, but there are some hints of light cracker breadiness if you look (smell) hard enough.

Taste (4.25) - Many of the same elements from the nose, but surprisingly subdued compared to the vibrant smell. Generic tropical fruit with some hints at the pineapple and guava that I picked up in the smell, and now the citrus comes through in more of a grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish. I do like that the bitterness is strong enough to offset the stronger fruit component, but I wish overall the flavor was a little more pungent.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Medium body with moderate carbonation and a full, juicy feel to it.

Overall (4.5), a beer that is quite delicious. A little clouidier that I perfer my beers, but I can't deny the aesthetic appeal of the beer once it's in the glass--not all turbid IPAs look so good in my opinion. Still, it's dangerously easy to drink and goes down like hop juice.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours great per usual, hazy, cloudy, grapefruit color and it smells delicious citrus off the top. Galaxy hops are quickly become my favorite and this is a hoppy pale ale, the wheat and barley really are forward on it with sweet juiciness balanced with a light bite of bitterness on the back end. A very nice mf, plan on thoroughly enjoying the second pour off the bottle. Another solid brew from Trillium.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.99/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Lemon yellow in color, and murky as swamp water. Fine-bubbled white head stands at a quarter inch. Spotty lacing.

S: Peach, pineapple, lemon drop candy, juicy pear, mango. Somewhat spicy and leafy too. Doughy and ready malt base. Bit yeasty.

T: Tangy passion fruit, peach, pineapple, mango. Spicy, wet leaves. Somewhat stiff limey bitterness. bitterness. Doughy malt base. Bit yeasty. Lemon candy, hop spice, and leaves in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with that chewy and full unfiltered feel. Carbonation tingles in a stiff way.

O: A modern and trendy take on the American Pale ale. More in line with what people are calling 'New England Style IPAs.' Every Boston area hipster will probably tell you this is their favorite beer. You know what? It ain't bad though.

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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