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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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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.32%
Wants: 203
Gots: 63 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JCTetreault on 12-06-2013

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Ratings: 588 | Reviews: 65
Photo of W_Des
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As with all Trillium the nose the fantastic. It just hits you right away with a tropical fruit sensation . It has a hazy lemon colored body with a well balanced bitterness. This was a juicy tasty offering by Trillium.

Photo of phillyhops
4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just about perfect. Everything you're looking for in a pale ale and more

Photo of MA_hops
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very cloudy, yellow in color with a minimum amount of white head.
Smells citrusy, notes of mango and pineapple are very apparent.
Tastes fruity/juicy with some up front hoppy bitterness. Very balanced overall.
Medium amount of carbonation.
An excellent APA…this one was a real treat.

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

041815. Beautiful beer with a massive head, tropical, pungent fruit in the nose and taste, super smooth with incredible body and somewhat dry, piney finish. This is just hop juice. There's no alcohol in it, right?! Reminds of Hill Farmstead flavor and feel. I've been waiting over six months to drink something from Trillium and this doesn't disappoint as the first! One of the top IPA brewers in the country so it's nice to have them nearby. Thanks for picking this up for me judkinst!

Photo of BigOldOaf
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily the juiciest pale ale I've ever had. The hops are incredibly bright and delicious without the bitterness an IPA brings. Although there are no real flaws here, I would have preferred a bit more bitterness, but that's just me. Still a truly unique and outstanding brew that is fully deserving of a perfect score. Next up: DDH Congress St.

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/19/15, so 2 months old. Great carbonation, aroma, and taste. Very balanced Pale that you could drink a lot of.

Photo of Borkman18
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No joke. One of my top 5 favorite beers right now. So delicious and pours a crazy yellow hazy color

Photo of GOBLIN
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Simply put one of the best pale ales I've ever had. Pours an seductive and hazy golden straw color with a thick and creamy frothy head (dang it, I used the word frothy). The aroma is my favorite of any pale I've had . . . Big, huge citrus, tropical mango, lemon and oranges. Taste is similar but I digress. Thought maybe the Trillium hype was over hyped . . . Nope ! Delicious beer, appearance, aroma, taste and feel are all firing.

Photo of Guess2814
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Galaxy hops stain your tongue.. Great beer but not as good as the regular Firt Point.

Photo of Kanger
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden pale straw.

Aroma: very clean fruity hop smell

Taste: I love Galaxy hops, so it’s not surprise I enjoy this. Fruity and a little dry. Very smooth with a lightly sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light medium body. very smooth

Overall: A delicious dry hopped pale ale. I’m very happy to be able to finally try this Brewery.

Photo of chrisjws
4.82/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dated 3/19/15, drank 4/7, 18 days old. Poured from a 22oz bomber into an Alesmith snifter.

A: Slightly dull orange, cloudy. Two fingers of head. Laced the glass very nicely throughout the session.
S: Mango, citrus, sweet malts in the background
T: Mango, citrus and pineapple. Malty crackers in the background. Nice dry finish.
M: Medium mouth, medium carbonation. Slight bite and dry finish.
O: Very tasty pale. Blurs the line between IPAs and pales in that its very hoppy yet not very bitter. Fantastic beer and would definitely love to have again.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.19/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good, but the Regular version is better IMO as it used Mosaic

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Orange and tropical fruit. A hint of toasty malts and what smells like rye?

Taste - More orange and grapefruit than tropical fruit. Exceptionally hoppy. Almost a bitter orange flavor. Light cracker malt. Low bitterness, but there's not much sweetness, so it stands out.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I felt that regular Fort Point smelled better than it tasted, but this seems to be the opposite. Huge citrus hop flavor.

Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy darker yellow body, one finger white head, nice lacing, good retention.

S- Galaxy hops up the wazoo- tropical fruit, citrus- in addition to the base beer's hops. Smells incredibly fruity and resinous. Very nice stuff. A bit of caramel, crackers.

F- Not quite as good as it smells, quite bitter actually. Mild resin, hefty bitterness, citrus, tropical fruit, a bit of mango. A bit of spice. Very tasty beer.

M- Medium bodied, soft, plenty of carbonation, super easy to drink. Moderately bitter citrus on the finish.

O- Excellent APA. I find that I prefer regular Fort Point more, though- the Galaxy dry hopping seems to cover up some of the nuances and complexity of the base beer. But it's definitely more intense, which is what they were probably going for.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour is golden amber with lots of tight white head. Nose is a bit sweet, candied orange, light grain and some malt sweetness. Flavor is overly malty and sweet, stale grains and candied orange. Light body, moderate carb, a touch syrupy.

Photo of papat444
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled March 19, 2015.

Lots of pineapple and tropical fruit.

Photo of Stevecarini
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another Trillium home run....when are they going to stop this streak? This beer is everything you want in a pale ale that comes close to being an India Pale Ale. So tasty and so refreshing.

Photo of Filabee
3.47/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was a good beer overall....

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy, yellow in color with a minimum amount of white head.
Smells citrusy, notes of mango and pineapple are very apparent.
Tastes fruity/juicy with some up front hoppy bitterness. Very balanced overall.
Medium amount of carbonation.
An excellent APA…this one was a real treat.

Photo of Spinaltapped
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Beautiful dark gold/lighter amber color, very hazy with a thick ghost white non-dissipating head.

S: I have a cold right now, so again, not my strong suit. Citrus and tropical fruit. A bit of alcohol which is surprising for a beer with this low ABV. A bit of grass.

T: Vibrant super ripe clementine orange, pineapple, papaya, juicy mango sweetness. A bit of grassy bite that lingers. Super juicy.

M: Mouthfeel is incredible. So juicy. Thick for an IPA, very full bodied. No pulp orange juice.

Photo of mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 03/25/15 notes. Bottled on sticker says 03/19/15. Big thanks to Darwin for sharing this.

Pours a murky, orangish-yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, floral notes, fruity malts, and grapefruit. Medium body and low carbonation. Tiniest bitter bite but not much at all.

Overall I liked this one a lot; an improvement on an already very good beer. The nose is awesome and it is easy to drink. Highly recommended.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased at Trillium Brewing Company in Boston, MA.

This one pours a hazy golden orange, with a tight, fuzzy and foamy one inch head, and tons of lacing.

Smells so awesome, just pure essence of Galaxy hops. Smells like Goya nectar, honestly, so citrusy and fruity, tons of orange, apricot, and passionfruit. Awesome.

This tastes really really great too. It tastes so soft, like drinking a juicy cloud of hops. So fruity and so delicious, tons of apricot, orange, some fuzzy peach, and honestly almost a vanilla smoothie flavor too. Not a whole lot of malt flavor here, but it's ok.

This one has a really light, fluffy, cloud-like body, with a moderate level of carbonation, and an insane amount of drinkability.

Drinking this is like being on Cloud 9.

Photo of vfgccp
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

March 19th, 2015 bottle, opened 4 days later on March 23rd, 2015.

A - Really nice, opaque yellow-orange sun gold body. Pillowy bone white head pours 3 fingers high with amazing lace.

S - Fantastic. Perfectly balanced. Soft sweet orange nectar, mango puree, touch of pine, and lemon zest with beautiful overtones of fresh herbs and honeysuckle .

T - Bright bitter cilantro, pine, and fresh cut plant stems up front. A soft bready center balances out the bitter greens, before gently giving way to a dry minerally finish.

M - Great feel. Soft, creamy and smooth with medium body that's just light enough to keep it to style.

O - A absolutely great APA with a world class nose and feel.

Photo of Flounder57
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growlette was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy golden yellow with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, lemon, herbal, grassy, and floral hops followed by toasted, biscuit, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice hop flavor with a balanced malt backbone. Fruity and chewy with light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and light bitterness.

Overall: Tasteful and very enjoyable. Every flavor keeps rolling through the back of the palate. Will look for more of this in the near future.

Photo of JstickBrewing
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer they really do no wrong

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.