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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

669 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.32%
Wants: 228
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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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: 669 | Reviews: 76
Photo of scottedwin
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing Pale Ale. Pours beautiful in the glass, killer nose and such an amazing soft feel about. The taste is pure bliss.

Photo of jjdc
4.59/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Kraj30
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best hoppy beers in the world- Pours a complete Hazey color that you can not see through. Amazing stuff

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Much better than the regular. The Galaxy hops provide a nice citrus flavor without any harsh hop flavors. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

Photo of ScottJWing
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the new king hoppy pale, Pseudosue and ZD have been dethroned.

Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is perfection...seek this out.

Photo of Elimav
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great pale ale! Has a nice unfiltered look. More hoppy than your typical pale ale. Quite a smooth finish with a touch of honey.

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

Bottled on May 30, 2015; 3 days before drinking.

Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of keags_beer
4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

Big creamy fluffy almost 2 finger head fades semi slowly, grassy lacing, murky hazy blond color.

Nose brings nice dank resin and mild tropical notes, pineapple, citrus, little grapefruit pith, juicy dank fruit, mild sweet toasty creamy wheat like malts, nice fresh Clementine.

Taste brings creamy like blond malt with creamy wheat etc, then big juicy fruit, some citrus and Clementine, into generic juicy fruit candy like gushers fruit snacks, mild tropical notes and grapefruit pineapple like, little generic stone fruit, mild dank resin, nice pith, bitter orange peel. Finish is dry, dank resin and nice grapefruit pith, dry orange rind, nice long bitterness, etc.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, tons of fluffy carb.

Overall very nice,

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
4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | 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.

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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