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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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BA SCORE
99
world-class

93 Reviews
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Reviews: 93
Hads: 898
Avg: 4.57
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 340
Gots: 119 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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 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
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | 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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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shard by Matthew. Many thank yous.

Hazy yellowish orange body with a whit cap. Aromas of deliciously fresh hops, tropical fruit. Citrus, pineapple, mango. Amazing. Juicy and ridiculously tasty.

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Photo of emount91
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

holy juice, batman. trillium is back at it. pours a gorgeous haze bomb yellow/slight orange. smell is pineapples for days, plus some added citrus, no malt. taste is juice. pineapple and peaches, citrus rinds, and a very light but perfect malt backend. feel is almost perfect, per trillium usual. glad they are back at those incredible juice bombs, awesome awesome variant of Fort Point.

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

Poured 1/11/16 from a 64oz growler that was filled at the brewery on 1/9/16, into a large mug glass.

A: The beer is a dark cloudy gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a large amount of grassy hops blended nicely with fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out a strong fruity citrus sweetness along with come caramel. Then a strong piney hops bitterness quickly follows and strengthens as you continue to drink the beer. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides an excellent balance. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a long time. I did not notice much of a difference between this beer and the regular Fort Point Pale Ale aside from the typical drop-off in freshness from letting the growler sit in the fridge for 2 days. Both were excellent.

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

Growler fresh from the Canton MA brewery to a New City Brewery 12oz glass. You can smell the fruityness of this rascal the second the bottle is opened. Yellow-orange translucent brew - just as I like it. Some brewers would call this flawed, but they more than likely don't make beer of this standard.

Juicy, medium-bodied, finely carbonated, pronounced citrus. A tad different from Trillium's standard Fort Point Pale which I think is dry-hopped with Citra. Curious to do a side by side.

Rings of lace grace the glass now, and this beer advocate is smiling. One of the best brews I've ever had.

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Photo of Hopglow
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at Canton 1/09/16. For starters, this is great beer. I don't mean to split hairs here, but the mouthfeel seemed lacking. After spending a few months tasting other great breweries like Treehouse and Lawson's, something tastes off. The balance seemed off a bit for the batch I tasted. Having had DDH Fort Point twice in last six months, this was slightly watered down in comparison, albeit still a delicious brew. Just was lacking something in the mouthfeel.

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

This beer is trillium's best, and dare I say... The galaxy's best beer at this moment. If you get your hands on it, consider yourself lucky. Trillium reigns as the best brewery in New England as far as I can tell, they continue to brew some truly delightful beers.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 25.4 oz bomber picked up at the new Brewery in Canton, MA.

Pours a murky, bright golden orange color with a 1 finger fluffy white head. Leaves a good amount of cobwebs around the glass as the head dies.

The aroma is very tropical. I get notes of mango, orange and pineapple, as well as kiwi. Not very piney, but I get a lot of bready, spicy malt on the back end to provide balance. I would die smelling this beer if I could.

The taste follows the nose, but while the tropical characters shine through, there's plenty of doughy malt holding it all together. I get a bit more bitterness on the back end than I got from the nose. Some mild notes of grapefruit rind and even a touch of lemon balance out the sweetness from the tropical fruit flavors.

The mouth has a very good body and moderate carbonation. Goes down smoother than butter and Billy Dee Williams. Has a dry, bitter finish but a touch of orange makes sure it's not too dry or too bitter.

This beer is ridiculous. Possibly my favorite variant of the Fort Point series and one of my favorite beers from Trillium overall. It's juicy and hoppy like a great IPA, but extremely well balanced like an excellent pale ale. It smells like a fruit basket and goes down so smooth it's like liquid velvet. If it were possible to get an erection from a beer, I would have one right now.

Wait a minute....

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Photo of Smokee
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler from the Canton brewery.

Poured in a tulip, very cloudy with a big tight head that took a while to die down, but did so within a few minutes. Smells mango, pine, a little malt. Smooth mouthfeel with tropical fruits, some hop bite/almost peppery then some pine.

Great stuff, very drinkable. Next up is an A/B with this vs the reg. Fort Point.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Massive hop-quads squeezed into a pair of pale ale skinny jeans. Outstanding beer enjoyed from a growler within an hour of capping. Hazy, hoppy, juicy, murky, tropical, chewy, bitter - it's all mouth watering tropical fruit and pungent flora. Like the incomparable Fort Point PA but a little thicker, foggier and meatier - you get the picture: it's a big ass pale ale. I'm a bigger fan of balance than boldness so I prefer the "standard" issue but this is an excellent beer. Unreal.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

These dry hopped Fort Point variants are the standard in the Pale Ale category these days. Pours a hazy, mellow yellow. Not overly aggressive with the hops, creamy mouthfeel... Mostly citrus, with a pleasant dry finish. Amazing beer!

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Photo of pkalix
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

wow. this is good! super tropical and smooth. so easy. i haven't met a west coast (available) brew like this! finishes a bit lemon-y, but super tropical and delicious.

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

A: Pours a dark gold, almost copper color with a fluffy two finger white head. Some spackles of lace down the glass with each sip.

S: This smells awesome. Just an absolute ton of tropical fruit going on here. Mango, dried pineapple, kiwiberries, papaya and some soft caramel malt and yeast in the back. Love this.

T: A good amount of tropical fruit again. Papaya, mango and some orange rind with a finish of pink grapefruit pith and a little bit of pine. A light and dry, slightly bitter lingering finish with a good amount of citrus rind to it. Another very nice offering from Trillium.

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

L: Hazy and warm orange and yellow hues; huge foamy head and lacing around the glass
S: Strong citrus scents and minimal dankness
T: In true Trillium fashion there are big and juicy lemon, orange, and tangerine notes; the galaxy hops are pronounced obviously, but balanced with a dry cracker finish
F: Thick mouthfeel that you can truly chew
O: Very enjoyable offering from Trillium - one of the best presentations of the galaxy hop and right up there with Double Galaxy by HF

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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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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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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.