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
98
world-class

61 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 713
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 6.58%
Wants: 246
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 61 | Hads: 713
Photo of popery
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (582 characters)

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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 (164 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev -5%
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. (969 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
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 (690 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (1,233 characters)

Photo of jhavs
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (740 characters)

Photo of anteatr23
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of jjdc
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (699 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (319 characters)

Photo of keags_beer
4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
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! (2,721 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
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, (775 characters)

Photo of W_Des
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (217 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
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! (486 characters)

Photo of BigOldOaf
5/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of GOBLIN
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
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. (432 characters)

Photo of Kanger
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (345 characters)

Photo of chrisjws
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (552 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (573 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (770 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -29.4%
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. (237 characters)

Photo of Stevecarini
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (191 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.65/5  rDev +2%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of Spinaltapped
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (514 characters)

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.