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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
100
world-class

537 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 180
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JCTetreault on 12-06-2013

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Ratings: 537 | Reviews: 61
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Photo of Resuin
4.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a willibecher. This was bottled today.

Appearance: Pours a hazy medium honey/amber and leaves a couple fingers of slightly off-white head which linger for a while, leaving full lacing. (4.5)

Smell: Really big grapefruit/pineapple/floral spruce/orange/apricot notes from the hops. A hint of cereal malts in the background, but they are fairly hidden. Incredibly aromatic and a really nice blend of many flavors. Ultra pleasant. (5)

Taste: Earthy hops, citrus, pineapple, light mango, spruce, just a hint of malts and some more earthiness towards the end. Only a little bitter - really nice. Fairly juicy. (4.5)

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium, creamy body. Really nice and juicy. Finishes just a tad bitter. (4.75)

Overall: Amazing aroma and a really well-balanced array of flavors - this definitely packs a lot into each sip. Nice and drinkable, this is a really nice, hoppy beer.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a fairly vigorous head that fluffy and bubbly. The head does not dissipate quickly and leaves a bit of lacing along the glass. The beer is a hazy pale orange with yellow that is hard to see through.

The beer smell contains a strong notes of the Galaxy hops with citrus notes and bits of passion fruit and orange smell.

The beer taste is similar to the smell with the Galaxy Hops making a strong appearance with its citrus and passion fruit taste as well as orange flavor. However, the malts do make a bready appearance in the aftertaste with the citrus and underneath the stronger hop notes.

The beer has biting carbonation and a medium body that falls in middle between light and heavy. The feel is smooth and clean with a slightly sticky and dry aftertaste.

Overall, a pretty good variation on the Fort Point Ale even though the galaxy hops are pretty strong.

Photo of rudzud
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey, poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Poured a very nice lightly hazy straw orange hue with a one finger head that leaves very creamy lacing and a dense creamy blanket. As it is drank it leaves a thick creamy lacing all down the glass. Wonderful.

S - Aromas of very nice fresh galaxy hoops, wonderful tropical notes, light pineapple, study mango and grapefruit. Nice pine, well done.

T - Taste has taken an already delicious fort point pale and improved it immensely with the addition of galaxy. Wonderful tropical notes, pineapple and pine with wonderful grapefruit. The finish is not overly bitter and is super drinkable. Just well rounded flavours here.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly sharp. Alcohol hidden nicely, super drinkable.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Very well done and the addition of the galaxy hops really made this beer pop. Would have again in a heart beat.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a cloudy, bright yellow color. Head is thin but somewhat fluffy. Lacing dots left behind.

S-Well, Fort Point is one of my favorite beers so of course the aroma is excellent. The Galaxy dry hop adds even more of a zesty, hoppy fragrance. Distinct passion fruit aroma. A blended medley of enticing fruits. Excellent nose. An easy 5 here.

T-The hops are incredibly pronounced. Such an assortment of fruits. Passion fruit, pineapple and mango. The Galaxy adds a very unique, almost mossy hop finish. Light, sweet pastry maltiness. Hops are superb.

M-Medium bodied. Aftertaste lingers a while. Playfully bitter. Softer carbonation. Light resins.

O-Another great take on a brilliant base beer. The Galaxy hops add some extra zing. Nothing to complain about here, only compliments. Fort Point strikes again.

Photo of hail_seitan
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured from 25 oz bottle into tulip glass

A - A hazy beechwood color with a thick and frothy white head.

S - Amazing. Key lime, orange zest, mango, and wildflower elegantly waft up from the glass.

T - An improvement on the already knockout smell. Tangerine, lime, passion fruit, and mango hop flavors immediately send the tongue into hop nirvana. A wildflower honey malt is fantastic at letting the hops do their thing. The finish is pleasantly bitter and dry. The lime then lingers on the tongue, temping you to another sip.

M - Light and bubbly, but smooth and silky at the same time.

O - This beer blew me away. Easily rivals many of the more famous Vermont pale ales and IPAs

Photo of Mikecap
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into a snifter, bottled Thursday.

A- Pours a beautiful hazy orange with a two finger frothy whitish head that fades to a nice splotchy lace. Perfect hazy appearance.

S- Tropical fruit galore with orange, tangerine and grapefruit backed by resinous tones and earthy bitterness.

T- Follows the nose with huge juicy fruit, orange, tangerine, papaya, etc. Finishes with a nice balanced bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with perfect carbonation and just a huge juicy, creamy character that makes this crushable. Finishes dry with a light bitterness.

O: Absolutely phenomenal, and I'd say it's the best APA I've ever had. The galaxy takes the base beer to a new level, and the juicy drinkability of this is just insane. Could we please get this in cans Trillium?

Photo of Jason
4.06/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes taken from the end of Oct 2014, this batch was released Oct 23rd 2014. Purchased bottle at the brewery.

1st bottle poured nearly opaque golden straw though the 2nd bottle which sat in the beer fridge for a couple of weeks cleared up a lot ... was very careful not to pour the sediment into the glass, noticed before I poured the beer there was still some particulate that was held in suspension. With that said I would highly suggest letting your bottles sit in the fridge for a week or so to help this beer clear up ... unless of course you are worried about the hops dropping off which they did not in my instance. I'll judge this beer off the second bottle for at least the appearance. Lacing was amazing, left rings all the way down.

Smells of orange zest, guava, ripe mango skin, & lime pith ... faint hint of bready malt / yeast in the nose as well.

Creamy, a bit of body with a moderate yet very pleasing level of carbonation. Juicy hop flavor throughout that mimics the nose. Somewhat aggressive hop bitterness is blanketed by the Galaxy dryhopping. Very well put together as far as the hopping goes, much preferred the 2nd bottle that was cold conditioned for a week rather than the 1st bottle that was freshly packaged.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
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
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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 RAlmeida77
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Delicious pale ale....easily in my top 5. Galaxy hops come through so nicely and really add a nice element to their already delicious FPPA. Trillium is creating alot of delicious beers as of late and this one does not disappoint!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -6.1%
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 YodersBeerEmporium
4.19/5  rDev -8.9%
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 Spinaltapped
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
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 angrybabboon
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review directly copied and pasted from notes taken 1/18/15

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

A: Hazy, medium gold with some orange highlights - pours with a frothy, bright white head, maintains an almost solid head with a big collar, leaves some very nice streaks of lacing

S: Stupid amounts of hop aroma, no surprise there - potent, like a fresh bag of hop pellets - bright orange and grapefruit flesh - floral citrus - fresh pine, mint, and some dank notes - tropical notes as well with some pineapple and mango - very aromatic, but not harsh or aggressive - pale malts, light grains, and some light bread - very clean

T: Hoppy, juicy, and easy-drinking - orange and grapefruit flesh, very floral - pine, mint, straight-up hop resin - hints of pineapple, mango, peach, apricot - like the aroma, very hoppy but not actually aggressive - medium level of bitterness - pale malts, bread, clean finish

M: Medium body, nice carbonation, very smooth, easy drinking

O: How do you make a world-class beer better? More hops!

Fort Point Pale Ale is one of, if not my favorite APA ever. And this somehow improves on a masterful thing... At least slightly. Bravo.

Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have had this beer 3 times since it was released last week. Today is my birthday. I am feeling good. With that said I put this pale ale on par with - yes I am going to say it - Anber. It has a super hoppy appeal to it in a tropical sense. Big fresh mango, pineapple, citrus bursts, it has a creamy-like mouth feel the way a heady topper and and an Abner do. And like those two monsters this is quaffable as hell. So drinkable that it is scary. In fact, when this nectar of love hits my lips, it tastes like the first time I ever opened a heady back a few years ago: love. Now say what you will but if you are anywhere near Boston right now get to Trillium and try this. NOW. Edit: I know Abner is a DIPA. That's just how I feel about the beer.

Photo of BigMurph
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Absolutely my favorite brewery by far! This is just a kicked up version of their already great Fort Point Pale Ale and it is incredible.

Photo of papat444
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
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 Borkman18
5/5  rDev +8.7%
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 BigOldOaf
5/5  rDev +8.7%
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 JstickBrewing
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer they really do no wrong

Photo of WunderLlama
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle bomber poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy orange with a frothy, two finger white cap. Great lacings.

Aroma of pineapple , tropical fruit, tangerine and a whiff pine

Taste of hops on the tip and sides of the tongue has pineapple , tangerine, gumballs. Well balanced.

Medium bodied with light carbonation. Dry finish with a light non bitter aftertaste . No sharp bite.

Love this beer. Exceptional simply wonderful

Photo of HopDeezy
5/5  rDev +8.7%

A - hazy golden ale with a nice fresh white head that laces beautifully on the glass

S - The smell is absolutely perfect. Just absolutely perfect. Juicy, tropical, citrusy, hop ASSAULT!!! Strong, Strong perfect on the nose. I didn't sip for 5 minutes that's how much I enjoyed the nose.

T - Follows the nose precisely. Perfect juicy hop, juicy hop, juicy hop, wave after wave of the same perfection.

M - medium carbonation and again....follows everything above. Leaded version of a beverage I'd like to have first thing in the morning if life would allow. Juice, creamy fresh medium carbonation, smooth, sweet, light dank, perfect.

O - Blown away. Perfect. Death bed or stuck on an abandoned island for life pick one beer kind of ale. Top 5 without a doubt as I may be reviewing after a 750ml bottle but it's a coin toss between this and maybe one or two other beers that I've had the pleasure to enjoy for best beer I've ever had. Not best pale ale...best beer including the IPA, DIPA, Stout, Imperial Stout category. Hill Farmstead's Edward has been impossible to dethrone as the best Pale Ale I've had. Edward is perfect....but a perfect #2.

Photo of KornWallace
4.92/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Date: 11/12/14
Location: Trillium Brewing Company
Draught/Bottle: 750 ml Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance:Orange/grapefruit in color. Strong haze prevents you from seeing through the beer but lets in some light. Ivory colored head. This beer has the best head retention I've seen on a beer in a long time. Excellent cling as well.
Aroma: We can start with the dry hopped galaxy that gives the beer a very earthy to grassy aroma. From there we get kiwi, and other citrus fruits- pineapple, mango, tangerine. There is a moderate hot bitterness, some pine, as well. Bread crusts and biscuits are given off by the malts.
Taste: Almost like a hopped juice smoothie there is so much fresh juice flavors in this one. Kiwi, mango, tangerine, pineapple zests and grape juice. Pine and grass help to combat the juice sweetness. There is almost a semolina/biscuits/flour taste to the malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium full in body this beer seems to be even heavier with all the flavors that list on the tongue. Low moderate hop bitterness provides a slight drying that lasts into the finish but is combated by the juice flavors. Medium carbonation.

Notes: Orange stickered bottle date (10/23/14)

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.