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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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Reviews: 74
Hads: 786
Avg: 4.56
pDev: 20.18%
Wants: 291
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
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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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.

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Photo of HopDeezy
5/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

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Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Drank from a 25.4 fl oz (750 ml) bottle acquired in an in-person trade with muzzy
Served in a pint glass

Cloudy, dull straw yellow appearance. The liquid was topped by a near three-finger tall, super tight and creamy, eggshell colored crown. The head had amazing lasting strength and slowly dropped to a frothy cap. Thick patches of lacing coated the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was absolutely amazing. It was pure tropical fruit goodness in a glass. Guava notes dominated. Loads of passionfruit. Touch of mango. Juicy Fruit gum came to mind. All in all, the nose was very similar to that of the original Fort Point Pale Ale, but even punchier and fruitier.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was loaded with tropical fruit notes. Tons of mango, papaya and guava. Lots of peach and apricot as well. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. Amazingly juicy. A touch of bitter orange rind and lemon peel came through on the finish, lending the beer a perfect balance. With time, the peach and apricot notes became much stronger.

The mouthfeel was flawless. Ultra smooth and plush. A super fine, moderate effervescence gave the liquid a slick creaminess. Rather full bodied for the style.

I have waxed poetic about nearly every hoppy beer that Trillium Brewing has released thus far, but this beer definitely takes the prize for being their best. The amount of rich fruitiness and overall hop complexity in this pale ale is simply mesmerizing. I look forward to seeing what amazing creations these guys are going to put out next.

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Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +9.6%
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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Photo of Heady978
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trillium's hoppy beers are just flat out awesome. The original Fort Point Pale brewed with Columbus and Citra is already gushing with hop aroma and flavor, but the galaxy dry hop really knocks it out of the park. I honestly don't see how this beer could possibly be improved other than perhaps experimenting with different dry hops - a truly perfect offering.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thought nothing could beat PsuedoSue for best personal Pale Ale I've tried. WRONG! This blasted to the top of the pack. Absolutely insane in all categories. One of the best of the year so far!

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Photo of Mexicanhat
5/5  rDev +9.6%
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 dbkdev
4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
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 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!

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Photo of ragnar3
4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Trillium offering and possibly my overall favorite pale ale to date. Huge tropical notes, pineapple in particular, beautiful hazy look and silky mouthfeel consistent with other Trillium pale ales/IPAs.

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Photo of Nicole15
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer!! Pours a hazy yellow into the glass with a 2 inch frothy head. The aroma is tropical, mango, pineapple. Very juicy with a lot of orange peal in the flavor. Nice hop flavor without being overly bitter. Wouldn't mind finding a few more bottles of this.

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Photo of KornWallace
4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of JohnG190
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks SuperHop18. Pours a hazy gold with a quickly dissipating two-finger head. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose with a hint of malt. A fruit bomb on the palate, finishes a touch bitter. Very smooth. Overall, there's a lot going on in the glass with this supremely well crafted pale. I'll be seeking out more of this (and other Trillium beers)!

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another knock out, wow. Nose is fresh wild berries and white grape. Taste is fresh lemon rind up front with boisenberry, such an incredibly amount of flavor packed into this while still not crossing the the boundary into being an IPA. Dry, light, and beautifully simple. The pinnacle of the pale ale style

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of hail_seitan
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%

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

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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.

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Photo of -Rick
4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: orange haze
S: dank, tropic fruits
T: Mango, pineapple, papaya,
F: Tropic and smooth, like filtered juice
O: this is a tropic juice bomb. Even more so than the original

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Photo of dar482
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exactly what I expect from this beer.

It is a bright hoppy take on Fort Point with its light to medium body. The Galaxy explodes out of the glass on the aroma as well as the flavor with tons of bright tropical and some citrus. A really light malt body.

They are really pumping out some world class stuff up there with the big New England players.

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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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
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, love,love this beer. Exceptional simply wonderful

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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.

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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