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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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76 Reviews

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Reviews: 76
Hads: 804
Avg: 4.57
pDev: 19.91%
Wants: 309
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
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

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 cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

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Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/28/14 bottling. Orange rind. Marmalade on buttered toast. Hints of papaya. Creamy mouthfeel. Well carbonated. 3.5

Feb 15 bottling. Liked this batch much better. 4.5

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Photo of Jason
4.06/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to bilco for picking up the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow. Head is fluffy, clumpy, bright-white. Drops to a soapy thin collar. Sheets of sticky lacing,. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Carries the typical mild stone fruit expected from Fort Point. Galaxy adds a big resinous pine needle and lingering bitterness. Some peach skin. Pale malts. Slightly bready with some undercooked dough. Slightly dank with some mango and passion fruit layered in the back. Some woody elements and a touch of mint leaf. Small hint of alcohol on the back with some seriously floral hops.

Taste: Peach pits, flesh and skin. A decent amount of passion fruit with a touch of mango as well. Super light malt base. Pale malt sweetness with a solid biscuity undertone. Typical lingering bitterness of all Trillium pale ales. Deep floral hops. Some pine needle and oily resin. Pithy. Hints of mint leaf.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy initial sip with a mostly clean finish.

Overall: Blast off, blast off to nowhere.

The Galaxy adds a little something to it, but for all intents and purposes it's Fort Point.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bitter juice.

I was really expecting a great deal more, especially with Galaxy being one of my favorites. The beer really wasn't strong with the nose which was an issue and the flavor was fruit juice with some good added. Good, but way over-hyped.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Bottled 08/02/14. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a strawish golden color with two fingers of soapy, off-white head. An extensive lattice of lacing and superb retention. (4.75)

S: Galaxy hops up front, with nice tropical and citrusy notes, twang of spiced honey (?), with a good amount of fresh bread and cracker malt in the background. (4.25)

T: The pale malt is in the forefront on this with kind of a toasty fresh bread character, though the Galaxy are still noticeable along with some honey, finishing mostly dry with a medium-light bitterness and a touch of sweetness. (4.25)

M: Medium-light body and soft carbonation. (4.25)

O: Tasty pale ale, fairly drinkable, with a decent but not super hoppy aroma/flavor. (4)

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Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Top notch IPA from Trillium, great amazing nose and awesome upfront taste. Back end is not quite as smooth as I would like, but definitely leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of greg4579
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank this at about a month old. I found myself wanting a little more I the nose. Taste was lots of pithy grapefruit with a lingering bitterness leaving a dry feeling on the tongue. Mouthfeel is everything you want. Great stuff.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
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

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic ale-- closer to an IPA in my book... just the right mix of juicy hops, citrus and pine flavor, mild malt and bitter finish... One of my favorite Trillium and up there with my other favorite NE ales....

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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 angrybabboon
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of aleigator
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Kanger
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev -2%
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

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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!

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

About 2.5 weeks old. 750ml bottle. Lost Abbey Teku.

Pours hazy amber with big 2 finger head that leaves mild lacing. Smell is dank grass and light marijuana aromas, pine, light pineapple and mango. Taste is much of the same but focusing no on the citrus as opposed to the tropical fruits. Grapefruit, and orange are forefront. Clean mouthfeel with good carbonation and medium body.

Fort point is already a great hop forward pale. This adds on of my favorite hop varietals and brings it to the next level. Well done.

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Photo of AirBob
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Notes from 10/29/14

A - 2 fingers of dense rolling white head. Unfiltered pulpy orange body, like the color of grapefruit rinds. Excellent lacing.

S - A whole lot of tropical fruit and candied citrus with some underlying acidity. Super intense and super sweet.

T - Tons of grapefruit and candied citrus shifts to tropical fruit juice blend (papaya, mango, and pineapple). Tropical fruits linger in the finish along with more pronounced citrus notes.

M - Medium carbonation. Almost juice like with a nice effervescent, sharply bitter finish.

O - The smell is incredible and the flavors are way more balanced than I anticipated. Not may favorite offering from Trillium, but another top-notch beer.

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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