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
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world-class

677 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.1%
Wants: 229
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
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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: 677 | Reviews: 77
Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
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,

Photo of Jason
4.06/5  rDev -11.5%
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 mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
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 kscaldef
4/5  rDev -12.9%
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

Photo of vfgccp
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

March 19th, 2015 bottle, opened 4 days later on March 23rd, 2015.

A - Really nice, opaque yellow-orange sun gold body. Pillowy bone white head pours 3 fingers high with amazing lace.

S - Fantastic. Perfectly balanced. Soft sweet orange nectar, mango puree, touch of pine, and lemon zest with beautiful overtones of fresh herbs and honeysuckle .

T - Bright bitter cilantro, pine, and fresh cut plant stems up front. A soft bready center balances out the bitter greens, before gently giving way to a dry minerally finish.

M - Great feel. Soft, creamy and smooth with medium body that's just light enough to keep it to style.

O - A absolutely great APA with a world class nose and feel.

Photo of rudzud
4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
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 +5.4%
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 cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
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 mynie
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of dar482
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from thegerm. Thanks buddy! Dated 2/12/15 and poured 3/2/15. Pours hazy to murky bright yellow golden with a big creamy head that just sticks around. Beautiful aroma with pineapple juice, mangoes, some light pine, floral aromatics, some citrus peel. Mmmmm. Big juicy body with pineapple and mango, light dry bitter pine, subtle sweetness that balances things perfectly. Medium low carbonation, light to medium bodied, starts juicy and finishes dry. Really nice stuff. My only complaint with a few Trilium brews I've had is that the carbonation is on the low side. Would really like to see these get some more bubbles. But they're good enough that they shine through that anyway.

Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Much better than the regular. The Galaxy hops provide a nice citrus flavor without any harsh hop flavors. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

Photo of Dope
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/23/14. About a week and a half old?

A: Pours an extremely cloudy pale orange. Very tall and very frothy light tan head. Gradually fades out very slowly with great retention. Spiderweb lacing.

S: Whoa. Candied apricot and oranges primarily. Heavenly aroma. Smells absolutely amazing. Get some sweet melons in there too. A spicy, piney and even garlicky background to it all. I swear I even get fresh-cut grass. Aroma is sharp, pungent, fresh, complex and absolutely enticing. I first thought this was Citra but apparently Galaxy must be pretty close.

T: More of the same. Up front it's sort of a grassy, piney hop character but then the tropical fruit kicks in. Apricot and tangerine. Garlicky and quite spicy in the middle. Garlic bread finish in fact. Spicy, herbal, grassy and very dry in the finish. Lots of lingering grass and garlic between sips.

M: Medium bodied, quite dry. Long-lasting hop residue between sips.

O: Regular Fort Point is excellent but this one has a leg up. Huge variety of hop flavors without becoming teeth-chatteringly bitter. Tough balance to strike and few APAs pull it off. Despite the complexity, the balance is great. Drinkability is surprisingly good despite the variety and strength of flavors. Dryness helps keep it crisp and refreshing without being so tiring to drink like some of the big IPAs. Really great beer, better than even MBC APAs. On par with Zombie Dust as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps even supercedes it. Fantastic.

Photo of Resuin
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
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 papat444
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
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 Flounder57
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growlette was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy golden yellow with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, lemon, herbal, grassy, and floral hops followed by toasted, biscuit, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice hop flavor with a balanced malt backbone. Fruity and chewy with light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and light bitterness.

Overall: Tasteful and very enjoyable. Every flavor keeps rolling through the back of the palate. Will look for more of this in the near future.

Photo of jaasen64
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased at the brewery a few hours ago, bottled yesterday.

A- Pours a very hazy yellowish orange, white frothy head that dissipates at a moderate pace. One of the hazier APAs I've had, almost looks like orange juice.

S- Very green hops, citrus, mandarin, lemon, papaya, some vinous characteristics. Pretty aromatic with nice fresh hop complexity.

T- Oranges, lemons, papaya, mandarins, very juicy with a nice balanced bitterness. One of the most balanced APAs I've had.

M- Super drinkable, light bitterness, slightly dry on the finish.

O- This is easily one of the best APAs I've had and I love how JC and the Trillium crew go all out to release bottles the same day they are bottled so you can't try it any fresher. My only complaint about this beer is that it is not bottled in six packs.

Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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)

Photo of HattedClassic
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
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 Damian
5/5  rDev +8.9%

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

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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