Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium Brewing Company

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleDouble Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 435
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.49%
Wants: 181
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Damian on 03-19-2014

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Photo of Stevedore
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, approximately 3 weeks of age. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours an incredibly hazy, cloudy medium yellow body, two finger white head with perfect effervescence and retention. This is the pitch-perfect picture of a New England-style pale ale. Lots of rings of lacing. Smells of rich tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, citrus, a mild pale malt backbone. Whoa. Hops galore. Flavour is an incredibly refreshing tropical fruit flavour, very much like the Juicy Fruit gum, except the flavour is certainly much more authentic. A bit of grass, grapefruit also complements the tropical fruits. Minimal caramel sweetness pokes its head out just enough to provide the requisite balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fluffy, incredibly refreshing and drinkable. Not particularly bitter. A bit of grapefruit flavour on the finish that serves as a nice transition and change of pace from the tropical fruit flavours. Overall, this was a very impressive APA with a ton of tropical fruit and citrus hop character. Not only that, it is so crushable and leaves you wanting more. Absolutely worth going after. (1,106 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy pale-yellow color with a froth, big head.

Offers a fantastic nose of fresh cut grass, water melon and ripe orange. The hops create an intense aroma, gently balanced by bready malts. Creates a ridiculous juiciness, reminding me of fruit juice with lemon zest blending into luscious, sun bathed oranges.

Has a medium carbonation, with a supersoft, slightly mineralic mouthfeel. This showcases the hops in the best way possible, as there are no distractions whatsoever, very refreshing on the palate.

Tastes of aqueous minerals, setting the bar for the beers incredibly soft, almost silk mouthfeel. Hops do hover above this foundation on from the very beginning, while turning a lot grassier, as the carbonation rushes through, also revealing a profound dankness with crisp lemon zest on top. The hops turn even more complex by revealing hints of ripe orange, prickly kiwi and water melon which perfectly add to the beers dankness. Finishes with a leaf inspired dryness, among which rock sugar sparkled malts turn visible for a short glance, which then get wrapped up by sour, slightly slick lemon and juicy orange.

The nose on this blows me away, revealing an amazing, crisp diversity, which is nothing but perfect. It showcases a wider variety of aromas, which all come together perfectly, leaving no desire unfullfilled. Aromas get beautifully converted into the taste, providing a fantastic mouthfeel with lemon and oranges, with an enjoyable intensity, while remaining refreshing and easy drinkable. (1,519 characters)

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This applies to many IPAs coming from the east coast but some people are turned off by the cloudy opacity of this beer. I for one love it and to me it adds to the overall experience of a delicious, crisp, and juicy beer. (221 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kevin for gifting me the bottle.

A- Turbid and severely hazy pale yellow pour from the 750ml bottle to a few glasses. Large, thick creamy white head makes it to a few fingers with great retention. Massive ring drops large webs and drizzled lace.

S- Mango nectar in the spotlight with fruits and floral tones beyond that. Orange peel and juice, tangerines, clementine, peach, dank herbs and slight melon. Clean yeast and grains.

T- Smooth and juicy flavor profile driven by the hops. Huge mango again leads off to a blast of hops with oranges, tangerine, apricot, cantaloupe, herbs, melon and citrus zest. A bit more reserved that I expected but suits the APA style.

MF- Smooth, crisp and fairly creamy overall consistency. Carbonation is medium to high and it all ends with a slight bitterness.

Tons of hops with the mango tropical fruits up front and a fruit basket with some herbs beyond that. Smooth and it doesn't quite reach hop juice levels staying an APA somehow. Not quite as good as PseudoSue for me but definitely in that ballpark. (1,053 characters)

Photo of KSOZE
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Other than being an awful looking beer, it smells like straight orange juice - from across the room. Flavor follows nose - absolutely exploding with citrus and tropical fruit. Fantastic pale, and it crushed Julius in my side by side. (239 characters)

Photo of Beer4B
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful hazy and creamy grapefruit juice consistency. Nice hop aroma with some tropical notes. The taste and feel are about a perfect combination. Drinks so easy as a pale ale but the flavors are bold and lasting with little to no bitterness in the finish at all. Fantastic beer. (293 characters)

Photo of NYC-IPAnAPA
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Recently had a 64oz growler of this beer, and also currently working my way through a whole case of it...I just don't want those bottles to ever run out. This is one special beer. My first offering from Trillium, which I had built and hyped up so much in my own mind, and it still blew me away. The bottles are still amazing, but the taste of this brew from the growler only 3 days after it was poured...probably the tastiest beer I have had to date. Do yourself a favor and get some of this beer any way you can! (516 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into pilsener glass.


Honey gold color

Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus and pine.

Velvety smooth and delicious. Great hop taste without the bite

Yet another great trillium brew (202 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran tonight, thanks man.

This one pours so turbid and hazy, looks like thick orange juice, with a one inch head, and tons of lacing. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that is unfiltered.

This smells awesome just a huge orange, mango, and grapefruit aroma, sweet but dank as well.

As expected, this is turbid and delicious. So so juicy and citrusy, so much grapefruit and orange, a bit of herbal grassiness, and absolutely no malt backbone that I can detect. This has to be one of the juiciest beers I've ever had.

This is fairly thick bodied, not quite milkshake-esque, but still pretty thick. The carbonation level is lower, I'd say.

Another perfectly awesome hop masterpiece from Trillium. (718 characters)

Photo of vince321
4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What an awesome presentation. Unfiltered, good amount of carbonation, intense nose that is different than most IPA's and so very, very, juicy. Makes me want more. That is possibly the biggest compliment. Would love to have it side by side with a Heady just for fun. They are obviously different styles, but both so solid. This may be my favorite IPA. (356 characters)

Photo of garyloveman
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding. Pours a golden orange haze. Smells like a ripe clementine. Huge citrus hop flavor, finish has some bitterness, like a shot of grapefruit juice. Great mouthfeel. Smooth, heavy...I want to chew it. (208 characters)

Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Whoa... got two bottles in the same box, from the same batch. Rated the first a 4.1, but the second is more like a 2.5. Overripe produce all over the place. (158 characters)

Photo of -Rick
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer of the Fort Point series. Loaded with tropic flavors, you could drink this beer for breakfast! More like an IPA than a pale ale IMO (150 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another ludicrous beer by Trillium. So hoppy and a nice mango like citrusy finish. Can Trillium do no wrong? Like most Trillium beers, this has a very crisp mouthfeel, complemented nicely with its hoppy, dry finish. The mango component of both the aroma and the taste puts this beer in the upper echelon of beers! (313 characters)

Photo of ScaryEd
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This pours an incredibly hazy, orange juice and 7-Up, punch color. Some are turned off by hazy-looking beer, but I love it.

The smell is incredibly juicy with just a hint of freshly mowed grass for good measure. Not at all complex, but an absolutely lovely aroma.

The taste is much like the nose, very, very juicy with some pine notes. Subtle, yet incredibly well balanced between the sweetness of the orange and bitterness of the piney hops.

The carbonation is fairly high in this one, but not overly so. Ultimately It goes down nice and smooth just like a good pale ale should.

Overall I am very impressed with this offering. It's subtle, it's not overly complex, but damn is it good. (694 characters)

Photo of Sellmatt
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I love Trillium's takes on Fort Point. This one pours with the look of orange juice and as with all Trillium beers it is beautiful. Smell is hoppy and danky but not overwhelming which for the price I wish it were. Taste is like a slightly hoppier fort point, but again: light and not overwhelming. Overall this is not my favorite take on Fort Point. At $12 a bottle (compared to $8 for regular Fort Point or the superior Mosiac Fort Point) it is expensive for a beer that is on the lighter side from an aroma and taste standpoint. Still very good so I can't rate it too low. Worth having once but I would choose regular Fort Point at an $8 price over this slightly hoppier version at a $12 price point. I promise I'm not cheap, just value conscious. (755 characters)

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.96/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid IPA from trillium, but a little bit on the harsh end. The bitter hops are a little too prominent, especially when compared to all the other great Trillium beers. (170 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.04/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to EnronCFO for the opportunity to try this one. 750ml bottle filled on 11.22.14. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a dense, two inch, white head. Head exhibits excellent retention but leaves thick, textured swaths of lacing as it recedes. Nose expresses citrus, tropical pit fruit and perhaps a hint of Simcoe and/or Summit. Taste consistent with nose; however, tropical fruit qualities in the nose are quite diminished and there is a light Simcoe (cat pee) and/or Summit (oniony) presence on a light, biscuity malt backbone. There's also a hint of an earthy/herbal bitterness that lingers between quaffs Mouthfeel on this beer is great - light in body with a creamy texture, an even carbonation and a slight citrus astringency. Overall, a very drinkable APA. Not too assertive, but just enough complexity to keep it both interesting and refreshing.

Note from the brewer: Hops profile is Columbus and mostly Citra. (928 characters)

Photo of Resuin
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This was bottled 3 days ago - on 11/22/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright honey/amber and leaves a couple fingers of slightly off white head, which slowly fade to a layer atop the beer. (4.5)

Smell: Big, vibrant citrus (esp. grapefruit), pineapple, a bit of piney resin, and more citrus. Really expressive, delicious aroma. (4.75)

Taste: Earthy, resinous notes, grapefruit juice, good amount of pine & spruce, orange, some pineapple. A huge amount of different flavors, all delicious. Very drinkable and smooth, even with all the flavor. (4.75)

Mouth-feel: Medium to well carbonated with a medium, slightly creamy body. Very nice with the flavors. (4.75)

Overall: This is a delicious, hoppy brew. I love the amount of pine in the taste, and while the aroma is much fruitier, there is a bit more earthiness in the taste. Really well balanced with a terrific smell, wonderful taste and an awesome piney finish. (4.75) (970 characters)

Photo of AirBob
4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 8/8. Bottle picked up during most recent release. Poured into a snifter.

A: 1/2 inch of thick, white head. Deep hazy golden body. Great lacing.

S: Dank, citrus (mostly grapefruit and orange), and maybe a little peach.

T: Again, intense, dank citrus (grapefruit and some orange) and pine. Very slight bitterness in the finish.

M: A little thin to start, but smooths out quite a bit. Clean, slightly bitter finish.

O: Intense and delicious. (454 characters)

Photo of Damian
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 32 fluid ounces growler purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a pint glass

The super cloudy, yellow ochre liquid was topped by a tight, fluffy, near three-finger tall head. The crown faded to a thin film. Minimal lacing. A few drippy streaks trickled down the glass.

The aroma was amazing. Super hoppy, fruity and juicy. Loads of tangerine and orange notes. Tropical fruits also came through strong. Mango and papaya were noticeable. Quite peachy. Touch of pine sap. There was an intensely dank, weed-like presence as well. All in all, remarkably intense and complex.

The flavor profile was also impressive, yet not quite at the same level as the aroma. Super hoppy and fruity, but more bitter than I anticipated. Orange peel dominated initially. Loads of pinesap. Like in the nose, the dank, weed-y hops were quite apparent. There was a strong peach flavor and subtle tropical fruitiness. White grapefruit came through strong on the finish. More pine resin appeared here as well. After every sip, the bitter pine and grapefruit notes lingered.

On the palate, the beer was lighter bodied, yet creamy, fluffy and smooth. Remarkably supple and slick.

Trillium's original Fort Point Pale Ale is an amazingly complex and intense version of the style, and the double dry hopped version pushes the envelope even further. While I really enjoyed this, I found it to be slightly more bitter and less drinkable than the original Fort Point. DDH almost seemed like a cross between Fort Point Pale Ale and their Congress Street IPA. (1,560 characters)

Photo of WanderingFool
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Double Dry Hopped Fort Point pours a glowing, hazy honey yellow with some orange hues mixed in. The foam is a couple fingers thick, creamy and slow to disappear. As it fades a netted pattern of lace clings to the glass.

The aroma is loaded with citrus. Tangerine, orange and lemon peel are all present. Some mango is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is dry with mild carbonation. The flavor is much like the aroma, loaded with tangerine and orange citrus. The tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) is more pronounced in the flavor, than the aroma. There's some honey flavored sweetness and a touch of pale malt in the background trying desperately to balance out the bitterness. A little bit of pepper appears near the end. It finishes bitter with some pine hop notes. Once gone the the citrus and tropical fruit lingers on the palate.

This is a super tasty beer with tons of hops and a fair amount of bitterness. It's very easy to drink, but I found the body on the dry side. Very delicious! (1,008 characters)

Photo of fatsnowman22
4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Teku from 32 oz Trillium growler

A - backlit bright orange with mousse-like head that holds firm and dissipates slowly

S - tropical fruit orgy. Over-ripe Mango and pineapple. Behind the fruit is a nice fresh dankness. Hard to believe this is a pale ale, best aroma I've experienced for the style.

T - initial sip brings a ipa bitterness but that is only perception as the subsequent sips are light and refreshing. Light, clean, refreshing and crushable. Definitely a pale ale

M - light malt and great mouthfeel from the hops. No confusion this is a pale ale a shops dominate.

O - probably the best pale ale I've had. Incredibly drinkable with a aggressive dry hops that kick this phenomenal pale to another level. The nose is unforgettable and a must for any hophead. World class stuff. (806 characters)

Photo of huddyball
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 32oz growler picked up at the brewery on 5/30/14 into a Trillium glass. Not going to lie, I'm been looking forward to this ever since I saw that it was in the works. I'm a huge fan of Trillium and their Fort Point Pale Ale in particular.

A) Pours a hazy, bright golden orange with not much of a head. Thinking I should have poured a bit more aggressively, but I was being cautious. Absolutely beautiful.

S) How can you beat this? Juicy tropical hop aromas just bursting from this thing right as I opened the growler. Can't get enough of this. My nose is just glued to the glass.

T) Yeah, you get the same as the nose. Here you obviously get more of the tropical hoppiness as well as the pinyness you expect from an amazingly hoppy brew. Just enough malt to balance the brew.

M) Slightly bitter and leaves a great flavor on the back of the tongue. Very smooth.

O) Just about perfect. Again, I'm a huge fan of FFPA and this just turns the volume up to eleven. This is a must try. Hope they brew this again in the future. (1,037 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.86/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a bright yellow color, however the body is quite hazy. A well-fed mass of white, creamy foam sits atop the beer. Strings of lace.

S-Aroma is absolutely orgasmic. A concentrated, perfumey, plethora of tropical fruit hoppiness. Each sniff reminded me of passion fruit. Melons, pineapple, mango and a bouquet of citrus. I love the original Fort Point but this was legendary in the aroma.

T-Bright, tropical fruit juice to the Nth degree. A farmer's market of hoppy fruit flavors. I could name about a dozen different fruits it reminds me of but it essentially tastes like a blended medley of fruit juice. Delectable hoppiness. It finishes with a dry, crisp maltiness that gives off a crispy cracker flavor that does a good job of complementing the hoppiness.

M-Bitter and medium bodied. Very drinkable. The aftertaste lingers forever. A pleasant, smooth texture to the beer as well. I could put a hurting on a growler of this.

O/D-Unbelievable. The original Fort Point is also a beauty; one of my favorite local beers. This one adds just enough pop to make it one of the best beers I have had maybe ever. (1,113 characters)

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.