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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: 53
Hads: 637
Avg: 4.59
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 268
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Damian on 03-19-2014

This double dry hopped pale ale contains the same base ingredients, for both malt and hops, as Fort Point Pale Ale, but with an additional dry hop of Citra. The added hops richly enhance the juicy tropical fruit flavors of pineapple/mango, create elevated green, herbaceous aromatics, and increase body.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, Columbus
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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 12/5/15. Wish I had opened this a bit sooner but oh well. Pours a deep orange/amber with lots of haze and a nice frothy head. Smell isn't very strong, but I get pineapple, mango, citrus, and some herbal qualities. Taste is very tropical up front with some grapefruit rind and malty sweetness. This is maybe why I should've opened this a bit sooner. The malt really cuts through and takes away some of the hoppy flavor. No lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little on the thick side. Creamy, like most hoppy New England beers. Carbonation is a little low, but that could be because this was somewhat of a gusher. Overall, a very good APA, but not as great as I had hoped. Pier blew me away, but this...not so much. Wish I could've gotten it fresher.

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Photo of TboneRN
3.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First I was expecting this beer to be an unfiltered hazy New england pale ale...it was not
Second the smell was pretty good but not great
Third the taste was big let down...not fruity and juicy like one would expect form a New england IPA
definitely a ways behind tree house and even pseudo sue

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Photo of thampel09
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beauty twice in a bottle and it just gets better and better. This is one juicy pale ale! Regular fort point is great but the dry hopping of Citra takes it to a whole another world!

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

This is a phenomenal pale ale..... Maybe even my favorite. It was so palatable and was bursting with fresh hop flavor while not accompanied with the general bitterness. I loved this beer.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden hue, off white head. Hazy but not as turbid as I am accustomed to in DDHFPPA. The nose is filled with an opulent aroma of tropical fruit, mangoes, pineapples, and some grapefruit citrus. That tropical fruit presents itself upfront, followed by some nice citrus grapefruit and lime. The mouthfeel on this beer is incredible, soft, inviting, lush. Regular FPPA is one of my favorite beers period, but oh hey, let's try to pack more flavor into this thing. An excellent pale ale.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

32 oz growler poured into a tulip. Growler was filled earlier this evening.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with hints of gold and a finger of white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is very hoppy. Lots of tropical fruit, mostly mango and a touch of pineapple with some slight herbal notes in the background. Great taste, very juicy and hoppy. Again mostly tropical fruits with mango most prominent. Herbal flavors are present in the finish with moderate bitterness. Good mouthfeel, medium-light plus body and moderate carbonation. Overall a great beer. Typical Trillium hazy and juiciness, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Maybe the best pale I've ever had before. So unique. Grape, strawberry, cherry, some melon, I can't even pick out all the different notes here. Possible the most beautiful beer I've ever seen. So murky, unfiltered, and sexy. Creamy mouthfeel. Goodness.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a turbid apricot color with a fluffy two finger white head that sticks around for a long time. Looks incredible.

S: Tons and tons of citrus in here. Orange and grapefruit like crazy with just a little doughy malt in the background. Maybe a little spearmint in the back as well.

T: This tastes really incredible. Tangerine and orange pulp, tons of pink grapefruit, pine and some lemon pith on the finish. Just so much fresh hop flavor in this. It's like a hop smoothie. Truly delicious.

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Photo of Droopy487
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'll be brief and blunt, but helpful in my review.

This beer's nose is wonderful. It smells of grapefruit and is very citrusy. It's like you just threw 10 grapefruits in a blender and stuck your head in the blender to smell it after you mixed them.

It is very thick and cloudy. You can't see through the glass at all. In fact you can compare it to looking through the blender you just mixed the grapefruit in.

The taste is mind-blowing. If 95% of breweries did a pale ale like this, I would have to get a small loan to buy all the pale ales I could. I wish there was a ancillary category for this style of beer it is so different from any other pale/ipa I have tasted other than a neighboring brewery to them. I'm not sure what the mind set is in Massachusetts, but I like it.

I shared this beer with 4 other people, and 2 of these people are not IPA or pale ale fans. They were almost speechless because they had never tasted or smelled a beer like this before. Everyone talked about the nose on it the whole time and how they couldn't believe how much aroma it had.

Hope my real life review helped. Cheers.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 into a tulip:

Appearance: VIbrant orange and hazy, looking almost exactly like orange juice. A nice, puffy head on top, with long-lasting retention. Tons of sticky lacing throughout. Truly a beautiful brew.

Aroma: All tropical fruit and juiciness. Layer upon layer of citrus, with orange, grapefruit, and notes of lemon coming through. Soooooooooooooo pungent.

Taste: Incredible hop profile, with tons of juiciness and deliciousness. Base malt is evident, but balance is definitely way tipped in favor of hops. Which is awesome. This beer is delectable.

Feel: soft-medium body, with a nice crispness on this finish, to go with a lingering bitterness of grapefruit rind.

Overall: One of the best pale ales (though its definitely bordering on, if not already an IPA) in the world.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my top 3 pale ales. Great nose and mouthfeel on this one. Glad I picked up two bottles of this. This brewery puts pure love and care into their beers. Can't wait till my next trip to trillium!!

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Photo of TampaRainman
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

To borrow from Mitch Hedberg, I think that Trillium was actually set up to be a citrus and tropical juice maker, but on the day they showed up to the warehouse, there was a bunch of hops and yeast and some fermenters and because Trillium is a real laid back company they just said "F@&$ it, let's brew this juice."

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Very hazy and murky bright orange. Small white head. Tropical aroma. Bright citrus and some garlicky hops. Taste has a wonderful tropical hop flavor. Juicy and orangey. Light pine in the back end with some faint bitterness. Some light pale malt. Medium body with soft carbonation. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of auhosj877
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had the Fort Point and Double Dry Hopped For Point and this is definitely the better of the 2. Much more interesting/complex flavor in my opinion.

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Photo of Nicole15
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! This is a really great beer. Pours very hazy into the glass with a orange hue. The aroma is supper hoppy and leads into an incredible hop flavor but the finish is not bitter. I must say this is by far my favorite pale ale.

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Photo of Hop_Head000
4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Luckily my brother went to Boston and scooped me up a few bottles.. Poured a Hazy orange almost orange juice like. I got a ton of grapefruit Excellent head and lacing. Trillium is killing it.

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Photo of M_chav
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Juicy goodness!
One of the most beautiful looking beers I've ever seen - a beautiful golden haze, there must be orange juice with pulp added, it's that thick looking
Aroma is all tropical fruit nothing else, I feel like I'm in the rainforest in IPA land, it's amazing!
Tastes smooth as a mother, tons of Passionfruit and butter!
Damn this is good, mouthfeel is great, a bit of a kick compared to FPPA
Overall a beer that needs to be appreciated by any beer lover, this is incredible

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Photo of SteveB24
4.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious IPA, lots of citrus and floral notes, with a slightly earthy and bitter finish. The texture is super juicy at first, quite oily for an IPA, finishes pleasantly dry. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of Blanco
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer looks terrible. Cloudy, muddy, and completely opaque. It's not inviting in the least. But the aroma is incredible. Very huge hop flavors in layers. The flavor is just as good. It's so juicy and crushable the one glass I had was gone in minutes. Mouthfeel was great as well. If you can get over the appearance (and really there isn't any reason you shouldn't because it's the taste that matters) this is truly a beer to seek out.

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Photo of jshusc
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The look of a trillium beer is really incredible. Absolutely opaque in its murkiness. Hugely hopped and big on the nose and palate. The feel is big for an APA, but not unwelcomed.

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Photo of Ri0
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured a 750ml into a snifter.

A - Very hazy pale yellow color that looks like it could be pure OJ. Brilliant white 2 finger head that fades very slowly and leaves a thin cap for the session. Terrific webbed lacing splattered around the glass.

S - Oh my! The aroma is so juicy! The hops used in this have high citrus aroma like a glass of orange and grapefruit juice, with hints of mango and guava. There is also a bitter element to it.

F - Like citrus and tropical hoped APAs? This will be one of your all time favorites! Makes me think if Zombie dust and grapefruit sculpin had a love child. I can't even describe all the citrus and tropical flavors along with the medium bitterness.

M - Superb feel and perfect carbonation with a juicy, yet dry finish.

O - What else do I say? This beer is amazing

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer. Pours a murky, hazy gold out of the bottle with a moderate head that lasts; there's no chance you're seeing through the other side of the glass. Dank, dank, dank, hoppy aroma bursts forth and and dominates the senses. Taste is earthy, citrus and pine. Unbelievably hoppy but not too imbalanced as there's enough malt to anchor the taste without being cloy. Heavy bitterness; I'm talking real bitter, like the guy who dumped his high school girlfriend only to see her become rich, gorgeous and move in next door. Clearly Trillium is at the top of their game and this is a prime example.

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Photo of mardolin
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a bomber bottled 5 days earlier into a Spiegaleu/dogfishhead ipa glass with a medium pure white head over a beautiful hazy orange/gold body. Smell is clean tropical fruits and puppies and dreams, taste somehow follows up with more punch and power than the nose, with a feel that is both silky and sneaky good. Clearly an IPA, clearly the best I've had, rivals the feeling I got when I had my first Cantillon. Well done Trillium, you guys are the best.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. More of the same look of all these hoppy Trillium beers. Hazy golden orange with a big foamy white head. Aromas are grassy, tropical and extremely fresh green hops. Flavor is quite smooth, citrus, bitterness and a nice clean finish. This is some killer stuff right here.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.92/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is ridiculously good! Tried side by side with King Sue and this Double Dry Hopped Double IPA stood up to the task! Looks like a Mimosa and has tons of Juicy Hops characteristics!!

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.