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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Damian on 03-19-2014

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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 813
Photo of emount91
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

haze bomb, smell is pineapples and oranges, nice citra citra. taste is oranges for days, some pineapple, grass, and a crackery malt. feel is decent, could be a little fuzzier and more velvet. overall decent, still like mosaic variant the best.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really great pale ale. Nice fruity character. Mild hoppiness; not too much which I'm not a fan of. Flavor if spot on. Could drink this all day. Nice cloudy color as well.

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Photo of danh53
4.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is almost a 4.5 across the board, but I think the hops are a little too grassy and spicy. I know some people might appreciate that. I get lots of melon and grapefruit pith with some pineapple and mango. Great tropical vibe here, but its a little overpowered by the bitter hops. Still an excellent beer and well worth trading for. The mouth feel is medium and drinks bigger than 6.6%. Carbonation is spot on. Glad I got to try this.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3/22/2016 (i think) 750 mL bottle drank on 4/28/2016

L-hazy, golden or more of an orangish yellow, nice head

S-dank and tropical. The hops popped out right away once the bottle was popped. I could smell them from about 8 feet away. Really refreshing

T-tropical bomb! heavy pineapple, zesty lemon, and mango and then some layers of citrus, a little grapefruit, melon. Heavy flavors linger for a long time. Really enjoyable

F-juicy and light. Not real creamy, but as expected for 6.6%. As drinkable as water!

O-i have had this super fresh before and this one was a little older, but still a tremendous beer. the fresh bottle was a little more potent on the taste, but not a whole lot different. The juiciness and drinkability really did not change. Love this!

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Photo of SaulFox
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just wow! Nose and mouth overwhelmed by citrus, ripe melon, pineapple, mango. Has a nice hop spiciness that coats the palate with that juicy finish. The second pour even more hazy and pungent. Amongst the best I've had....

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Photo of anteatr23
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden yellow and hazy with a two finger head. Smells of tropical citrus and floral. Taste is dank, clean and bitter... very smooth. Tropical, but balanced. This may be the best tasting pale ale I've ever had.

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Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy ,juicy looking beer. Slight head, quickly dissipates.
S: Hops. Glorious hops.
T: Definite hoppiness to this, but still retains some juciness and citrus to it.
F: Dry, crisp, medium body.
O: Shared this bottle with a friend and we both agreed we would have been happier if all of our beers that night were this one. Grab this is you have a chance.

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Photo of gatornation
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed golden hued color with a great head and lacing. tropical smells with some garden hop dankness , taste follows nose the citra dankness is there with a great tropical hop taste, superb mouth feel clean with little bitterness a pleasure to drink

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super hazy bright golden sunset. White head.

Very herbal and earthy. Grassy. Some tropical fruits in the backend. Mango and lemon peel.

Medium bodied. Very light bitterness. Ends fairly clean.

Overall, solid pale ale. I would have thought this is an IPA.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an opaque tropicana orange juice color with a fluffy, two finger bright white head. Retention is excellent and there are many hanging chunks of lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, citrus and dankness. Mango, tangerine, and grapefruit are the brightest hop notes. Taste is the same with a fresh cut grass note as well. Feel is light side of medium, juicy, smooth and resionous. There is a slight prickliness from the bitterness on the finish. Overall just outstanding. Although it is certainly a hop bomb, I understand the designation as a pale ale. Trillium is really the best of the best.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Mar-22-2016


A:
Pours a pulpy white peach color with a frothy little finger and a half cap of beige head that makes it look just a little bit more like juice as it settles to next to nothing. Meh retention; some speckled lacing. (4)

S:
Nectarines and lime zest. Stone fruit, lemon and pez with a slight citrus tartness in the background, grapefruit, peach and grass clippings. (4.5)

T:
Thick, dry hay-like hops with loads of grapefruit at the end. Grassy, dusty hop bitterness at first with a little light citrus sweetness in the middle and a slightly resinous earthy bitterness that lingers in the finish. (4.5)

M:
Softish carbonation, medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sticky grapefruit peel aftertaste. (4.25)

O:
Very good IPA from Trillium that showcase Citra as well as I think you probably can.
It looks pretty decent in the glass, but that is its weakest point. The aroma is bright and fruity but also a little dusky with some herbal hop notes complimenting the tart pop that the rest of it has. The flavor is similar, starting out pretty dry before getting increasingly juicy with a big wave of grapefruit that leaves an oil lasting bitter tingle in your mouth.
Very enjoyable and as drinkable as could be hoped for on a beer this intensely hoppy. (4.5)

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Photo of Nachojon
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Insane. Citrus all around. Nice and sharp, grapefruit, lemon, melon. So clean and the hops are just right, the Citra addition just comes through so well here. Unbelievable beers from Trillium and this is up there with the best.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 poured into tulip. About month old.

L. Light orange yellow with 1 finger haze. Full haze and light lacing.
S. All tropical with some nice sweetness. The lightest of onion and pine.
T. Follows the nose, nice and dry finish.
F. Creamy mouthfeel with average carbonation

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Photo of manbearpack
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Appearance is a hazy yellow/orange with a decent sized white head. Taste is off the charts, hops and juice coming through. If more people made pale ales like this I'd drink them all the time, this is the type of beer I could drink all day long.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 3/22/16
Palate Contaminants: meat for dinner

Bottle number three from Trillium.

Appearance is typical Trillium: opaque medium amber, fruit-juice like, fine carbonation, and not much lacing in the glass.

Smell is dominant pineapple and nectarines. I'm not getting anything that I would ordinarily think of as hops. This smells the most like fruit juice of the Trilliums I've had so far.

Well, I gets hops on the taste. There's less pear than with Scaled Way Up, and there's some fresh cut lawn in there. Peaches, definitely. Then there's something I've only found in red wine, flint. Finally, there's more bitterness on the back end than the others I've tried thus far. Incidentally, a gulp of water seems to knock the bitterness back and leave just the fruit flavors.

The feel is par for Trillium: moderately carbonated and smooth.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In the same way that Tree House has this undeniable creaminess, Trillium has mastered this balanced smoothness that I have not seen so consistently from any other brewer. This essentially double citra APA is much better than Hill Farmstead's in my opinion. A beautiful yellow orange haze with 1.5 finger head. The aroma is rather strong of grapefruit and some other tropical fruits. The taste is somewhat more tame with oranges and more grapefruit. The feel is truly polished soft with minimal bitterness but in tact complexity. Might be favorite so far from Trillium.

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Photo of groutenberg
4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had tonite from tulip glass, bought it yesterday in Canton.

L: similar to MDHFPPA from last night as well as Congress St IPA, hazy orangeish, similar frothy head that settles down pretty quickly

S: yep, all that and more, the range of citrus you'd expect and again, pretty similar to the two from last night

T: more hoppy as you'd expect from MDHFPPA and Congress St, I liked it, while I initially thought the other two were a bit soft, I did grow to like that smoother less in your face style. Tonite's brew is more like what i'm used to, bigger mouth, stronger flavors that work for me.

F: wicked mouth coating, piney, slight bitter bite at the end, not too much, really good

O: Really pissah, a real winnah as they say down kneeah the watah by the Fort Point Channel

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Photo of gcamparone
4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks Steve for picking this up for me. About a week old.

Pours a typical Trillium bright, cloudy orange juice body with a big frothy white head that reduces to leave chunky lacing and retention.

Tropical, grassy, raw hop aromas, mangos and clementine. On the tongue is citrus, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, bursting fruits, finished by a light hop resinous bite. Medium body very drinkable. Low carbonation.

As expected this is amazing, world class.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very hazy, almost looks like an light orange juice finger or so of head leaves a bit of lace.

nose is citrus zest, grass and dank earthieness

really easy drinking, tastes very juicy, definite citrus and tropical character. great piney bitterness on the finish. mouthfeel on point.

overall excellent beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle dated 03/22/16

Pours an opaque bright dark gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like strong peaches, mangos, pineapple, guava, nectarine, orange citrus, grapefruit, with fresh pine and dank grass. Tastes like huge mango, peach, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, guava, with dank pine and earthy grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy with low carbonation. Overall an incredible souped-up version of Fort Point pale ale.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - glowing lemon meringue. Looks like it's concealing its own power source somewhere in all that turbid haze!

S - sticky candied pineapple and a dank breadiness. Juicy tropical fruit.

T - fresh cut pineapple upfront, evolving into juice-like undertones of mango and citrusy grapefruit rind acidity. Finishes with an unbelievably fresh blast of grass, flowers and mint leaves. Refreshing. Classic dank Trillium sweetness and an amped up hoppiness on the finish. Leaves a drying, tart, malty dankness when all is said and done, courtesy of the dry hopping.

F - light and refreshing, but tight and compact. Silky smooth.

O - much better than the original Fort Point. Tons of flavor and complexity layered on thick for a juicy delicious new.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid orange body with a large, fluffy white head leaves moderate lacing.
S - Outstanding. Heavy on the fresh citrus hops. It;s not hiding anything.
T - Citrus, mango, papaya, but not out of hand. Never confused for OJ.
M - Smooth, thick body low carb.
O - This is an amazing brew and worth seeking out if you have the means i highly recommend.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw color. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Flavor is citrus peel, juicy citrus and has a clean finish. Overall this drinks really nicely, I really enjoyed this. Almost at a poor that is call it an IPA bit either way it's delicious.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great aroma of pine and tropical fruits that carries over perfectly when taking a sip. The pine lingers longer and it was a nice danky aftertaste. More bitter than expected, but awesome nonetheless.

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Photo of THSmusicman
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a Trillium balloon glass.

Look: Nice and hazy, as most IPA's and pale aled from the North are. Hardly and head but a nice lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Smells very dank. A slight urea type smell comes through. Tones of citrus and a bit of berry also appear.

Taste: Tastes amazing. Super dank and fruity/citrusy. There's a bit of an earthy/floral taste too.

Feel: Smooth and light, as a pale ale should be. This is blurring the lines between a pale ale and an IPA.

Overall: This is my first Trillium bottle out of the 12 that I got. I sampled this on draft at the Canton facility and it was pretty good but it's actually a bit better in the bottle. If this is what their pale tastes like, I could imagine how great their IPA's are.

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.