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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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.09%
Wants: 177
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by HattedClassic:
Photo of HattedClassic
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours some bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. The beer has a very hazy yellow color with hints of orange. The texture looks a bit similar to juice but still looks like beer. The beer smell is fairly hoppy and tropical. The primary smell is the grapefruit hoppy smell with grass notes similar to that after a nice rain. Some other tropical notes exist such as pineapple and a little bit of orange but the grass and grapefruit smell dominate the nose. The taste is a bit similar with a strong grapefruit taste and an undercurrent of orange. Additionally, there is a small and tiny bready malt taste. The hops are fairly strong. The taste is certainly very tropical. The beer is medium bodied but on the heavier side. The carbonation is biting. Overall,a pretty good and hoppy variation and certainly more tropical than the original fort point.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Resuin
4.74/5  rDev +3%
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)

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 6/27/15; drank on 6/29/15 in Speigelau IPA glass

Photo of ScaryEd
4.6/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of beerasaurusrex
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Came out super green on initial taste via ( growler) . Let it sit for 2 days...... All I have to say is wow! Amazing!!! Unreal.

Photo of garyloveman
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of BigMurph
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Just had another bomber of this and it's INCREDIBLE!

Photo of MA_hops
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
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?

Photo of WanderingFool
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

Photo of Damian
4.51/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of Sellmatt
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

really solid ipa. sick great dat galaxy

Photo of vince321
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of AirBob
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of Kraj30
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

another amazing release from TBC- just great juice

Photo of fatsnowman22
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of Jwale73
4.04/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.86/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of huddyball
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of Nichols33
3.71/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Regular FP and Galaxy are amazing. This one is missing something.

Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

Photo of JGLittle
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible. Could drink all day.

Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.