Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium Brewing Company

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Fort Point Pale AleFort Point Pale Ale

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world-class

952 Ratings
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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.73%
Wants: 270
Gots: 145 | FT: 4
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Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-12-2013

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Ratings: 952 | Reviews: 89
Photo of KMachHops
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle dated 60215.

Look: Golden orange and hazy. Thick fluffy white head.
Smell: Citrus bomb.
Taste: Explosion of lemon and grapegruits, and follow with a tart bite.
Feel: Very smooth and the right amount carbonation.
Overall: So much flavor a pale ale. Not sure how this is in a pale ale category. Where's the malt?

Photo of mabermud
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: This looks like orange juice. Opaque. Good head retention. Fluffy and mousse-like head. Sticky froth. No visual carbonation.
Smell: Tropical fruit and grapefruit. A touch of dankness.
Taste: No detectable alcohol. Tropical fruit and grapefruit. A touch of pine. Compared to double dry hopped Congress and Ataic, this of course, has a restrained hop bitterness. Still hoppy, just more tame.
Feel: The body is drying. Short finish. Even carbonation.

Overall: This is a very desirable APA. I like the taste of Zombie Dust better, but the overall experience belongs to this APA. I am sure the double dry hopped versions enhance this beer exponentially. A great APA.

Photo of ntmastromarino
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is my ultimate. Perfectly hoppy beer without any alcohol burn. Looks like a great orange juice.

Photo of RichD
4.87/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

6/2/15 bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a hazy, straw yellow with about a finger or two of sudsy head. A little bit of lacing is left as I drink this.

S: Smells of mango immediately invade my nose. A medley of faint orange and lemon also come through. A little papaya also comes through. I can tell that this beer has citra hops in it. I had the galaxy dry hopped edition and the nose was completely different.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty well. The mango and orange come through at first with a bit of lemon. The yeast is pretty prominent in the taste as well, which is something that many breweries cannot pull off. The bitterness on the back reminds me that this is a well hopped beer. Simply fantastic.

F: This feels heavier than 6.60%. I'm not used to such full flavor in an American Pale Ale. Regardless, I'm tempted to take another sip almost immediately after the sip before it.

Overall: This is a world class pale ale. The appearance is juicy, the smell is tropical and the taste is both. The mouthfeel is more of a regular IPA than a pale ale, but it's still pleasant. I think I might prefer the Galaxy dry hopped version to this, but this is still one of the best out there. I'm thinking I might have to do a side by side to settle the debate.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bold. Pine. Dank. Bitter. Very strong and vibrant. Very well done.

Photo of LJTate
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best Pale Ale that I've ever had. Period.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottled 6/2

light yellow classic ipa , crisp citric nose...super dank. nice ipa. go get it. ruinous side of the spectrum.

Photo of MA_hops
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If "Pseudo Sue" is the best APA, then Fort Point and all its variants are #2. FPPA is a mango and citrus bomb, with the hops added to it, the finish is superb! Top 5 MA beer right here! Must have!

Photo of tregan_20
4.99/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Being a big pale ale fan, I was blown away with this beer's smooth and full flavor. This beer is definitely awesome and worth seeking out; you will not be disappointed!

Photo of anteatr23
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy and golden with a tall head. Smells of yeast and hints of fruit... a little mineral-ish. Tastes mostly bitter, not much citrus specifically shining through. Hops are very present. Aftertaste is like a warm bread roll. I've been looking forward to trying some Trillium and this is a solid introduction. Not blown-away, but Fort Point is very tasty and I'd come back for more.

Photo of elvisdoc
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice hoppy APA that I would definitely drink again.

Photo of burns3y
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. I look forward to doing my New England Brewery crawl and making Trillium my first stop. Amazing beer

Photo of jcarroll10
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Possibly my favorite beer out there right now.

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2/19/15, so 2 months old. Very balanced beer that I preferred to the Galaxy version. Light in color and super smooth, all I can ask for in a pale ale.

Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Near perfection...the standard for APAs.

Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fort Point Mosaic Pale Ale. Coulda given this straight 5s, it is outstanding. World class outstanding.

Growler, fresh poured this afternoon at the brewery, and splashed into the souvenir pint glass I got there. (I know, I got pint glasses comin' outta the rafters!)

Gorgeous looking brew, golden, unfiltered, and aromatic. This particular offering was dry-hopped with Mosaic, a Simcoe hybrid I'm told.

It is a citrus monster with very fine carbonation. Balanced. One of the finest pales I've tasted, though a decade ago would have fallen into the IPA realm.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely good APA! One of the best trillium brews I've had

Photo of Kraj30
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely top 3 Pale Ale ever

Photo of carney710
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great APA, hint of citrus with a smooth after taste

Photo of beerhan
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml dated March 1st

A-Poured into a snifter, hazy straw colored with a three finger white head that likes to linger

S-citra bomb

T-very similar too odd sides cpa but with a little lemon zest. Lots of citra flavor that is almost overwhelming

M-carbonation is a little high but quite drinkable and not too much of a tongue buckler

O-turn down the citra and put this in twelve ounce servings and you have a great deal. Lots of flavor but this is a one bottle per sitting beer.

Photo of fulcrumbs
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not a huge pale ale fan... but this beer is awesome...! The most drinkable pale ale around that is smooth and full of flavor.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from trade. Pours cloudy yellow gold like all the other Trilliums out there. Big fluffy/ccreamy white head that just sticks around forever. Pretty! Aroma is fantastic with lots of pineapple mango grapefruit, super tropical, papaya, light grass, a bit of lemon peel. Mhmmm. Flavor is dry pine and grass, less tropicalness as the smell might indicate, nice bitterness going on here, some pineapple and lots of bitter grapefruit skin. Interesting. Medium light bodied with adequate carbonation and a dry finish. Really nice. I was skeptical as to whether this would really be any different from the Galaxy Dry Hopped version, but this one seems a bit more dry and grassy, while the Galaxy version had big tropical notes. Both are fantastic brews.

Photo of SenorHops
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer, but really not a pale ale. Either way I will judge it on it's merits, which are in abundance to say the least. Don't die before you treat yourself to this brew.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange/yellow in color. With a tad bit of white head.

Smells of peaches and a bit of grapefruit, very citrusy. I could honestly smell this ale all day, purely exceptional!

Tastes very sweet with mild carbonation. Piney notes with citrus flavors. Mild bitterness.

I'd love to drink this ale again and again. A+

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jeez. The few times I had this were magical. Only better Trillium beer I've tried was Big Sprang; that is out of this world good! I went to Publick House in Boston for the first time and ended up ordering 3, despite the wide selection of well-curated beers. That was the first and only time I'd ever done that.

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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.