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Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium Brewing Company

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Fort Point Pale AleFort Point Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

728 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 181
Gots: 91 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-12-2013

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Photo of DavidSomers
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dankjohn
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmcleod10
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil_H
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ottodyer
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.31/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Way out of balance on the citrus side, needs more malt backbone. Tastes too much like fruit juice.

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mhohey
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobbypaulson
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LukeK
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InspectorBob
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djtomain
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12-30-14 Poured on 1-11-14

Look - Beautiful light blood orange pours with 1/2 inch head that dissipates quickly. hazy-yellowish-tropical sunset look
Smell - Forget it, one of the juiciest, tropical brews I can remember smelling, must be blood oranges/mangos
Taste - Earthy grass flavors pop out initially, tropical fruits in the end - light malt and forest undertones. Very special brew here, as good as advertised
Feel - Soft and clean feel, perfect carbonation touch in the finish
Overall - Excellent, one of my favorite Pale Ales - its already my favorite style of beer and I have to say this stands right up with the other giants in the Pale Ale world

Photo of xICooRsYIx
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BRami127
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jatrinski
4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kevanb
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, undated, poured into a Trillium etched snifter.

The beer pours an intensely hazy and cloudy orange color, hues of copper and light amber with a thick finger of soapy white head that has nice retention and leaves behind a wonderful amount of soapy lace. The aroma is super dank and hoppy, intense fruity Citra and Columbus hops, earthy pine, grapefruit citrus, grassy wildflower with a punch of doughy and chewy pale grain. The flavors mirror the nose very well, bitter, but fruity hops, citrusy with some pineapple and tropical fruit, lightly floral with some definite dankness, grassy and lightly piney with a bit of earthiness and the doughy malt, quite like the malt profile on Hill Farmstead's pale ales, lingers behind the bitterness. The mouthfeel is great, really thick and substantial, a touch of zippy carbonation, very coating that finishes with a creaminess but also a stiff dryness.


Verdict: A delicious pale ale from Trillium, incredible showcasing of the hops with a soft but anchoring malt profile. This is easily the best use of Columbus hops I've encountered and while the Citra definitely carries the flavors, the Columbus adds a nice bitterness but also accentuating fruity and dank flavors. This is top notch stuff, easily one of the best pale ales on the market.

Photo of HoppySeb
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of _morandi_
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled yesterday (12/30/14).

A: Pours a gold-tinted straw color with two generous fingers of pillowy head. Excellent retention and persistent retention.

S: Very aromatic, reaching at least a foot away from the glass when the bottle is first opened. Citrus and a bit of tropical hops, a touch of bready malt in support.

T: Hop forward, with notes of citrus and pine. This reminded me of a heavy dry hopping of Cascade or something the day after bottling, but it’s mellowed out substantially since.

M: Medium body and light carbonation.

O: Pretty good for a pale ale, definitely on the hoppier end of the spectrum, but enough of a malt character to stay to style.

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.