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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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548 Ratings

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 124
Gots: 54 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-12-2013)
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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Sticker on bottle says 091214.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch of-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Bubbly snowflake pattern of lacing sticks to the glass.

S- Sweet hop aroma with the bready malt working as a perfect template for the citrusy, grassy hops to play off of. Amarillo hops?

T- Flavor is not nearly as hoppy or bitter as the aroma would lead you to believe. The malt comes through more with its sweetness and more bread notes as the hops work as more of a balancing agent. Very tasty stuff. So drinkable, yet so flavorful.

M- Somewhat oily from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Such a unique beer that somehow exhibits the best of both worlds in hoppy beers as it is sweet and earthy as well as citrusy and dank. Remarkable.

Immortale25, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of mirish72
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

I am lucky enough to be in very close proximity to the Trillium Brewery and have started to grab growlers on a pretty regular basis. When I do, I always make sure to grab one of these. This is probably the best pale ale I have ever had. Blows you away with a lot of hops and citrus flavors, but never bitter. If you can try this beer you will not be disappointed, world class.

mirish72, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of huddyball
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A) Light golden with a nice head (second pour gave a better head). Some lacing left behind. Beautifully hazy!
S) Hops, sweet hops. Slight piny notes and a bit of citrus/tropical fruits.
T) Goes hand in hand with smell. Exactly what I was expecting. Delicious.
M) Very nicely carbonated. Overall great mouthfeel.
O) One of the best APA's I've had in a long time. Very balanced and refreshing. Will definitely be grabbing this again in the future.

huddyball, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Brdlist
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Brdlist, Yesterday at 06:23 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

WesM63, Yesterday at 05:29 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bsm789, Yesterday at 04:57 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

illinikap, Yesterday at 01:16 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

BMart, Tuesday at 09:39 PM
Photo of st9647v3
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%

st9647v3, Tuesday at 07:39 PM
Photo of JohnG190
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Thanks to SuperHop18 for the trade. Pours a hazy straw with a thick white quickly dissipating head. Citrus on the nose with a hint of dank. Bitter on the palate with sweet orange notes. Finishes dry. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a balanced, well-crafted pale ale. Good job Trillium.

JohnG190, Monday at 11:50 PM
Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

dfhhead25, Monday at 10:13 PM
Photo of mynie
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler gotten at the brewery and consumed within an hour.

Pours apricot colored and pleasantly effervescent. Smells like a giant burst of mango and other mellow citrus fruits. If their website hadn't corrected me, I would have thought for sure this was a straight-Citra IPA.

Only, unlike lesser Citra IPAs, Fort Point mango-ness does not lead in to a rather disappointing, malt-heavy finish. ATG's Citra Ass Down is an example of such a beer--excellent aroma and front end with a finish that's merely pretty good. I don't know if Citra is just the Fruit Stripe Gum of hops or what, but balancing it out a bit with Columbus ensures a more lingering hop presence, which works excellently.

Not *quite* at the level of Zombie Dust or PsuedoSue, but damn close.

mynie, Monday at 09:05 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Houser, Monday at 04:13 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Cruick, Sunday at 08:38 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Sunday at 08:18 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Mikeypnh, Sunday at 05:07 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Ludwigkpa, Saturday at 05:53 AM
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

stegs101, Saturday at 12:24 AM
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4.92/5  rDev +11.1%

Kepeke, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Jpepe08, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Brewzma, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%

A-Semi cloudy orange, nice carbonation, two finger sticky head

S-Nice bit of malt and caramel, then a mild citrus and a grassy note. Nice hops for a pale ale

T-Starts with sweet malt, then nice grassy notes and mild citrus.

M-Medium bodied, sticky and some carbonation.

O-A good beer, not a great as everyone is saying but a good beer.

rlee1390, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

thebigredone, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

sobeleg, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

HighLowJack, Oct 15, 2014
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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.