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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
99
world-class

870 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.95%
Wants: 248
Gots: 123 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 870 | Reviews: 79
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
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer, but really not a pale ale. Either way I will judge it on it's merits, which are in abundance.

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.

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bought at the brewery into a tulip glass.

Appears a golden-orangish color, with a thick head composed of small bubbles. Relatively hazy, though less so than Trillium's IPAs. Smells orangy and citrusy, with a touch of bitterness. The taste is only slightly malty, with some mild breadiness....the flavor is overwhelmingly hoppy and fruity, with some tangerine and orange flavors present. Bitterness on the finish. The beer is exceptionally smooth and drinkable. Crisp and sessionable like an APA, but with the hop character of an IPA. Overall, an excellent, excellent APA. Will drink many times in the future, especially when the variant dry-hopped versions are available!

Photo of CraigShap
3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful color and aroma. Marked down as indistinguishable from most IPAs, not much "pale ale" about it. Extreme hoppy end of the APA range. Almost none of the classic, biscuity malt you'd expect from the style.

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.31/5  rDev -25.8%
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 M_chav
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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 kevanb
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
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 pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
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 BradMatton13
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drinking it fresh from the brewery and it amazing, the aroma is heaven!!!! Taste aint so bad either!

Photo of WunderLlama
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden orange , white foam layer, great lacings

Nice aroma of pine and citrus

Slight bitterness on the edge of the tongue. Very smooth

Low sudsing. Clean finish

Great beer

Photo of FosterJM
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%

1814th Review on BA
Bottle to Glasswhales Tulip
750ml

Labeled 111414

Thank you to Jlindros & Rudzud for this one.

App- In the glass this is a very hazy pour. A good amount of orange is there with a bit of a lighted yellow and golden center. Color radiates outwardly and with a good 2-1/2 finger head it leaves bit soapy and filmy cling down the glass.

Smell- Out of the shoot this has the markings of a fabulous smelling beer. Whispy notes come waving out of the neck. A good amount of hoppy bitter with intermixed tropical fruits and soft floral notes. Tangerine, Orange and a bit of a pine note. Not much. A bit of a soft peach note backs it up.

Taste- I am really enjoying this. For a pale ale, it delivers big flavor and saves on some of the booze. The flavors are more of a creamy note with a big fruit flavor. The hops are there but don't have residual flavors of too much bitter or pine. The pale ale flavors shine through more. I think they nailed this and didn't try to make this overly big or hoppy instead a wonderful beer with a mild ABV.

Mouth- Big, luscious and creamy. Not always the way I describe a pale ale, but very billowy and medium bodied. The carbonation is like drinking some cream soda but instead of vanilla you get more fruit and cream flavors that lay down
on the tongue

Drink- I had to wait a long time to get my hands on one of these locals from my RS guys and I am quite glad I did. I think I will have to search out more and get a glass and more of these guys delicious beers. This was a wonderful pale ale, rich of flavor and delicate and smooth in body and carbonation. Well done.

Photo of BigMurph
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Truly remarkably consistent time after time every time I pen one how delicious it smells and tastes. All time favorite brewery. My only negative comment would be I wish I lived closer to the city to make picking it up more frequently easier

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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.