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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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Reviews by Pahn:
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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz (25oz?) bottle split two ways. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange-ish yellow. Good head retention.

Smell: Fruity hops with a nicely pungent undercurrent. No grain around here, but the hop bouquet is quite good.

Taste: There's the balance. Lots of citrusy fruit, way more earthy/funky hop power than in the nose, with a crisp, dry finish and welcomely lively carbonation. From the first try this beer begs you to drink like 60 ounces of it.

Surprised there's no Nelson Sauvin in this, as it has that almost cheesy flavor (sort of related to the dank earthy weed element). The internet says Columbus and Citra. It has the dank I expect from both (and then some), but not really the lime/orange I expect from Citra. The cereal grain malt backbone does an admirable job fighting for some attention, and as is so often the case with these kinds of beers, that element interacts with the pungent hops to give sort of a melon-y flavor (which I love).

Lot of clean flavor here. Outstanding pale ale.

Mouthfeel: Just perfect. Light side of medium body, highish carbonation, very dry finish. Just spot on perfect for a hoppy pale ale.

Overall: Impressed by my first taste of Trillium's beer. My final thoughts on it are that if I could drink this way every day, it would be a good life.

Pahn, May 07, 2014
More User Reviews:
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
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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.