Fort Point Pale Ale - Galaxy Dry Hopped
Trillium Brewing Company

Fort Point Pale Ale -  Galaxy Dry HoppedFort Point Pale Ale -  Galaxy Dry Hopped
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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #3
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
100
Ranked #100
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 6.15%
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
1,570
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
Dec 06, 2013
Wants:
  447
Gots:
  324
SCORE
100
World-Class
Fort Point Pale Ale -  Galaxy Dry HoppedFort Point Pale Ale -  Galaxy Dry Hopped
Notes: This version of our signature American pale ale is dry hopped with the pungent Galaxy variety. Enticingly hazy and blonde in appearance with frothy carb, the nose erupts with strong citrus, passion fruit, and pineapple aromatics. Upfront and resinous hop-derived flavors of grapefruit pith, peach, and mango are balanced with a subtle, bready malt character and mild, subdued bitterness.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, Columbus
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice light fluffy pale ale. I love this line of pale ales in general, with the DDH being the best variant. Maybe due to having the DDH version first, I really expected too much of this. Full disclosure, this is very good. One of the best pale ales I've had, and packed with a lot of flavor for a relatively smaller ABV, and I do love galaxy hops - but this doesn't stand up to the DDH Fort Point.
Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by mdg2358 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by DvdP from Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 10/05/20. Dark yellow, big head of fluffy white foam. Sweet smell of citrus and tropical fruits. Soft mouthfeel. Taste is soft, fruity, little bit of grassy bitterness. Pineapple, guava, some citrus, tad of passion fruit. Lovely Galaxy, yum beer.
Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by Bruno74200 from France

Nov 09, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a hazy orange with thick, fluffy head.

Smell is juicy and clean with notes of mango, pineapple, oranges and orange sorbet.

Taste is juicy and soft with notes of mango, peach, pineapple, citrus and a floral hint. Soft, but distinct bitterness and remarkable balance. Some sweetness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is perfect, soft, pillowy and well carbonated.

Overall, a truly outstanding beer, regardless of it being an APA or IPA.
Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by pidus from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Looks and smells gorgeous. Lots of citrus and tropical flavors on the nose. The mouthfeel is also good though the taste flavors are more on the grapefruit than citrus side. Personally, I liked it because it does make for a more balanced and complex beer.

I was happy to have this over sunset at a brewery. It just lacked something to make it a memorable beer. The dry hopping with Galaxy was pretty good but could be better. You could tell that the base beer (Fort Point) was awesome and saved the day.
Oct 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.78 by JAWS from New York

Oct 25, 2020
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 10/05/2020. Enjoyed on 10/23/2020.
Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

3.96/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
L: Hazy yellow with a thick head and great lacing.

S: Pine resin, a touch of cheese, diesel, pineapple, juicy fruit. A candylike malt aroma as well.

T: Mild bitterness, big juicy hop flavors of tropical fruit, peach, and pine. The malt has a candylike flavor that reinforces the hop flavors.

F: Medium/full body, lowish carb, very Lush.

Overall: A really good beer that is just a little short of being great due to some off notes from the hops. I get a bit of staleness that is not due to the beers age (canned two weeks ago), but other than that it is really great.
Oct 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois

Sep 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by docainii from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Jul 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Jul 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jun 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by crobinso from Colorado

May 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.36 by kodt from Illinois

May 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by KBrewDog from Massachusetts

May 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by Verotor86 from Mexico

May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.87 by Joesapp from Connecticut

May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

May 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by jheimbigner from Washington

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.89 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Mar 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by forum8417 from New Jersey

Mar 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Mar 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by JellybonesElmer from Wisconsin

Mar 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by jay25mac from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.72 by unclekeith from Alaska

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by EMH73 from New York

Mar 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2020
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up cans fresh from the taproom, packaged 2/19/20 (just over a week old).

Looks opaque, milky yellow with a frothy white head.
Lots of hop aromas and flavors. Full and bursting with tropical fruit and citrus pulp character. Clear and direct, not a complex beer but the hops are full and strong.
Feels medium body, soft carbonation and juicy with little to no bitterness.

Overall really excellent. Glad I could pick some up!

I don't always knock points for style guidelines but I did here. Sure it's great and that's how they do things at Trillium but I like pale ales to be clear and crisp. It really should be qualified as a NE IPA but the brewery calls it a pale ale. I suppose the base beer without the double dry hop might be a little crisper, but still...
Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by Ajlvt from Washington

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by Beerbom from California

Feb 20, 2020
Fort Point Pale Ale - Galaxy Dry Hopped from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1778 ratings