Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleGalaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by JCTetreault on 12-06-2013

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Photo of maximum12
3.48/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Thanks to the thepatrickman for this 16 oz. can, as I try to solve the riddle of why people love these northeast things so much.

The pour looks like orange juice on nitro. Nose is very sweet: tropical, with an emphasis on the mango, plus rock sugar.

Fort Point - Galaxy Dry Hopped & my flash-impression is ‘watery’. Very thin. Flavor is good, with lots of tropical notes, especially mango, oranges, grapefruit, lime, damp grass. Widespread bitterness mid-palate; pith of the grapefruit is what hangs around. Easy to slug.

This beer was like getting Milana Vayntrub alone & finding out it’s all push-up bra. Pretty good beer, but the thin mouthfeel is a real kick in the erection.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is ridiculous. Giant bright pineapple nose with subtle dank pine notes. The flavor is a pineapple lover's dream. The feel is perfect, really. I have had enough New England juice bombs to confidently say this beer's feel is as good as it gets. It's full and soft yet well carbed and nicely bitter to remind you that it's actually a beer. Overall this beer has completely changed my outlook on Trillium. That's not to say I haven't been impressed, but I was kind of feeling like I didn't "get it." Now I get it.

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Photo of ELS
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is superb. Up until now I just had regular FP and CS and not sure of the freshness. They were very good but not great. I just picked up some fresh cans of Galaxy DH FP from the CS Location while visiting Boston and it's outstanding! Looks golden yellow with great foam and lacing. Smells lemony citrus. Taste and feel are fantastic with lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. As it warms, I get an oaky, smooth vanilla flavor that brings this beer to another level! Drinks so smooth that you want more. Great Beer! Now I understand the fuss about Trillium!

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional aroma of dank and clean grapefruit and orange citrus. A lingering hop character persists on the tongue with each sip. Flavor seems to follow with the aroma, dank grapefruits and orange rind that turns to a clean and persistent bitterness. Light feel and body for 6.6%. Fantastic.

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Photo of HopHunter19
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - great murky yellow - orange color, white head that sticks and leaves great lacing
S - big grapefruit, tangerine, kiwi, orange, lemon, lime, there's a tartness that bites your nose, almost smells like hpnotiq the blue liqour
T - big grapefruit, orange pith, lemon, lime, kiwi, bitter, lots and lots of tropical fruits, getting that same hpnotiq flavor that I got on the nose
M - medium mouthfeel, very bitter, alcohol covered, aftertaste is bitter grapefruit and citrus peel, like you chewed orange peel
O - bam. What a beer. It's crazy that it can be that fruity just from the hops.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

if you are into the big juicy milky thick east coast hoppy beers, they dont get a whole lot better than this one. thanks to my home for sharing this (and a number of other trillium beers) with me! this is an amazing expression of galaxy, but not having had the original beer, its tough to measure the difference, or just how much more vibrant the hops might be. i suspect its a lot, at least on the aroma side, where notes of honeysuckle, lime, and pot resin hit my nose beautifully, thats galaxy alright. its not a yeasty beer despite the look, i suspect its mostly hop haze, maybe a little bit of wheat malt in here too contributes to that, i certainly get that kind of body here. the hops are juicy and fresh, as boldy dosed as can be, but there is literally hardly any bitterness at all to this, it finishes somewhat dry, but not harsh at all. smooth and fuller bodied for an american pale, the hops make this totally unique, and even though a lot of these cloudy trillium hoppy beers have some similar features, this one really stands out to me from the rest of them. i need to try the original fort point, but this galaxy edition is special.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden peach color with a tall white head and great lacing. Strong tropical hop derived aroma. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, light peach, mango, white bread and dank muddled hop. Crisp, medium body but on the lighter end, finishes clean and slightly dry. Crushable and refreshing brew with fresh hop character. I tend to like a bit less bite from carbonation than the fort point series brings, but that's about the only flaw. Superbly hoppy refreshing brew.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell is mango, pineapple, passionfruit, hint of guava, and a hint of tangerine. Taste is fresh citrus juice right up front, and tropical fruit medley (pineapple, mango). Just so juicy and flavorful!

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Photo of kevanb
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler, freshly filled, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours an incredibly hazy and cloudy orange color, quite turbid with a finger or so of fluffly white head, moderate retention but beautiful lace sweeps around the glass. The aroma is killer, huge tropical fruit expression, juicy and bright, lots of pineapple, mango with tangerine citrus and some grapefruit peel bitterness, light pine and earthiness, resinous and assertive with some sweet malt at the finish. The flavors boom out of the glass, loads of snappy fresh pineapple, juicy stone fruits, peach, nectarine, grapefruit peel bitterness along with some grassiness and spicy green hop flavor while a doughy malt finish offers some sweetness and complexity. The mouthfeel is great, coating, medium body yet it feels substantive but at the same time gentle and easy with moderate carbonation and a quenching finish, light dryness.

Verdict: A wonderful pale ale from Trillium, loads of hoppy flavor, nice complexity, nice brightness and so refreshing. Perhaps a bit on the bitter and aggressive side for a pale ale, but this is an excellent beer that was perfect on a warm night in Chicago.

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Photo of StoutFox
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

this like any other trillium pale ale was just amazing. tons of galaxy hops on top of what is in my humble opinion the best "base" pale ale out there. not quite as good as mosaic DHFPPA but close

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Photo of TheRossness
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The galaxy hop! mmmmm! this beer pours thick and tastes very hoppy. it drinks slightly light wich means second and third helpings are easy to drink. recommended.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.01/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottled on 6/10/16, enjoyed on 6/25/16.

Deep gold / light amber color and very hazy with a creamy white head. Wonderful fruity aroma combining citrus, stone, and tropical fruits. Bready malt providing balance for the hops. Spicy, piney hops get added to the mix upon tasting, creating a bitter finish that was not as smooth as I had hoped for. Great tasting, but I was ready for a change of pace after half of the bottle.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-hazy dark gold, light head with great lacing
Smell- highly aromatic , Galaxy hops very prevalent
Taste- very similar to tree house green, just slightly below in taste
Mouthfeel- creamy, juicy. A lot to love with this beer
Overall- to date my fav variant of the 4 pt series. Great beer I will seek out again

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Photo of irrevjim
4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

from a bomber to a beer tulip
look; almost muddy orange, no light coming through this, 3/4" head that fades slowly and leaves curtained rings of lacing and a significant cover
smell; galaxy hops, tangerine grapefruit mango, some pineapple sweetness, yeasty,very fruity
taste; like nose, only wetter and a little bit of malty alcohol, wouldn't call it boozy at all, nice little bite
feel; nice wet/dry balance-fruity and yeasty, nice little bite, moderate carbonation, medium full body
overall; a don't miss. delicious, loaded with the good stuff hops wise, a nicely balanced unfiltered ( the way it should be for this style) fruity hop bomb.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First beer I've tried from Trillium.
Bottle dated June 10 and poured on June 20 into a 16 oz tulip. Purchased at the brewery in Canton.
Looks spot on for a cloudy APA. Golden orange with a decent finger of foam.
Smell is just not present, kinda disappointing, I expected more.
Taste made up for the lack of aroma. I picked up grapefruit, mango and stone fruit with a refreshing finish of mild malt.
Feels thinner that what I expected, but still thick enough and good carbonation.
Overall, at $8.05 per bottle it's competitive with Treehouse and I'm thinking I might get hooked. Especially since they don't ration it out like it's the prohibition era.
Editing and revising my rating upward after trying a second bottle that spent a couple more weeks in the fridge. This is an outstanding APA.

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Photo of danh53
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy blond color. Looks juicy. Aroma is fruit forward - sweet lemon, passion fruit, white grape, peach, mango, pineapple. Taste is lemon and peach with tropical fruit. Light, bitter resin is present from start to finish. Mouth feel is more than I would expect for a pale ale. Carbonation is perfect. Another great IPA from Trillium.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.21/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow...mediocre bottle? Dated 10 May and never allowed to warm. Have had a couple of weeks of fantastic New England beers...Abner, Double Galaxy (HF), Swish, Juilus, and Trilium Artaic and was blown away by all so maybe taste buds are dead. Was really looking forward to this but it is not rising up to my expectations and other reviews. Beautiful color and pour. Nose is subdued -- expected big Galaxy bouquet. flavor mostly pith, very light hints of other expected tropicals. This is by no means a bad beer and is in fact very good...just not world class and in the league with the others mentioned earlier.

Have to believe It could be the bottle. Love the regular Fort Point so will try to pick this one up again next time I am in town and give it another try.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

5/18/16 bottle drank on 6/3/16 in my Trillium chalice.

Look - hazy, golden, almost orange, thick head

Smell - piney, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, explosive

Taste - grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, peach, dank, a little bready and grassy

Feel - juicy and creamy combo, coating

Overall - one of my favorite Trilliums. Amazing how much flavor is in 6.6%. Citrus bomb, but such a nicely done pale ale with so much balance. I seek this out everytime it's released. Spectacular tropical paradise!

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Photo of wulfie85
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent offering from Trillium here. Hazy orange color as one would expect with awesome aromas flowing from the glass. Perfect mouth feel with clean finish to top it off. Will definitely be seeking this out again

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Photo of SaulFox
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fruits galore! Pineapple, melon, pear, mango. I can definitely see why this is highly rated. Trillium never disappoints, the only downfall is not having access to these beautiful brews.

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Photo of smcolw
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very cloudy, almost as if cream were added. Gives an opaque appearance despite the pale gold color. Decent had that settles to primarily rim bubbles. Plenty of streaky lace after the initial ring of lace.

Clean crisp aroma of (briefly) pale malt. The rest is an aromatic, prickly piney hop. Attractive.

This is a very big beer. The malt is potent at the beginning with a touch of alcohol warmth. The carbonation brings out the bitterness early, culminating in the swallow. It doesn't cross over to extreme but it does toe the line. Chewy body with long lingering, but reasonably subtle, aftertaste.

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Photo of smanson56
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very hazy golden yellow into my tasting snifter. There is a minimal head on top that disappears quickly.
The nose is all fruit mostly tropical with mango, pineapple and grapefruit coming through the strongest.
The taste is mostly the fruit with little or no presence of the malt to be found. Lots of mango and citrus flavors all the way through this beer. Perhaps a little light malt way in the back.
The mouthfeel is creamy smooth with nice carbonation.
Not a lot more can be said about this great Pale Ale from Trillium. So glad to see with the opening of there second brewery there beer is a little easier to get.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bomber into tulip glasses:

Appearance: one of the best looking beers I've ever poured. Pours a super bright orange, with a pure white, heavily lingering head. Leaves tons of sticky lace. Body is incredibly hazy, and looks exactly like even brighter orange juice.

Aroma: like all Trillium hops, this has tons and tons of fruit aroma popping out of the bottle. Mango, peach, and grapefruit. I smelled no malt whatsoever, it's all hops.

Taste: super soft, yet potent fruit flavors, paired with some mild bitterness and a light base of mild malt. So much citrus and tropical fruit. There's a touch of raw hop flavor too, but it's not enough to deter from the fruity delicious of the hops at hand.

Feel: very full-bodied for a pale ale, this beer is creamy and fills the palate with flavor and some stickiness.

Overall: one of Trillium's best beers, and one of the best hoppy beers period.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2nd favorite offering from TB I've had so far.

Just an awesome summer time beer. So light and juicy that it even made me question if it was a pale ale. Looks and smell wise was awesome and the taste is truly where it is at. Juice bomb and so light and refreshing. Just damn. Overall this will be above some of the rarer beers from TBC in my priority when buying from them in the future.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an undated bottle into a 12 ounce nonic glass. Pours hazy pineapple juice/grapefruit juice color. It's completely opaque with a solid two finger white head on a vigorous pour. The head reduces slowly and remnants are there for long after the pour, leaving incredible lacing. The smell is all fruit juice - pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. The pineapple is so strong I almost mixed in some Bacardi. The mouthfeel is medium to high carbonation, smooth and ever so slightly oily. The taste hits you with strong hops immediately, but only slightly bitter, which lingers after the taste. There is a strong presence of fruit under the hops, mostly pineapple but also some orange. I'm getting just a hint of malt at the finish. Overall this beer is fantastic, and I'm very sad I'm unlikely to ever have it again.

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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