Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleGalaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #3
Ranked #83
4.57 | pDev: 6.13%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleGalaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
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
Reviews: 203 | Ratings: 1,759 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of mike22ne
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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...

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Photo of Harrison8
4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mango-orange with a murky transparency and a finger of white foam that retains well. Aroma is earthy papaya, tangerine and grapefruit with a little stone and yeast beyond. It's tropical fruit opening lingers for a while, letting the base pale ale (which is already very hoppy) show throw in fragments. Aroma is akin to a very powerful NE IPA. Flavor profile is papaya, tangerine, mango, tangerine with a little earthy, nutty malt and raw grain and yeast to sooth things out. It's tropical fruit through and through, and drinks very similar - identical - to Trillium's Northeast IPA (this is labeled as an American Pale Ale at the time of review). All this to say, it's incredible hop forward, much more so than other pale ales, which may be a deterrent for some. Mouth feel is a little gritty, silty and soft, with a medium-thick consistency. It's liken to a well-worn lumpy, linen pillow. Overall, despite a slightly misleading style, the name of the beer lets those knowledgeable about beer that the hop content is going to be high, thus I will not knock it for the style mis-interpretation. It's big and flavorful, which is welcome in a beer. It combines well with the lightly gritty texture to develop a refined, but well-worn and knowledgeable, experience.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Roguer
4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Classic hazy, opaque, and nearly pulpy New England look; mango-orange body. Strong head production, with about a finger and a half of off-white foam from a gentle pour. Retention is solid.

Aroma is just bursting with hops: bright herbs (mint, oregano, basil), waves of citrus (mandarin orange, tangerine, lemon, grapefruit), tropical fruit (melon, mango, strawberry, peach), and a honey cracker malt base beneath it all.

Brew delivers the same character to the palate. There's a chewy, grainy, crackery malt bill in the background, reminding you this is an APA, while still allowing the hop character to shine. Bright, minty herbs; biting citrus; mild pine and resin; and to a lesser prominence, some juicy tropical tones. Flavor profile matches the nose in terms of individual tones. More bitter than you might expect, favoring grapefruit, lemon, and citrus peel a touch more than other fruit.

Quite biting for the New England style, but very appropriate for an APA. Still quite creamy; surprisingly astringent.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 3/21/19. Nice and fresh. Poured into Aslin anniversary glass.

L: Nice 2F white pillowy head with good retention and a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy golden orange.

S: Grapefruit and pineapple and peach predominate. A little bit of grass/earth.

T: Pretty much follows nose, citrus a bit ahead of the tropical fruits. A bit bready and grassy with a fairly neutral finish.

F: Light bodied, moderate to full carbonation for nice drying. The usual solid effort on construction and balance from Trillium.

O: Drinks very, very well. Gotta love it.

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Photo of jykleo
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 1/22. Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 1/25.
A:Peach and slightly orange side opaque colour, inch of cloud and nice lacing remain.
S:Peach and pineapple and mango aromas. Very Sweet aromas.
T:Peach, orange and pine notes. Mild bitterness and sweetness.
M:silghtly creamy Low Carbo.
O:Very soft and mild and smooth, lighter side body.

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Photo of Zach_Attack
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11/2014 - Wow, this is amazing; incredible aromas of peach, dank hops, fruit poppin'! Mildly sweet, hoppy, zesty, fruity too flavors on the palate; so good and balanced.

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Photo of digboy
4.79/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got a pour into a growler, so very very fresh.

Pours a rich orange gold color, fully opaque with a two finger off-white head that leaves sporadic lacing

Aroma is dense and pungent with tangy citrus notes. This is pretty intense and rockin'

Taste is also very strong with up-front citrus hops that blast the tongue. The flavors turn into a more measured excellent citrus taste with a sweet base behind it. Bitterness is fairly weak.

Feel is very soft and lightly sticky.

This is just a fantastic beer - not sure I can call it a Pale Ale with a 6.6% alcohol and such a full flavor. This is just an awesome variant on Fort Point which is already a great beer from Trillium. Really worth the high ratings.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Trillium can't seem to do wrong in my eyes. Fort Point is my favorite base beer, and galaxy is one of my favorite hops so this was a match made in heaven for me.

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Photo of DEdesings57
4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Theres just something about trillium beers and this one is not exception. They call it a Pale and that's definitely up for debate. But whats not up for debate, is the notation that this is a world class brew! Because it is! The Galaxy dry hop on this beer gives it an extra does of that New Zealand Spiciness while at the same time delivering distinct tropical notes and trillium's yeast strain helps to add a dry snappy finish. It's an amazing beer worthy of your seeking.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 3/30/18.

Cloudy yellow body with a moderate head and retention. White grape, mango, peach, and grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, crisp mouthfeel. Juicy tropicals on the palate with zero malt and a firm, drying bitterness. Peach, grapefruit, and white grape. Finishes with plenty of lingering unripe peach.

Great beer, tastes like a Congress street light.

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Photo of Hawkeyejam
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- Hazy orange. Slight translucency with a nice creamy head

Smell- Nice citrus tone. Best part about this beer

Taste- it's good. Has a nice piney, resiny flavor with slight citrus tones. Falls flat though for how highly ranked it is

Feel- Nice creaminess for a pale

Overall- it's a nice Pale. It's not a top 100 beer though. Had a Mosaic Dry Hopped PseudoSue immediately afterwards and it crushed this

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on: 12/8/17. Opened on 12/9/17 Update review ** canned on 7/9/18.

Orange tinted gold coloration, muddy body, opaque depth, with a puffy white cloud of foam recedes slow. A bit of scattered coverage is left over with nice lace.

The nose is very powerful. Pungent citrus , wild honey pie, starfruit and herbs with a fruity, tropical blend and black pepper from the rather excellent Galaxy hop strain. Tangerine, pineapple and sweet red fruits all blend together harmoniously.

This is easily the most, tropical and citrus fruity hop flavor from a Pale Ale I've ever had. New England style...but not an IPA. just pale. It's like a pale ale, blended with tropical punch and o.j. mix in some earthy herbs and husky wheat finished off with black pepper. A nice citrus bite brings in a juicy feel, thick body and a slightly dry, earthy toned finish. Rather extreme in it's hoppy complexity and off the charts juicy style. The light wheat and golden style malt allows for maximum hop effect but still has some fine flavor's as well. ** the clean feel and APA style flavor approach from such a thick looking body is pretty amazing. It's reasonable to say this is the most complex hoppy flavor from any straight pale ale I can think of.

Galaxy is a very versatile hop, one of my all time favorites, although My specialty is the old world, European strain, Galaxy seems to bring in huge fruitiness but with plenty of old earthy tones as well. At 6.6 % abv, massive hoppiness this could easily be mistaken for an IPA. The body is thick, smooth but juicy.llI think of pale ale's to have a cleaner malty body. The hops totally dominates although tge malt is nice...lfor an IPA! Regardless, this is "what's hot" in the beer (geek) world right nowl New England styles. Don't get me wrong, the hop complexity is mindblowing, but the balance for a Pale Ale is questionable.

Overall, high quality. Dense complexity in the hop, easy to drink, relentless hoppy flavor. The malt is also very tasty and unique just a bit off kilter in balance for tge style. But who reviews or rates a beer just on style guidlines these days, anyway??

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Photo of Nimanz7b_lo
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Might be my favorite beer from Trillium, along with DDH Congress St and a few others I've enjoyed throughout the past few years, it's the perfect installment of Fort Point - DH Galaxy WINS. Smooth and balanced, Creamy Citrus and Pineapple is accompanied by gentle mouth feel. Mild finish, the daily drinker, and will impress any beer drinker.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with thick head and sticky lacing. Nose is full grapefruit, other citrus, floral, and hops. Flavors are very good, a lightly bitter hops with light grapefruit and other citrus notes, minor floral sweetness, and a very minimal pine, the finish is a little sweet malt and dryness, overall a complex mix that just eases you thru this beer, very impressed. I want to say for me this has a little west coast feel.

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Photo of strohme2
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Assumed fresh can poured into Lagunitas mason jar. Pours a muddled, hazy orange peach with 1 finger of orange tinted, off white head. Minimal lacing. The nose is citrus, orange, grassiness and some pine. Soft, tropical fruits, mango, pine and resin in the finish. Somewhat of a malty finish too. Mouthfeel is spot on and very drinkable. Another win, can they make a bad beer?

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Photo of jooler
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look is juicy orange haze
smell is citrus and mangoes
taste is initially bitter but yet juicy, sort of like somewhat ripe persimmons
overall, really good pale ale

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Photo of Frudel
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange juice, small head diminishing quite fast.
Fruity nose, exotic fruits, a bit dank, green.
Juicy, slightly bitter, long bitterness aftertaste.
6.6% you don't feel at all! High drinkability!

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. look is a murky orange with bright white head. smell is muted hops and tropical fruits. taste is dank hops along with the muted tropical fruit flavors. it’s pours beautifully but it’s a bit tame, muted, possibly even a bit off. feel is excellent. lower carbonation and full. this would be a world-class pale ale if not for the ‘off-ness’ of the aromas and flavor. and it’s not so much off as it is toned down. perhaps that’s an APA vs. an IPA/DIPA where they are trying to give it more drinkability. i say let those flavors shine but it’s still a very solid beer.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a soft yellowish orange with a 1/2 inch foamy head.
S - Aroma is not strong, I get melon.
T - Flavor is tropical fruits with some bitterness.
M - Average mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Fort Point might be my favorite Pale Ale, and this is a mighty fine version of It.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

After trying DDH Congress, DDH Summer, DDH Sleeper, Dialed In and this one, Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point was perhaps my second favorite. It was incredibly smooth and juicy with the least amount of bitterness of the group and the best, most consistent and even aftertaste. Sleeper and Dialed In were better looking, brighter and hazier. But this is just such a crushable ipa.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy dark straw appearance with a white head that is very appealing to th eye. Aroma is a very pleasant citrus. Taste is also a very pleasant and smooth citrus. One of the best APAs I have had.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 16 oz can date 8-15-17 poured into a tulip.

Look- a beautiful hazy orange with 2 fingers of thick foamy white head. Nicely wrapped lacing down the entire glass.

Smell- tropical explosion with a nicely dominant aroma of mango and galaxy hops. Everything you could want from a NE brew.

Taste- The mango is still up front but there is nice mix of pineapple and other citrus fruits. The galaxy hops provide a nice bitterness to leave a nice aftertaste.

Feel- Perfect carbonation that blends everything together. The dry finish really separates it from most other beers. Fantastic

Overall- Really a world class brew from Trillium. The tropical fruit, carbonation, and fantastic galaxy hops blended to make every sip memorable. I loved this style and this specific brew. Get it if you can

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale yellow, burnt orange color, hazy but not turbid looking, nice white head that settles out to a film
S: Sweet honey, cracker/grain, melon, sweet basil, touch of citrus
T: Up front is melon and tropical fruit, finishes with a dry grain finish, very low bitterness
F: Smooth, refreshing, high carbonation. Almost a tad thin, but its largely a preference thing
O: Absolutely a top notch pale ale, tons of complexity here, only gripe is its a little too cautious, almost have to really search for some of the beauty in this beer, would be nice if it was a bit more explicit

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Photo of Rristow
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from can. Pours a murky gold with thick white head. Aroma is passionfruit, mango, pineapple, melon. Taste is moderately bitter. Flavors of tropical fruits similar to aroma with some resin, caramel and toffee. Excellent IPA.

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Photo of moysauce
4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer. The nose wasn't quite there. Would have liked a bit more body and a bit more flavor. Im just being picky. This is obviously a world class brew. Just splitting hairs here.

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Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1759 ratings