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

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

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trillium does it again. I thought Congress Street was fantastic, but Galaxy Fort Point is even more dialed in. It looks like pulp-less, hazy orange juice. Mostly citrus aromatics and the taste is incredibly orange and lemony. However, the bitterness is nearly non-existent with a sweet/malt balance that makes this brew smooth as can be.

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Photo of HopHunter19
5/5  rDev +10.4%
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 BigOldOaf
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily the juiciest pale ale I've ever had. The hops are incredibly bright and delicious without the bitterness an IPA brings. Although there are no real flaws here, I would have preferred a bit more bitterness, but that's just me. Still a truly unique and outstanding brew that is fully deserving of a perfect score. Next up: DDH Congress St.

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Photo of HopDeezy
5/5  rDev +10.4%

A - hazy golden ale with a nice fresh white head that laces beautifully on the glass

S - The smell is absolutely perfect. Just absolutely perfect. Juicy, tropical, citrusy, hop ASSAULT!!! Strong, Strong perfect on the nose. I didn't sip for 5 minutes that's how much I enjoyed the nose.

T - Follows the nose precisely. Perfect juicy hop, juicy hop, juicy hop, wave after wave of the same perfection.

M - medium carbonation and again....follows everything above. Leaded version of a beverage I'd like to have first thing in the morning if life would allow. Juice, creamy fresh medium carbonation, smooth, sweet, light dank, perfect.

O - Blown away. Perfect. Death bed or stuck on an abandoned island for life pick one beer kind of ale. Top 5 without a doubt as I may be reviewing after a 750ml bottle but it's a coin toss between this and maybe one or two other beers that I've had the pleasure to enjoy for best beer I've ever had. Not best pale beer including the IPA, DIPA, Stout, Imperial Stout category. Hill Farmstead's Edward has been impossible to dethrone as the best Pale Ale I've had. Edward is perfect....but a perfect #2.

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Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Drank from a 25.4 fl oz (750 ml) bottle acquired in an in-person trade with muzzy
Served in a pint glass

Cloudy, dull straw yellow appearance. The liquid was topped by a near three-finger tall, super tight and creamy, eggshell colored crown. The head had amazing lasting strength and slowly dropped to a frothy cap. Thick patches of lacing coated the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was absolutely amazing. It was pure tropical fruit goodness in a glass. Guava notes dominated. Loads of passionfruit. Touch of mango. Juicy Fruit gum came to mind. All in all, the nose was very similar to that of the original Fort Point Pale Ale, but even punchier and fruitier.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was loaded with tropical fruit notes. Tons of mango, papaya and guava. Lots of peach and apricot as well. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. Amazingly juicy. A touch of bitter orange rind and lemon peel came through on the finish, lending the beer a perfect balance. With time, the peach and apricot notes became much stronger.

The mouthfeel was flawless. Ultra smooth and plush. A super fine, moderate effervescence gave the liquid a slick creaminess. Rather full bodied for the style.

I have waxed poetic about nearly every hoppy beer that Trillium Brewing has released thus far, but this beer definitely takes the prize for being their best. The amount of rich fruitiness and overall hop complexity in this pale ale is simply mesmerizing. I look forward to seeing what amazing creations these guys are going to put out next.

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Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its hard not to give any of the trillium hoppy offerings a perfect rating , but this one might be the best or tied with ddh congress street. Its everything you want in a pale and more. I could drink it all day long !!

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Photo of Heady978
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trillium's hoppy beers are just flat out awesome. The original Fort Point Pale brewed with Columbus and Citra is already gushing with hop aroma and flavor, but the galaxy dry hop really knocks it out of the park. I honestly don't see how this beer could possibly be improved other than perhaps experimenting with different dry hops - a truly perfect offering.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thought nothing could beat PsuedoSue for best personal Pale Ale I've tried. WRONG! This blasted to the top of the pack. Absolutely insane in all categories. One of the best of the year so far!

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Photo of Mexicanhat
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared with my buddy Robert

Pours a very hazy deep golden body with a fluffy white head that reduces fairly slowly to leave some blotchy lacing and a nice layer of retention.

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Photo of Pignose
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is trillium's best, and dare I say... The galaxy's best beer at this moment. If you get your hands on it, consider yourself lucky. Trillium reigns as the best brewery in New England as far as I can tell, they continue to brew some truly delightful beers.

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Photo of dbkdev
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Perfect balance. Somewhere between an IPA and a Pale ale. Amazing tropical fruit and citrus on the nose. Clean / Crisp mouthfeel. Light sweetness fades to a soft bitterness. Lots of bright citrus taste. Love this beer, one of my favorites.

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Photo of keags_beer
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Trillium Brewing - Galaxy dry hopped Fort Point Pale Ale. (6.6%) rated 100/100 on Beer Advocate. Brewed and bottled in Boston, MA. Bottled 5/20/15

The first of the threeTrillium beers I am reviewing is Fort Point with galaxy hops and dry hopped. Their are a couple more variants of Fort Point. One being Double Dry Hopped Fort Point, and Mosaic dry hopped Fort Point. I really like single hopped pale ales/IPAs because I can get used to flavor profiles and aromatic profiles of one hop. It's a good way to practice the palate for more complex IPAs or pale ales. Trillium is a brewery I've been wanton to try for over a year now and they are becoming one of the best brewers of IPAs and Pale Ales on the market today. They take pride on what's surrounding them, working with other businesses, and making great beer as well. Let's dig in!

Pour: Before I even mention the pour, when I opened the bottle I got a huge whiff of flavors coming into my nose and those flavors smelt fricken amazing. The pour is a very beautiful hazed yellow, with a nice bubbly head. I can't see anything through this glass (big sucker for hazed beers) and if I had a better camera I could show you full detail on what I'm looking at. This honestly looks like someone squeezed pineapple juice, some lemon, and lime juice in a glass. Not even joking. Looks super delicious and I can smell the aromas already.

Aroma: Oh my fricken God. I tell you what, I don't know if this is a Double IPA or a Pale Ale. The aromatics of this beer is so fricken wild. Mango, grapefruit pith, pineapple up the rear of Pineapple Mountain. It smells like a fruit salad.. No joke. A little bit of dankness from the hop oils, some orange, papaya, tropical fruit punch. This is one of the best Pale Ale beers I have smelt so far. Better than Pseudo Sue and Zombie Dust by a long shot. This is amazing !

Taste: Is this even beer? Are you kidding me right now Trillium? In he words of Chris Farley, "Holy schnikeys!" This beer is phenomenal. Pineapple juice, mango , grapefruit, a little bit of a wheat malt character, a bread quality that makes this beer so full of a hearty mouthfeel. It's literally a tropical cocktail with hops. Alcohol isn't present at all. This is what pale ales should be and strive to be. Seriously this is the best Pale Ale I have had yet. Awesome job Trillium.

Verdict: 100/100 for style . 99/100 over all. This is one of my favorite beers of this year. Please if you can, seek out this brewery guys. I can't stress it enough how fun it is to try world class beers and getting to know breweries almost on a personal level just by having there product. The amount of passion these guys have is unreal and it shows in there product. Cheers!

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Photo of ragnar3
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Trillium offering and possibly my overall favorite pale ale to date. Huge tropical notes, pineapple in particular, beautiful hazy look and silky mouthfeel consistent with other Trillium pale ales/IPAs.

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Photo of Nicole15
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer!! Pours a hazy yellow into the glass with a 2 inch frothy head. The aroma is tropical, mango, pineapple. Very juicy with a lot of orange peal in the flavor. Nice hop flavor without being overly bitter. Wouldn't mind finding a few more bottles of this.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Hazy and warm orange and yellow hues; huge foamy head and lacing around the glass
S: Strong citrus scents and minimal dankness
T: In true Trillium fashion there are big and juicy lemon, orange, and tangerine notes; the galaxy hops are pronounced obviously, but balanced with a dry cracker finish
F: Thick mouthfeel that you can truly chew
O: Very enjoyable offering from Trillium - one of the best presentations of the galaxy hop and right up there with Double Galaxy by HF

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Photo of KornWallace
4.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Date: 11/12/14
Location: Trillium Brewing Company
Draught/Bottle: 750 ml Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance:Orange/grapefruit in color. Strong haze prevents you from seeing through the beer but lets in some light. Ivory colored head. This beer has the best head retention I've seen on a beer in a long time. Excellent cling as well.
Aroma: We can start with the dry hopped galaxy that gives the beer a very earthy to grassy aroma. From there we get kiwi, and other citrus fruits- pineapple, mango, tangerine. There is a moderate hot bitterness, some pine, as well. Bread crusts and biscuits are given off by the malts.
Taste: Almost like a hopped juice smoothie there is so much fresh juice flavors in this one. Kiwi, mango, tangerine, pineapple zests and grape juice. Pine and grass help to combat the juice sweetness. There is almost a semolina/biscuits/flour taste to the malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium full in body this beer seems to be even heavier with all the flavors that list on the tongue. Low moderate hop bitterness provides a slight drying that lasts into the finish but is combated by the juice flavors. Medium carbonation.

Notes: Orange stickered bottle date (10/23/14)

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look - Turbid, murky, hazy.....ORANGE JUICE!
Smell - Tropical fruits for days. Pineapples, oranges, citrus fruits, grapefruit, yeast
Taste - Follows the nose. Tons of orange zest and pineapple. Wheaty/crackery/doughy malt, citrus, grapefruit, mango
Feel - Creamy and soft

Overall - Hands down the best pale ale in the world.....period.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks SuperHop18. Pours a hazy gold with a quickly dissipating two-finger head. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose with a hint of malt. A fruit bomb on the palate, finishes a touch bitter. Very smooth. Overall, there's a lot going on in the glass with this supremely well crafted pale. I'll be seeking out more of this (and other Trillium beers)!

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Photo of David55555
4.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! What a phenomenal beer from trillium. Very hazy and turbid looking beer. The smell is straight OJ and grapefruit. One of the best I've ever smelled. The taste follows after the smell. Phenomenal tasting beer. Taste of OJ, grapefruit, no bitterness at all. Very soft mouthfeel as you would expect from a beer in this style. If I could drink this every day I would. It's that good!

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.86/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another knock out, wow. Nose is fresh wild berries and white grape. Taste is fresh lemon rind up front with boisenberry, such an incredibly amount of flavor packed into this while still not crossing the the boundary into being an IPA. Dry, light, and beautifully simple. The pinnacle of the pale ale style

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased at Trillium Brewing Company in Boston, MA.

This one pours a hazy golden orange, with a tight, fuzzy and foamy one inch head, and tons of lacing.

Smells so awesome, just pure essence of Galaxy hops. Smells like Goya nectar, honestly, so citrusy and fruity, tons of orange, apricot, and passionfruit. Awesome.

This tastes really really great too. It tastes so soft, like drinking a juicy cloud of hops. So fruity and so delicious, tons of apricot, orange, some fuzzy peach, and honestly almost a vanilla smoothie flavor too. Not a whole lot of malt flavor here, but it's ok.

This one has a really light, fluffy, cloud-like body, with a moderate level of carbonation, and an insane amount of drinkability.

Drinking this is like being on Cloud 9.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 25.4 oz bomber picked up at the new Brewery in Canton, MA.

Pours a murky, bright golden orange color with a 1 finger fluffy white head. Leaves a good amount of cobwebs around the glass as the head dies.

The aroma is very tropical. I get notes of mango, orange and pineapple, as well as kiwi. Not very piney, but I get a lot of bready, spicy malt on the back end to provide balance. I would die smelling this beer if I could.

The taste follows the nose, but while the tropical characters shine through, there's plenty of doughy malt holding it all together. I get a bit more bitterness on the back end than I got from the nose. Some mild notes of grapefruit rind and even a touch of lemon balance out the sweetness from the tropical fruit flavors.

The mouth has a very good body and moderate carbonation. Goes down smoother than butter and Billy Dee Williams. Has a dry, bitter finish but a touch of orange makes sure it's not too dry or too bitter.

This beer is ridiculous. Possibly my favorite variant of the Fort Point series and one of my favorite beers from Trillium overall. It's juicy and hoppy like a great IPA, but extremely well balanced like an excellent pale ale. It smells like a fruit basket and goes down so smooth it's like liquid velvet. If it were possible to get an erection from a beer, I would have one right now.

Wait a minute....

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Photo of Stevecarini
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another Trillium home run....when are they going to stop this streak? This beer is everything you want in a pale ale that comes close to being an India Pale Ale. So tasty and so refreshing.

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Photo of W_Des
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As with all Trillium the nose the fantastic. It just hits you right away with a tropical fruit sensation . It has a hazy lemon colored body with a well balanced bitterness. This was a juicy tasty offering by Trillium.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

These dry hopped Fort Point variants are the standard in the Pale Ale category these days. Pours a hazy, mellow yellow. Not overly aggressive with the hops, creamy mouthfeel... Mostly citrus, with a pleasant dry finish. Amazing beer!

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