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 Tucquan
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2017-03-22 in Columbia, PA from 16-oz canned on 2017-02-21

A - Cloudy golden-orange with a 2-finger white head and great lace.

S - Peach, pineapple, mango, papaya, pine, orange, mild-moderately dank, nutmeg and floral. A juice bomb.

T - Overly-ripe pineapple and moderate dankness with some pepper and earthy spice. Then some biscuit, pine, mint, lime flesh and zest, and a mild-medium bitterness. Finish that is fruity, spicy and moderately bitter.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Resinous and soft going down and a little prickly in the finish.

O - The galaxy adds some nice notes to the base brew. Tropical, spicy, soft and some bitterness. Really good. Liked it a little more than regular Fort Point Pale Ale.

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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 Beef_Curtains
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque orange like orange juice with nice white head

Smell isn't very pungent but there is some nice pineapple and citrus pulp there.

Tastes follows in those tracks with plenty of pineapple, orange, mango and whatnot.

This beer has fairly light body and drinks super smoothly like actual oj.

I expected juice and I got it.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
3.84/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Looks like orange juice in a glass. Incredibly cloudy, light orange color with a thin layer of white head on top. Not really many bubbles streaming to the top.

S: Smells like orange juice. Really all that I am getting in the nose are different fruits: orange, mango, peach, pineapple, etc. It smells like a mixed fruit juice. Not really much of a piney or resinous hop profile, but there is a hint of alcohol on the nose.

T: Tastes much like it smells. It's a juice bomb. Fruity at the front and fruity at the back. Again, not much in the way of a bitter hop profile. It even finishes with hints of pulpy sweetness.

F: Smooth with a little bit of an alcohol burn. Again, it has the consistency of juice. Good body for a pale ale though.

O: For any other brewery, this beer would be great. For Trillium, I am a little underwhelmed. I've had a number of their beers, and to me, this isn't their best. It quite literally looks, tastes, and feels like juice.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a murky golden orange. Huge nose of pineapple, citrus, and mango. Flavor is grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and mango with a pleasing bitterness. Feel is pilllowy and soft. Amazing beer. Absolute must-try for Galaxy hop lovers.

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Photo of SeanBond
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First Trillium beer! Thanks to ratwheels for the generosity. The beer looks great, although that in and of itself isn't much of a distinguishing factor (since everyone's hopping on the hazy train). Nose is excellent; I've found that galaxy hops tend to lend themselves very well to this style of beer. The feel of the beer is also really well done--Most of the local NE IPAs will either have a full mouthfeel or good amounts of carbonation, not both. Taste is galaxy through and through; delicious, as long as you like galaxy hops.

I don't think this is head and tails above the Chicago-area stuff I've tried, but it's definitely delicious, and I'm looking forward to trying more from the Boston area. One of the best NE IPAs I've had.

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

Galaxy through and through here to a lesser degree than DDH Fort Point. Smell is tropical fruit forward. The taste is the same followed by weedy dankness and a long lightly bitter finish. yb

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Photo of mp12
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy monotonous orangish yellow. Very enjoyable but minimal pineapple mango aroma. Flavor follows with pillowy soft NE ipa character. Awesome beer.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like typical trillium hops.....hazy, light orange, about a finger of light bubbles. Nose has notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, ripe peach, and guava. Taste is grapefruit heavy with moderately high bitterness. The citrus and passion fruit elements are much more muted than in the smell. Body is medium with decent carbs, but the bitterness almost becomes prickly. Overall, another good APA from this brewery but a little unbalanced by the hops.

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Photo of tigg924
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is pineapple, mango, light cracker, and then grapefruit rind at the end. Super juicy, sweetish with a sharp bitter blast at the end, medium bodied and medium carbonation. A really enjoyable sipper of a beer. Well worth seeking out. After having tried all of the Fort Point variations to this point I would probably rank them Mosiac, Galaxy, Fort Point, Double Dry Hopped, and then Nelson.

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Photo of larryi86
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 11/3/16, poured into a teku

A- A super hazy golden straw color with a two finbner white head.

S- Grapefruit, apricots, an almost tart lemon quality, some tropical fruits, balanced with some floral/almost grassy hops.

T- Piney hops finish, getting grapefruit, tart apricots, and some tropical fruits upfront, faint malt base.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- This is a dry hopped IPA, not a Pale Ale. It is a tasty IPA and worth trying if you can.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a snifter

Pours a murky orange color with a small foamy white head. Sharp tropical hop notes on the nose; pineapple, mango, guava, lemon peel & orange peel. Tastes of passionfruit, mango & guava, with orange and citrus peel, resinous and grassy finish. Medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and creamy finish. One of the best APA's I've had.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One finger white head, pours hazy orange color
Huge aroma of tropical fruits, mango, peach, lots of hops.
Taste is mango, ripe pineapple, orange, malt, bitter hops in the finish, straight hop juice

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4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trillium Galaxy Dry-Hopped Fort Point

A: This Trillium skates dangerously close to the pond water opacity that is Tree House, staying just on this side of murky. It is full of particulate reminiscent of its forefather Heady Topper. These particles are tossed about by the rather active carbonation, which also contributes to an impressive retention and a settling into thick, dense crust of the once two-finger cream-colored head. Lacing is also very good. As with most of these DDH beers, some will find the yeast and hop matter off-putting, but it is an otherwise brilliant example of the NE IPA substyle. 4.75/5

A: Strong peach and apricot notes dominate a juicy cuvée of grapefruit and orange juice. A resinous dankness lurks underneath, as expected of the sometimes heavily bitter Galaxy hop. Interesting notes of papaya and passionfruit lie partially hidden underneath the earthy grass and pine. Finally, a crackery malt serves as the canvas for the entire beer. This seems exceedingly well-balanced and reined in, despite the sometimes overbearing Galaxy. 4.5/5

T: Unfortunately, Galaxy refused to be tamed in the taste. Bitter grass, resinous pine, earthy dankness, and bitter grapefruit pith dominate the tongue initially and hardly let up. It is possible to pick out some juicy peach, melon, and passion fruit underneath the rampaging Galaxy (especially in the aftertaste), but overall this is heavily dominated by earthy, almost spicy bitterness. Orange juice comes out more each sip, but bitter citrus rind also builds in much the same way. Lemon and lightly bitter floral notes are present in the aftertaste as well. The malt is very dry and crackery, lending only a slight kiss of sweetness that is all but drowned out by the hops. As with many DDH beers, this one is too hoppy for its own good, covering up some of the great complexity, but it is still very tasty. 4.25/5

M: Again, the hops are just too much here. The bitterness puts a toe into unpleasant territory becoming almost medicinally astringent and chalky. The beer is very dry, yet the feel is typically medium full and creamy, astonishingly so for a pale ale. Carbonation is prickly yet soft, right where it should be. The sharp bitterness on the end just proves too much for the rest of the beer, and paradoxically a stickiness is left on the lips. 4/5

O: I know that I am in the minority with finding the DDH iterations of these beers less palatable than their regular counterparts, but the hoppiness is just too much sometimes. The well-crafted balance of the "normal" versions displays all the complexity with better drinkability in a more enjoyable package. High end hop heads and west-coast fans will definitely prefer the DDH beers, but give me the good, old-fashioned juicy NE IPA any day. Pair with Cattle Decapitation's "The Anthropocene Extinction," which was also grand in its own way at the expense of much of the nuance and personality that made "Monolith of Inhumanity" so compelling. 4/5

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Photo of choosym
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Yellow orange very inviting
S - Tropical Fruity Hoppy
T - Delicious, Tropical Fruity Hoppy
F- Smooth Easy drinking
O- Fantastic juicy hoppy offering

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Photo of beerbully
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/03/16

Poured into DFH IPA glass

L-Murky,orange juice, thick 1 inch head, great retention, thick lacing

S-Sweet tropical, fruity, hops.........passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango......some grapefruit

T-Mostly citrus hops.......grapefruit being the dominant flavor.......slight piney resinous notes......breadiness towards the finish

F-Slightly crisp, moderate carbonation......silky smooth...creamy........very drinkable

O-dangerously drinkable

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Photo of fireazzi
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

All of Trillium pale ales are perfect to me. This one is another classic. Hazy look orange in color. Very smooth taste for me. The galaxy hops are my second favorite Trilliums.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just another stellar brew from Trillium. Like most of their offerings this one is just full of flavor and so smooth. The best thing about Trillium brews is while great the first time you have one they seem to get better the more you have. Subtle greatness. I enjoyed this one even more than DDH'ed FP.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out that classic golden orange turbid/murky/hazy Trillium look!

Aroma starts with peach and passionfruit, huge explosion citrus and stone fruits followed by a hint of dankness.

Taste is really big on the juicy, bright, tropical, stone fruit aspect of the beer. Orange peel, pineapple, peach, apricot, grapefruit juice, grapefruit pith, dankness, resin and a subtle grassy note too.

Lighter side of medium bodied, crisp and clean, semi-dry finish.

Awesome beer as usual! I like Mosaic FP better, but this is still an awesome beer!!

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Photo of Kendo
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on August 3, 2016; consumed on September 9, 2016 - making this one about 5 weeks old when drank.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Body is light apricot in color with no real head (just a thin film) and no lacing.

S: Biscuity, crackery malt underneath, then citrusy grapefruit and tropical fruit. Touch of white grapes/chardonnay. Not a strong nose, but certainly a pleasant one.

T: Pretty much follows the nose, with a crackery malt foundation followed by grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit peel, white grapes and grape skin, tropical fruit and even lime at times. Finishes with a nice bitterness that offsets the modest sweetness well. I really like the flavors going on here.

M: Call it medium in heft, with a juicy creaminess to the feel.

O: Excellent beer. Many thanks to Keith for sharing this one (and many others).

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from oline73. 16 ounce can into signature tulip glass, canned on 9/23/2016. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, papaya, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, papaya, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, papaya, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.6%. Overall this is an incredible pale ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. This is more bitter, resinous, and drying than their IPAs; but still very bright/juicy on hops and highly enjoyable.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can into a snifter appears exactly the same as all trillium pales. Its pale golden and chalk full of haze with a white cap.

The aroma is fruity with tropical hops blending to grass and herbs.

Taste is pine upfront than pith, herbs, grass and a slight vegetal finish.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Overall pretty solid.

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Photo of jphipps83
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange juice in a glass leaving a slight head, maybe a half inch or so. Smell is citrus, citrus, citrus. Pineapple, mango, very nice. Very drinkable pale, citrus note with moderate bitterness that fades and finishes clean. The mouthfeel is a little thin on the finish, but a very solid pale that I would drink a thousand of if I lived in NE. A must try.

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Photo of FBarber
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely opaque orange color. This is not even hazy - its straight up a solid color. Pillowy white head dissipates leaving some sticky white lacing and a thin layer of foam on top of the beer.

Smell is incredible. Just straight up fresh sliced fruit. Notes of peach, mango, melon and orange. There is a hint of the fresh galaxy hops coming through in a fresh hop aroma almost grassy?

Taste is extremely fruity - lots of fresh mango, peach, melon, orange, and some orange juice. Maybe a hint of orange or melon rind like bitterness but its not much. Touch of grassy hops on the finish.

Feel is smooth and thick. Prickly carbonation provides some pop.

Overall this is a lovely beer. Its solidly in the fruity IPA end of the spectrum in spite of the bitterness in the finish. Really an exceptional beer that has to be tasted to understand the hype.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.62/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque yellow-tan, with a large, dense, creamy beige head.

PUNGENT. This has the most pungent aroma of any Trillium beer I've had. Piney resin, orange rind, and plastic. This is far more hardcore and West Coast than I expected, but it's still firmly Trillium. There's also that odd apple/rice wine vinegar that some of their IPAs showcase, with lemon zest, pickled peppers, and Sweet Tarts.

Taste is tangy, acidic pine, with orange zest, and a fresh cannabic resin straight out of the bowl. I also get that weird pickled pepper and cucumber.

Medium light body, crisp and semi-dry. I had high hopes, I love Fort Point, and really love their other DDH brews, but this is just a downright weird one.

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