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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#62
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
1,610
pDev:
6.14%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on: 12/8/17. Opened on 12/9/17

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 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.

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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5/5  rDev +9.6%
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 nfedas
4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ekobrien
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
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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4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Eiwatts9
4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Qdubb
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Nugget40
4.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of yossle
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Maudrey
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jooler
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
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 rolltide8425
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frudel
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pprichar
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dtm426
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jstuart23
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amsage19
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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