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
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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
1,302
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
18.02%
 
 
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Photo of cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour is golden amber with lots of tight white head. Nose is a bit sweet, candied orange, light grain and some malt sweetness. Flavor is overly malty and sweet, stale grains and candied orange. Light body, moderate carb, a touch syrupy.

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Photo of maximum12
3.48/5  rDev -23.5%
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 Jwale73
3.96/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 03/04/2016. Pours a dull, milky, hazy orange with a turbid clarity and a loose, white head that quickly disperses towards the shoulders into a frothy band. Great nose - citrus, passionfruit and pith. Taste is not as juicy as one would anticipate from the nose - more herbal and pithy than fruity but also a little watery. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a kiss of acidity. Overall, I was expecting more from this beer given the hype train around it. Solid, but nothing to write home about in my opinion.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Lemon yellow in color, and murky as swamp water. Fine-bubbled white head stands at a quarter inch. Spotty lacing.

S: Peach, pineapple, lemon drop candy, juicy pear, mango. Somewhat spicy and leafy too. Doughy and bready malt base. Bit yeasty.

T: Tangy passion fruit, peach, pineapple, mango. Spicy, wet leaves. Somewhat stiff limey bitterness. Doughy malt base. Bit yeasty. Lemon candy, hop spice, and leaves in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with that chewy and full unfiltered feel. Carbonation tingles in a stiff way.

O: A modern and trendy take on the American Pale ale. More in line with what people are calling 'New England Style IPAs.' Every Boston area hipster will probably tell you this is their favorite beer. You know what? It ain't bad though.

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Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/28/14 bottling. Orange rind. Marmalade on buttered toast. Hints of papaya. Creamy mouthfeel. Well carbonated. 3.5

Feb 15 bottling. Liked this batch much better. 4.5

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.01/5  rDev -11.9%
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 Jason
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes taken from the end of Oct 2014, this batch was released Oct 23rd 2014. Purchased bottle at the brewery.

1st bottle poured nearly opaque golden straw though the 2nd bottle which sat in the beer fridge for a couple of weeks cleared up a lot ... was very careful not to pour the sediment into the glass, noticed before I poured the beer there was still some particulate that was held in suspension. With that said I would highly suggest letting your bottles sit in the fridge for a week or so to help this beer clear up ... unless of course you are worried about the hops dropping off which they did not in my instance. I'll judge this beer off the second bottle for at least the appearance. Lacing was amazing, left rings all the way down.

Smells of orange zest, guava, ripe mango skin, & lime pith ... faint hint of bready malt / yeast in the nose as well.

Creamy, a bit of body with a moderate yet very pleasing level of carbonation. Juicy hop flavor throughout that mimics the nose. Somewhat aggressive hop bitterness is blanketed by the Galaxy dryhopping. Very well put together as far as the hopping goes, much preferred the 2nd bottle that was cold conditioned for a week rather than the 1st bottle that was freshly packaged.

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Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I need to try this one again. I found hops a little more subtle than I like. It's an excellent pale ale, but I expected it to tease more of an IPA. Great with food.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to bilco for picking up the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow. Head is fluffy, clumpy, bright-white. Drops to a soapy thin collar. Sheets of sticky lacing,. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Carries the typical mild stone fruit expected from Fort Point. Galaxy adds a big resinous pine needle and lingering bitterness. Some peach skin. Pale malts. Slightly bready with some undercooked dough. Slightly dank with some mango and passion fruit layered in the back. Some woody elements and a touch of mint leaf. Small hint of alcohol on the back with some seriously floral hops.

Taste: Peach pits, flesh and skin. A decent amount of passion fruit with a touch of mango as well. Super light malt base. Pale malt sweetness with a solid biscuity undertone. Typical lingering bitterness of all Trillium pale ales. Deep floral hops. Some pine needle and oily resin. Pithy. Hints of mint leaf.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy initial sip with a mostly clean finish.

Overall: Blast off, blast off to nowhere.

The Galaxy adds a little something to it, but for all intents and purposes it's Fort Point.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bitter juice.

I was really expecting a great deal more, especially with Galaxy being one of my favorites. The beer really wasn't strong with the nose which was an issue and the flavor was fruit juice with some good added. Good, but way over-hyped.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
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 pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Bottled 08/02/14. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a strawish golden color with two fingers of soapy, off-white head. An extensive lattice of lacing and superb retention. (4.75)

S: Galaxy hops up front, with nice tropical and citrusy notes, twang of spiced honey (?), with a good amount of fresh bread and cracker malt in the background. (4.25)

T: The pale malt is in the forefront on this with kind of a toasty fresh bread character, though the Galaxy are still noticeable along with some honey, finishing mostly dry with a medium-light bitterness and a touch of sweetness. (4.25)

M: Medium-light body and soft carbonation. (4.25)

O: Tasty pale ale, fairly drinkable, with a decent but not super hoppy aroma/flavor. (4)

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Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out thick as a banana smoothie. Smells of dense, dark hops. Big punch of mango dulled out by aggressive yeast spiciness. Tastes good, but not much like I’ve heard it described elsewhere. Nice balance bewteen dry and fruity hop nodes, very clean finish with a wee bit of mango lingering on the back of my tongue.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Simply put one of the best pale ales I've ever had. Pours an seductive and hazy golden straw color with a thick and creamy frothy head (dang it, I used the word frothy). The aroma is my favorite of any pale I've had . . . Big, huge citrus, tropical mango, lemon and oranges. Taste is similar but I digress. Thought maybe the Trillium hype was over hyped . . . Nope ! Delicious beer, appearance, aroma, taste and feel are all firing.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Top notch IPA from Trillium, great amazing nose and awesome upfront taste. Back end is not quite as smooth as I would like, but definitely leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Orange and tropical fruit. A hint of toasty malts and what smells like rye?

Taste - More orange and grapefruit than tropical fruit. Exceptionally hoppy. Almost a bitter orange flavor. Light cracker malt. Low bitterness, but there's not much sweetness, so it stands out.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I felt that regular Fort Point smelled better than it tasted, but this seems to be the opposite. Huge citrus hop flavor.

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Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Kevin for gifting me this bottle for my birthday. Bottled 07/02/15.

A- 750ml into three snifters with a milky and super hazy yellow orange body. Thick, tall and creamy head with good retention. Large quantities of lace.

S- Dank weed like herbal hops and massive fruits but less juicy sweet nectar and more bright zesty freshness. Some juicy stone fruits, mango, mint, melon, citrus and floral hops. Not much interrupting those hops.

T- Galaxy added to a classic Pale Ale base. Zesty and fresh mangoes, passionfruit, apricot, clementine, tangerine, weed, mint, melon, grapefruit and flowers. A tiny hint of light cereal grains, bread and yeast.

MF- Creamy and smooth medium overall body with some chewy feeling. High end carbonation and a clean bitter finish.

Distinctly different from the original and the Double Dry Hopped with a very dank herbal and different set of fruity tones really shining. Trillium contending for my favorite brewery of 2015 so far.

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Photo of mothman
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super hazy golden sunset orange.

This one is loaded with fruit. Mangoes, melons, blood orange all show. Very tropical and juicy. Herbal and earthy. Not bitterness or weedy flavors. The dry hopping adds a lot to the nose and some slight flavor variation from the base beer.

Really solid offering. Easy to drink a pint. Top notch.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks a cloudy yellow orange in the glass, almost like orange juice. Smell is orange citrus forward. Taste follows the smell but there is prevalent bitter bite at the end. Feel is rather thick for the style. Overall a beer with a great nose that just needs to tone down the bitterness a bit.

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Photo of TheRossness
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
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 Celtics76
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer definitely grew on me as I worked my way through the bottle. A pungent, citrusy beast of a beer. Extremely hazy in typical Trillium fashion. Can't wait to try the double dry hopped variant, which I also picked up today.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a fairly vigorous head that fluffy and bubbly. The head does not dissipate quickly and leaves a bit of lacing along the glass. The beer is a hazy pale orange with yellow that is hard to see through.

The beer smell contains a strong notes of the Galaxy hops with citrus notes and bits of passion fruit and orange smell.

The beer taste is similar to the smell with the Galaxy Hops making a strong appearance with its citrus and passion fruit taste as well as orange flavor. However, the malts do make a bready appearance in the aftertaste with the citrus and underneath the stronger hop notes.

The beer has biting carbonation and a medium body that falls in middle between light and heavy. The feel is smooth and clean with a slightly sticky and dry aftertaste.

Overall, a pretty good variation on the Fort Point Ale even though the galaxy hops are pretty strong.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 03/25/15 notes. Bottled on sticker says 03/19/15. Big thanks to Darwin for sharing this.

Pours a murky, orangish-yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, floral notes, fruity malts, and grapefruit. Medium body and low carbonation. Tiniest bitter bite but not much at all.

Overall I liked this one a lot; an improvement on an already very good beer. The nose is awesome and it is easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Slack
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold in color and cloudy with a fair amount of head that settles to almost none. Significant lacing.

Strong citrus - mango and pineapple mixed with pungent hops.

Taste is a back and forth of hops and citrus - more grapefruit, more lemon/lime, subtle sweetness, some malt, some resin.

Mouthful is medium, a touch creamy, a touch coating. Carbonation is average to high. Finish is dry.

Super drinkable. Balanced. Enjoyable. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden Orange in appearance. Turbid and hazy. A finger of tight white head on the initial pour that hung around for a while. Lime, pine, orange and citrus zest. Classic Trillium creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish. For a pale ale, this is just outstanding.

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