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
Ratings:
1,541
Reviews:
178
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
Wants:
409
Gots:
278
For Trade:
2
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4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

if you are into the big juicy milky thick east coast hoppy beers, they dont get a whole lot better than this one. thanks to my home for sharing this (and a number of other trillium beers) with me! this is an amazing expression of galaxy, but not having had the original beer, its tough to measure the difference, or just how much more vibrant the hops might be. i suspect its a lot, at least on the aroma side, where notes of honeysuckle, lime, and pot resin hit my nose beautifully, thats galaxy alright. its not a yeasty beer despite the look, i suspect its mostly hop haze, maybe a little bit of wheat malt in here too contributes to that, i certainly get that kind of body here. the hops are juicy and fresh, as boldy dosed as can be, but there is literally hardly any bitterness at all to this, it finishes somewhat dry, but not harsh at all. smooth and fuller bodied for an american pale, the hops make this totally unique, and even though a lot of these cloudy trillium hoppy beers have some similar features, this one really stands out to me from the rest of them. i need to try the original fort point, but this galaxy edition is special.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out as a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with Fruity hop aromas. Really incredible nose on this beer. The taste of the beer is also packed with those same types of Fruity Hop flavors with a subtle tangy bitterness in the finish. Overall this is a really good Pale Ale. Loving just about everything Trillium does.

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4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours very cloudy, with a grapefruit juice color; the head foams up to three inches, sticks and laces exceptionally well

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus notes waft above a hint of cracker malt

Taste: Papaya juice (like at Papaya King in NYC), up front, with the cracker malt and the grapefruit citrus flavors building; bright and bitter, through the middle, with the juicy flavors lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Every time I go up to Boston I try to stop by Fort Point; of all the places I travel, this is the easiest pick up for me - they are easy to get to and always have something great in the bottle; this beer is a real treat

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.16/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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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4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
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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4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

Big creamy fluffy almost 2 finger head fades semi slowly, grassy lacing, murky hazy blond color.

Nose brings nice dank resin and mild tropical notes, pineapple, citrus, little grapefruit pith, juicy dank fruit, mild sweet toasty creamy wheat like malts, nice fresh Clementine.

Taste brings creamy like blond malt with creamy wheat etc, then big juicy fruit, some citrus and Clementine, into generic juicy fruit candy like gushers fruit snacks, mild tropical notes and grapefruit pineapple like, little generic stone fruit, mild dank resin, nice pith, bitter orange peel. Finish is dry, dank resin and nice grapefruit pith, dry orange rind, nice long bitterness, etc.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, tons of fluffy carb.

Overall very nice,

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4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 1/11/16 from a 64oz growler that was filled at the brewery on 1/9/16, into a large mug glass.

A: The beer is a dark cloudy gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a large amount of grassy hops blended nicely with fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out a strong fruity citrus sweetness along with come caramel. Then a strong piney hops bitterness quickly follows and strengthens as you continue to drink the beer. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides an excellent balance. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a long time. I did not notice much of a difference between this beer and the regular Fort Point Pale Ale aside from the typical drop-off in freshness from letting the growler sit in the fridge for 2 days. Both were excellent.

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