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 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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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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Photo of mothman
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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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 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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
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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Photo of smcolw
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very cloudy, almost as if cream were added. Gives an opaque appearance despite the pale gold color. Decent had that settles to primarily rim bubbles. Plenty of streaky lace after the initial ring of lace.

Clean crisp aroma of (briefly) pale malt. The rest is an aromatic, prickly piney hop. Attractive.

This is a very big beer. The malt is potent at the beginning with a touch of alcohol warmth. The carbonation brings out the bitterness early, culminating in the swallow. It doesn't cross over to extreme but it does toe the line. Chewy body with long lingering, but reasonably subtle, aftertaste.

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Photo of Jason
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
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 mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev -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 vfgccp
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

March 19th, 2015 bottle, opened 4 days later on March 23rd, 2015.

A - Really nice, opaque yellow-orange sun gold body. Pillowy bone white head pours 3 fingers high with amazing lace.

S - Fantastic. Perfectly balanced. Soft sweet orange nectar, mango puree, touch of pine, and lemon zest with beautiful overtones of fresh herbs and honeysuckle .

T - Bright bitter cilantro, pine, and fresh cut plant stems up front. A soft bready center balances out the bitter greens, before gently giving way to a dry minerally finish.

M - Great feel. Soft, creamy and smooth with medium body that's just light enough to keep it to style.

O - A absolutely great APA with a world class nose and feel.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shared by Matthew. Many thank yous.

Hazy yellowish orange body with a whit cap. Aromas of deliciously fresh hops, tropical fruit. Citrus, pineapple, mango. Amazing. Juicy and ridiculously tasty.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
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 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 Billolick
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

tall can, stamped on bottom 9-2-16...IE canned 3 days ago! Puchased at the brewery

Great looking brew with fine bubble froth and lace all over the glass. Typical Trillium look, super clouded

Tropical fruity sniff

More super tasty, tropical fruity, juice bomb IPA from Trillium....tasty, yummy, complex, fruit foward..just get over there and go get some...great stuff...super impressed by all the Trillium brews I've been lucky enough to try in the past few days or so

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Photo of ShanePB
4.57/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Hazy golden orange, big white foamy head. Nose is a bit more muted than the other uber-fresh Trillium beers I've had this week (I think this one in around a month old). Flavor is incredibly smooth, bitterness is restrained and citrus & tropical hops are bursting. Silky smooth mouthfeel. A stunner right here.

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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 TheSevenDuffs
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A -Poured a completely opaque bright hazy medium yellow/orange colour.

S - Pineapple, mango, peach.

T - Juicy tropical fruit flavours of mango, peach, grapefruit and melon with a nice bitterness and a touch of honey sweetness.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation. Sticky and oily.

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Photo of dar482
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exactly what I expect from this beer.

It is a bright hoppy take on Fort Point with its light to medium body. The Galaxy explodes out of the glass on the aroma as well as the flavor with tons of bright tropical and some citrus. A really light malt body.

They are really pumping out some world class stuff up there with the big New England players.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
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 Davepoolesque
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Photo of rudzud
4.57/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey, poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Poured a very nice lightly hazy straw orange hue with a one finger head that leaves very creamy lacing and a dense creamy blanket. As it is drank it leaves a thick creamy lacing all down the glass. Wonderful.

S - Aromas of very nice fresh galaxy hoops, wonderful tropical notes, light pineapple, study mango and grapefruit. Nice pine, well done.

T - Taste has taken an already delicious fort point pale and improved it immensely with the addition of galaxy. Wonderful tropical notes, pineapple and pine with wonderful grapefruit. The finish is not overly bitter and is super drinkable. Just well rounded flavours here.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly sharp. Alcohol hidden nicely, super drinkable.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Very well done and the addition of the galaxy hops really made this beer pop. Would have again in a heart beat.

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Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -11.7%
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 Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy darker yellow body, one finger white head, nice lacing, good retention.

S- Galaxy hops up the wazoo- tropical fruit, citrus- in addition to the base beer's hops. Smells incredibly fruity and resinous. Very nice stuff. A bit of caramel, crackers.

F- Not quite as good as it smells, quite bitter actually. Mild resin, hefty bitterness, citrus, tropical fruit, a bit of mango. A bit of spice. Very tasty beer.

M- Medium bodied, soft, plenty of carbonation, super easy to drink. Moderately bitter citrus on the finish.

O- Excellent APA. I find that I prefer regular Fort Point more, though- the Galaxy dry hopping seems to cover up some of the nuances and complexity of the base beer. But it's definitely more intense, which is what they were probably going for.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a cloudy, bright yellow color. Head is thin but somewhat fluffy. Lacing dots left behind.

S-Well, Fort Point is one of my favorite beers so of course the aroma is excellent. The Galaxy dry hop adds even more of a zesty, hoppy fragrance. Distinct passion fruit aroma. A blended medley of enticing fruits. Excellent nose. An easy 5 here.

T-The hops are incredibly pronounced. Such an assortment of fruits. Passion fruit, pineapple and mango. The Galaxy adds a very unique, almost mossy hop finish. Light, sweet pastry maltiness. Hops are superb.

M-Medium bodied. Aftertaste lingers a while. Playfully bitter. Softer carbonation. Light resins.

O-Another great take on a brilliant base beer. The Galaxy hops add some extra zing. Nothing to complain about here, only compliments. Fort Point strikes again.

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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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