Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleDouble Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
100
Ranked #73
Avg:
4.59 | pDev: 5.66%
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,743
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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleDouble Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Notes: This double dry hopped pale ale contains the same base ingredients, for both malt and hops, as Fort Point Pale Ale, but with an additional dry hop of Citra. The added hops richly enhance the juicy tropical fruit flavors of pineapple/mango, create elevated green, herbaceous aromatics, and increase body.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Citra, Columbus
Reviews: 206 | Ratings: 1,743 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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stuffandthings from California

4.16/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had a straight up "pale ale" this good in a while. Really packs a wallop. It has that NE style to it customary to all Trillium ales. Very impressive.

Jan 02, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I pop the top and take a gander. Golden color in the can, and there’s dank hop aromas wafting up to my schnoz. We are on the hop train, baby!!!

A fairly aggressive pour reveals very hazy golden color beer with a sudsy bone white head. Gorgeous beer. Meanwhile, my schnoz is being assaulted by dank citrus aromas, primarily tangerine and grapefruit, with some juicy pineapple and a touch of berry. I’m guessing a Mosaic- and/or Citra-hopped IPA/DIPA of the NE-style.

The taste is all about the dank - tangerine, touch of grapefruit, delicious pineapple, and more berry flavor than indicated by the nose, and a hint of pilsner malt. Most of all, this is JUICY. Very refreshing, too, but there’s a smidge of alcohol present, so I’m locking in on a DIPA that features the Mosaic hop.

The mouthfeel is soft and very full, validating my belief this is a DIPA. And it is world-class, IMHO.

Dec 16, 2020
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Specialmick from Connecticut

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

Look..OJ like of course...yellowish light , opaque(pss Giuliani it means u can't see through it)
Smell...hoppy citrus yeasty,
Taste...Pretty yummy... I remember being more blown away last time i had this. I believe that it can be the frame of mind and. think the last time i had this it was summer and very quenching. Still it is hoppy of the go and citrus bitter is the theme. Pithy hop burn pale ale bitter. Nice no juice bomb here. Follows the tradition of the pale ale well...Very nice and will definitely have again. I am lucky to be close to such an elite beer company
Feel...Medium carbonation with a thin slick feel. very good
Overall...this stuff is great to awesome. I would encourage anyone who likes pale ales to try.

Nov 24, 2020
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Cloudy yellow with a thick creamy head and excellent lacing.

S: Very juicy blend of peach, mango, pineapple, and a touch of spruce. Subtle malt, but there is a faint, sweet breadiness.

T: Juicy mango and pineapple abound, a bit of herbal green character, very soft bitterness, and a nice, light candied malt character.

F: Lush, creamy, tongue coating, and a dry finish.

Overall:. Such an incredible drinking experience, the very best of the New England IPA style.

Nov 09, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Willi Becher glass; canned on 10/19/20.
A: Pours a hazy, gold-orange color with a two to three finger white head, half finger retention, and rings of soapy lacing.
S: Aromas of lemon, white grapefruit, and nectarine appreciable over a corn and barley graininess.
T: Dry. Lemon is definitely the predominant fruit, with a grainy backbone. Well calibrated, peppery bitterness. Biscuity aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Like the other Trillium offerings, flavor forward and at the edge of the style. Like the dryness. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

Nov 07, 2020
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VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 10/19/20 poured into a tulip glass. Getting lots of tangerine/clementine and mango on the nose. The flavor is where this one took a weird turn for me - there was a strong vegetal flavor that overpowered everything for me through the mid and finish, kind of onion or garlic... or maybe some parsley (maybe that’s it because I’m not a big fan of parsley). Still really respectable, but not as tropical and fruity as I was expecting. Smooth finish, not too heavy or syrupy, with some lingering hoppy bitterness. This was can #1 of a 4 pack and has been stored cold the entire time, so I’ll definitely give it another shot and maybe see if it changes over time. Sadly, this one might just not be for me and not my fav DDH offering from Trillium.

Nov 02, 2020
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw gold, half inch head. The hops come right at you and for me it’s a bit too forward. The aroma is fantastic, up there with the best. Strong, notes of refreshing fruits, citrus, apple. Apple is a good one to hang on, there’s a crispness to the beer. The slight distraction for me is the finish. It coats the back of my tongue with a slight pithiness.

Sep 02, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. Can is dated 05/14/20.

Look- Murky golden orange color w/ a slight greenish tint, decent off white head that quickly recedes to a thin foam cap, minimal lacing. Little to no carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Huge citrus (tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya and passion fruit), nectarine/peach, a bit of melon and berries, bready malt, little pine, some herbal/floral notes.

Taste- Seriously juicy citrus and tropical fruit, nectarine and peach skin, berries, some dank melon, grainy malt, negligible pine and some other herbal/floral hop notes.

Feel- Medium/light bodied and fairly dry and crisp, somewhat sweet and sticky up front with a lingering slightly bitter finish. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Except for the appearance, this is a homerun. Very crushable at 6.6%, more like an IPA than a pale ale.

Jul 06, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don’t know. I really don’t. Like, who cares? You might as well imprison me like Paul Newman working a chain gang, or tell me that the world has been destroyed like when Charleston Heston was messing around with a bunch of apes. I mean... yes. And I also mean...wow! This thing hits on all levels like James Dean driving a car and hitting the breaks just before it drives off of of a cliff.

That’s it. I’m done.

Jun 08, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4.26/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce cans at share. I hit the Trillium trifecta tonight, getting to try three of their double dry hopped ales. The Fort point was no exception. Very well-crafted, citrusy, fruity, with a nice lingering bitterness that seems to go on forever. Juicy and silky smooth.

Nov 01, 2019
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dated 6/19/19 on the bottom of the can, 6 weeks since brewing.

Pours an extremely hazy, nearly opaque pale yellow with a finger of fluffy head. Nose bursting with candied peach, pineapple, mango, resin, fresh herbaceousness, lychee, Portuguese breadiness, hint of bubblegum, slight mushroomy earthiness and a little belgian spice. Taste is fresh tropical fruit for days, lingering around your tastebuds for quite a while, wonderful. Low carbonation, soft medium- body but slightly watery. Low bittering/drying. Probably the best pale I've ever had, both bursting with flavor and deeply refreshing. Could CRUSH a 4 pack of these in a heartbeat.

Aug 04, 2019
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Damasen from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nose is pineapples, candied tangerine, pine. Taste follows with pithy tangerine with some pineapple and then finishes like biting into a juicy tangerine. If you let it linger more there is creamy mango and melon left. The feel is pillowy with solid carb. Overall a really pleasant pale ale.

Jul 07, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft in canton.

Completely hazy, light, pineapple juice color.
The nose brings sharp, sweet citrus.
Taste comes in with tropical/citrus notes and a nice bitter background.

Bitterness in there while still keeping it on the soft side.

Jul 05, 2019
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mdfb79 from New York

4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky yellow color. Tons of citrus hops and tropical fruits, medium body and no bitterness at all. Very easy to drink.

Overall a very good pale ale; not as hoppy as their DDH IPA’s but very good.

Jun 30, 2019
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vikingpillager from Illinois

4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Probably the best DDH NEIPA I have tried to date, and although I may not have tried everything under the sun that still includes quite a bit of the best!! So incredibly well-balanced, amazing smell and perfect feel and finish. Bought in Boston and drank fresh.

Oct 25, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

finally got my lips on this one, an extra hopped version of their now famous pale ale, and its predictably awesome. the thing about this, and about so many of the dry hoppy trillium beers really, is that they seem to know when to stop, and in some ways, i like this as much for what it isnt as i do for what it is. its not green and vegetal and forced, over saturated, harsh, or bitey, and that alone makes it better than so many others out there in this style right now. soft yellow even light greenish in color, its muted looking, thin, and nicely bubbly. it smells awesome, citra all over this, but not modern day citra, like citra when it first came into vogue and nobody could get enough of it, so distinctive and fresh, lemony and lemongrassy, with a beautiful freshness to it that almost is as relevant as the aroma it contributes. light green tea, a softly starchy but dry grain base, and a level of refinement evident that i am not used to in these. the flavor is as good as the nose, pineapple and honeydew and lemon zest all come to mind, but this isnt intense for all the dry hops it has, they seem so well integrated, not just on the surface but fundamental to what this is, and that is rare. light bitterness at the end but enough for this to appear balanced. awesome carbonation makes it feel really light, and the grain base is dry and simple but rustic enough to contribute something, and i really like that with the juicy hops in here. a really worthy beer, highly acclaimed and for good reason.

Oct 22, 2018
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npolachek from New York

4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Truly excellent well balanced and smooth double dry hopped pale ale. Salad hands of Citra with fruit flavors as well. Great aroma. Extremely well balanced beer and drink at 6.6%.

Oct 11, 2018
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Naughead from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm a huge fan of Trillium's higher gravity DIPAs and wasn't sure what to expect with a Pale Ale DDH, but I am very impressed. Great nose and look, very juicy in flavor and scent. The mouth feel is very light compared to their larger ABV offerings, but it bursts with flavor through to the end of the glass. A great beer at an attractive price point!

Oct 08, 2018
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at the Trillium Brewery in Canton for about twenty dollars. Very solid brew, one of my favorite from these guys, would buy again.

Sep 30, 2018
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

05/2015 - An absolutely incredible, juicy, fruity, dank, spritzy, delicious Fort Point variation. It's a bit danker, bolder, yet juicier version of its younger brother.

Sep 26, 2018
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - From thecan, the beer poured a cloudy orange color with a white head.

Smell - The nose smell of fresh oranges.

Taste - My first impression is tart orange with pulp. Light pine and tea qualities are present with the thick backbone. There is very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Talk about full-bodied, the beer had serious viscosity.

Overall - I feel like this beer would pair well with a steak.

Jul 18, 2018
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Even though I had to fly to Boston, and drive to Canton - DDH Fort Point was well worth it.

It's funny because I really, really enjoy the base beer - Fort Point - and had badly wanted DDH Fort Point for some time... but when I planned my trip to Boston, I didn't think about that one particular beer at all. I'd hoped that Tree House might have a special release or something, but didn't give Trillium a second though. Lo and behold, I ended up getting bottles and cans of several Permutations - and finally had the joy of DDH Fort Point on tap.

The beer pours beautiful, a nice yellow-gold with a clean white head. It smells richly of citrus. I couldn't believe how free of bitterness it was - just a bit of light dryness, and tons of juice. I've occasionally scoffed at DDH beers that just don't seem any better than the base... this is not one of those beers. DDH Fort Point was absolutely worth the wait. My only lament is that it was not available in cans!

Jul 09, 2018
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Beer_Maineiac from Maine

4.26/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can dated 4/26/18, poured into a glass at home.

Looks like muddy apricot, virtually opaque. Modest head, some lacing.

The smell was the high point for me -- so much hops, I felt like I was standing in a brewery.

Initial taste entry was quite acidic and carbonated. Taste levels out to include citrus (grapefruit, pineapple) with a long, bitter -- but not unpleasant -- finish.

Jun 11, 2018
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wedge from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CANNED ON 04/26/18

Pours a rather murky orange color with a loose foamy head that clumps around the edges. Bold fruity hop aromas like pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and stone fruit layered with spicy herbs, wood, and pine resin. Hoppy fresh flavor: green herbs, pink grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and a bit of a raw hop attack on the back end. Smooth, medium body with frothy carbonation and a nice crispness. The sheer lupulin blast (and ABV) cuts down on the refreshment factor - quality stuff though.

May 31, 2018
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The_Epopt from Texas

4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love the super dry finish on this. Hazy, with a chance of juicy, a low amount of bitterness with a super dry finish makes me a happy Trillium drinker.

May 20, 2018
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1743 ratings