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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleDouble 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 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: Galaxy, Columbus

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Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 1,041
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pours cloudy yellowish color looks like grapefruit juice, nice thick white head great lacing.

Smell - Wow it smells alot like grapefruit juice too, very fresh juicy orange and grapefruit smell. Nice hop notes and very juicy.

Taste - Like no pale ale I have tried, more like a glass of juice. Grapefruit, mango, orange peel perfect hoppiness. Excellent blend of flavors.

Feel - Medium body sort of coats the mouth like a juice, very smooth great feel.

Overall - This is amazing, perfect taste and smell best pale ale ever!!!

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Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 08/12/16.

Pours hazy pale orange with a half-inch off-white head that remains as a thick ring and leaves strands of lace. The smell is of tropical fruit, citrus and faint pine. The taste follows with juicy pineapple and mango, bitter grapefruit and a hint of pine on the finish. Full texture with crisp carbonation.

Thanks Ed!

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Photo of chuckwn
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the finest beer I have ever tasted. It takes the East Coast pale ale style and raises it to a new level. I live in the land of Pliney but this blows all that away.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks yellow gold in the glass. The aroma gives you hints of papaya and citrus. The taste gives you hints of mango and grapefruit. Sweet on the front end with not too much bitterness on the back end. Feel is medium and not overly carbonated. Overall this is one of the better beers from trillium that I have tried so far.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 10/5/16

A: Tangerine gold with some milky honey - super hazy, murky, and turbid, above average even for Trillium's standards - pours with a bright white head, fades to a small, frothy collar and a wispy cap

S: A juice bomb - potent but soft citrus, with juicy, fleshy tangerine and floral grapefruit - lightly dank, herbal, touch of grass - stone fruit, with ripe, juicy peach - straight-up hop pellets - lime - juicy tropical notes with some mango, pineapple, melon, passion fruit - lightly bready, lightly sweet malts at the base

T: Forget beer, this is a hop smoothie - lots of citrus, with some tangerine and orange - flesh and juice - lime zest and juice - herbal, resinous hops, decidedly green - peach and a solid array of tropical flavors, with mango, melon, and hints of passion fruit - low bitterness - touch of earth - soft, pale, mostly nonexistent malts

M: Medium body, very smooth, a touch chewy and fuzzy from the abundance of hops, not from malts, finishes with lingering hoppiness

O: How do you tweak an excellent beer? More hops!

Double Dry Hopped Fort Point is categorically different than Fort Point Pale Ale. Why? Because one is a beer, and one is basically a fruit smoothie. The bonus round of hops here is nice, but I actually prefer the remarkably refreshing and drinkable aspects of the original. DDHFP is an experience more than something I would want to drink every day.

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Photo of kevanb
4.02/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, poured into a 12oz chalice. Enjoyed on 8.24.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a turbid and hazy orange color, a finger of white head with good retention and nice lace. The aroma is pleasant, green overripe hops, floral, citrusy and tropical with some mineral water and doughy malt, distinctive Trillium character. The flavors are again, super hoppy, overly so, a theme I am noticing with Trillium now, green, grassy, earthy, piney and herbaceous while some floral character and light fruitiness help to balance this a bit, while a bit of sweet malt comes out. The mouthfeel is good, medium body, lively carbonation, very coating with a soft but dry finish.

Verdict: A nice pale ale from Trillium, but I definitely prefer the Galaxy dry hopped version and even the base version to this beer. Perhaps a pound of two of hops too many for this beer, but this is still a nice pale ale, lots of flavor and still refreshing.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into a Surly teku. Bottled 9/13/16.

Beer is a typical muddy NE Ipa. Nose is huge notes of citrus, papaya and a dank, at the same time resiny and fruity hop bitterness. Beer opens orange, grapefruit and grass. Light, citrus and fresh cut grass bitterness in the middle with orange rind and a light bark. More citrus and piney hop presence at the finish. Great balance. Feel is soft, dry and quenching. Couldn't ask for more here.

It's amazing the amount of flavor Trillium is able to pack into a 6.6% offering. Excellent!

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

Absolutely delicious. Balanced. Bright mango, lime, clementine nose. Nice backing sweetness. Full mouthfeel that remains light. Crisp and juicy throughout.

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Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pounder can packaged a week ago poured into a stange appears like clouded orange juice with a finger of white froth.

Aroma is citrusy and quite fruity with hops. No very complex or pungent by double dry hop standards but adequate aroma exists.

Tastes juicy with citrus hops, pulpy pith and rinds. Slight bitterness and hints of grass and husky grain.

Light in body with modest carbonation. This has a bit of a chalky feel to it but overall its solid and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into can glass I believe canned on 8/9

A: Big soapy white head, turbid almost neon orange body

S: Citrus, pineapple, ripe melon, lemon, grass

T: Taste follows the nose with a nice sweetness and almost no bitterness to speak of.

M: Creamy chewy almost thick.

O: Outstanding Pale ale that really is more of an IPA. This beer is a fruit bomb with such a lush mouthfeel. If you ever have the opportunity do not pass this up.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can. Pours cloudy pale orange with finger white head that fades and coats the glass with bubbly lace. Juicy tropical aroma jumps from the glass, impressive. Taste starts out juicy with tropical pineapple and mango flavors. The hops come in mid-sip, grapefruit peel combined with earthy herbal notes. Super dry finish with bitterness that fills the back of the mouth, in a good way. Medium semi-soft feel. This is one outstanding brew, maybe my favorite by Trillium so far.

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Photo of JTF_011
4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hazy light orange/yellow glass of juice, not too much of a head for me

Juicy, quenching, resiny, distinct flavor that is exploding with flavor in the nose.

Hops come through strong but not overpowering and mesh well with and compliment the citrus.

Super crushable.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy orange yellow color with no clarity or vision of anything.

Smell: Resiny pine, herbal, earthy, tropical, lemon, citrus, and grassy hops followed by caramel, wheaty, bready, and biscuity malts.

Taste: Awesome hop flavor. Juicy, tasty, and lasting hop flavor. Nice malt bill, some chewy notes, and light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, light bitterness, medium carbonation, lots of flavor, very tasty, and enjoyable.

Overall: Yeah, I like this version of Fort point too. Definitely looking forward to the next batch.

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Photo of lic217
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Turbid, nice white head with lacing
Smell: Tropical hops, pineapple, orange, slight spice/pine (as I smell it, it becomes increasingly hard to differentiate the smells and it becomes one overwhelming tropical smell)
Taste: Same as smell, but as I drink it, I just start tasting tropical hops. Starts with a mild sweetness and ends with a pleasant bitterness
Feel: smooth feel, almost creamy like, light carbonation.
Overall: A great beer, but as I drink it, I get less complexity, which is a dissapointing...

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice cloudy orange haze of citrus juice. Nose is amazing. Just wanted to enjoy the pungent aroma. Creamy with subtle hoppy taste and follows the nose. Like a less sweet full flavor jamba juice orange dream machine smoothy perfectly turned into summer beer! Read all the buzz and yep spot on.

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

Really hazy, milky looking peach color with off-white head. Aroma has apricot and mango juice with some grass on top. Tater starts really juicy with lots of tropical fruits. Finish has a quite light bitterness with dry aftertaste. Medium body with really smooth mouthfeel. Excellent beer, one of the best pale ales I ever had.

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Photo of gibgink
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had canned version. Very well done pale ale, with the citrus notes outshining the bitterness on the back end. In essence, this mimics a well done IPA. Almost creamy finish. Would love to try again.

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Photo of benetoh
4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes awesome and smells great. I know that the hazy beers are in, but these cans have about an inch of undrinkable sludge in the bottom. Come on Trillium, you have to draw the line somewhere.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 8/12/16. All 16 ounces poured into a large tulip glass.

It looks like pulp free orange juice. Very turbid/murky yellow orange with a foamy white cap.

Aroma jumps out of the glass. Tons of tropical citrus and floral hops. If you threw a red grapfruit, a mango, and a handful of hops you just grabbed off the bine into a blender with a few flowers from a hibiscus it is what I would imagine it smelling like.

The flavors are insane! Mango, papaya/cantelope/melon, spicy pineapple, and a boquet of flowers along with some slightly sweet, Club Cracker malts. There is a lot of crisp/zesty rind like bite along with a big punch of bitterness, but the bitterness never lingers. It closes out with a very grainy and fruity aftertaste.

The body is so light and airy, while being almost chewy at the same time. Very, very soft and delicate.

While this one might be Zombie Dust like and flirt with the IPA distiction at times, I feel in the end it really is a pale overall, and easily one of the best I have ever had. Better than Sue, Mo, and many others. I must try

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Photo of DontWorryHaveaHomebrew
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

DDH really makes Fort Point sing by giving it the extra aroma and nice bite to balance all the tropical fruits. I definitely get a sort of lime zest here in addition to what other reviews say. Reminds me of DDH Sleeper except it has Citra/Galaxy with the Columbus instead of El Dorado with the Columbus.

Bless JC, Esther, and the fine folks at Trilliium and the capacity at new Canton facility. It's like Alchemist and Tree House, but with so much variety and so much less drama/hassle (still need to work a little for it though - and that's OK with me). My wife and I had dinner with JC and Esther at a 1-year anniversary dinner event thing, and they are such nice people and are doing everything right in my book. You need to visit Trillium if you ever come to Boston area.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything you would expect out of a Trillium double dry hopped pale ale. Excellent aromas flowing from the glass with all the flavors to back them up. Absolutely delicious

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours the same beautifully opaque gold as most of Trillium's other DDH offerings with a fluffy white head. There's a big floral nose with subtle notes of citrus and tropical fruit. The taste is fruit juice up front balanced by a dank earthy finish. Definitely some bite on the back end. The mouthfeel is ideal and the Citra and Galaxy both shine through nicely.

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Photo of Drel
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has the color and look that all beers should strive for. Amazingly orange and opaque. Taste is just as citrusy as the color alludes to. Had been waiting to try this one for awhile now and it doesn't disappoint

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Photo of jjdc
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is cuties, fresh cut grass and pine tree air freshners. Some brewers go all in on the the fruity hop flavors, but Trillium always works the full range of hop flavors from citrus to hay and flowers and resin. This is a stunning example.

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

One of my favorite Trilliums. Seriously delicious and with such a great depth of fruit flavor that you forget it’s a pale. When I think back to what my perception of a pale ale was when I first got into craft beer, it isn't even in the same league as this.

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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