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:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
100
Ranked #71
Avg:
4.59 | pDev: 5.66%
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
1,705
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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: 197 | Ratings: 1,705 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of stevoj
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.

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Photo of Blackrobe
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.

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Photo of Damasen
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.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
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.

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Photo of vikingpillager
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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Photo of npolachek
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%.

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Photo of Naughead
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!

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Photo of brewme
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.

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Photo of Zach_Attack
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.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
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.

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Photo of Vidblain
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!

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Photo of Beer_Maineiac
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.

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Photo of wedge
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.

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Photo of The_Epopt
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.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

World-class indeed! Beautiful complexity, a flavor dance both juicy and bitter. Gorgeous hazy look in the glass, a grapefruit smell the second you pop the top. An eye-closer on every sip.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: This is an attack of Pineapple right away. Pineapple juice, fresh pineapple. After all the pineapple more tropical fruit comes along. It is reminiscent of a tropical stone fruit cocktail. Mango, papaya, peach, pear. It’s has like a liquified sugary syrup note that really helps hammer home that canned fruit cocktail thing. A touch of really sweet juicy mandarin oranges. Also a really bright note of zesty grapefruit and white bread crust. The beer smells ridiculously good!

Taste: The beer follows the nose with a tidal wave of pineapple just bombarding my taste buds. There is also some mango, peach, and pear that follows behind all that pineapple. The tropical and stone fruit notes transition into the mid palette. This liquified sugar and honey sweetness shows up and helps bring back that fruit cocktail thing that was picked up on the nose. There is also a really faint note of white bread crust. As the beer moves into the finish it let’s you know it is a beer. More grapefruit zest and orange peel come through then the nose leads on and adds a noticeable bitterness. Also there is a good amount of grassiness and some of that hop burn that is present sometimes in Trillium beers. That hop burn lingers a bit in the aftertaste and takes away from this beer some. But overall this taste really good.

Feel: Medium bodied. With a light to moderate amount of creaminess. The beer is crisp on the tongue as well. Also this has a really long finish with all the flavors the beer has to offer just lingering on the tongue. The long finish takes away from the drink ability a little bit, but that’s not something that really matters.

Overall: This is a borderline world class beer. The hop burn in the finish is what’s holding me back some and takes it away from being a top, top level beer. The hop burn is something I get sometimes in trillium beers for some reason. Still this is a great beer that I would drink anytime it was offered to me.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a turbid orange with a one finger fizzy white head. Nice amount of soay lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, pineapple and mango.

T - The taste is orange, mango, pineapple, apricot and some light resinous hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft crisp finish.

O - Another amazing ipa from Trillium. The flavors are a perfect balance of bright and juicy citrus and resinous hops.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is so well balanced, and very drinkable. Not as much of a novelty as a lot of the ddh juice bombs. Balanced citrus, spicy and lightly malty. Amazingly refreshing!!

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

On draft at Trillium Canton.

Orange juice, hazy golden orange goodness. Quarter inch of foamy head that sits on top. Not too much residual lace.

Sweet, tropical. Citrus, mango, wonderful.

Still getting lots of citrus, but met with a balance of spicy present hops and lingering bitterness. Great balance.

Good effervescent carb, juicy mouthfeel.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A; hazy pale orange amber color with a thin vibrant white head

S: creamsicle, sweet orange, mango, apricot and sweet fluffy malt

T: just like the nose. Sweet citrus, a touch of grapefruit, mango, apricot and pineapple. Creamsicle and more sweet blood orange. Finish has a touch of flat sweetness and earthy hops

M: very fluffy pillowy mouthfeel with almost no carbonation

O: awesome NEIPA. This could be a standard. Fluffy and sweet with no real bitterness. Easy to drink and delicious

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Photo of SuchBeerWow
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don’t often rate beers, actually I never rate beers, but I felt I had to for this beer. I love everything about it. Taste, smell, look and even the price isn’t bad (so long as you get it from their brewery and not a second hand liquor store on the west coast). I’ve had a lot of beers in my 8 years of craft drinking and this ranks near the top of not the very top of my list of all time beers. If my sisters didn’t already live in Boston I’d consider flying back east just for this beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to colby600 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11/13/17

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple), nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Julius! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Bill!

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy Orange color at the pour, with a large head that is fairly thin. Smell is amazing - you could smell this beer across the room at open. Taste is pineapple with a nice hop bite at the end. Creamy body that fits the beer nicely. I'd say it's my favorite APA I've except for maybe DDH PseudoSue, though at 6.6% this is an APA in name only.

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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1705 ratings