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

As usual everything Double Dry Hopped from Trillium is excellent.

Look: Nice golden pour with some cloudiness to it.

Smell: Nice smell of citrus and hops.

Taste: super grapefruit taste, not a typical pale ale taste to it at all

Feel: smooth and juicy.

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

Super-fine pale ale - the malt base is nicely featured, with fresh grain elements nicely complementing the Galaxy, Columbus and Citra (which is the dry hopped element) - fruit sugars are subdued and this has a nice dry quality to it that made it particularly clean-drinking and clean-finishing. Suggestions of grapefruit, faint lemon, and something mildly musky around the edges. Ample carbonation and smooth but crisp feel. Thoroughly hazed light gold body with a finger of foam that left some lace lines behind. 2/15/17 canning.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 1 finger ivory head that receded to a very thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: assertive, but not as intense as I expected with the dry hopping; tropical fruit with grapefruit rind;

T: follows the nose with a solid malt backbone; grapefruit rind bitterness builds from the middle through the moderately bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish;

O: some surprises for me - aroma was less intense than I expected and the bitterness level was higher than with many New England APAs; I enjoyed it;

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Photo of Kdouble
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 16 oz. can date 2/15/17 poured into Teku glass.

Look- A cloudy deep yellow citrus. A very thick white head and lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell - Predominantly grapefruit with some orange juice and other citrus mixed. The hops come through blending nicely with the fruit aroma.

Taste - Wow. Not like any pale ale I have previously had. More grapefruit than anything else, but there is some orange and maybe mango mixed in there. It all blends for a fantastic taste with the citrus.

Feel - Extremely smooth with a juicy feel. The taste lingers regardless of the time between drinks.

Overall - The best pale ale I have had. The smell and taste alone leave me wanting more.

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Photo of hasher
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can 8 weeks old. Quite a bit of carbonation. Citrus smell and moderate bitterness and smooth. Bit peppery mango. Overall great pale ale, closer to an IPA. One of my favorite trillium beers.

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Photo of MacMan1980
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like a mix of apple and orange juice with a grapefruit smell. Sediment keeps out any clarity. Taste is citrusy with a little bitterness but not harsh. Good sipping Pale Ale.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a snifter. Canned 2/15/17.

A: Pours a super hazy, pale yellowish-orange in color with a foamy, 1/2 inch, paper white head with minimal retention. Thin, white lacing throughout.

S: Huge aromas of tropical fruit and citrus consisting of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, melons, and guava with mild hints of piney hops.

T: Starts off with big notes of grapefruit and bitter orange rind followed by tropical fruit notes of pineapple, melons, passionfruit, and guava. Somewhat juicy. Finishes with big notes of piney, resinous hops that leave a palate smacking, lingering bitterness.

F: Medium bodied. Somewhat juicy. Smooth and crisp with moderate carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a great Pale Ale. Love the haziness and juiciness, which is well balanced with hoppy bitterness. Very drinkable. Glad I had the opportunity to try this one and would definitely seek it out again.

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Photo of Bobber74
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Swish-snob dropping delicious juice-bomb into a "congress street" Trillium 12 oz. tall pub glass. Wow. So nice to live in New England with the seasons, the patriots....beautiful IPAs....but I digress.
Slight onion patch from the Columbus and animal-cracker backbone with peachy-mango ripeness perfection, with a peppery-tongue tingle finish leaving a seltzer-dry crispness feel competing with the beautiful fruit sweetness. Not a soft pillowy finish, which is okay.
Snow, coldness, and ugly women keep the masses from Massachusetts. Thank God. This beer rocks! Thank you Bros for evaluating a beer in a busy restaurant that prob. did not clean their tap lines for 6 weeks. Hope all that bacteria treated your belly well. Lost total respect for your "expert opinion of hot beer denigration." Jeez, I would expect this type of behavior from mouth-breathing Jets fans....but the Bros? Et tu bros. Tom Brady 4 president, bitches!!!!!!!!

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Photo of hiphops
3.61/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

murky yellow. smells like rotten tropical fruit with onion behind it gasoline and farts. taste ok. hints of mustard and ketchup. very smooth. very thin. hazy brah

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Photo of ryno6616
4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer far exceeded my expectations.
I would never have known it was a Pale Ale if not for the can saying so. Full taste of any of the top IPAs. I Feel I don't give Trillium as much credit as maybe I should because I drink a ton of Tree House...but man, everything I have had from Trillium is spot on. This and the DDH Congress Street have been my favorites. Of course Pow Pow was incredible but that was a colab.
At any rate, you hop heads that only go for IPAs (like me) - Get it.

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Photo of LarryK
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Otherworldly flavor that incredibly manages to improve upon what is already arguably a perfect beer in regular Fort Point. When beer geeks talk about juice, this is the textbook definition, right next to Julius.

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

Galaxy is quite a hop and this beer is loaded with it. Smells like tropical fruit juice when you open the can. The taste is tropical fruit forward followed by weedy dankness and a long lightly bitter finish. yb

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Photo of afroskully
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From can dated 1/4/17. Looks like orange juice. Smells real floral and citrusy. Taste is extremely good but I think I'd rather the galaxy dry hopped version. This one has a bit more bitter finish. Overall amazing beer and so happy to have some more in my fridge.

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Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Somehow this one has eluded me for all this time. Canned 1/04/17, "some creedence tapes" says the quote, I wouldn't put any hope in getting the Creedence back.

Pours a huge fluffy frothy 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, sticky lacing, super murky milk shake tangerine color.

Nose loads of tangerine and citrus juice, clementine, a little pithy, faint grapefruit, maybe a touch of pineapple, some tropical notes with a little dankness, orange bubblegum and orange cream, getting a big pith, little papaya, some mango.

Taste brings loads more citrus and some dank tropical fruits, a hint of maybe pine but that gets drowned quickly by citrus, orange juice, a little rind, some pith, clementine, some grapefruit, some pineapple and papaya, some mango, fair bitterness, a little grassy earthy note, big creamy malt base too. Finish is dry, quite bitter, a little spicy earthy like hop, plenty more pith and a little rind, and big citrus.

Mouth is med bod, creamy, tingly carbonation.

Overall great beer, so much citrus, orange, pith, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, etc, tasty.

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Photo of tigg924
3.82/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours hazy, light orange-yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is dank wet hops, hemp, light citrus, and pale malt. Sweet start with medium body. This is just straight up dank juice. Good, but I do prefer all of the other Fort Point variations I have had. I would get this again.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 12/13/16.

Pours murky yellow with some light gold hues and a whipped but subdued head of white. Minor lacing and retention. Aromatics blast of with a large dose of tropical citrus. Orange juice spiked with grapefruit, mango, and peach. The body is medium at best but a good dose of suspended slurry lends a creamy, soft mouthfeel. The palate is bursting with zesty, pithy, and juicy hops. Orange, peach fuzz, grapefruit pulp, and mango. Zero malt with a low bitterness. A lengthy finish with plenty of juicy fruit.

Great beer. Crushable and delicious.

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Photo of beerbully
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L-Looks like orange juice..........ultra hazy, bright yellow-orange......1/2 inch head

S-Juicy tropical hop bomb, juicy fruit gum.......pineapple, orange, mango, melon, berry

T-follows the nose pineapple, orange, melon, passion fruit with a piney, resinous fresh green hop finish as the bitterness kicks in.

F-medium bodied...crisp carbonation....creamy...finish is dry

O-super beer that is extremely drinkable

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Photo of Treyliff
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a snifter

Pours a murky golden orange color with a small foamy white head. Pure resin and orange aroma up front with some fresh grassy green notes, orange and grapefruit zest. Tastes of juicy orange and grapefruit hops, resinous throughout, green and leafy, more resin on the finish with a linger of citrus and grass. Medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish. Possible the best APA I've had, absolutely delicious

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a super bright hazy/turbid pure OJ look!

Aroma starts off with a huge pineapple, mango and sweet orange and then goes into some fresh green hops, earthy dank notes and some citrus zest.

Taste is also very much dominated by pineapple and mango upfront, but then goes into pure OJ. The more it sits on my palate more of the green/fresh hop character comes out and it finishes with an orange/citrus and dank note. Super crushable!

Medium bodied, not as crisp as some Pales, fuller, creamy mouthfeel and a little more bitterness than some in the style.

Another winner! Prefer Mosaic FP to this, but this is still awesome!

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crazy hazy. Strong head to start but it's just an early showing. Has the flavour just right. Green dank citrus. Creamy mouth feel. Good carbonation. Trillium has another winner here.

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

Week old can poured into snifter.

Appearance is pale orange, super hazy, minimal head and lacing.

Aroma is dank citrus up front, little biscuit on back end .

Taste is citrus up front back end citra punch. Very solid.

Mouthfeel is super creamy , not quite treehouse level but rock solid.

This is an A-/A beer. One of best from trillium.

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Photo of brentk56
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours cloudy and honey colored, with a one inch cap; shards of lacing hang around

Smell: Very juicy, with mango, clementine orange, pineapple; a hint of crackery malt

Taste: Fruit juice forward, with mango and pineapple on the tip of the tongue; clementine orange flavors arrive, in the middle; moderate levels of bitterness build, after the swallow, with the finish being rather dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another tasty APA from Trillium

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.84/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Ugly murky grapefruit juice looking beer. Big grapefruit and citrus on the nose with plenty of sweet bread to back it up. Smells and tastes miles better than it looks. Nice to try but it didn't move me.

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4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Trillium Double Dry-Hopped Fort Point

A: Trillium's amped up version of their staple pale ale pours much hazier than a lot of their other offerings, though it is more of a hop detritus-laden Heady Topper-esque haze than the fruit smoothie of many other NE IPAs; this is welcome, as some of those can border on the ridiculous. Two fingers of snow white head sits atop the cloudy golden orange liquid, and the retention is very good. Lacing is great. This is about as far as NE IPAs should go, in this reviewer's opinion. 5/5

A: As soon as the can cracks, waves of orange juice and other assorted citrus fruit (tangerine, clementine, mandarin, and lots of Ruby grapefruit), plus some mango, hit the nose. It is difficult not to smell this beer if one is in the same room. There is also a lot of pith and plenty of green hoppiness, grassy and a little pine. Dry, crackery malt is hidden under all of that, but it is possible to parse. Intense, complex, and infinitely appetizing. 5/5

T: The taste cannot quite live up to the ridiculous aroma, but to be fair, that is an absurdly hard act to follow. There is still a fair amount of fruit here, but it has become pithy and bitter, with some of the complexity drowned out by an overwhelming grassy, piney bitterness. Orange and light mango are present, but the other elements are hidden under the almost excessive dryness and green earthiness. It is still tasty, and the dryness and near-complete lack of sweetness are in line with the APA style. This is still very good, but it is imbalanced toward bitterness, which is disappointing after the stellar aroma. 4/5

M: As per usual for Trillium, the mouthfeel is very good, though this suffers slightly for its mild astringency. It is medium, with a typically soft carbonation. There is no stickiness, and the finish is very dry. It does go a little far with the bitterness, leaving a slightly unpleasant feel, but it is nothing too extreme or off-putting. 4.25/5

O: While there is a lot to like, this is really a tale of two beers: before it gets on the palate, it is wonderful, but the relative failure in the true application of the beer makes it just very good (it is Trillium, after all, and they rarely miss). The bitterness and overly-hopped character are just too much. Still, it is refreshing, tasty, and a very good example of a highly-hopped pale ale from one of the premier brewers of the style. Pair with NAILS's "You Will Never Be One of Us," equally intense but to a fault. 4/5

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.81/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
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