Fort Point Pale Ale - Mosaic Dry Hopped
Trillium Brewing Company

Fort Point Pale Ale - Mosaic Dry HoppedFort Point Pale Ale - Mosaic Dry Hopped
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #6
Ranked #164
4.51 | pDev: 5.99%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Fort Point Pale Ale - Mosaic Dry HoppedFort Point Pale Ale - Mosaic Dry Hopped
Notes: With this distinctively dank Fort Point variant we feature Mosaic in the dry hop. Pouring a faintly cloudy, canary gold, Mosaic Fort Point emits a fragrant nose of herbal-woodsy hop, passion fruit, and zesty meyer lemon. Thirst quenching flavors of juicy mango, peppy citrus, and earthy hop entwine on the palate with the familiar biscuity mouthfeel, medium body, and bone dry finish of our signature pale ale.

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

HOPS: Mosaic, Columbus
Reviews: 151 | Ratings: 1,291 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Wapes from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I have to differ from the crowd on this review… I found this to have a so-so taste nondescript smell and a somewhat disagreeable pine aftertaste. Maybe it was a bad batch. Got it on April 25, 2020 from the Canton brewery.

Apr 26, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly murky starburst dark orange with a finger and a half of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is earthy, citrusy, tropical fruity hops with a sprig of bready and earthy malts. Together it nets out a modestly sweet aroma. Flavor profile is tropical fruits and citrus packed in front of a lightly rindy, earthy, herbal hop blend. Hops are stacked on top of bready and earthy malts. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a very soft carbonated texture. Overall, fun and playful with slightly rindy earthy, citrusy hops that keep it drinking smooth and balanced. Not a typical juice bomb.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

Jan 26, 2020
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can dated 11/12/19 into a pint glass. Pours a very murky, nearly opaque brownish yellow with about a finger of white head. Not much retention or lacing to speak of. Strong smells of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste follows the nose, mostly pineapple with some hop bitterness and citrus tang. Pretty soft mouthfeel. Overall, another great brew from Trillium!

Dec 14, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can, dated 7/11/19, been in my fridge since then

hazy, mostly opaque medium yellow color, foamy white head. aroma is nice well rounded fruity hop aroma - orange, papaya, mango. taste is similar, somewhat sweet, but with an underlying medium bitterness. medium bodied.

Aug 16, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beers pours hazy orange with moderate white head. Not super thick hazy like some NE styles. But you can't see thru it.
Big smells of that vegetal onion mosaic pineapple that is typical from that hop. The flavor follows the nose. All Mosaic. Kind of disappointing because the dry hopping over powered the entire beer. It is a mosaic bomb unfortunately, and I do not love that hop.
Love the Galaxy version of this

Aug 13, 2019
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 05/06/19 and picked up at the Fort Point/Seaport brewery. Nose and flavor are inviting and delicious, with lots of those Mosaic qualities. Pine, pungent citrus fruit like mango, and fresh spring grassy goodness. Soooo smooth and creamy in the finish and feel. One of the finest examples of a properly-hopped APA with everything you look for in the style and in a craft beer in general. One of those beers you could drink every day without complaints.

May 25, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yeah, this is old as the date on the bottom of the can read 10/4/17 and yes, I have a ton of beer to get through here at my house. With that being said, I wasn't sure why this was rated so high. Maybe it's the name on the label or the nature of the hopping but overall, this was an average beer that didn't stand out in any particular way to me, even if there was hardly any sediment from it being in my basement for all this time...

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a deep apricot with enough fluffy head to top it off. Quite cloudy, only a bit of sediment floated in it and hardly any light got in around the edges. Very little soapy lacing was seen along the back of my pint glass as I worked my way through this, which was a bit of a surprise. Loads of Mosaic, dankness, grass, and forest in the muted nose as they all came through in the taste. Nothing heavy here and the Barley stood out more than anything else in the taste, as this felt quite full but uninspiring at the same time. A lack of easily discernible bitterness stood out to me as this went right down and although it wasn't bad, it needed quite a bit more to stand out from Trillium's other offerings that I've had.

Not a lot of booze here either as this was the epitome of what a generic American Pale Ale is, in my eyes. I need to get a fresh can of this but given how well their other offerings have held up well over time, this one was a bit of a letdown. I prefer the regular Fort Point and know that it's me, and not them, when it comes to how low I rated this. Needs another go before I fully write it off!

Mar 21, 2019
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Vidblain from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I've been on and off with mosaic for a few years now - I'm a fan of how soft it makes a beer, and Fort Point is no exception. This beer also exemplifies the mosaic effect - it's quite green and grassy, and while that's great, I am not sure that I get the hype. The beer is quite drinkable and tasty, but it's certainly no Citra-hopping.

Jan 12, 2019
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kids! Always bring back Trillium when you visit Boston! Like you didn’t know that. 16 oz. can dated 10/4/18.

The pour is thick, phlegm-like yellow that smells like grapefruit perfume cut with pine. Not bad.

Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point leans hard enough into grapefruit it might fall out of the car. Grapefruit for kilometers, kiwi, spring florals, touch of mint, with a nice bitter finish. Dry. Easy enough to drink, which might be its calling card.

I can’t speak for the masses (but I will anyways), but this appears to be a classic case of “this is Trillllllium!”-itis. A good, solid beer, but nothing to rise above many others, especially with all the genuinely excellent beers in their portfolio.

Nov 11, 2018
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Jon for hooking me up with this one!

Pint can dated 10/04/18 pink dot. Poured into a tulip at 44f

Pours a pretty hazy, rich honey golden, with a fluffy, two-finger ever-so-slightly off-white head, slowly slinking down to small patchy islands of film, and a little collar. Some spotty lacing. Absolutely beautiful color.

Nose is dank dank dank Mosaic hops. That dark fruit/berry aroma, with a big impression of passionfruit and over-ripe mango. Some Meyer lemon action in there as well. Sweet, dank, and tropical fruity. Very Mosaic.

Palate is very dank. There is a fragile malt backbone, providing just a touch of sweetness, but the hops are the star of the show here. The malt here is just enough of a platform to securely showcase the huge Mosaic dry hopping headline. Big dankness. That passionfruit is much more muted on the palate, with more of a berry/starfruit/mango vibe. It is still fruity, but the scale is tipped way in favor the dank side. A very restrained bitterness comes in towards the finish, taking this fruity dankness, and drying it out to chalky proportions. Balanced. Uber hoppy. This drinks way more like an IPA than an APA.

Mouthfeel is crisp, but medium bodied. It has some good heft to it. A lot of body for the ABV. It's soft and super juicy up front, and then the dryness comes in on the finish, drying it out very fast. Carbonation is medium and strong, and gives it a little bit of lift.

Overall, this is a fantastic pale ale. It has so much flavor. I don't think you could make this anymore flavorful. The Mosaic dry-hopping is great. The quintessential essence of Mosaic. The nose is to die for, and the feel is great. Absolute Mosaic flavor bomb. My first offering from Trillium, and I'm impressed. Scored a touch low, because I still have some killer beers to review (Galaxy Cutting Tiles) and I didn't want to over-rate myself into a corner. This is fantastic. If you love Mosaic like I do, you need this.

Oct 28, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another winner from Trillium, this looks good, smells delicious and has a ton of citrus notes that showcase grapefruit, clementine, guava, orange peel, lemon, tangerine, biscuit, toasted grains, faint caramel and piney notes. Well balanced and smooth, delicious as usual.

Jun 23, 2018
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MrRB from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice APA. Slightly pinkish in color and very fruity, with melon and passionfruit standing out on the nose and palate. Nice soft texture. Delicious and quaffable, though it escapes me why this beer is rated higher than many of their other IPAs and DIPAs on this website.

Mar 31, 2018
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ChipChaight from New York

4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from the brewery in Fort Point in Boston, MA, whilst in town for EBF. Pours a hazy bright orange with a white fluffy head and soft lacing, smells like guava-peach grape must and pine resin dipped citrus candy, taste is biscuity malt sweetness with hints of nectarine and tangerine, finishes with a mildly bitter white wine mustiness, light bodied. A dry and fruity pale ale.

Feb 11, 2018
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CNoj012 from New York

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a cloudy, deep golden orange color with a creamy, frothy, bright white head. Retention is excellent and there are many webs and rings of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is grapefruit, herbal earthiness, lemon, tangerine and mango.

Taste follows suit, but the fruit mixed with the herbal, earthiness and bitterness seems to get muddled a little bit. It is still very good, but not as robust as the smell suggested.

Feel is light and crisp with a dry finish. There is a slight stickiness on the finish as well from the hop oils.

Overall this is a very good beer. Not my favorite version of Fort Point, but still very enjoyable.

Feb 07, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11/15. A nice murky honey-tea color with a tall, tall poofy head of 3 fingers. Tons of gobs of lace left behind.

Such a refreshing nose. Should be made into a summer candle. Effervescence of pear, spritzer, honey, apple, melon, and lemon float up to the nose in an ocean wave-like wafting. Ever so slight dank at the tail end of the nose.

Flavor is juicy, although I can tell it has faded just a touch as there's some notes that I can sense the shadow of but not quite full-on. Nice pineapple, banana peel, oranges, bubble gum, starfruit, and mango all form together for a soft but easy profile.

Feel is creamy and soft all the way, and has a nice resiny touch at the finish.

Overall, I've had more than my fair share of Trillium beers and they possess a softness and supple quality that no other brewer has yet to accomplish. Such a treat. Love my Trilliums.

Feb 02, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy yellow gold with nice white foamy head and sticky lacing.
N: Hops, citrus, floral, and biscuit.
T: Follows the nose, very clean and refreshing Pale Ale.
M: Medium
O: This is a very nice APA, clean and loaded with flavor.

Jan 16, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/15/17 Opened on 12/6/17

Pours out a rather sexy orange hued gold with yellow highlights. Hazy...practically opaque with a white, bubbly foam matter that fizzles slow. Only the slightest scattering of foam andva minimal but present ring around tge edge of the glasd remains.

The nose is overwhelmed by dank hops....freshly crushed up whole cone hops, very earthy....wet forest on a mid july morning, herbal and spicy, hefty grains of the harvest, lightly sweet fruity notes, grandma's spice rack and a sweet, but light honey bite from the malt. Extraordinary.

This Pale Ale certainly gives many ipa's a "run for the money" in hop-complexity. A very freshly harvested hop flavor proves to be impressive, green, leafy veggies, mango, starfruit, pineapple juice all seem to be within the earthy and herbal dominated hop affect. Spring water and herbal malty flavor seems rather odd....herbs, veggies and hearty grains make up the pale malt flavor. Tangy wheat malt with seriously sweet and sour fruits and herbs sums it up well. A very low...almost void-of bitterness style hop edge seems just a bit strange. Thr hops seem very fresh, but also mild in the finish, perhaps an effect of tge mosaic strain being the dry hopped choice?

Layers of flavor's from the hops happen in subtle ways, from tropical juice of starfruit and pineapple, to earthy, sour herbs. The layers are also obvious in the mouthfeel, juicy medium body, dry and peppery middle with a long, malty and juicy finish.

Favorite aspect is the seriously fresh tasting hop complexity, with earthy and non-bitter tropucal fruit notes. A very melliw vibe with multiple layers of complexity. Odd and interesting.

Dec 06, 2017
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NickandToni from New York

4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thank you to my friends at Carmine Street Tap Room. I will always patronize an establishment that just does't sell beer, they love it.

There is something pleasant about balancing the undeniable greatness of bitterness. This is something that Trillium might do better than any other brewer. Bitter is the quintessential taste that complexity finds in mastery. Well done.

L: Thick like honey appearance
S: Tropical almost cherry served the middle of a grapefruit
T: Great fruity upfront, lingers to bitter rinds of melon, to a hint of dough, to the last drops of squeezed by hand creme
brûlée grapefruit finish
F: Lighter than I expected, almost session like. Clean, with dank undertones
O: Trillium is a masterful brewery, this mosaic dry hopped Fort Point pale ale is a highlight in my beer repertoire.

A special note: Somehow, Trillium with their simplistic use of generic canning, with a stick and peel label, wins the packaging award of 2017.

Nov 30, 2017
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keith40 from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can purchased at the brewery dated 11/15/17. Hazy orange color and a fruity/hoppy nose. Flavors such as peach, mango, pineapple and a touch of grapefruit come through. A very tasty, smooth and enjoyable beer with very little bitterness on the finish. One of our favorite Trillium offerings.

Nov 30, 2017
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
16 oz can, dated 10/4/17, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger white head.

S- Really big and abrasive hops, tropical fruits, citrus zest, mango, grapefruits.

T- Citrus/citrus zest, tropical fruits, piney finish, kind of weak compared to the other Fort Points I’ve tried.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid beer, but falls short of a lot of other beers Trillium brews.

Nov 21, 2017
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Rristow from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from can. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma is lemon, herbal and some tropical notes. Well balanced. Flavors of citrus, a little pine and some melon and other tropical notes. Awesome pale ale.

Nov 15, 2017
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazed dark orange with a finger-and-a-half of antique white head. Thick lacing. Mango, peach and a peppery-burnt-herbal thing in the nose. Similar tasting with a sweet tea impression on the back end. Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Not my favorite in this series. 10/4/17 canned on date.

Nov 07, 2017
PASSWORDisTAC0 from Alabama

4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Went to Boston from Alabama with the express goal of getting the New England IPA experience (this is an APA I know). Almost every IPA lived up to their hype; however, I must say this one was riding Trillium's hype train. That said, everything else from Trillium nailed it.
Look: Moderately hazy darker orange with several smaller floaties. Only Trillium beer tried with any distinguishable sediment. Still a very pretty beer.
Smell: Citrus and earthy flowers. No grass or weed.
Taste: Citrus with significant bitterness. Not the juiciness found in their other beers.
Feel: Great light body for an APA. Almost heavy enough for a lighter IPA.
Overall: Definitely a great beer. No doubt there. I must say, after having their other beers, Trillium offers significantly better. One issue was that there was no date on the can, but it was bought directly from the brewery so assumed a couple weeks old maximum.
If anyone in the Southeast would like to know what this is like, go grab a can of Tropicalia from Creature Comforts. That's what came to mind while drinking it.

Nov 02, 2017
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RedhawkPoke from Oklahoma

4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Body is a very orange juice colored body. There wasn't much head or lacing in the beginning. Enough carbonation to keep a small head and a light lacing while drinking. Color is good but head/lacing is lacking.

S: Big fruity smells out of the can. Grapefruit seems to be the predominant smell. Also picking up some oranges and lemons. Very good aromas.

T: The tastes mimick the smell well. However, the oranges seem to overpower the grapefruit.

M: Very soft mouthfeel. Easy drinking beer. The carbonation has a slight tingle/burn feel to it. Flavors of this one hide the booze well.

O: Very good beer. Only thing missing is the head/lacing on the appearance.. Everything else about the beer is top notch.

Oct 29, 2017
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From an undated can (which I bought at the brewery 2 days ago, so assuming it's very fresh), pours a deep, hazy orange. Minimal head and lacing. Smell is incredibly complex, with a big blast of strawberries, followed by passionfruit, orange, tangerine, lemon and mango.

Taste is initially a huge hit of fresh pink grapefruit, like fresh-squeezed juice, before transitioning to a parade of other citrus and tropical fruits. Earthy notes, a hint of malt. Big, dry, wonderfully bitter finish. Feel is on the light side. Of all the beers I had from a recent trip to Trillium, this is my favorite. Wish I'd bought more.

Oct 21, 2017
Fort Point Pale Ale - Mosaic Dry Hopped from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1291 ratings