Fort Point Pale Ale - Nelson Double Dry Hopped
Trillium Brewing Company

Fort Point Pale Ale - Nelson Double Dry HoppedFort Point Pale Ale - Nelson Double Dry Hopped
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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #21
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,225
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
210
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 11, 2022
Added:
Oct 20, 2016
Wants:
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Gots:
  24
SCORE
96
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Fort Point Pale Ale - Nelson Double Dry HoppedFort Point Pale Ale - Nelson Double Dry Hopped
Notes: This new version of our signature American pale ale is dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. Enticingly hazy and blonde in appearance, the nose erupts with aromatics of lime zest, grape jam, and white peach. Flavors of tart citrus, white grape juice and stonefruit permeate the palate, balanced by a soft mouthfeel and dry finish.

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

HOPS: Nelson Sauvin, Columbus
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Ratings by KCUnited:
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Reviewed by KCUnited from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pint can dated 10/20/16 - poured into a tulip

Look: Orange opaque
Smell: Melon, crushed grape, tropical fruit, hint of peach
Taste: Citrus, mango, and peach up front giving way to a bit of wet grass and a hint of pepper
Feel: Super soft, juicy mouthfeel
Overall: Nice balance of bitterness that really shined as it warmed. Light, fluffy mouthfeel made this highly drinkable.
Nov 04, 2016
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Rated: 4.18 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Classic Nelson white grape, tropical and stone fruit, ripe citrus, slight spicy grassy herbal notes, a bit floral, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Tropical and exotic fruit, classic gooseberry, plus pineapple, slightly underripe mango, guava, apricot, peach, white grape, and passion fruit, citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon lime, a bit resinous, slight grassy herbal notes, floral, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Just a touch on the lighter side of medium body, moderately lively carbonation, soft on the palate.

O: It feels a little wrong trying a variant before the original, but this is what happened to show up at my bottle shop out of the blue, so I snapped it up.
Really nicely done beer. You get all the classic Nelson goodness, but that counter punch of Columbus adds just the right complimentary balance and depth.
Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Basic, flavorful and at the roots for everything else that they do, Trillium does the haze as well as anyone else, and their pale ale is always on point. With the additional double dry hopping regimen of Nelson Sauvin hops and this beer takes on a new, and nearly winey, life.

So the Double Dry-Hop version of Fort Point kicks off with a similarly rich and milky taupe pour as its original recipe, and also carrying the same turbid silted appearance. As a lofty and foamy cap builds, a bold collection of fruity perfume garner the praise of citrus, vinous fruit, tropical fruit and melon with a vanilla-like soothing scent. Sweet on the early palate, the beer's introductory flavors are still rife with cereal, cream, starch and honeysuckle.

Then the hops simply bloom on the middle palate with the vinous and citrusy flavors popping with tangerine, white grape, white grapefruit and lemon. Following up, the tropical flavors of pineapple, papaya and passionfruit add an exotic tanginess to lead into an herbal finish of verbena, green tea, sassafras, lemon pepper and spruce with a juiciness of honeydew and winey spice to keep everything together.

Medium light in body, the beer dries out wonderfully for a malty-dry and slightly tart finish that sides with dryness only slightly. A minty fresh finish is highlighted by a gentle and smoothly bitter hop finish with a gentle aftertaste of grape skins.
Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Balanced and drinkable. The Nelson comes through in a solid pale ale. Can't hold up to IPAs and DIPAs but I appreciate the lower ABV. Why can't they make super flavor without so much alcohol?
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured on 5/4/2022 from a 16oz can that was purchased at the brewery on 5/1/2022 into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a hazy deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong floral and dank hops, juicy citrus and tropical fruits and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste likewise starts out with a nice strong burst of floral and dank hops bitterness that is quickly followed by juicy and sweet flavors of citrus and tropical fruits. The malt character is on the light side and brings an excellent balance. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent NE-style hop bomb to pound down for a very long time.
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- The tallboy pours into a gueuze glass with a cloudy golden orange body. The beer resembles a juice of some sort in appearance besides the fluffy two finger cap that has nice retention. Sheets of lacing decorate the glass.

S- Juicy and dank aroma that captures soft stone fruits as well as the signature zest of Nelson, big time. Pineapple juice, dank weed, melon, grape, mango and onion. A touch of softer citrus like tangerine and clementine comes to mind. Hints of pale grains.

T- Moves a bit away from the juicy fruits and more towards the zesty and spicy intensity of the Nelson on the palate. Massive waves of dank weed, green onion, grapes, clementine zest and pineapple. A touch of whole grains, lime and a light sweetness.

MF- Light to medium bodied brew that has some decent heft to it in terms of texture. The beer takes on a foamy and creamy smoothness with a very high level of carbonation. Ends dry with a spicy bitterness.

Dank and fruity Pale Ale that, at least in this particular batch, really shows off what Nelson is all about.
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by crobinso from Colorado

Sep 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by BeerBucks from New York

Sep 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a can dated 3/23/21 into a tulip glass.

L = hazy yellow, decent fluffy white head and lacing/retention on the glass
S = white grape, citrus zest, kiwi
T = more white grape, kiwi, nice light aftertaste
F = light, wet
O = pretty good version of Fort Point, but not my favorite. I did enjoy the Nelson hops being on display, which I feel like I don’t see around very often
Apr 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by Khaack from New York

Apr 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by TheWolf from Delaware

Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Apr 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.67 by mattst from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Trillium Brewery in Canton for about fifteen dollars. Canned on date of 3/23. My twenty second brew from these guys. This is absolutely excellent.
Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Mar 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 12/14/16; drank 12/29/16 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

Minimal bright white head; minimal lace.

Pineapple, fresh ganja, banana & mango notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana & mango flavors up front; pineapple bite on the finish.

A bit dry & mild, but this was an above average brew.
May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by Diura from New York

Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Fresh can poured into a fluted snifter.

Aroma is the best feature of this beer. Fort Point is one of my favorite base brews and it plays well with multiple hop varieties. The base beer allows the hop profiles to be tasted and smelled without a lot of other flavors in the way.

Hazy yellow straw, thick aroma of citrus and white wine, some soft delicate fruits in the flavor including peach or apricot.

Feel is soft and smooth, light background bitterness over medium body and just under moderate carbonation.

I enjoy all FP. Galaxy and DDH still are my favorites, but this hop adds an interesting dynamic. Refreshing and tasty.
Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Has the same basic features as all the other fort poi t beers which is a great thing. The grape/white wine of Nelson gives an really interesting twist.
Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque, murky orange-gold, much like pineapple juice. Two finger silky biscuit head that settles quickly, lacing is sparse.

The aroma is fairly strong with some citrus notes along with a more tart stone fruit smell, likely from the Nelson hops. There is an earthy must that creeps in as the beer settles and warms up. Not a fan of that but it is not terribly strong so it;s okay with me.

Taste is full and rich with a blend of orange and tangerine up front that gives way to a dry grape-ish tartness in the finish. Very clean and pleasant.

Feel is very soft with low bitterness and a bit of seltzer up front. Very fresh feeling!

This is a very well crafted beer. Fort Point is near my top from them. I'm not a huge fan of the grape flavors that Nelson hops impart but I think it is done very sensibly in this case and I am not finding myself hung up on it. So in that sense this beer is well balanced.
Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by cmurphy7 from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Jul 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Strohm from New York

Jul 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by JoeLev from Ohio

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Bought a can at the Fort Point location. The beer is a thick, bright orange appearance with a small head. Orange citrus is quite apparent with the aromas but I could also sense melon and pineapple. Taste follows the nose; bitter and sweet with orange juice citrus. This was a dense beer, almost pulp-like, but somehow it’s refreshing at the same time. Not sure how they balanced that but they did it. Overall, incredible body and great appearance and aromas.
Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Jul 13, 2018
Fort Point Pale Ale - Nelson Double Dry Hopped from Trillium Brewing Company
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