El Dorado Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

El Dorado Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleEl Dorado Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #169
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,465
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 4.94%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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El Dorado Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleEl Dorado Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Notes: This new version of our signature American Pale Ale pours a light orange haze and showcases the diversity of the El Dorado hop. An inviting, tropical nose of red grape and lime zest leads to palate bursting with flavors of hop driven pear, underripe pineapple, orange sherbet, and honeydew melon rind. Medium bodied, El Dorado FPPA features has clean finish with a grassy tingle for balance.

ABV: 6.6 %
MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15
HOPS: El Dorado, Columbus
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 33
Photo of ericstin
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a huge fan of this - a little to earthy with the El Dorado. But having a meh trillium is kind of like having bad pizza or bad sex. Pretty damned good either way. Just not the best you've had. Tastes a bit fruity, but alot of moss, dirt, grass.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 05/31/18. Served in a willi glass.

Pours a heavily hazed bronze-gold with two fingers of soft, soapy head. Retention is pretty good, leaving a thin, solid curtain of lacing.

A light, sweet, candy-like nose, lemon-lime and caramel sauce are prominent.

Taste is light and toasty, with underripe pineapple and pear, lemongrass and caramel candies. A grassy, straw-like character, faintly resinous, excellent bitterness, but with a boozy aftertaste somewhat beyond what I'd expect from 6.6% abv.

Feel is clean and quenching, medium-light bodied and brightly carbonated. Again, an unexpected boozy warmth in the gullet.

Nice. The caramel candy character was appreciated and the disproportionate booziness doesn't particularly trouble me. A worthy enough Fort Point variant.

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Photo of Damian
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Canton, MA
Canned on 05/31/18
Served in a tulip

Hazy, yellow ochre appearance. The liquid was topped by a small, sudsy, bright white head that quickly fell to a thin halo. Tiny dots of lacing trickled down the glass after each sip.

Melon notes came through strong in the aroma. Honeydew melon perhaps. There was a strong peach presence as well. Bit of apricot too. Fairly sweet overall. A bit honey-ish. Touch of citrus in the background. Juicy orange and tangerine notes were detectable.

Citrus dominated in the flavor. Tangerine came through strongest. Fairly tart and tangy. Lots of juicy orange too. Bit of peach and mango in the center. Some pineapple as well. Touch of pithy citrus rind on the finish. Candied orange peel notes were also apparent. Hint of lingering bitterness.

Outstanding creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. The liquid contained a super fine, zippy effervescence that turned pillowy soft on the palate. Lighter bodied but appropriate for the style.

This is a nice addition to the Fort Point series, but it is nothing particularly notable or markedly different from the other beers. Nevertheless, glad I gave this a try.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head leaves a crown of lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of pears, pineapples, honeydew melon, and key lime pie with some cereal grains and a touch of peppery spice.

The flavor follows the nose: Pears, melons and pineapples followed by lime and candied orange with a hint of grape skin and grassiness on the finish. There's a solid cereal malt backbone. Nicely balanced.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and smooth with a dry finish.

Overall, another great Fort Point variation. It doesn't quite match up with the others but is still far better than the best pale ales from other NE breweries. Would quaff again.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. canned on 05/31/18

Pours cloudy opaque orange gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like red grape, pears, lime zest, pineapple, tropical mango, candied citrus, orange sherbet, gummy grapefruit, honeydew melon, orchard fruit, some caramelized grain, with floral woodsy earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet red grapes, pear, lime zest, pineapple, tropical mango, candied citrus, lemon peel, orange sherbet, grapefruit, orchard fruits, honeydew melon rind, some caramelized bready grain, with dank floral woodsy spicy earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice and interesting tasting El Dorado dry hopped Fort Point pale ale.

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El Dorado Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 33 ratings