Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #84
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,081
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.73%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
31
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Many years ago we first released Galaxy Fort Point Pale Ale. Today we introduce a brand new Fort Point to the group. This special version features a double dose of Australian Galaxy in the dry hop which makes for a juicy more pungent pale ale with flavors of peach and citrus.
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Photo of CycloneBeers
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am very impressed with the double dry hopped edition of the Galaxy Fort Point Ale. The beer is extremely smooth and balances malt and hops perfectly.

Look- Classic NEIPA juice bomb with tons of lacing left on the glass
Smell- Orange, grapefruit and pineapple with a bit of peach
Taste- Orange and grapefruit juice in a glass. The galaxy hop stands out nicely and a bit of malt back bone tones it down a notch.

Overall- An exceptional pale ale and one I will purchase again. Go try it if you want something akin to a double IPA but a bit lighter.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with plenty of citrus on the nose. There's smooth citrus - tangerine, Florida orange, Mandarin - that provides most of the flavor. However, there isn't that texture that you normally see in classic Fort Point. It is, overall, good, but a good version of the tame shell of a classic version.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge aromatic mango, pineapple, tropical fruit, orange peel, grapefruit, peach rings, papaya, pulpy citrus, mild bready malt, floral pine, smooth medium bodied

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Photo of agreenman19
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - now with more hops! Pours a hop-laden murky orange-yellow brown. Thick, impenetrable haze. Quite a bit of floof in the head with sticker-than-normal lacing for a Trillium beer.

S - one of the most potent aspects about this beer. Huge bready pineapple from the moment you crack the can. Mandarin orange, coriander, and soft wit. Guava creamsicle that really fills the nasal cavity.

T - vast, expansive galaxy flavors (see what I did there?). Fresh spring water, satsuma, and tangerine. Crisp passionfruit and dandelions. Reading back on my old SDH Galaxy Fort Point, I'm getting much of the same vibes. A gentle galaxy hop curtain draped over soft, comforting flavors of peach and flowers. Minimal bitterness on the finish, just straight drinkable juice.

F - soft as a chinchilla's underbelly. Reminds me of earlier Trillium bottled days. You know how some things are so soft it's like you're not even touching them?

O - not particularly potent, but then again, this is only a "pale ale" after all. Just a mere 6.8% ABV. Like most pale ales. Hits with DIPA-like dry hops, but packs an APA/IPA backbone. The hops are never overbearing or acidic as one might expect and nails the middle ground of focusing on the flavors Galaxy brings without feeling like you're chewing on raw hops.

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Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A spectacle to behold with the usual turbid honey color but an creamy head that leaves sheets of lace

Smell: Papaya, guava, passionfruit and orange; more pithy than juicy

Taste: Papaya and guava forward with passionfruit and orange developing; pithy, through the middle, with moderate to high bitterness; relatively dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An excellent DDH beer that showcases both the tropics and the dry finish

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Photo of Holderness
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge blast of oniony, sweaty, pineapply galaxy hops that is more reminiscent of DDH Congress than Galaxy Fort Point. Definitely cuts into the drinkability somewhat. But Trillium is pretty unstoppable when it comes to galaxy hops... I would always choose Galaxy Fort Point over this, though, because of the pretty significant pricing differential

90/100

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Photo of Damian
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 08/05/19
Served in a tulip

Fantastic appearance. The beer poured a completely opaque, glowing pale yellow hue and was topped by a finger-tall, tight and creamy, off-white crown. After each sip, a wall of drippy lacing cascaded down the glass.

The aroma was amazingly hoppy and bold. Super dank and juicy with an array of fruity notes. Loads of bright citrus. Orange notes came through big time. Orange creamsicle perhaps. Tropical fruits were also apparent. Overripe mango and guava for sure. Touch of freshly cut pineapple too.

The flavor profile was also terrific, albeit slightly less interesting than the nose. Grapefruit notes dominated. White grapefruit specifically. Orange and tangerine were also apparent. Bit of orange creamsicle. Nice tart wheaty base in the center. More grapefruit and pithy grapefruit rind on the back and and the finish. Touch of lingering, resiny bitterness.

The mouthfeel was also excellent. Outrageously full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, rather aggressive effervescence that fluffed up beautifully on the palate. Amazingly creamy, slick and silky smooth.

Trillium have released numerous triple and quadruple IPAs lately, some great but others excessively malty and boozy. Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale contained nearly as much hop intensity as these beers but did so in a much smaller package. After trying nearly every one of Trillium’s hoppy beers, I can unequivocally say that this is one of their best to date.

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Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 31 ratings