Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our signature American pale ale balances light, crisp, malt character with an abundance of hop-derived aromatics and flavors from the use of Citra and Columbus. The fragrant nose is fresh citrus, tropical fruit, and peach. Bold flavors of pineapple and mango mix with dank notes of zesty citrus and fresh pine needles. With the smooth mouthfeel, gentle bitterness, and dry finish, Fort Point is our standard daily-drinker.

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

HOPS: Citra, Columbus

Added by Todd on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#175
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
2,105
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
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4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy peach coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smell is initially quite lovely, with hoppy, juicy tropical/citrus fruit notes of mango and passion fruit with a hint of pineapple and tangerine, but takes on a light cat piss note as it sits. Taste is very bright and hoppy, dominated sweet, juicy tropical fruit notes of mango, passion fruit and pineapple and with zesty citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine. There's a light dankness and a hint of pine to this as well, almost no malt presence detectable though. Finishes with a light bitterness and very mild hop burn. Soft mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This is the quintessential NE style Pale Ale and I would say that it has an amazing juicy hoppiness, mouthfeel and depth of flavour for a Pale Ale, BUT is this even a Pale Ale at 6.6% ABV? Nonetheless, it's still an excellent beer at a relatively low ABV. The balance of sweet tropical fruit, zesty citrus fruit and dankness/pine really is outstanding here.

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
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The first thing I said when I tasted this beer was "pineappley goodness", and I'll stick to that. The overwhelming flavor of this beer is certainly what you notice, but behind that, it's actually pretty balanced. I thought it was a bit less hazy than most of the recent "New England-style" beers, but I get why this is their main APA, and I'd bet it is one of their two or three biggest sellers too.

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Dated 5/9/18 on the bottom of the can, 12 days since brewing.

Pours a nearly opaque straw-gold with a finger and a half of compact white head. Aromas bursting out of the can as soon as I cracked it open. First notes of the nose are of spices; pepper, coriander and cumin. This is followed by ruby grapefruit pith, black licorice, honeydew and a selection of over-ripened tropicals (mango, apricot, pineapple). Taste follows the nose with the over-ripened fruit and spices, but also brings in some dankness, pine resin and pale grainy malt. Body is a smooth medium- with low dryness and a medium- hoppy bitterness. Another great IPA from Trillium, perfectly balanced and smooth, Great blend of hops that give mix of pungent spices, tropical fruit and hoppiness.

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4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CANNED ON 05/09/18

Pours an opaque peachy haze topped with a pillowy layer of white foam. Fragrant tropical hop saturated nose...mango and apricot slices, grapefruit, pine needles, and a faint leafy herbal spice. Heavy Citra hop flavors - bold and fruity leaving lingering oily resins on the tongue. Peach, mango, zesty citrus, pine sap, and a general fresh hop earthy greenness. Smooth and frothy, fairly heavy for an APA, but stays drinkable thanks to a super crisp finish. Good stuff...essentially an IPA.

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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,105 ratings