Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

Fort Point Pale AleFort Point Pale Ale
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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #7
Ranked #275
4.46 | pDev: 6.28%
May 30, 2022
Jan 12, 2013
Fort Point Pale AleFort Point Pale Ale
Notes: 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
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Ratings by WormGod:
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4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by WormGod from New York

Jan 06, 2020
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4.74 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on May 30, 2022
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4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

I believe this is a better version of the Fort Point than the DDH. Color is crisp orange with a nice head. Nose is fresh citrus as is the taste. Good amount of bitterness follows through.

May 28, 2022
4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2022
4.43 by Sbboomerkid from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours a very hazy mango color with a sudsy white head that provides a bit of lacing. The nose is a dictionary of dankness - ripe tangerine, lots of mango, pineapple, a bit of grapefruit, and a smidge of pine. I am literally salivating.

The mango and ripe tangerine are forward and dominant on the taste, but there’s room for the pineapple and that bit of pine, which is a bit x2 on the taste, providing a little bit of bitterness that works exceptionally well with all the dank citrus.

A full, softer mouthfeel also works well in this delicious, approaching world class hazy APA. Truly a pleasure to drink.

Feb 26, 2022
4 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
4.74 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Oct 22, 2021
4.25 by akk14 from Illinois on Aug 05, 2021
4.44 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 15, 2021
4.38 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Jul 13, 2021
4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.75 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
4.64 by beefbucket from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
3.75 by blackcloud from Alaska on Apr 15, 2021
4.07 by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts on Mar 01, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark from Massachusetts

99?? Y'all are crazy!! Maybe I've become so used to IPAs and Stouts which give remarkable favours but this was kind of bland and skunky tasting despite the week old date. I got orange rind and dish soap. It has a creaminess that reminds me of Julius but its almost as is someone sucked all the deeper flavours out and left you with the base of a good IPA. I'd never buy this beer but it was included with a package buy. In concept a juicy pale ale sounds interesting but I think adding the haziness does nothing for the style. This beer does not live up to the rating.

Feb 28, 2021
4.52 by wc94wc from California on Feb 20, 2021
4.25 by Bugsmcl from Ohio on Feb 12, 2021
4.48 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts on Jan 29, 2021
4.2 by mdg2358 from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2021
4.5 by Unitspin from Massachusetts on Dec 17, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Fieceheart from Connecticut

Nice looking beer. Thick luscious appeal. It has citrus elements and finishes dry and more bitter than one might expect from its appearance... but i found this to be a rather nondescript ipa... (and then i see its actually a “pale ale”... maybe all pale ales are just “nondescript ipas”?) Nothing outstanding. Nothing that I’d really think twice about. I was shocked to see the score of 99. My can was a month old so Im going to attribute its lackluster appeal to that.

Nov 27, 2020
4.57 by bconnors820 from Massachusetts on Sep 16, 2020
4.43 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Aug 10, 2020
4.44 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 07, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

Very balanced and drinkable. Not notable for a unique flavor, but a solid pale ale that I enjoy every time. Can't hold up to IPAs and DIPAs unless you're looking for something lighther.

Jun 26, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Can to snifter. Share with DC.

LOOK: bright full yellow. Fizzy medium white head. Good retention.

AROMA: guava, tangerines. peach.

TASTE: same flavors as above, hints of lime and ash in finish.

FEEL: light to medium body, a little lacking in carbonation.

Good tasty and refreshing sipper for a summer day.


Jun 26, 2020
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4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

Hazy, dirty peach colored body; fair head, white and soapy, lasting. Kaleidoscope of aromas; floral and fruity; mango and dehydrated strawberries; some citrus, orange and lemon. The taste brings more muted esters and softer fruit presence; semi-sweet; citrus; white grapefruit; nectarine; berry-like; fair amount of bitterness on the back-end. Medium-heavy body; crisp ad acidic; semi-dry at the finish.

A fine, tasty beer delivering some fine complexity and respectable depth to the palate. Very tasty...

May 08, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.25 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2020
4.24 by jheimbigner from Washington on Apr 07, 2020
4.69 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts on Apr 07, 2020
4.25 by JellybonesElmer from Wisconsin on Mar 18, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of yllib.
Combination of Mello Yello soda and orange juice with white meringue head.
Tropical fruits. Oranges and pineapples dominant. Little citrusy balance.
Truly juicy full mouthfeel. Dry finish.
As juicy an American pale ale as you could ever ask for.
A very close sibling to their “launch beer”.

Mar 06, 2020
4 by BdM from Netherlands on Mar 03, 2020
4.25 by spersichilli from California on Feb 12, 2020
4.4 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Dec 23, 2019
3.94 by Ajlvt from Washington on Dec 20, 2019
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 19, 2019
Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2249 ratings