Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

Fort Point Pale AleFort Point Pale Ale
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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #7
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
99
Ranked #264
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
1,997
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
Jan 12, 2013
Wants:
  453
Gots:
  529
SCORE
99
World-Class
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 jeffmck09:
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Rated by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 30, 2022
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Rated: 4.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by 2beerdogs from California

Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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.

So Fort Point kicks off with a rich and milky taupe pour and carrying a turbid silted appearance. As a lofty and foamy cap builds, a bold collection of fruity perfume garner the praise of citrus, tropical and melon fruits with a nearly vanilla-like softness in scent. Sweet once on the tongue, the beer's introductory flavors are rife with cereal, cream, starch and honeysuckle.

Then the hops simply blossom on the middle palate with the citrusy flavors popping with tangerine, 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 and spruce with a juiciness of honeydew to keep everything together.

Medium light in body, the beer dries out wonderfully for a malty-dry 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 fruit peels.
Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by Sbboomerkid from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4 by Piffler from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by akk14 from Illinois

Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Jul 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.64 by beefbucket from Missouri

Apr 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by blackcloud from Alaska

Apr 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark from Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 4.52 by wc94wc from California

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by mdg2358 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Unitspin from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Fieceheart from Connecticut

3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.57 by bconnors820 from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2020
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Reviewed by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
**
06/26/20

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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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by jheimbigner from Washington

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.69 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by JellybonesElmer from Wisconsin

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4 by BdM from Netherlands

Mar 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by spersichilli from California

Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by WormGod from New York

Jan 06, 2020
Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2252 ratings