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Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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:
#165
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
2,008
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
438
Gots:
473
Trade:
5
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Photo of Sammy
4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of djrn2
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a slightly hazy yellow gold color with a nice white head on top. Good Lacing and retention on this beer. The smell if loaded with floral and citrusy hop aromas, such a beautiful aroma. The taste of the beer is also pretty hoppy but stays within the range of pale ale vs an IPA. Overall this beer is an immediate classic. I would drink this often if I lived in the Boston area for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours out a vary hazy goldenstraw capped by a magnificent head that leaves clumps of lacing

Smell: Floral, with citrus, tropical fruit and peach tones; sugary

Taste: The backbone has a bit of wheat bread and biscuit and although it is present from start to finish, the beer is all about the hops, bringing tropical fruit, citrus and peach; the finish is dry but sugary, if that makes any sense

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: All though I have tasted a beer from this brewery once before, this excellent APA (verging on IPA) was totally off my radar; glad to have had the chance to try it

Thanks, mj0126, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from oline73. 16 ounce can into signature tulip glass, canned on 9/16/2016. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, light pine, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, light pine, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.6%. Overall this is an outstanding pale ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Not quite as vibrant and aromatic as some of their other beers, and more resinous/drying in the mouthfeel; but still highly enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of mothman
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Super hazy golden subset orange.

Massive tropical hop bomb. Orange, mango, papaya, and grapefruit citrus. Floral and earthy.

Medium bodied. Nice light bitterness. Juicy.

Very good IPA.

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to Rudzud

Big fluffy head hits 1+ fingers and fades semi slowly with lots of soapy lacing, slightly hazy mostly clear golden honey colored.

Nose rides plenty of fresh hops, lots of resin and musty hop oils, citrus galore, bit of mango and passion fruit tropical fruit, papaya, slight floral hop, light fluffy airy malt base.

Taste stats with a light fluffy malt, hint of sweetness and plain juicy pale malt. Then hop just take over, fresh citrus hops, again tropical fruit, mango skin, papaya, and the resinous hop character leads to passion fruit again and touch of vinous notes, juicy overall fruit, light musty feel. Finish is dry with a super long fairly bitter tropical fruit, guava, passion fruit, etc, and citrus and resin lingering for what seems like forever.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, slightly oily.

Overall very good. Great fresh hops, nice light malty base but enough to prop it up.

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4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 1/9/16 from a 32oz growler that was filled at the brewery that same day, into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very strong and is an excellent blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of caramel and fruity citrus. Then a strong piney hops bitterness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides an excellent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice hazy look. Aroma is full of citrus fruits and the taste follows it. Makes me think of something like a sweet lemon or lime. Body feels quite light but smooth and easy drinking. Bitterness is quite low for such an intense hoppiness. Definitely one of the best pale ales I ever had. It combines the intense, citrusy hoppiness with an easy to drink, refreshing base beer.

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