Fort Point Pale Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Fort Point Pale AleFort Point Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Reviews: 173 | Ratings: 1,661
Photo of HopHunter19
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice hazy golden beer with a creamy white head that leaves nice lacing
S- big tropical fruit, mango, dank, orange pith, garlic, onion, less overtly tropical than the mosaic dry hopped version but honestly still just as good
T - same as the nose, big tropical fruit, mango, dank with garlic/onion/ganja, papaya, passion fruit, again less tropical than the mosaic dry hopped version but it's not possible to knock it
M- light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is dank, breadth malts, orange pith.
O- easily one of the best pale ales I've ever had. I have a few more bottles, I'm going to do a side by side with fresher Zombie Dust and see where it comes out.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a cloudy and completely opaque yellow orange color with a two finger bright white head. Retention is solid and there is lots of chunky lacing. Smell is peach, citrus and pine. Taste is the same with moderate bitterness and some crackery malt in the background. Feel is light and crisp with some tingling from the bitterness on the finish. Overall a great beer, but the DDH version is miles ahead in my opinion.

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Photo of Seanem44
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a pale ale! Pours a beautiful hazy Amber/orange that just reeks of freshness. One of the best examples of a pale ale I've ever had! Make sure you drink it fresh and as soon as possible! I picked it up at trillium and flew it and two others home with me.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Turbid tangerine with a nice fluffy head
Fruits galore: mango, papaya, pineapple, citrus
Taste follows the nose with added pine
Light mouthfeel with lingering bitterness
So tasty and juicy....

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Photo of mothman
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fort Point 1.0 is a very solid pale ale, the problem is that I've had several of its big brothers before I tried it, so it suffers as being a bit more on the unexciting side. That said, it's of course still very drinkable, and I'm glad to see where the roots lay for some of the better pale ales being made right now.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I've been trying to get my hands on for quite some time. I'm fortunate to live about 40 minutes from Trillium's new Canton brewery, and a couple of local liquor stores are starting to carry their stuff.

I wasn't disappointed in the least - pours nice and cloudy, appropriately gold-ish in color. It straddles the IPA/Pale Ale line but the bitterness shows enough restraint to fall at the edge of the pale ale category. But it's close.

This beer gives off a wonderful tropical aroma. Taste-wise I'm picking up some serious orange peel to go along with pineapple and a touch of pine.

Wow. This may be the new gold standard for American Pale Ales.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy golden color. Aroma is bitter citrus hops with a touch of funky hoppiness. Flavor is citrus peel with a touch of pine. Has a nice finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. A little lighter than I expected in the mouthfeel based on the look but overall this is a great pale ale, border line IPA.

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Photo of Awolter
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very hazy, bright and nearly straw colored. Tropical citrus nose, with a strong mango citrus taste. Out of the world mouth feel, and overall fantastic beer.

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Photo of FFreak
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is amazing beer. Poured it into a teku - beautifuj hazy staw color with a thick white head that coats the glass. Tropical aromas with evergreen notes. Taste is wonderful with mango and other tropical fruits followed by pine and a perfect balance of bitterness. Burps like I've been chewing on a pine cone. Mouth is just right. Overall, this is just an amazing pale ale.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into stemmed tulips.
Pours a nice hazy medium to light honey color with two fingers of soapy head.
Aromatically, this beer is incredible. Note of candied fruit and pineapple juice mix with bread.
Flavors are nice, a little more muted than the aroma but delicious, hops and malt nicely balanced.
Mouthfeel was very nice as well.
Overall this beer is delicious, well crafted and beautifully aromatic.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle dated 02/19/16

Looks like an orange juice milkshake. Pours a turbid pale gold with a dense, creamy white foam head. Smells like peaches, mangos, and pineapple with cream, some citrus zest, spicy pine and dank earthy grass. Tastes like orange and white grapefruit juice with notes of mango, mild pineapple, peaches, with lightly bitter pine and dank earthy grass. Feels medium-full, smooth with low carbonation. Overall a really great, juicy and fruity pale ale.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best pale ale hands down. This is the third variation of this beer and every single one is amazing. Well balanced and easy to drink for sure. Can't wait to try the next one that comes out for this awesome brewery.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 2/19/16. Drank on 2/26/16.

Look: An orange yellow color, looks like an Arnold Palmer with 90% lemonade with 10% iced tea. Can't see through due to the color by the end has a clear look to it.
Smell: Agree with others when they say Pineapple is the fruit I smell. That being said it is a very light tropical smell.
Taste: Light passion/tropical taste with a slight bitterness on the end. Very good and balanced.
Mouthfeel: Slightly on the watery side. Not creamy at all. Good not great.

Very good beer. Just not for me with other offerings out there.

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Photo of emount91
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

juice anyone? pours a gorgeous hazy/murky golden yellow, foamy head that dissipates pretty quick but leaves beautiful lacing. smell is straight from a bowl of mashed tropical fruit: pineapple, peaches, and mangoes dominate, some citrus blended into the mix with very little malt. taste is straight pineapple juice mixed with mangoes, topped with a freshly cut peach slice. nice citrus overtones, almost no malt on the taste. also a slight piney aftertaste, but not an overpowering one. feel is almost perfect for a pale ale. it takes every ounce of my will power not to drink this beer straight out of the wine bottle it comes in, I could beat someone drinking water in a chugging contest if this is what I was chugging.

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Photo of senglish7
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Pineapple on the aroma. Thick, thick and beautiful golden appearance. Taste is very fruity. Super smooth. This is an awesome pale ale. My first from Trillium, hopefully not my last.

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Photo of GregA135
4.89/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This Pale Ale rocks! So freaking good!

Haze look with an orange yellow/golden glow
Smelled citrus, hops, and tropical fruit notes
Tasted amazing! Citrus, mango, tropical fruit and hops
Perfectly carbonated and such a smooth and crisp mouth feel.
Would love to get some more Trillium down the road

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Photo of Brent_ray
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Incredible stuff. Best of the three trillium beers I had, including galaxy dry hopped FP. Huge tropical fruit, citrus and peach on the nose. Taste follows almost exactly the same as the nose. A little dankness on the back end with a slight lingering bitterness that keeps you going back for more. Really well done.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the brewery in Boston. Super cloudy orange-yellow. Aroma is juicy citrus. Flavor is delicious and juicy citrus. If it didn't say pale ale then I would peg this as an IPA, great beer.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

25 oz into tulip. 12/31/15.

L. Copper orange with full haze. 1 finger head with lots of lacing.
S. Lots of pineapple, a bit of mango and some nice grapefruit, light on the pine.
T. Some nice passion fruit and tropical fruit notes. Light pine and hops on the back end.
F. Medium mouth feel with light carbonation.

Let's go Manning.

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Photo of BeerMagistrate
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Such a perfect beer. Tastes more like an IPA. Looks and smell is beautiful. Goes down smooth.

Smell and taste is similar to the classic TreeHouse fruity hop recipe.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a dull orangish yellow/dull and earthy gold. a two finger white head with good retention and leaving behind a frothy lacing. has a milky cloudiness/haziness making it completely opaque.

Smell: fresh cut grass, citrus and tropical fruits. pineapple, lemon zest, peach fuzz. light pine. bread-like malts along with some fruity yeast.

Taste: opens with a kick of citrus hops, orange flesh mixed with lemon zest. some fresh cut grass brings it around to tropical fruits, and mango. hops and fruit keep coming with a light peach fuzz. back end has a bread like malt base and a lightly fruity yeast.

Mouthfeel: super drinkable, moderately bitter. a bit on the dry side. yeast and light sweetness clean it up leaving it fairly clean.

Overall: a top notch pale ale. bursting with hop flavor in a wide variety. but like a good pale ale the malts still show through. I really like the bready malt character along with the slightly estery yeast.

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Photo of Zonk
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I don't mind haze but this poured really murky with lots of "floaties" Colden in color.

Explosive nose with tons of fruity citra, peach and tropical fruit on the palate.

very well done but I would call it more of an IPA than an APA.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge citrus aroma as im pouring.
Cloudy golden color.

A pale ale which drinks like a IPA.
So much fruitiness.
Screams New England style.

Best pale ale ive had so far.

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Photo of pkalix
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

absolutely phenomenal! dont like the thick pea soup but it smells incredible!!!!! fruits and more fruits, smooth fruit flavor, bitterness takes a back seat. flavor explosion!

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Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
4.49 out of 5 based on 1,661 ratings.
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