Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trillium Motueka Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale

The Stats
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 6.6%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: N/A
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"This version of our signature American pale ale is dry hopped with Motueka. Hazy and blonde in appearance, the nose conjures melon, lemon drops and pineapple aromatics. Robust hop flavors of cantaloupe and fresh cut grass are balanced by a subtle, bready malt character and mild, subdued bitterness."

Brand new beer comin' in hot! Released just yesterday, this is the latest member of the Fort Point Pale Ale family and is made with Motueka hops.

Pours like a hazy, light orange milkshake with a finger of white head.

The aroma is very melon and cantaloupe-forward with lemon-lime and subtle orange. Faint hints of white grape haunt the background (some scary shit, right?).

This has a very light and refreshing taste. Much like the aroma, this is dominated by melon/honeydew melons. I keep going back to that lime juice and lemon, but without any mouth-puckering sour taste. There's a small herbal quality to this too, and combined with the lime, it's like Mojito Fort Point. The second half reveals more citrus with orange zest coming up big, but tropical notes of pineapple and mango are here as well. An acidic grapefruit quality is noticeable, but the finish has a nice bite of bitterness to finish things off.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and with a light-to-medium body. A good amount of carbonation bubbles dance on the tongue. The loads of juicy flavors combined with light body make this incredibly easy to drink.

Motueka Fort Point is another solid addition to the Fort Point Pale Ale Family. To me personally, this one felt the lightest and most refreshing out of all the variants. The hop bite at the end added a bitter element to a beer that may have been in danger of letting the melon and tropical flavors take over completely. This one might be the best for the hot Summer days ahead with it's lemon-lime taste and crisp body.


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