Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fusion_Pirate:
2.83/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A: Poured from a cold 12oz bottle into a New Holland Brewing glass, Hoptical Illusion yielded a half-finger of white head which immediately dissipated. Minor lacing as I tilt the glass to and fro, with decent retention. The beer itself doesn't look like a whole lot, to be perfectly honest. Perfectly translucent light bronze color, with carbonation bubbles visible. We certainly 'can't judge a beer by its color', but this one is not a looker.
S: A strong, spicy hop scent hits the nose immediately with underlying caramel malt notes.
T: A moderate hop front end hits your palette, immediately followed by a grainy, almost Aspirin-like back end. The weak taste of this beer is rather unremarkable and the carbonation is a bit much for the style. I can't believe this is really a 6.8% ABV brew!
M: Rather oily and moist across the tongue with too much carbonation (as mentioned above).
O: Coming from a microbrewery, this is rather amateur stuff. This beer is more in line with what a 'Michelob take' on the IPA formula might be. A lack of complexity in all aspects, except smell, which is frankly misleading. Casual drinkers might give this a try, but serious IPA connoisseurs, steer clear- Hoptical ILLUSION indeed!
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2012 23:09:36 | More by Fusion_Pirate
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1.66/5 rDev -55.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
No hop no head no color... No bueno. If they had spent half the time they did on the label brewing... maybe this would taste better than over priced Coor's Light. I am disappointed because their toasted lager is one of my favorites. Maybe I was just expecting too much or this is an enter level IPA if there is asuch a thing.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 03:26:24 | More by DBrewnnan
Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.