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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,449 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 22
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hibernator on 10-03-2004)
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MattBrooks

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What's not to love about a beer called Hoptical Illusion? This brew pours golden amber with an enourmous frothy head on it, has all the classic IPA scents and aromas that transfer beautifully into its clean, refreshing taste. The mouthfeel could have been a touch heavier for my taste, considering how BIG this beer looked in the glass; but this is definately one of my new favorite IPA's. And pounding down a sixer of these bad larry's is really fun.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2006 15:22:17 | More by MattBrooks
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PROEDGEBIKER

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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AyeMito

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although I enjoyed this one, its not quite my style of IPA. It has a strong taste of pine and citrus like most other IPAs. However, it has a sweet note that seems a little unbalanced when combined with how piney this beer is. Its strong and crisp! I love the name and the graphics on the bottle also!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 02:31:20 | More by AyeMito
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alexsergio

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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fitz284

District of Columbia

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-24-2014 20:52:53 | More by Keepnitrl
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arfree3

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-23-2014 01:28:48 | More by arfree3
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New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-22-2014 21:38:54 | More by BrunEngr
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New York

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Massachusetts

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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Coppery orange with nice off white head and lots of lacing
S- Aroma on this one is great. Sweet hops characteristics like floral and citrus flesh notes
T- Nice spicey hops up front moving to a sweet citrus taste and heading back to a piney/slightly shart/spicey hops note
M- Classic IPA... not too thick, not too thin

O- Solid IPA. Aroma is amazing and taste does a pretty decent job of backing it up

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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New Hampshire

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New York

3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/2 a finger of head cover a amber beer. The head has nice tight bubbles. Fantastic lacing. Completely coats the glass.

S: Very slight sweet smell. Some floral scent. The nose is weak overall.

T: Sweet balances out the bitter. The bitter is totally subdued. There is a slight hint of a skunked taste. I can't decode the born on date. It is possible that the hops have faded - but I like the swet and not bitter profile.

M: Nice level of carbonation. Nice body.

O: I like this - it is a departure from the hop bombs that everyone is producing. There is a nice balance that allows the malts to showcase teh sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

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Florida

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Pennsylvania

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.