Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
3.4/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
32oz Growler from Beverage World in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Kegged May 3, 2012. Served at around 45F.
Pours mostly clear amber with a three finger white head that leaves a ring and some drips of lacing and holds a small cap.
Aroma is orange, apricot and floral hops, a bit of fruit, pine, caramel & bread as well. Good strength.
Flavor delivers more of a kick with a good bit of orange and citrus, apricot, a little pine, decent caramel malt backbone, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness. Well-balanced IPA.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, moderate carbonation.
A solid IPA. On the balanced end of the spectrum and I usually go for the unbalanced hop bombs, but this is still very tasty. Very easy drinking, goin’ down fast!
Serving type: growler
06-12-2012 03:08:15 | More by elgiacomo
More User Reviews:
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
07-17-2014 16:51:22 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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
07-14-2014 02:09:15 | More by fscottkey
Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
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