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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,448 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 22
Gots: 69 | 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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Reviews by rugerj:
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rugerj

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a golden color with a decent 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, good lacing left in glass. Nice hop aroma with some sweet malt notes. Taste is good, citrusy hops are well balanced with the malty sweetness. Mouth feel is decent with an average carbonation for the style.

A good IPA, nothing outstanding but I good see this being a good session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 00:40:36 | More by rugerj
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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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2014 20:26:12 | More by alexsergio
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fitz284

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-26-2014 19:29:33 | More by fitz284
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BRRye

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-26-2014 15:14:43 | More by BRRye
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

07-24-2014 21:47:47 | More by Bdel34
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Keepnitrl

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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BrunEngr

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-22-2014 12:23:51 | More by Will_Rivera
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Smileitsfreetobehappy

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-22-2014 05:02:22 | More by Smileitsfreetobehappy
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-20-2014 00:40:28 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-19-2014 21:43:46 | More by Petegrieco
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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

07-17-2014 16:51:22 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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Icemann383

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-17-2014 06:07:21 | More by Icemann383
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mikerap100

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-16-2014 04:52:40 | More by mikerap100
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-16-2014 01:29:11 | More by Pwbres
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fuzzbalz

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-15-2014 00:15:28 | More by fuzzbalz
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-14-2014 19:55:59 | More by DrBier
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fscottkey

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

07-14-2014 02:09:15 | More by fscottkey
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drennie321

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-14-2014 00:29:51 | More by drennie321
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Soste87

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-13-2014 21:21:47 | More by Soste87
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SYaeger

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-13-2014 17:01:32 | More by SYaeger
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RupertRonco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-12-2014 05:15:59 | More by RupertRonco
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Mikedhoppy


4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-11-2014 22:59:57 | More by Mikedhoppy
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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.