Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
What a wonderfully nutty bottle; who designed this, Jerry Garcia?
A translucent body that's more orange-yellow than yellow-orange. A few columns of small to medium sized bubbles. When put up to a light, there's some suspended yeast floating around. Slightly larger than a one finger, bone-white head. The oily-looking froth falls to a paper thin cover and leaves remnants of it's former height on the sides of my pint glass, like a wind-blown dusting of snow on a windshield.
Stong aroma of grassy/tropical-fruity hops, complemented by toasted nuts (almond and pecan maybe?) and caramel.
An earthy hop taste dominates, contributing a little bitterness at the front of my tounge. The accompaniment of a toasty malt surprises me. As it finishes, I imagine an orange slice dipped in sugar, yet I'm left thinking of almond cake dusted with hops.
It's an oily liquid with a fine carbonation that bursts off the front of my tounge.
Blue Point's got a pretty good beer here. The hops dominated my tastebuds and nostrils for first few sips, but after it aired out a little, the undertones surfaced--a nice surprise.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2006 06:27:58 | More by tonytuffnuts
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