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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,593 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,593
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 129 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Hibernator on 10-03-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Poured a hazy, golden-orange hue with a sustained foamy off-white head. The aroma was surprisingly sweet with fresh tropical fruit being the dominant.

The flavor was slightly unbalanced as the first sip introduced a sharp and lasting bitter taste and feel that was similar to a hyped up orange rind. Strangely, the next several sips were fruity and sweet with a pleasant, hoppy and bitter aftertaste on palate. There are hints of marmalade and pineapple as well as bittersweet, tropical fruit. That initial flavor seems a bad memory now.

This is my third offering from this brewery: all were good but not memorable. This one is not very consistent from one sip to another. While it is an enjoyable ale, you never know when that unpleasant bitterness will return.

jkrich, Sunday at 12:43 AM
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Rich citrus, grass and resin aromas on the nose with a hint of earthiness. Pours brilliant gold with a dense snow white foam cap. Clean and sweet malt begin the attack with light citrusy fruit and spice flavors from the hops. Dries on the finish with a moderately strong lingering bitterness. Medium light body and medium carbonation.

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,593 ratings.