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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,588 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,588
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 26
Gots: 127 | 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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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.

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,588 ratings.