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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 25
Gots: 108 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice color, great hoppy, resin aroma with a punch of citrus. Taste is same with plenty of resin balanced extremely well with the citrus and feels great on the palate. A great, very drinkable, cant put it down, IPA. Great Job !!

hophugger, Yesterday at 01:51 AM
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Yoda22, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Golden coppery color. Refreshing and bitter. A fine session IPA in that it's well-balanced.

everythingiszen, Oct 14, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep golden to almost amber in color in the body. An off white in color and foamy in consistency head forms a layer about two fingers thick on the top. Lacing form the dense head is well above average.

S- Just about what you would imagine form the name of this beer, the scent is almost all hops. Mostly pine and grapefruit like, the hop profile on the scent is moderate in strength and foreshadows some bitterness to come in the taste.

T- Starts off with the same hop bang as the scent. Mildly strong in bitterness, the hops display a more piney flavor with more of a resinous quality. Hops are the dominant flavor throughout, as expected, but there is a slight bit of balance from a light malt mixed in. Lingering bitterness is rather dry on the whole.

M- A little thicker on the tongue than most IPA's here, but not a whole lot thicker. Carbonation is right in the middle of the road as it should be. Alcohol is undetectable and it is easy drinking.

Overall, your standard American IPA. A quality beer that is served fresh with a good dose of hops bitterness, but not so much as to destroy your palate. A good quality brew right here.

boilermakerbrew, Oct 13, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: crystal-clear amber-gold liquid... sort of loose, spongy white foam - a bit rocky...

S: zesty, leafy, dirt weed aromas from the hops... perhaps some green onion... toasty, crackery malts below the hop canopy, with a mild caramel edge... don't know if it's from the hops, but I'm getting potential bacteria buzz

T: bitter yellow grapefruit... moderately peppery-spicy, dry... woody/leafy hop bitterness... not really overtly fruity - more earthy, vine/stem-like hop character... fair balance of toasty, lightly sweetish malt in the base, but this is truly a showcase for bitter, ripping hops here

M: dry and snappy, with a bit of rubbery resin/malt wiggle in the body going down... small glow of alcohol in the gut...

O: not bad... nothing distinct... seems like an old, tried-and-true, craft IPA recipe from the old days... I don't know if it's supposed to be as dry as it was here... it'd be a tough one to showcase, but as a cheap go-to, it's fine

Bouleboubier, Sep 29, 2014
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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
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