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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,686 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 28
Gots: 202 | 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:
Beer added by: Hibernator on 10-03-2004

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Ratings: 1,686 | Reviews: 614
Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of qcghost
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
2.67/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too bitter for my liking

Photo of billyanania
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeliciousDetroiter
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wrigfen
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carney710
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdrankin
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Little to no citrus notes. Very piney with strong dry bitter aftertaste even for an ipa.

Photo of LutherBrau
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricp215
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vekdqec
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nabs350
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and crisp for an IPA. Great color, and taste.

Photo of hurshybear
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmlund
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TravisVolz
4.67/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great aroma with a complimenting taste

Photo of hotpauko
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Update: Bottled six pack, I think I have now have a much better feel for this beer, and...not bad to pretty good. Smooth, nice malt hop mix, just not overpowering either way and sits nicely in the mouth. Along with a 6 of Toasted Lager in the fridge, I am starting to like Blue Point. Hoptical is a very nice malt-little more hop combo. Well worth a try. *** The six pack packing is pretty cool. Take it home and have fun with it after drinking a couple. ***

Disclaimer I think the bar's tap system was a little funky...the BP Toasted Lager was flat and a sampling of another was flat too along with thinking I was tasting some skunkyness in this Hoptical.........I believe I have enjoyed this beer before without writing a review. Very nice IPA good mixing of malt and hops to create a sweeter backbone with nice fruity and piney flavors. Easy drinking settles nicely in the mouth with little bite. I think some aftertaste was coming from tap system so I can't give the best review.

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy orangish pour with thin white head. Aroma of herbs not to my liking. Strong bitter hop flavor has very little balance. Dry back-of-throught finish. Not interested in having another.

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - slightly hazy golden orange color but lacking head but pretty good lacing.
Smell - very piney and sharp bitternerness
Taste - bitter piney taste but not as sharp as the smell. Has a pretty good malt backbone.
Feel - medium body and carbonation, has a fizz to it.
Overall - pretty good beer that taste and feels better than it look and smells

Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not bad, not world class. To much malty-ness for my taste

Photo of GFM
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color. Three fingers of white head. Lacing takes the form of a thin film that coats the glass. Sweetness in the scent initially and then piney. But also citrus after the beer sat for awhile. Predominant feature of the taste was the bitter aftertaste until it was almost done and hat sat awhile. Then a much better sweet and citrusy profile. Enjoyable and puzzling. (8.5)

Photo of Jarfly
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.