Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company
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1.6/5 rDev -56.9%
Another extra courtesy of cosmicevan. Cheers!
Appearance -- Pours a pale iodine-tinted orange, high clarity, with half a finger of fizzy white head. Meh.
Smell -- Dab of honey malt sweetness, dry bread, floral hops, and a faint mineral character.
Taste -- Bready malt, hint of amber roastiness, mild honey sweetness, and floral hops. Bitterness on the palate is lacking, though the finish brings about an unpleasant bitterness akin to swallowing a gnat.
Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with harsh fizzy carbonation and a dry, slighty astringent finish. I really don't like.
Overall -- Miss. Had I not known this was an IPA, I would have guessed perhaps a ho-hum Altbier. Really uneventful, plus the amount of forced carbonation makes this feel like BMC. Pass.
09-17-2011 00:07:47 | More by yeahnatenelson
1.64/5 rDev -55.8%
Why do I think a slightly hoppy Bud Light. Better than Coors but not by much. Very disappointed. I really would have been better off with a Bud Light or Coors and saved about five bucks! I would not recommend this beer at all. It's the first High Point I've tried and probably the last.
03-27-2014 23:40:56 | More by Jimbo62
1.66/5 rDev -55.3%
No hop no head no color... No bueno. If they had spent half the time they did on the label brewing... maybe this would taste better than over priced Coor's Light. I am disappointed because their toasted lager is one of my favorites. Maybe I was just expecting too much or this is an enter level IPA if there is asuch a thing.
02-16-2014 03:26:24 | More by DBrewnnan
1.7/5 rDev -54.2%
A: white foamy head, clear yellow orange body, very light
S: very light hint of citrus, not much else
T: Not tasty at all, seems somewhat of a small jump up from beers like Budweiser. Does not have complexity, nor balance, and has somewhat of an astringent taste. Doesn't leave a flavorful aftertaste.
M: Very light, watery.
O: Not a good beer, hard to get down. I definitely wish I chose differently.
Serving type: Bottle to IPA glass
01-15-2014 02:37:36 | More by Pdragon
2.08/5 rDev -43.9%
Bottle into glass
A - Pours medium-large head, recedes to a small head with minimal lacing
S - Not a strong smell, malt, bread, perhaps a little citrus/ flower as well
T - At first is light and rather tasteless for an IPA, finishes with bitterness and alcohol flavor
M - high carbonation, very light body for an IPA
O - Just not enough flavor to go along with the alcohol bite and bitterness for an IPA. I think that cutting down on the alcohol bite would make this a good beer.
12-16-2012 20:44:50 | More by JG-90
2.25/5 rDev -39.4%
Grabbed this bottle out of a friends fridge the other day. Usually enjoy a nice IPA, not this one.
The citrus taste is overwhelming to me, really hard to pick up on any other flavors, even the hops are masked.
Almost tasted grapefruit-ish, which I didn't care fore and just all around acidic.
Won't try again, but then again, its just not my style!
12-24-2011 17:12:37 | More by
2.36/5 rDev -36.4%
A: Pale amber in color; slightly cloudy in glass; minimal head; left heavy lacing on glass
S: Faint citrus hoppiness; slight grassy notes; not pleasant
T: Nothing to distinguish this ale; a bit of a hop bite at first followed by an unpleasant aftertaste - almost astringent
M: Fairly watery mouthfeel
O: Generally disappointing - was hoping for better; nothing distinguishing about this beer
03-26-2014 23:13:16 | More by jbridi
2.42/5 rDev -34.8%
Poured a slightly cloudy very pale copper to dark yellow color. Did not retain very much head. Any lacing was minimal. Initial smell was somewhat sweet, especially for an IPA, I really couldn't put my finger on it. Tasted very flat, not like an IPA. I checked for a born on date, because I thought the hops may have lost their punch by sitting in the cooler too long. Tasted more like a very weak pale ale, than an IPA. I was disappointed, and would not purchase again.
05-04-2009 01:52:24 | More by sbw138
2.45/5 rDev -34%
Just such a bland beer. The appearance looks like your typical IPA. The hoppiness is certainly there. It hits you full in the mouth mid-sip, but the flavor is just not great. The after-taste leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, the after-taste is just bad. I love the IPA, but this beer doesn't really do it for me at all. Try a Sweetwater instead.
11-04-2012 06:22:19 | More by hays23
2.48/5 rDev -33.2%
Appearance - A bronze colored ipa poured into my glass. A lot of life to this one, with lots of carbonation shooting up from the bottom. Head didn't amount to much, but the lacing is of adequate proportions.
Smell - There isn't really much of a sell. Just a whisper of hops and some malt undertones with a dash of honey. Has a bit of a musty hoppy scent to it.
Taste & Mouthfeel - Bland to say the least, with a metallic aftertaste to it. Watery in some areas, but the malt backbone does seem to hold up somewhat well. Thank goodness it does too, because it gives this one somewhat of a flavor. Feel is very thin and flat, nothing sticks to the mouth at all and it washes right down.
Drinkability - I really hope this was an older bottle, cause I wouldn't revisit this if this was their best effort. Either way it was a very so so experience.
07-07-2009 04:21:16 | More by ryrust5301
Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.