1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hoptical IllusionHoptical Illusion

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

1,685 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,685
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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (31) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,685 | Reviews: 614
Photo of jcabrera2431
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of DBrewnnan
1.62/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
1.63/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of Jimbo62
1.66/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of nynata
1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Pdragon
1.79/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of mctizzz
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of Mudawg
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of shuggy
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of tjdrewry
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of plinythederek
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of chadwicktorres
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of jriggins6
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of CristinaVivia
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of JG-90
2.08/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Justinbshelton
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of
2.3/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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!

Photo of jbridi
2.38/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of sbw138
2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Hugh37
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Sailracer
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Roland
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,685 ratings.