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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,666 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,666
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 28
Gots: 183 | 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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Photo of Massbmx
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kaos
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RoyBurks
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Dude_710
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ljc973
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick_Ryan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Very good lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops, some citrus notes (lemon), malt, and light fruit. A vibrant, aggressive flavor that's pretty well done.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solid beer all around. It has its deficiencies, but it's easy to drink and likeable.

Photo of Beergod50
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I seek this out for the shelves of my beer pantry. This is a consistently great IPA. To just pop the cap off the bottle and take in the aroma makes me want to purr like a cat. I went out and bought a Blue Point pint glass specifically to enjoy this in. I like it's color and weight and consistent taste and aftertaste. I particularly enjoy this paired with dark chocolate or salty snacks. Of all of the Blue point product line this is an absolute winner for me. One of my top IPA choices.

Photo of cmh2
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wortman1998
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alenaivakhnenko88
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's tasty enough for a mass produced ipa.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: orange, with a bit of pineapple and grapefruit;

T: light citrus up front; earthy mid-palate; back to light citrus with moderate bitterness at the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: this used to be a WOW IPA for me; probably is the same as it was, but so many other IPAs have since surpassed it; having said that, there's nothing wrong with this:

Photo of Drew7714
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Tom_Thivierge
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metmorg
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Deezwart
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Draft from Pizza Joint Penn Station NYC 11/30/2014

Really enjoyed this NY based brewery's hopped up American IPA.
Nice golden colored with adequate bitterness for real "hop heads" and a
lingering oily resin to keep reminding you of this brew. Wouldn't go out of my way
to get it, but surely wouldn't turn one down either. Great beer for the price too.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,666 ratings.