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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,449 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 22
Gots: 70 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Brown Bottle. Into Pint Glass.

A: Pours clear dark golden color. Thin white head turns to nothing within a few minutes. not much lacing to be seen.

S: Malts. Sugar. Light hops. Some caramel and fruits. Nothing special but not bad.

T/M: Sweet malts and bitter hops are balanced well. hops are piney but on the weaker less noticeable side. The malts are chewy with fruity notes. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Also has an overall sugary taste.

O: Good IPA. Not enough of a hop presence. Malts taste good. Sugary. The beer has a good balance even though the ingredients are not too strong. There are much better IPA's around, but this one is still worth a look.

Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 17:57:00 | More by mnrider
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GreesyFizeek

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased as part of a Wegmans mix-six pack.

Pours a hazy golden copper color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine, sweet caramel malt, and a little bit of booze.

I don't know if it's age or just how they made it, but this is a pretty malty IPA. That's not horrible, though, because the hop flavor is pretty nice nonetheless- grassy, piney, and a little bit grapefruity. The malt flavor brings to mind caramel glazed toasted bread.

Medium bodied, lingering, but pleasant bitterness, medium carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.

All in all, not too bad. Nothing crazy good, more of an old-fashioned IPA, but still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 13:30:03 | More by GreesyFizeek
Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.