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Hoptical Illusion - Blue Point Brewing Company

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1,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 26
Gots: 114 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

When i poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a light gold color body with a thin fizzy white head on top. The smell is of hops and a little grapefruit come through and smoe pine notes also. The taste is very hoppy up front then mellows a little bit on the back of the tongue. This one has a nice mouth feel and overall is a average IPA.

chefhatt, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

jacobtulloch, Dec 25, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%
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!

, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

xnicknj, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

1p5v, Dec 23, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cool label, cool name. This IPA is bound to attract hopheads. The twist off cap was somewhat of a letdown for me, I just don't understand the reasoning behind using this over your normal tightly sealed craft beer cap.

A - Pours a surprisingly clear straw golden color with just about half finger of some off-white head. Lots of carbonation evident bubbling up. One of the most clear IPAs I have ever poured, doesn't appear any different than your normal domestic macro.

S - Lots of sweet nutty malt and citrus hops. Some earthy/piney notes in there as well.

T - Balanced and refreshing. Lots of sweet malt up front that rides out to somewhat of a disjointed hop profile. It's not overly hopped for an IPA and what is there is mostly grapefruit hops, and yet it's so light and quenching that it is still pretty good. Not your normal heavily hopped IPA, maybe more of an APA in my book.

M - A bit thin and watery, but the carbonation is spot on.

O - Pretty light for an IPA but still very well balanced and pleasing to drink. The alcohol level is very well hidden and may bite you on the ass due to the drinkability of this beer.

BeerPhan86, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Shooter1960, Dec 18, 2011
Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.