Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by bonbright7:
4.28/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I was standing in the Blue Point Brewery this afternoon, during the Real Ale Festival, admiring their huge vats, the old mash tun, and the black kegs when I noticed the employees were pouring from what was billed as the "Largest Cask". As I made my way to the bar, my friend asked one of the workers about the ale's brewing and I partially heard the response about the use of 4 kinds of hops in the process.
The light orange/brown/tan ale looked interesting in my glass and the first taste had no shortage of hops taste. It was much stronger than the Hoptical Illusion I had tasted earlier and the robust energy was colored by apricots, grapefruit, and light caramel malts.
This was a good match for the Famous Dave's BBQ that was being served on the other side of the event.
As for the brewing availability, I thought the workers said it was limited in its run, but I could be mistaken.
Serving type: cask
01-28-2007 01:42:21 | More by bonbright7
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3.79/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I wish this bottle was fresher. There is no date on the bottle or label but judging by the labels this is supposed to be a hoppy lil bitch. Instead its deep and rich but all malt. The pour is a beautiful cloudy amber color with a thin tan head and very decent lacing. The nose is sweet and malty with caramel and toffee notes. Flavor follows suit and is very rich but also very sweet. I'm sure that this is not how this was meant to taste but it is what it is. Very good but not what I expected. Should be a lot better.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 02:59:38 | More by lochef81
Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.