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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPABlue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bonbright7 on 01-28-2007)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.3/5  rDev -66%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Got this bomber in the Disc Golf BIF of 2012...
Served in standard pint.

Looks dark reddish amber until backlit when it looks orangey apricot colored. Two fingers of foam turned into one rather quickly, but that one held for a while. Some spotty lacing left behind.

Brown sugar, caramel, and even maple syrup come across on the nose, while some piney/resiny hops sit quietly in the background like a polite sheep on a distant mountainside softly clearing its throat. The hops don't take long to be noticed, but I am not a huge fan here. Some chalky dry feeling lingers. Medium oily body. Decent carbonation.

This is waaay to malty, and not hoppy enough. It feels pretty terrible, and the booziness is quite unwelcome. Overall- this is not an enjoyable beer. I couldn't imagine buying this for anything other than the loss of a bet or perhaps with intentions of punishing some one.

This beer is a travesty to all things India, Pale, or Ale.
In fact, doubly so.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:09:45 | More by AleWatcher
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Chrisrp77


2/5  rDev -47.6%

03-21-2014 22:20:26 | More by Chrisrp77
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sneth019

Maryland

2/5  rDev -47.6%

11-04-2013 01:08:46 | More by sneth019
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2/5  rDev -47.6%

01-06-2014 17:05:57 | More by ThatsThatDude
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.6%

07-17-2013 00:38:55 | More by mwbrady12
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.6%

05-06-2012 23:46:17 | More by DonFrap
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tuka

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

04-22-2012 16:51:12 | More by tuka
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spunionring


2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was a decent, slightly less than good DIPA. Overall it was very bland and mediocre. There was an okay hop presence, but not what I would call solid. The quality of the brew was also only okay. Its a decent beer, but nothing noteworthy to go out of your way for. And its way oversold on the freakiness factor on the label, while being a very plain beer on the inside.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:58:51 | More by spunionring
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VonZipper

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28%

04-28-2014 02:39:01 | More by VonZipper
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JedediahK

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-27-2012 14:38:20 | More by JedediahK
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-22-2014 17:18:28 | More by NJBeer265
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-05-2013 00:58:51 | More by JTomczak
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-27-2012 04:57:49 | More by ejimhof
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-22-2014 22:49:36 | More by JKV96
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-06-2014 16:49:17 | More by ColForbinBC
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jlipin8622


3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-12-2013 03:12:23 | More by jlipin8622
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Wiedemann

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-12-2013 16:09:33 | More by Wiedemann
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-10-2012 01:56:06 | More by whartontallboy
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-22-2014 13:04:03 | More by Nichols33
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-13-2013 19:58:35 | More by djre4orm
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PorterPatrol

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

More Imperial than IPA, with 93 IBUs, I was surprised by the lack of hops on the palate and finish. Overall, well crafted, nice and bitter but little of the anticipated piney, citric or earthy overtones as seen in typical DIPAs at this hefty 10%abv. A strong American East Coast Imperial with a lingering dryness that leaves a craving for another swallow of golden goodness. Recommended but could use a bit more dry hopping for my preferences.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:35:30 | More by PorterPatrol
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david18

New York

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

They started offering this beer at my local beer pub and I was interested to taste it, as I'd never had a double IPA from Blue Point before. In general it's very much an east coast double and may be a little hot for my taste.

Appearance was typical of the style, dark straw. Very cloudy with a good fluffy head.

Aroma was not hoppy enough. Smelled strong with a lot of malt. Not bad, but not a stand out.

Flavor, as mentioned earlier did not have enough hops and was a bit to alcohol present for my taste.

Worth trying if you've never had it before but not my favorite out there.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 20:31:17 | More by david18
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Four fingers of level snow white foam. Burnished copper body.

Strong assertive pine aroma. Supported with apricot. Strong whiff of alcohol.

Rich, sweet deep caramel beginning. Pine follows. Some warming alcohol which lingers on. Needs more hops out front, especially some fruitiness.

Solid medium mouthfeel gives you something to chew on.

An okay beer to give a try, but not what I'm looking for in an IPA/DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 05:13:42 | More by RonfromJersey
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a sticky, hazy orange color with a finger of resinous foam. Aroma is full of crystal malt sweetness, toffee, caramel. Smells like a barleywine!

First sip is extremely sweet, cloying, with a moderately bitter finish. I pick up tropical fruit sweetness, pineapple, mango flavors as well. While I don't disagree with the 93 IBUs listed on the label, this beer is just far too sweet to be considered a good DIPA. I don't see a freshness date on the bottle, but it does say copyright 2012, so it can't be THAT old... It is stamped with a permanent graphic that says "Extremely Fresh".

I just can't tell if this beer is supposed to be like this, or if all the hop aroma and flavor has disappeared to age. It would score much higher from me if it was listed as a barleywine, because this is not the hop bomb I was craving when I popped the top.

I know this is called No Apologies, but Bluepoint should apologize for this under attenuated mess.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:18:24 | More by FickleBeast
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange body topped by a thick, off-white head that lasts a long time. A decent amount of lacing is also left on the glass. Aroma has some hops in it, but nothing all that impressive. A touch of biscuit malt also comes through. Flavor is a bit one-dimensional, leaning heavily towards piney hop bitterness. The accompanying powerful malt that I usually enjoy in a DIPA is lacking. Constant bitterness begins to wear on the palate. Mouthfeel is OK, but again much thinner than expected. Drinkability also suffers from lack of balance in this beer. Not a bad beer, but definitely not near the top of the DIPA heap

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Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2007 02:26:02 | More by aaronh
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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.