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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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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of AleWatcher
1.3/5  rDev -65.9%
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.

AleWatcher, May 02, 2012
Photo of Chrisrp77
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Chrisrp77, Mar 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

sneth019, Nov 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

DonFrap, May 07, 2012
Photo of tuka
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

tuka, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of spunionring
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

spunionring, Apr 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

VonZipper, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

JedediahK, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

JTomczak, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

JKV96, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -21.3%

At smell, I thought it was an american barleywine. Mouthfeel is caramel, sugar cane and a hint of hop. Very resinous. Very intense for a DIPA

Franck, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ColForbinBC, May 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

jlipin8622, Feb 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Wiedemann, Mar 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

whartontallboy, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Nichols33, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of PorterPatrol
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

PorterPatrol, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of david18
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

david18, Dec 02, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

RonfromJersey, May 07, 2012
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3.04/5  rDev -20.2%

Lee3rd, Sep 14, 2014
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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.