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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

297 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 297
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

mhbarber, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

decadance, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

willhans8, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

TheConnMan, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

MikalMick, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

JandJMD, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

PeteRiz, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Mersh, Apr 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
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4/5  rDev +5%

beernads, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of a robust sunset orange coloring. It holds a two finger head of eggshell colored foam. This retains excellently, leaving patterned lacing and a fatty aggregate of larger bubbles sitting atop the liquid. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma is sticky, hoppy, and sweet. Of the five advertised hop varietals, we detect floral, earthy, spicy, and bittered citric notes. The malts that balance are pale, but heartily brushed with toasted caramel. Filling the space in between is clovey spice, fusel booze, grassy raw herbs, iron, and an organic raw meatiness. With warmth comes black pepper, apricot, strawberry, light red apple sugars, phenolic plastics, and tangy yellow mustard. Our first impression is that the hops definitely take center stage, and mix with nice sweetness and thorough bitterness, but the ultimate blend is a bit muddled. As we sip, brown and metallic malts start things off, with raw plastics and chemically phenols, hugely bittering herbal and citric rind hoppiness, and raw grassiness. The peak comes with a wash of big booziness, pine, puckered soap, lighter metallics, and faint sweetness of caramel maltiness. The bittering onslaught of herbal and soapy hops continue, moving us to the finale, where they crash into lightly toasted pale malts, mineral, muddy grassiness, and booze, which gives a cherry cough syrup quality to the last drop. The aftertaste breathes of fiery ethanol, mineral, stone, chalky yeastiness, juicy citric, herbal, and earthy hops, garlic husk, dried grass, and bittering plastic phenols. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. There is nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop to each sip. The palate is softly coated, with eventual astringent dryness following a massive pucker of biting booze and hop oiliness. The abv is full and subtly warming, and the beer sips nicely once you get used to it.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the aroma. This aspect proved quite dynamic, with an initial classic clash between malts, hops, and booze giving way to a phenolic, spicy, herbal, and fruity change with warmth. The flavoring, as advertised, showcased bitterness, again, between the earthy and herbal hops, booze, and bright phenols. At times it actually tasted like you were sucking water off the roots of freshly plucked hop plant. At first it seems over the top, but once you figure out exactly what this beer is all about, you’ll be looking for another bottle to follow.

TheBrewo, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of mango, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes; with a good malt balance that is not overwhelming. Taste of pineapple, orange zest, mango, tangerine, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruits, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice hop flavor complexity; with a nice malt balance that isn’t overwhelming; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish; but still definitely a sipper. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. Very nice hop complexity and balance with malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Tumble, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

flyersfan900, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Hopdaemon39, Mar 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GFD400, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ROGUE16, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wertschy, Mar 20, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was orange amber in color, with a large three finger thick head. The aroma was very hoppy and loaded with tropical fruits like mango and papaya. The taste was a bit of a step down from the potent smell, as there was relatively low bitterness up front. I could taste some spicy and herbal hops, and toasted caramel malts, and both were well balanced. The finish was somewhat floral and delicate. The alcohol was well hidden, and the beer did not produce a lot of burn. The body was just thicker than medium, and a little sticky. I like my DIPAs aggressively bitter, and this wasn't quite that.

rajendra82, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

beergorrilla, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

gshackles, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Zaphog, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Wiedemann, Mar 12, 2013
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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.