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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

288 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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 -14.9%

hollywood_15063, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Pensfan0782, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Gschaf, Feb 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

ejane, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BltByKrmn, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Peyton5410, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Kelpius
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The sweetness of this beer is strictly due to the high abv. Otherwise, a healthy hop flavor and underrated beer for drinkers who like simplicity and kick. No clove, vanilla, citrus or other overtones here, just plain strong beer with a smooth front. Perhaps a bit untidy, but still has a bitter edge that I appreciated. I think it is underrated on this site.

Kelpius, Jan 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

IPAchris, Jan 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep amber in color, 2 fingers of off white detergent-like head, patchy lacing. smells of pine, grapefruit, lots of sweet malt. immediate malty taste makes this one super sweet, hints of caramel, grapefruit, pine.. there is an overall fruity/floral hoppy flavor in this one that's pretty great. medium body, nicely carbonated, leaves behind a sticky/creamy feel. bottle feels a little old due to the subtle hops, would LOVE to try this one fresh, as it is - it's really good.

facundoCNB, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

HoistinBrews, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

215drinker, Oct 10, 2012
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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.

FickleBeast, Oct 01, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the IGA in Potsdam NY for around 7.50$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, pineapple, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit and pineapple. There is also some caramel notes and a bit of a guava/apricot sweetness. It ends with quite a blast of hop bitterness.

Overall - An above average DIPA that packs quite a bit of hops. It's a touch too sugary/sweet, but I polished off the bomber with no issues. Not something I'd buy another bottle of, but I'd like to try it on tap and I don't regret the 8$ I spent on this bottle. I didn't see any sort of date on the bottle..

spinrsx, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

PaBeerLover, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

edthered413, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jtb0608, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rodlavers, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mrskunk, Aug 29, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle at Gainesville House of Beer. My first Blue Point, and it's a good one. Pours orange with half finger white creamy head. There is an aroma of caramel, booze and some solid pine and grapefuit. Nice bite an complex sweetness, lots of big grapefruit and toffee. Pretty heavy mouthfeel for the style, but plenty of carbonation. Very good.

BMMillsy, Aug 24, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a slightly murky orange color with a nice white head. Head forms a thin cap and leaves some nice lacing behind.

S- A pretty good balance going on here between the malts and hops. A good amount of tropical fruit hops, with sweet bready malts and just a bit of alcohol.

T- Follows the nose really well. Quite a bit of hops here with a strong malt back bone. Nothing over the top.

M- Medium in both body carbonation.

O- Not my favorite but a very solid example of the style.

nrbw23, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jeddis1, Aug 14, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A nice orange amber body with a white head that had some lacing and little retention

S- A nice hop presence. Good resinous pine and floral hops upfront. Some mild citrus and a slight soapy note in the back. Caramel malts were mildly sweet.

T-A good balance of hop flavors. Pine notes paired well with the floral notes and a slight grapefruit quality rounded it out. The malts were nice and sweet. Sweeter then the aroma indicated to me.

M-Smooth and easy to drink. A nice dry finish.

O-A well balanced IIPA. Really enjoyed the level of hops and the malts really balanced out the bitterness just enough. The alcohol seemed well hidden. Nice.

BeerFan95, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

lupercmda, Aug 09, 2012
Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.