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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

303 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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 rajendra82
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of gshackles
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Wiedemann
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of stanowsf
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of 2xipa
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large head with nice lacing and head retention on a clear a light amber golden body. Aroma is very citrusy with mostly tangerine, fresh vegetables, earthy hops and hint if pine resin. Little on the malt side. Flavors are more malty and piney with notes of candy sugar and candied citrus, mostly orange. Medium body and moderate carbonation, a little oily. I really liked this one. It's not very complex but no bad flavors here. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice one to try.

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CitizenGrain
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of shand
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For some reason, I'm inclined to like Blue Point's hoppy beers. They tend to strike a good balance and wind up very drinkable. Let's see if No Apologies strikes the same balance with a big 10% ABV. It's a good looking IPA, amber colors over a large head, it's the basic IPA look done right. The aroma is sweet, with a big tropical fruit hit over caramel malts. No Apologies is very strong on the tropical fruit flavors, with a solid caramel malt to back everything up. There's a nice lingering hoppiness on the tongue that works well with the slight booziness that really can't be avoided once you hit 10%. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly light level of carbonation, and the drinkability is incredible. Overall, No Apologies is a great sweet IPA. It does the whole sweet thing without relying on the malts to impart all of the sweetness.

Photo of JTex
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jriggins6
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of beerloserLI
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out amber hue.

Smells of sweetness and hops.

Booze bomb. Taste is very sweet with hops and plenty of malt. A smooth and dry finish with some citrus . This is a much more earthy and sweet double rather than a hop bomb or pine forward one but still a pretty decent brew.

Photo of jlipin8622
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Pensfan0782
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Gschaf
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.