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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

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 kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

kylehay2004, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +5%

rydev24, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of CitizenGrain
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

CitizenGrain, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of shand
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

shand, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of JTex
4/5  rDev +5%

JTex, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of jriggins6
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jriggins6, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of beerloserLI
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

beerloserLI, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jlipin8622
3/5  rDev -21.3%

jlipin8622, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

hollywood_15063, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Pensfan0782
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Pensfan0782, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Gschaf
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Gschaf, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +31.2%

ejane, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BltByKrmn, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Peyton5410
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Peyton5410, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +5%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Kelpius
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
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
Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

IPAchris, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.3%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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
Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +5%

HoistinBrews, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of 215drinker
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

215drinker, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
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
Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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
Photo of PaBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

PaBeerLover, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of edthered413
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

edthered413, Sep 09, 2012
Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.