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
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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:
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(Beer added by: bonbright7 on 01-28-2007)
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Photo of facundoCNB
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.

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 215drinker
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of FickleBeast
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.

Photo of spinrsx
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..

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of edthered413
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jtb0608
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of rodlavers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
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.

Photo of nrbw23
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.

Photo of jeddis1
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of BeerFan95
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.

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of leodarko
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of jwhancher
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at the Khyber after Anthrax, Motorhead, and Slayer beat the heck out of Camden in this year's Mayhem Fest. Needed some quality beers after a long, hot sweaty night where the venue overcharged for crappy macro beers, but I digress...

This one is a hoppy beer with a bubble gum-like sweetness. Copper in color with amber tints. Nice lacing. Tastes bready with sweet candy and tropical hop notes (mango, pineapple, citrus, etc.). Agree with a previous review that it borders a barley wine. Very tasty. Alcohol is masked but my head can tell it's there. A good brew, maybe just a little too sweet tasting.

Photo of mrsimm
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of MJGTi
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark caramel color, light bubbles on the body with an off-white head that has a heavy frame. Head rose to about an inch.

Smell: Light hops, deep floral and light hops did i say that twice.

Taste: Superb, little sweet caramel touch and soft piney feel. Literally enjoying every minute of it.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, smooth with sticking after taste. It is a little bitter sweet but almost as good as it gets.

Overall: This is my second time having this beer, first being at the actual brewery here in Long Island on tap. This second time around is almost as good (tap is always better than the bottle). In all honesty this is pretty damn good beer, I definitely don't take it for granted there was work put into making this, sure the smell is blah but it is everything else that leaves you wanting more. Salud!

Photo of Atricapilla
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and hazy amber in appearance. A bit fizzy at first with a dirty white head which laces away to a nice ring. Slightly astringent in mouth feel slightly resinous as well. Taste is of malt and dark bread followed by pine and yeast. Light aroma of pine and bread dough.

Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tdm168
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one

A - amber with an orange haze; 1/4" of white head; little retention

S - bread, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol

T - bread, caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, candy sugar, dark fruit

M - medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

Delicious. It's malty and hoppy and very well balanced. Some characteristics tend toward a barleywine. I very much enjoyed this beer through and through.

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