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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
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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

leodarko, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

djrn2, Jul 29, 2012
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.

jwhancher, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mrsimm, Jul 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

jfcaa193, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MJGTi, Jul 14, 2012
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!

BlurryVisi0n, Jul 06, 2012
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.

Atricapilla, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

raythealeman, Jun 09, 2012
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.

tdm168, Jun 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

bigred89, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Drk93TT, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

vande, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Brown120, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

erha2, May 30, 2012
Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger light tan head that faded very slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, citrus hops, pineapple, mango, caramel, floral hops, sweet malt, toasted grains, herbs and spices like pepper and coriander; big hops up front that smell juicy and like wet hops were used - very nice aroma, with just enough malt balance to bring it together and keep the hops in check.

Tastes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, citrus hops, pineapple, mango, caramel, brown sugar, floral hops, piney hops, sweet malt, light toasted grains, herbs, light alcohol like rum, and spices like pepper, cinnamon and coriander; hops are juicy and sweet, with mild heat and a sizzle that reminds you about the ABV - a great flavor in spite of the heat, very hoppy.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with a medium body, very light carbonation and some nice mild heat from the hops; very smooth for a DIPA, and overall quite enjoyable with high drinkability for such a strong beer. A great new product from Blue Point, glad I'll always be able to get it fresh.

CHickman, May 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Aschap, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

weaselchew, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

HamGlade10, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jtd335, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Jetree, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rutgersjpm, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Kreizler, May 10, 2012
Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Could not find date code, bought 4/12, has to be this year’s production, and well stored.

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Pours a nice ½”, white colored head, creamy, with brief longevity, no lace to speak of.
Deep classic amber color. Beautiful. Classic Ale looks.

The aroma hits you with distinct hops, spicy, resiny and bitter smelling with hints of citrus/lemon. This is followed by distinct malt, rich and toasty. Very enjoyable.

A very bitter, crisp entry on the palate of very distinct hops, herbal, resiny, and spicy with hints of lemon and citrus This is followed by distinct, rich, full malt, refined and toasty, with noticeable ale yeast. The quite distinctive hops and malt battle for dominance but in the end the hops win.
The body is full, creamy and balanced, with fine carbonation and a medium, but balanced sweetness.

Long bitter finish of hops and rich malt. The malt hangs in there but again loses to the distinct hops. The bitter hop oils linger forever.

A very, very good DIPA. Very enjoyable, powerful and in your face with flavor. A heavily malted style but the rather aggressive hops bring it all together to make this a nicely balanced Ale.
Fairly aggressive style of ale that perhaps lacks a little refinement, but then who cares as it is quite delicious with a long bitter finish.
The style may be heavy handed for some but that being said this is highly recommended for a test drive.

These notes were from a 22 oz bottle, but I have had this on tap several times and it was stellar!

JTSbeerislife, May 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

FluffyMcTingle, May 07, 2012
Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.