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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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4/5  rDev +5%

demgoth, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of spunionring
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was a decent, slightly less than good DIPA. Overall it was very bland and mediocre. There was an okay hop presence, but not what I would call solid. The quality of the brew was also only okay. Its a decent beer, but nothing noteworthy to go out of your way for. And its way oversold on the freakiness factor on the label, while being a very plain beer on the inside.

spunionring, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of robcalex
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

robcalex, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap today at Fireworks in Arlington, VA at their Blue Point Steal the Pint night. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a deep reddish-copper color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, caramel malts, fruity malts, and light citrus hops. Maltier than I thought it would be.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine hops, fruity malts, and light floral hops. More hops in the taste, and some medium bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is super smooth with no alcohol; doesn't feel like 10%.

o - Overall a pretty nice DIPA. The nose is decent and malty, but the taste is much better and full of fresh hops and fruity. Would have it again.

mdfb79, Mar 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

prisdefer, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of PorterBoy14
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

PorterBoy14, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Lob, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev +5%

juliusseizure, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of cavedave
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review

Clear dark amber, rich beige head that only slowly climbs down. Hefty sheets of lace cling heartily to the glass.

Orange peel, spicy hop, light pine resin, hints of lemon, some floral backed by a deep sweet caramel and candy.

All the flavors of the nose are in the mouth, plus some really righteous herbal bitter that wasn't. Really comes on strong at the end of the sip. Not as sweet as feared, but a definite alcohol presence that is a bit hot. Strong flavors are the hallmarks of BP, and this baby doesn't disappoint.

Nicely viscous, med. carbonation, fine finish, interesting and brisk. Best in class? No. First rate? You bet.

Glad they decided to bottle this baby again, it is quite delicious. Highly recommended to all serious hopheads.

cavedave, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of pjs234
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from 22oz bomber, there was a thick, creamy 2 finger head that was yellowish. Looking down at it, the head is very thick, almost looks soap suds. The beer is a nice, very clear golden color.

S - The aroma is not overwhelming, but I am picking up some nice hop/citrus/piney smells.

T - Fairly hoppy and a tad bitter at first taste. There is a little bit of bready/malty flavor that comes on towards the middle/end of the sip. There is a slightly off taste to this beer. Not sure what, but it kinda hangs around for a while afterwards.

M - Probably the strongest trait of this brew. The mouthfeel is smooth and a tad oily, really just what I would expect from a IIPA.

O - Not a bad IIPA, but definitely not spectacular. A good offering that I would be happy to try again, although i would not go out of my way to find it.

pjs234, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Hophead717, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Stumpy29er, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

djtomain, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5%

nmann08, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy copper-amber with a small ivory head. Good lacing.

S: Not really an in-your-face nose at all. Some juicy hops - tropical fruit and citrus - but not too strong at all.

T: Hops dominate. Juicy but bitter hops, with some sweet citrus or tropical fruit mid-sip, then finishing lemony dy and bitter - lingering "green" hops , i.e., grass or pine. Spicey bite, likely from high (10%) ABV. Heat felt at back end and down gulley.

M: Medium in heft, slight gritty feel.

O: A decent DIPA, but not approaching world-class levels by any stretch. Good and hoppy though.

Kendo, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

JedediahK, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of wscotti
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into a snifter

A - Pours a light copper color with a tight head which fades very quickly and leaves moderate lacing on the glass.

S - A citrus and grapefruit aroma with a moderate piney / hops aroma in the backround.

T - Bitter up front with almost a citrusy barleywine type finish on the back end. A nice combination of pine, citrus and hops. Doesn't have any overpowering alcohol taste that you might expect with other 10% IIPAs.

M - A medium bodied, yet solid mouthfeel.

O - A very good representation of a IIPA with 10% ABV. This is a limited release that is definitely worth a try.

wscotti, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

RandyBoBandy, Feb 22, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber served in a tulip. A shade or 2 lighter than mahoghany, with a tight, frothy, not-quite white head. Plenty of stick and retention. Dark for the style, butbim assuming it reflects a solid Caramel malt base.

Aroma is full of grapefruit and citrus with some subtle malts. Smell is very inviting and very hop forward.

Taste is also hop forward, malts lend a hint of caramel. Bitter from beginning to end but not overly astringent or overpowering, with soft tropical fruit notes. A well balanced IIPA, but wih a tilt towards a dry-hopped high alpha profile. Quite tasty.

Viscousity is right, medium body.

This is a good IIPA. No apologies necessary, seek this out.

nitro0292, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ricksrealm, Feb 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

jamiekimble, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Tyrawlings, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that leaves a sheet of sticky lacing.

S - tropical fruits and lots of citrus.

T - bitter hops upfront with a balance of sweet citrus flavors turning dry and bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - a fine example of the style.

JoeyBeerBelly, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

cestlavie, Feb 06, 2012
Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.