Blue Point White IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point White IPABlue Point White IPA

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85
very good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cosmicevan on 09-11-2011

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Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 38
Reviews by Franziskaner:
Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden hued with almost an orange like tint. Brussels lacing. A thin layer of white foam mostly covers the top of the beer. Hints of coriander and a stronger smell of citrus hops is what I get out of the aroma. The body is light,fairly crisp and refreshing. The flavor is a nice balance of citrus hops and some gently added coriander. This is pretty well balanced and refreshing.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a peach-like color with a 1/2 finger white head atop.Fresh floral hop aromas with some citric edge as well,mild spice wich was more pronounced on the palate.Spiced notes along with citric hop flavors,the spice might be a bit much but it's still got a good hop profile.I really like the aromas of this beer and the big use of American hops,maybe just tone down the yeasty/spiced notes a tad.

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at Yorktown Beverage, Yorktown, NY

Pour is clouded medium honey/yellowed amber, lifts a rather huge and active off white head. Head stays and stays, leaves plenty of residual froth, and more then ample irregular bands of lace.

Fresh smelling and pungent nose of flowery goodness, infused with some spicy hop notes.

Flavorful , complex and tasty brew. The "Belgian" character/influence here comes in the form of the wit/white beer style. Some slight bubblegum picked up as well as the wit influenced creamsicle character. Hops are evident, but only moderatly biting. More for balance rather then assault. Nicely done, sort of a wit on hop steroids.

Sure this one would be great with some peppery salads, mussels, and all manner of quality cheeses.

Nice new brew from Blue Point, I hope this one is widely available come summer time

Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap.
Poured with a decent sized head that soon reduced țoa thin partial coat.
Both malts and hops are reduced in this white IPA.
Drinks and tastes much like a standard APA. May even be less hoppy than average for that style.
Refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room on 8/31/12.

A - orangish gold with no head when it arrived

S - huge herbal and spicy hop notes, a bit floral, peppery

T - floral, big herbal hops again, pepper, rye maybe, faint citrus, bitter finish; this is all hops, they're bold and intense.

M - medium bodied, crisp, smooth, well carbonated

What a hop bomb! The hops were exploding everywhere! I thought the choice of herbal, spicy hops complimented the peppery yeast notes. The only real downside to this beer is palate fatigue. The hops are intense, and they will quickly mess with your taste buds. Even so, this beer is definitely worth a try!

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6-pack at EuroMarket, the cans were stamped July, but the beer tastes plenty fresh. This is a lighter-bodied IPA with a lot of the same earthy spice you're used to in other Belgian IPAs. The hops bring a juicy mix of apricot, tangerine, and mild pine. Mmmm. A mighty fine pale ale here—drinkable and satisfying.

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Nice color and head. Aroma is very nice and refreshing with hints of citrus and a little spice. Flavor is the same with an ever so slight orange bitterness and a little spice and hop flavor. Blends nicely together. Good carbonation, clean, very very light finish. Refreshing

Photo of scootny
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy gold with a nice head and good retention. Some lace on the sides and some light carbonation to go with a thin covering. Smell is is quite full of pine and a Belgian yeast doughiness with some big sweet dinner rolls. A touch of pepper and citrus. Taste has a malt body that is reminiscent of a tripel with a nice pine hoppiness on top. Sweet pearl and crystal malt with a healthy wheat component makes this super easy on the tongue. Nice compliment of Belgian spice in the mix. Clean, dry, hoppy finish with a touch of hop oil lingering. Feel is crisp and dry with a lovely quenching character. Carbonation is spot on and weight is on the lighter side of medium giving this brew high sessionability. An artful interpretation of the style and I will be looking for this one near me. Great brew to have around the house. Much love to my good friend Harry Smith for bringing me a few cans of this good stuff.

Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thanks goes out to woodychandler for keeping me in canned beers. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, hops, and spice. Taste is the same, citrus and spices, hoppy and bitter, a touch of malts. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer. Well done.

Photo of adam1111
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good taste, but the finish was a little bland/empty...

Photo of Immortale25
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Bottom of the can says JUL 14 2012 which I assume is a production date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy dark golden color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before slowly meandering down to an 1/8 inch head and sudsy, trickly lacing.

S- Vibrant hops with a nice kick of Belgian yeast to create that classic BIPA aroma. Some grapefruit and lemon notes along with fresh grass and spice.

T- Well-balanced citrus flavor surrounded by a Belgian template with the yeast providing just enough spice and richness to compliment the hops. Drinkability is high as I take multiple sips easily and enjoyably. Notes of orange, coriander and lemongrass. Mildly bitter.

M- Smooth, almost too smooth as it tends to be a bit watery. Medium carbonation and a lightish body since it's not heavy on the malt.

O- A great melding of citrusy IPA and yeasty, spicy Belgian. Easy to drink, hence the choice of a can container making it possible to down a sixer in one sitting, but still flavorful enough to know you're drinking a BIPA.

Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left a thin layer of bubbles that nearly completely covered the entire surface.
S: There are light aromas of peppery spices in the finish.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by spices and has a very light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and makes for a good selection if you can’t decide on an IPA or something lighter.

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy medium brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured peppery and piney hops mingled with a bright yeast ester.

The taste was spicy on several levels with pepper coming from both hops and yeast. Nice lingering earthy sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very nice hop forward example of the style.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 9/30/12

A - Plentiful carbonation feeding the solid half inch of sudsy white head. The beer is a hazy bright yellow. Might be too much carbonation now that I think about it.
S - Smells of juicy grapefruit bitterness, touch of spicy coriander, with a bit of lemon rind.
T - Wow it's got a heavy lemon bite right off the bat. Second sip reveals a hop bitterness like biting a grapefruit with a slightly spicy coriander edge. Taste does seem very balanced making it very drinkable.
M - Light and sudsy the carbonation really lifts the beer despite the ABV being 6%

Overall I love some white IPA's they take the best aspect of a Witbier and hop it up to really add a zippy taste to the Beligum Yeast. A very tasty offering.

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on draft at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side for a while. I was very impressed with this beer and even more so when I saw that it was a belgian IPA, which I typically don't love.

The color was orange/amber, a bit cloudy with a nice white fully head.

Aroma was a great combination of hops and summer fruits, I guess from the yeast. Very inviting.

Flavor was also very complex and also great. Bitterness upfront with plenty of hop flavor and other spices and fruits.

A great beer that I will look forward to having a bunch of times in the future.

Photo of silverking
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- hazy light golden straw with a fluffy white head. Head retention is decent, and there are well defined rings of lacing.

S- orange peel, coriander, the back end has some real grassy hops. All in all, it smells like a witbier.

T- the hops have a bit more presence than the aroma would suggest. Still though, there isn't much "IPA" in this one. All of that aside, its a pretty good witbier. Orange peel, coriander, and herbal hops All come together in relative harmony with a very refreshing finish.

M- medium bodied, light carbonation, watery finish. Perfect for hot weather.

O- needs some more hops is they want to stamp IPA on the side of their can.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy (almost clear) pale to medium golden yellow in color with very light gentle visible carbonation at the surface of the beer. The beer has a half finger tall creamy white head that reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops and peppery spices.

T: Light amounts of pale malts upfront with some peppery spices and light hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry in the finish.

O: Light and refreshing, very easy to drink and enjoyable. This is a nice hot weather beer and is very sessionable.

Photo of jzauder
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On top at Proof Brewing Co. in Tallahassee on 6/29/12

A very piney-hops aroma. Looks like an American Light Lager, not as hazy as one would expect from a Belgian-style IPA. Head quickly dissipates. Tastes of tangerine and juniper with a little bit of licorice. It has a slightly thick mouthfeel, but in a pleasant way. It coats your tongue and gives you a depth of flavors. Very little carbonation.

I'm not sure what makes it a White IPA, I suppose I have some research to do. However, this was a wonderful, complex beer that would be great in the summer, or really anytime. This beer really lets you appreciate the hops as an IPA should, but balancing that with the yeast. My favorite Belgian IPA, I hope this becomes a year-round offering.

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If memory serves (and it may not, so feel free to correct me), this was part of a major score from a Pinocchio's visit a few weeks ago. I love visiting that place as they always have some new CANs for me.

Not much on the CAN itself: "Malt Beverage brewed with spices", but the design is meant to look like the mosaics in each of the NYC subway stations. Hee hee.

The Crack and inverted Glug came off without a hitch and I was off and running. The thick, dense, massive head had an odd shade to it, slightly yellow, but not enough to qualify it as many shades of white to which I usually allude. Let's call it "eggshell white" with great retention and move on. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy golden-yellow. The nose had a peppery spiciness to it and following my last such beer, I literally began to sneeze. I was glad that this one was to be tonight's finale as I am getting my fill. In this case, it was more the spice than the yeast driving everything. Mouthfeel was medium and while it had a definite spicy bite on the tongue, I did not sense it in the same way as the coriander of the previous beer. Was my palate becoming desensitized? Did they use less coriander than Upslope? I do not know, but this was more Baby Bear-style in my estimation (just right) as opposed to Papa Bear-style (too much) in the Upslope. Or I could be mis-identifying the spice in this altogether. No matter. I was really enjoying this one and when the spice coupled with the hops, I was in ecstasy. To say that this was dry would be to do it an injustice. This was the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara Desert dry and I was all for it! I am not sure how it would be at the beach, but on Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually), it would be fantastic.

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Easy drinking, lacking a big flavor punch and is just middle of the road.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was served from the tap at The Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT. The beer arrived in a tapered pint glass, and glowed a deep golden honey color. This showed a one finger head of white foam, leaving splotchy lacing as it slowly descended. Carbonation appeared mild, and a light haze, with little flecks of sediment permeated the liquid. The nose was hugely complex, with wheat and clove as the grain bill, alongside juicy citric hops of grapefruit, bubblegum esters, huge plastics and medicinal phenols, robust strawberry and mango fruitiness, and the distant sweetness of birch beer. Our first impression was that it tasted just like Juicyfruit bubblegum. As we sipped, a flavoring much like the aroma unfolded. We started with wheat up front, with sweeter tropical fruits, and spicy grapefruit bitterness. Bubblegum esters and soft juicy, floral hops pulled us to the peak, where more esters and the fruit from the nose hit hard. The hops also persisted, with an additional cutting bite of phenolic plastics. The end was with more clove, spicy alcohol, and that sweeter fruit from the nose to, here, refreshingly cut the bitterness. The aftertaste breathed of mango, bitter hop freshness, wet wheat, and dirty minerals. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. The latter was prickling and wetting. There was nice slurp and froth to each sip, and the mouth is left satiated and watering. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the insanely robust, super complex nose. There was huge fruit, fresh, juicy hops, bold plastics, and bright clovey phenols. The flavoring was almost as robust, with equally as deep complexity. This is not an everyday beer, but it was great for the style. If we had one complaint it is the look, as we always like to see that massive Belgian IPA head of foam, which was sadly absent here.

Photo of NiceTaps
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a semi-chilled pint glass.

A- looks like Hoegaarden, light straw color, qiute pale. A decent 1+ finger head and some sticky lacing.

S- this beer has lemmonitis, if you know what I mean. There is also the dry wheat aroma common to German/Belgian white beers.

T- Lots of wheat, not enough IPA.

M- It's solid, not heavy or thin. Bountiful carbonation. It is dry, needs more bite.

O- Ambitious effort by a solid brewery, it will not change my world, however.

Photo of tobelerone
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, pours a slightly cloudy pale gold. Fluffy white head that settles down slowly; lacing is patchy and doesn't cling to the glass. A fairly complex, hoppy aroma with a lot going on: spiciness, citrus fruits, floral notes, just a touch of the malt; smells really appetizing.

The flavor is a well-blended mix of spice and pepper notes, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, and just a bit of biscuity malt propping things up underneath as in the nose. There's an overall Belgian yeast flavor that meshes nicely with the hops. Bitterness is moderate and not particularly lingering and the finish is dry.

Medium-light bodied, solid carbonation, fairly crisp feel, maybe a little fizzy for my tastes.

I found this beer to be really interesting initially but it's one of those that dissipates quickly and becomes less interesting, not more, as it opens up a bit. Something about the flavor in particular is a bit shallow although the yeastiness lingers on a bit, more so than the hops. Overall this is a pretty nice canned IPA, unique and very drinkable, but not something I would make a priority to try or buy again.

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/30/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger fluffy bright white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, orange peel, grapefruit, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of fruity and spicy notes. Taste of lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, pear, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, light fruits, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, and earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Fantastic balance of fruitiness with spices, with very nice complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent white IPA! Great balance and complexity of nicely robust flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BLUE POINT WHITE IPA: 6.0% ABV. BELGIAN-STYLE WIT/ AMERICAN IPA HYBRID. White IPA is brewed with wheat for a Belgian twist that is balanced perfectly by well rounded hops character. Brewed specifically for the 13th Anniversary of the brewery and debuted at their celebration. Saw this locally so nabbed a 32 oz fill yesterday.

a - through the growler looks of a honey/orange. poured into my capt lawrence taster tulip. settled into the glass much more yellow with a finger of frothy white head. very honey, rich looking.

s - bubblegum belgian bpa style. soft and sweet. you can definitely pick out the wit characteristics...a bit orange peel and clove. the american ipa seems to be more in the background with some hops...it comes across more sweet and bubblegum like which makes me thing BPA.

t - the bitterness from the ipa shows itself in the taste, but again some orange peel and banana which mixes to give an almost bubblegum vibe and dominate any significant ipa characteristics. sugar sweet and not piny hop.

m - medium to full bodied with a touch of bitterness on the finish. overall this comes across as a belgian pale ale or belgian ipa. a bit tingly.

o - overall this is pretty solid. very refreshing and great for the warm weather. i was fairly impressed with this beer. seems to fit best in the BA category of Belgian IPA or Belgian Pale Ale, but the description at the growler station listed it as a wit / ipa hybrid.

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Blue Point White IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
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