Blue Point White IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.05/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2012 21:23:51 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 19:58:29 | More by silverking
3.73/5 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.
Serving type: can
02-05-2014 23:35:25 | More by Franziskaner
Blue Point White IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.