1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment - Blue Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our first time brewing with fresh or “wet” Pacific Northwest hops (that were overnight delivered from Hopunion LLC), and since they’re only available once a year, this is an extremely limited, one-time-only batch that will not be widely distributed to bars or restaurants.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 10-14-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ImperialPaleTom
ImperialPaleTom


4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-19-2012 22:04:07 | More by ImperialPaleTom
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

2.43/5  rDev -38.9%

I don't get it. others rate this beer pretty high. initial aroma is savory but off putting - almost like hamburger. i keep smelling it to see if i'm missing something but it's not like other wet hopped beers that i like. i really don't like the aroma. the flavor is not as off putting as the aroma but isn't great. again, i don't get the high marks. overall, i think it's an odd beer. not so good.

Adendum: talked it over with one of belmont MA finest beer geeks at CBCB. He said its like onions. If i were to cook with it, it might be fantastic. At the price point however, its not likely to happen.

10-13-2013 04:28:40 | More by alienlifeforcecube
Photo of jmccraney
jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-16-2012 21:57:14 | More by jmccraney
Photo of stanowsf
stanowsf

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-03-2013 16:33:13 | More by stanowsf
Photo of Bieniek30
Bieniek30

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-11-2013 17:33:20 | More by Bieniek30
Photo of Gmann
Gmann

New York

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a clear honey color with a dense white head that left some webby lacing.

The aroma is of a perfumey hop. Floral notes with some citrus and grass. Enjoyable aroma but not very strong.

Nice fresh hop flavor. Floral and buddy with light fresh grass notes. Slight pepper. Slightly bready malt which is clean and let's the hops shine. Good bright hop flavor.

The feel is moderate with semi soft carbonation. Slightly bitter on the palate. Nice balance and drinks well.

A good wet hop pale ale. Nice hop flavor and drinks quite well. I hope Blue Point keeps making this.

11-09-2013 06:21:32 | More by Gmann
Photo of MCDub
MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-04-2013 20:36:21 | More by MCDub
Photo of Moses_Malone
Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 05:02:29 | More by Moses_Malone
Photo of Lurkerson
Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-27-2014 21:31:54 | More by Lurkerson
Photo of kynap55
kynap55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2014 01:49:42 | More by kynap55
Photo of Mike
Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-06-2013 17:51:22 | More by Mike
Photo of tommy5
tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 16:58:54 | More by tommy5
Photo of Chugs13
Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-24-2013 23:41:58 | More by Chugs13
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-26-2013 21:45:40 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of plaid75
plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev 0%

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Hauppauge, NY.

Poured a dark copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop atop a light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of an upfront fresh piney hop blast with some lesser citrus notes.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style (watery even) with a sharp carbonation.

Overall a tasty and quaffable wet hopped IPA.

11-15-2012 23:49:39 | More by plaid75
Photo of hopkrid
hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-07-2013 03:51:15 | More by hopkrid
Photo of DrinkSlurm
DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-05-2012 01:03:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of erha2
erha2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-20-2012 03:03:28 | More by erha2
Photo of C-Dog
C-Dog


3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

11-27-2012 06:15:00 | More by C-Dog
Photo of CHickman
CHickman

New York

3.98/5  rDev 0%

12/7/12 on tap at Croxley Ale's in Farmingdale, NY: pours clear blood red color with a foamy 2 finger off white head that faded very slowly, leaving great foamy lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of juicy citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, floral hops, caramel, biscuit, wet bread, piney hops, and fruity sweetness; hoppy, but not overly hoppy with nice malty balance.

Tastes like it smells, with juicy citrus hops that seem like wet hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, floral hops, caramel, biscuit, wet bread, toffee, piney hops, herbs, tea leaf, light spices like pepper and coriander, and fruity sweetness like cherry or plum; hoppy, but not overly hoppy with bready notes and herbal notes that allow the hops to steal the show yet still remain on the soft and mellow side.

Mouthfeel is light, creamy and smooth, with very mild carbonation, a medium body, and a semi dry finish with a combo of hops and herbs.

A good solid experiment from Bluepoint, this was very easy to drink and smooth. While this was a good start to the hop expansion, I still like No Apologies much better, but this is worth trying.

12-09-2012 21:19:30 | More by CHickman
Photo of Trish
Trish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-08-2014 02:45:09 | More by Trish
Photo of shand
shand

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%

This isn't an IPA, it's actually an APA that clocks in at 5.3% ABV. And what a fantastic wet hop APA it is. The aroma has big juicy citrus hops and a bit of biscuity malts. The taste is just awesome, tons of citrus hops that have nice layers of complexity. The mouthfeel is nice and oily - you can tell they wet hopped the hell out of it. My first wet/fresh hop beer of the season, looking forward to more!

10-17-2013 20:11:10 | More by shand
Photo of bigfnjoe
bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-26-2012 03:44:20 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of beeragate
beeragate

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

02-26-2013 17:55:11 | More by beeragate
Photo of hibachirat
hibachirat

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%

Nose reminds of durian (the weaponizable fruit).
Love it, hate it, or love to hate it.
Unique smell average+ taste. Moderate to low head. Nice warm color. Wouldn't drink it on it's own, but works to wash down a spicy dish. Something like buffalo chicken works good.

11-27-2013 19:17:48 | More by hibachirat
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.