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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment
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89
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
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)
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Reviews by shand:
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shand

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 20:11:10 | More by shand
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-15-2014 03:59:06 | More by Stillyman11
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-06-2014 02:21:47 | More by Lovely85
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JCarey

Delaware

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had to pick this baby up, being a homebrewer not having the chance to use wet hops, yet, I wanted to give it a try.

Pours a clear, pale yellow with rocky white head and lasting lacing.

Smell of light grains and not the normal hop aroma you'd expect from a Pale. Much more 'green' and floral on the nose, I'm not familiar with Crystal, but the Centennial and Cascade are pretty easily discernible. Slightly sweet smelling. Citrus, almost clementine-y, and fresh peach. Some vegetal, celery like aromas come through.

Yellow summer beer. Typical light pale you'd expect this time of year, with some big Cascade flavors. Some malt sweetness, pleasant bitterness, and a fresher hop flavor than is typical from dried hops. Slightly spicy, a little citrus, mostly green and floral.

Coats the mouth well, residual sweetness but surprisingly dry. Well carb'd, if slightly under.

I don't know that I'd buy this again, but it's a must try if you've never experienced wet hops. Good-Great show, overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 18:53:44 | More by JCarey
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-17-2014 17:55:25 | More by ummswimmin
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

04-13-2014 22:38:40 | More by IPAchris
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2014 01:53:24 | More by nickfl
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-15-2014 23:37:50 | More by Loco_Joe
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-27-2014 21:31:54 | More by Lurkerson
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Howdymike

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-25-2014 18:04:06 | More by Howdymike
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

02-13-2014 14:54:12 | More by JAHMUR
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-05-2014 20:18:12 | More by BrooklynPanch
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-14-2014 05:43:26 | More by RyanAU
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kynap55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2014 01:49:42 | More by kynap55
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seyton

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2014 00:09:26 | More by seyton
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samibr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-12-2014 19:38:41 | More by samibr
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a big 2" head that lasts a long time. Nce lace paints the glass.

Smell: wonderful hop aroma with a bunch of citrus tones.

Taste: caramel, orange, lemon zest, a bit of mango, and a hearty earthy and citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish with some dryness late. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger in the mouth a while.

Overall: a very enjoyable and easy to drink beer. Very hop-centric but very well balanced. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 19:57:37 | More by Gavage
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newbrewer_zb

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-08-2014 17:34:35 | More by newbrewer_zb
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Trish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-08-2014 02:45:09 | More by Trish
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 16:58:54 | More by tommy5
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap a orange-gold with two fingers of thick white head. Nice amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of fresh grass, citrus and onion.

Tasted of fresh grass, onion and floral hops with a light malty note.

Medium bodied and a bit sticky with a moderate carbonation.

Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer from Blue Point.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2014 22:36:22 | More by Monkeyknife
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 05:02:29 | More by Moses_Malone
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ali1987

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-25-2013 03:30:40 | More by ali1987
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-25-2013 02:45:42 | More by kylehay2004
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-14-2013 00:36:49 | More by redfox405
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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.