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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
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)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

JAHMUR, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
2.43/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

alienlifeforcecube, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -24.6%

IPAchris, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Stumpy29er
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Stumpy29er, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of hibachirat
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

hibachirat, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of C-Dog
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

beeragate, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

bigfnjoe, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

swetsastonic, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Lovely85, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

ali1987, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

inspektor, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sneaks2210, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of EkimGram
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a standard pint from a 64oz growler filled at Beery City in Deer Park, NY. Colour is a clear amber brown. Half-inch head is puffy and fades to a thin film leaving a nice lacing. No visible carbonation.

Smell: A strong balance of citric-bitter hops and sweet, bready malts.

Taste: The hops are crisp and brilliant. The malts are sweet and mild. The aftertaste is clean, bitter, and reminiscent.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a modest carbonated bite. Finishes a little dry.

Overall: This tastes just like a west coast A/IPA, mission accomplished! It is nothing spectacular but it isn't a bad beer either. Solid, tasty, and enjoyable.

EkimGram, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mendvicdog, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

erha2, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Trish, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

AbbyAlex, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

RyanAU, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

rodemey2, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Lucoli, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Gmann, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

plaid75, Nov 15, 2012
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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.