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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 82
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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-25-2013 02:45:42 | More by kylehay2004
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2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

02-13-2014 14:54:12 | More by JAHMUR
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2014 01:53:24 | More by nickfl
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a slightly hazed, dark copper-amber color with a small wispy layer of white bubbles on top. Very nice aroma, thick with citrus and tropical fruits, potpourri, sugary malts. Similar taste, lots of citrus and tropical fruit, more sweet than crisp due to a generous addition of caramel malts, which leaves this beer tasty, but lacking a brilliant and fresh hop flavor. Pithy bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body, pretty smooth, and quite good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 20:14:51 | More by Rifugium
Photo of mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11/13/12 notes. Had this on tap at Fourth Avenue Pub in Brooklyn. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark reddish-amber color with one inch of slightly off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Nose is awesome. Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, hemp, grapefruit, tropical fruits, fruity malts, bready malts, wheat, and pineapples. Very nice and load os fresh hops and fruit; really like the nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, hemp, tropical fruits, lemon, grapefruit, light pine , and fruity malts. Some slight bitterness, and more hemp and tropical fruits than the nose, tough less citrus and pine. Nice but less hoppy and a step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. The body is super smooth and creamy, and pretty easy to drink. Very nice body.

o - Overall a very good IPA with a great nose. Tons of fruit and hops, this is the best beer I've had from Blue Point to date. Worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2012 20:48:19 | More by mdfb79
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-26-2013 21:45:40 | More by mendvicdog
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-23-2013 01:27:19 | More by DrunkinYogi
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New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- nice pale golden color, a touh darker than a typical pale ale. Really nice llok, medium head with noce lacing.

S- beautiful hoppy aroma, notes of both floral and citrus hops.

T- bold hoppy flavor, really well rounded with herbal and citrus notes. Super frash hop flavor with great lingering of bitterness.

M- smooth and well rounded feel. Nice residual taste of bitrerness on tongue with great carbination.

O- a great beer, super drinkable with anazong hop presense . More complex than expected.

---Rated via Beer's Advocate for iPhone

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 20:19:01 | More by vfgccp
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2011 14:54:30 | More by whartontallboy
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New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 06:21:32 | More by Gmann
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New York

4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler filled at Blue Point Brewery served in a standard pint glass.

L - lightly hazed amber color with a off-white head that thinned out and left spotty lacing.

S - fresh tropical fruits.

T - fresh blast of tropical fruit flavors with a solid malt background, the bitterness on the finish leaves some sticky sweetness on the lips.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation, easy to drink.

O - a very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: growler

10-14-2011 21:42:13 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

swing by the brewery after work to pick up some globe glasses (finally back in stock). got a 4 oz pour of this. arrived a deep red brown with no head. smells and tastes like fresh hops. really sticky and wonderful tasting. mouth is a but weak on carb and it drinks like juice with mild fizziness, maybe like a flavored seltzer? mouth aside, a very impressive brew from the locals. nice malt back bone ang good balance, not a bitter bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 22:45:18 | More by cosmicevan
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 16:58:54 | More by tommy5
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-05-2012 01:03:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-24-2013 23:41:58 | More by Chugs13
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-06-2014 02:21:47 | More by Lovely85
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-26-2012 03:44:20 | More by bigfnjoe
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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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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with a thin white head, and plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Grassy and juicy melon hops, with less tropical fruit aroma, and a light cracker malt.

T: Big flavors of melon, mango and pineapple tropical fruits, some citrus, and a lighter spicy, touch of resin and dank hops over a very lightly toasted cracker malt. Lightly bitter in the hang.

M: Light body, almost no alcohol presence, and the carbonation towards the low side - though certainly not flat.

O: Very tasty, and quite the pleasant surprise. It's quite fruity, and not as grassy as most fresh hop beers. Really quite enjoyable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 22:53:01 | More by macrosmatic
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-08-2013 21:44:26 | More by Tucquan
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-28-2012 18:49:22 | More by shigg85
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 22:29:25 | More by CampusCrew
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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
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