White IPA - Stevens Point Brewery
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
3.19/5 rDev -7.5%
12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.5% ABV, 40 IBUs, 0794 on neck.
A - Bright golden straw in color, this white IPA is almost perfectly clear with a tall and lasting pile of cloud white foam
S - Hints of pine needle pull through the freshly cut lawn hoppy nose that Point's White IPA releases but the earthiness that's got a nice and fresh appeal to it is cut by white table sugar sweetness and and a faint citrusy zest before finishing out with cereal grains.
T - Crisp pale malt avoids any sweetness getting in the way of the hop profile; one that I'm not quite fond of. Wet grass and straw blend with lemon oil citrus and linger on the tongue through the finish.
M - Despite my overall distaste for the flavor, the mouthfeel is really nice. Point's White IPA has a crisp and clean body that's prickly on the tongue from carbonation and not quite smooth due to the lack of wheat (as it's called a White IPA) but finishes strong with gripping bitterness and a dry spell on the tongue.
O - There are very few times I find myself disagreeing with a particular ingredient but in the case of Point's White IPA, I can't get behind the use of Sorachi Ace hops; clearly I just don't like them. The combination of weird, musty earthiness and slight hints of citrus doesn't do it for me but, that's certainly not to say this beer isn't made well. Additionally, I'm a little confused as to why this is called a White IPA. There's no use of wheat, or stand-out spices for that matter, it appears to be filtered as it's clear, and there's certainly no use of Belgian yeast. Definitely not undrinkable, but in the growing realm of White IPAs, this one's a miss in my book.
05-17-2014 22:04:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +13%
poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Bottled on March 20.
A - Golden straw, clear with a 2 finger white head. Very good retention that falls to a collar and leaves behind massive lacing.
S - The hops provide aromas of lemon grass, lemon zest, bitter citrus, and some herbal and earthy notes. The malts are very light and cracker like.
T - Bitterness up front with lemon grass, lemon zest, some herbal and earthiness, also pick up a bit of grapefruit pith. Malts are very light and cracker like. Finish is quite bitter on my palate.
M - Light, crisp, well carbonated and refreshing.
O - One of the few "White IPAs" I have enjoyed. Point should consider canning this and offer it as a summer time beer.
04-13-2014 16:21:50 | More by Ri0
3.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours golden with a well-retained, white head. Some lacing sticks.
The smell is of soft lemon.
The taste is of lemon with a touch of dill. Sweet malt balances the bitter-ish, slightly tart, mildly spicy character. It has a soft finish.
It does have a refreshing quality to it and a body that fits the general character of the brew.
Characteristics of the Sorachi Ace hop come through enough to appreciate it's character. it could be considered a hop-leaning pale ale, but if they want to market it is a "white IPA" that's fine. Overall, a nice easy drinking hoppy, in a balanced way, beer.
06-24-2014 18:29:20 | More by jwc215
3.3/5 rDev -4.3%
This pours a clear, golden yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is full of citrus and grains and a touch of hops. The taste is smooth with a good flavor of bitter hops. This is a pretty well made IPA from Point that makes for a great sipping beer that isn’t too strong or weak in flavor.
05-30-2014 02:06:24 | More by Lemke10
3.75/5 rDev +8.7%
Pours a soapy, white head that has great persistence and laces slightly. Soft, subdued hop aroma. Golden clear color. Starts with a nice, bright citrus bitterness. Peaks into a medium bitterness with bright, citric hops. Finish is a lemony citrus with smooth malt.
This is lovely. I love the bright, citrus flavor of the hops, and the malt is perfectly balanced off this bitterness.
04-29-2014 01:05:29 | More by TheSSG
4/5 rDev +15.9%
I find this a fascinating white IPA....I think they hit a home run with the use of Sorachi Ace in this. It really gives out a huge lemon drop aroma and taste....that is combined with a bit of herbal/tea like notes with a slight drying bitterness on the finish.
I'm not a huge white IPA fan but this one is loaded with flavor and one I would be interested in buying again. Unique for sure.
07-02-2014 05:02:59 | More by ZAP
White IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.