Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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2,090 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hibernator on 10-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,987
Reviews:
674
Ratings:
2,090
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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42
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Photo of Tampalocal5577
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good malt & hop balance with tropical fruit notes.

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Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SolarPower36
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Dull beer

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Photo of tankg
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBDave
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a 6-pack of bottles on sale for $5 at my local Lucky’s Market. It was a decent IPA, especially for the price. Fairly average, nothing that made it special. But I’d buy it again when it’s on sale.

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Photo of nuclearscott
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mxsluis
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nzorzi117
2.23/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RockyM72
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JES2342
4.8/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of toast9
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rmiles
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevsauce
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

solid ipa will recommend as a gift. 4/5 stars. Trump will approve.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewnme
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A clear amber ale, (Seems slightly hazy at first but the haziness clears. Perhaps it's an illusion of the carbonation, living up to its name) with about one finger of creamy foamy head; Doesn't dissipate too fast and shows lacing on the glass when tilted. Not much bouquet. Tangy and sparkly on the tongue. Not as hoppy as one might expect from the name.

EDIT: The second time I drank this beer, the flavor seemed a little sour. Not nearly as good an impression as the first time I tried it. I reduced my ratings on taste and overall.

Another EDIT: On third tase (of a six) I thought, "This is a tasty beer." The label says East Coast IPA, but I wouldn't guess that it is an IPA from tasting it. I increased my taste and overall ratings. Could these bottles of beer be this variable? Was my last one a skunky one? Now I don't know what to think.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of singletary
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It poured a hazy amber color with a nice head that fades but leaves a good lacing to glass. The smell is a mild citrus hint. The taste is also a mild citrus flavor with a bit of bitterness to it, although we'll balanced. Body is medium, overall a nice and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours only slightly hazy light copper-gold with medium head that left a little lace. Nose wasn't particularly big for what it was labeled as. Light citrus along with slightly herbal earthiness. Taste is about the same. Good balance between malt and hops. Overall, just under middle-of-the-road and unmemorable.

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,090 ratings