Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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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:
#30,183
Reviews:
672
Ratings:
2,073
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
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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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5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomTrocc
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Murph106157
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mltobin
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Juan_Andere
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of let8it8grow
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KatieKade720
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted into a conical pint glass; bottled on 19 July 2017
A: Pours a clear amber to light copper color with a one inch cream, white head and serious lacing.
S: Light citrus, with a little mowed grass and toast.
T: Lemon and peach up front with strong hoppy bitterness. Fairly crisp.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid effervescence.
O: When this brew first came out, I enjoyed it intensely and couldn't get enough. I hadn't had it in a while and purchased it recently for the purpose of rating it to find that it is either 1) not as I remembered it (think citrus hop explosion) or 2) not made as I remembered it. I will not speculate; I recognize that Blue Point is no longer an independent producer. I can say that it is a solid East Coast (American) IPA. Well made, but with a lot of competition, much of it on a par or better.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JackVegas83
2.3/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,073 ratings