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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hibernator on 10-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,176
Reviews:
670
Ratings:
2,066
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
501
Trade:
0
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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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Photo of TheAndyFerg
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

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

Photo of Bf_89
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of florisj135
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheOakKing
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JasW
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Discovered this at Yankee Stadium, where it and Goose Island are the only IPAs currently available (other than Blue Point's session IPA, that is). Nice, citrusy, resiny taste and a chewy feel. I wouldnt go out of my way to get it, but it was a nice find at the ballpark.

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4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion a good beer has a nice blend of hops and malts...not too bitter... nor too sweet. This one falls into that category for me. This has the best of both worlds..a great blend.

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,066 ratings
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