Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

Hoptical IllusionHoptical Illusion
BA SCORE
55.7%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 2,059 ratings
Hoptical IllusionHoptical Illusion
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:
#27,703
Reviews:
669
Ratings:
2,059
Liked:
1,147
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
12.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
498
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Two fingers worth of ultra lush, slightly fizzy, moderate creamy, delicate and fluffy off-white colored head... Rock solid retention... A near infinite amount of swirling moderate to rapid paced carbonation throughout... The color is a vibrant light bronze with some distinctive amber hue... There is a slight haziness as well... Rings of lacing clings to the glass...

S - More malts than hops, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing... Caramel... Toasted malts... Loads of cracker and biscuit... The hops are present, but take a distant back seat... Once encountered they are of a light tropical fruit presence... A light hint of bubble gum as well...

T - The taste is a near mirror image of the aroma... A heavy malt base... Biscuit... Dough... Caramel... Lightly toasted malts... The hops again take a back seat... The are equal parts piney, citrusy, and earthy... Nothing earth shattering, but solid all the way around...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Lush to start... Crisp in the middle... Finishes smooth with just a slight touch of dryness... Limited carbonation... Even and consistent... Very nice...

D - What we have here is a simple, straight-forward and unpretentious American IPA... Quaffability of off the charts... If you're looking for a hop bomb, you may want to reconsider... If you're looking for an enjoyable, well-round, malt-forward American IPA... Lucky for me I enjoy both types...

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.7% out of 100 with 2,059 ratings
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