Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...

Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Hoptical IllusionHoptical Illusion
2,060 Ratings
Hoptical IllusionHoptical Illusion

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

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,060 |  Reviews: 669
Photo of JABarber
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of nynata
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a super clear yellow orange...very much a looker here. Smells hoppily floral, and fruit and pine and hops and little malt or grain note to go along. Tastes great...low malt showcasing the hops. Nice bitterness and mouthfeel throughout. Like this one a whole lot and would get this again.

 293 characters

Photo of DasBoot2112
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Duvel
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of HugeBulge
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Mavigo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this off tap at the green dot in detroit, served to me in a mug.

A: is a dark gold color with a short off white head with medium amounts of lacing.

S: crisp scent, wheat, citrus, and of course hops

T: very smooth, crisp, wheat, citrus, malts, herbs, with a strong hop finish, but not as extreme as other IPAs I have had, so I'd say it's fairly mild but still quite present.

M: refreshing, light body, medium carbonation

O: First beer from Blue point, not too bad, not a big fan of IPAs but this was fairly decent, not to say they skimped on the style, the hops were super evident, just a bit more mild and more citrus, recommended.

 642 characters

Photo of GratefulJack
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of StratManKudzu
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Apathetiq
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JVoyager
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mk66
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Morockm
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of plinythederek
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of banger7
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DragonzBreath
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blue Point's Hoptical Illusion...I got this one from the Tap at Ashleys Throw down.
Saugatuck brewery verses Blue Point.. Copper color with a nice, small white foam.
As I raised it to my mouth, the aroma of a meadow deep within a pine forest hit me hard.
The smell of this IPA is unlike any I have smelled. Taste was the same. The hops are unusual in here..interesting taste and flavor. a must try for the IPA lovers in the house...Very little citrus and a bit light at the end. Abv 6.80
(Saugatuck Brewery one by 4 pints)

 525 characters

Photo of MIchelle318
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of admiral1
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of danpam1024
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,060 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.