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
Ratings:
2,038
Reviews:
666
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
488
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,038 |  Reviews: 666
Photo of elgiacomo
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz Growler from Beverage World in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Kegged May 3, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours mostly clear amber with a three finger white head that leaves a ring and some drips of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is orange, apricot and floral hops, a bit of fruit, pine, caramel & bread as well. Good strength.

Flavor delivers more of a kick with a good bit of orange and citrus, apricot, a little pine, decent caramel malt backbone, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness. Well-balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, moderate carbonation.

A solid IPA. On the balanced end of the spectrum and I usually go for the unbalanced hop bombs, but this is still very tasty. Very easy drinking, goin’ down fast!

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Photo of BigRob329
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of ujsplace
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a DFH chalice.

Pours a deep golden colored brew with a frothy white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of oily, resinous hops; piney and Earthy with some citrus notes.

Tastes like it smells for the most part. A tad on the mild side for me, but this is a good, easy drinking IPA.

Light and crisp, easygoing brew.

A good, not great IPA. Although this is a good brew, there are quite a few others that pack more punch, which is my preference, but this brew does stand well enough on its own - it's just a bit on the mild side. Great summertime brew.

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Photo of mcss
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bspain5
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of reagbr8
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of truuby536
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Maseitz
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ccozzi
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ksiazewski
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of JohnNasso
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of scottyshades
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of erha2
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of busterwhite
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden color with 1 finger head and no lacing. Smells of some citrus -tangerine, grapefruit, and some sweetness from the malt. Bitter taste up front followed by a tangerine/mango flavor. Grapefruit rind aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin with prickly carbonation. Overall an average IPA, thinness and carbonation drag it down a little.

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Photo of BrianParsons
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of HangingJohnny
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mark5252
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask IPAs... thank you jryans.

The beer pours a hazy, dark amber with a head that fades quickly and leaves rich white lacing down the sides. The beer is slightly warm to the touch which helps bring out bursting fruitiness reminiscent of pineapple rock candy and other various citrus fruits mellowed by the beer's intense sweetness. Tasting the beer lends a delicious blend of citrusy hops, slightly biting alcohol and tremendous sweetness. This is a highly drinkable cask ale with almost no bitterness in the aftertaste and minimal carbonation. Definitely slightly syrupy, but not gross. Tasty beer worth trying on cask!

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Photo of smutty33
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of iHeartmanyHops
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautifuly rich amber color with a nice 2 finger head. Though it dissipates pretty fast, the first sight of this beer poured into a thick pint glass is amazing.

S: Pretty typical ipa smell. Definitely on the light side. Citrusy floral?

T: Wow! On the first tenth of a second of the first sip, tastes very light. Then the hops roll in like a freight train. Very strong citrus taster. Almost like your chewing grapefruit rind. Very slight honey or cherry undertone.

M: light and smooth. My mouth is watering... Literally.

Definitely a good beer. Lives up to its name with such a light smell and surprisingly bold flavor. Bought this in a mix a 6 pack, but will buy a few of these next time.

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Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,038 ratings.
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