Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hibernator on 10-03-2004

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Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a hazy dark amber with a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Tempting as everything! Rich, hoppy aroma has a malty underpinning and a good fruity note. Generously hoppy flavor has a nice fruity and malty undertone; bitterness is not minimal, but not ferocious either. Got some woody, apple and grapefruit notes in there plus a hint of fresh-cut pine. Body is firm, and fizz is quite lively and persistent. Another must for IPA fanatics!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of joefuzz
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a nice sized 1 finger head. Smell is huge piney hops and a malty sweetness. Taste is very hop forward the first sip is like drinking a christmas tree after a few sips you get a very nice citrus sweetness that goes down with a great malty backbone. mouthfeel is slightly thicker than most other beers in this style and carbonation is on the lower side. overall very good local beer i have had it a few times this summer in bottles but the fresh draft version is a completely different beast.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GeckoPunk
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fell short of my expectations...

Appearance - Probably the best thing about the beer. Poured into a tulip glass from bottle. 1 finger white head, tight bubbles at bottom and surface, larger in center.

Smell - Definitely not the best smelling IPA. Old hops, grassy, machinery-like smell (As if Budweiser tried to make an IPA). A little hint of metal.

Taste - Again, not impressed... Not floral, not citrusy, not piney, tasted like "manufactured beer" if you know what I mean.

Mouthfeel - watered-down IPA. Definately not medium-bodied or full-bodied

Overall - I'd take a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (stock beer) any day over this one in terms of an every-day "cheap" drinking beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #199
Served On: 07/24/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware on summer vacation.

Look: Color was a lighter copper with a white 1-finger head that collapsed quickly leaving a thin film and some head lacing. Clarity level was high along with decent carbonation.

Smell: Aroma was of grassy and herbal hops. A sweet malt in the background. Nothing too pungent. Who knows what the intended aroma is without a bottle date?

Taste: First was an herbal and citrusy hop note that turned to all bitterness almost immediately. The middle was a malt sweetness and then more bitterness. Finish was mainly clean with some bitterness lingering.

I have to say I was a little disappointed with this one. The name of the beer seemed to hype up the expectations of a more complex hop profile, and the beer just didn’t seem to deliver in my opinion. Won’t probably pick this up again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,090 ratings