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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice clear golden color. with 1 finger head. looks great.

S: Not a lot here, smells like a typical IPA.. but less hoppy in the nose.

T: Takes you by surprise, definitely hits your tongue right away with grapefruit and bitter citrus/fruit

M: Carbonation is perfect here in my opinion! Not too bubbly, and not too watery. Leaves you begging for more.

O: Definitly a drinkable IPA.. Will (and did) purchase again. Also had on draft at a tap take over, and it was EVEN BETTER on draft.. Mmmmm. Blue Point continues to impress me.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a different take on an ipa. this one has a very sweet smelling aroma, like raw sugar in the mix. the hops are definitely more of the grassy meadow nose than anything else, although some lighter fruit does come in as well. english style malts, almost smells sweet like an english brown ale, but then the hops hit you too, hard to place really. flavor is good, and the hops are way more in the background than the nose indicated. this syrupy sweetness is there again and i cant seem to move past it. just a totally different flavor in an ipa. feel is not syrupy at all, in fact its quite bright and lively. medium body, excellent carbonation. this is a year round beer i think, but i like it best in summertime. not a hophead ipa, but perhaps a gateway ipa for those still warming up to the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
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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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,073 ratings