Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Hoptical IllusionHoptical Illusion
2,073 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: 2,073 |  Reviews: 672
Photo of scottyshades
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of erha2
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of busterwhite
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

 339 characters

Photo of BrianParsons
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of HangingJohnny
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Mark5252
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

 621 characters

Photo of smutty33
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of iHeartmanyHops
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

 698 characters

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jweingarten
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kmoore149
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rcatalano
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of thatdavegy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Brad007
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden yellow with a one-finger head into my glass. Not bad for the style. I love the artwork on the bottle!

Lightly hopped in the nose with a bit of citrus and buttery malt. It won't grab your nose.

Mango and grapefruit flavors from the hops with a peppery touch. Wow, you can almost taste the grapefruit juices. Again, very light for the style.

Lingering citrus at the back of the throat with not much else.

Wow. This is an underdog of sorts. You don't expect the hops until the liquid touches the tip of your tongue. Excellent.

 547 characters

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brez8791
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Njstoutlover23
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of roach4230
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rxthree
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of HoppyBeerSista
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Novanglus
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,073 ratings