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Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
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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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.
No "enjoy by" date.

A: It is a nice golden color and very clear. There is a about one-and-a-half fingers of a cream colored head. The head dispates fairly quickly.

S: The aroma is a blend of floral and pine with just a little underlying sweetness. Overall, the aroma is very mild.

M: It is dry and a little sticky, with a a good amount of carbonation.

T: The taste starts with an earthy and bitter hops, and only a touch of malt sweetness comes through to balance. Still, the hops bitterness is not over-the-top. There is a mildly bitter after taste that last a reasonably long time.

O: This is a good IPA, and the hops will get your attention; but, this just does not standout in todays' field of IPAs. The earthy bitterness and strong hop focus are what I expect from an IPA and this beer delivers. So, this is a good and enjoyable IPA, but it does not standout from the crowd.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden color, totally transparent. Fingers worth of head lingers around for awhile and then smooths out to a very nice thick lace.

S: Lots of floral hops with a great amount of sweet citrus flavors with some cherry and maybe some honey notes. Its almost teasing you to drink it. Very enjoyable.

T: Hops flavor comes on REAL strong, but the bitterness is kept to a minimum. Can taste pine flavors and alot of citrus; tangerine and most predominantly grapefruit bitters, even the rind flavor as it rolls across the palette. Also getting some pepper notes here which adds flavor. Bitterness isn't over powering and recedes quickly with a very crisp and clean after taste with some spice. Flavors seemed to work even better once it warmed a bit.

M: Mild carbonation, works very well with the bitterness and spicyness. Leaves a clean feeling on the palette. Not dry at all which surprised me with an almost 7% ABV.

O: Really enjoyed this beer. I always tell my friend i'm not a Hop-Head but this came out of left field and thoroghly impressed. Will def be enjoying this again in the future.

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,064 ratings
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