Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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2,035 Ratings
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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:
2,035
Reviews:
665
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
485
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,035 |  Reviews: 665
Photo of bpkrippner
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a robust amber with a modest head, soon reducing to a ring and lacing. Some pine and citrus in the nose. The mouth gets more of the same...nice!

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Photo of Nolster
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pixarnick
2.84/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Like so many other IPA's out there.....average.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Lagunitas mason-glass

L: Clear medium golden pour. Two big fingers of foamy white head. Sticky lacing.

S: Sweet malts and citrus. A bit of pine.

T/F: More malt forward than most IPA's. Definite sweetness... mingles with citrus/grapefruit and a bit of spice. Earthy... only mild bitterness. Well carbonated... medium body and fairly smooth.

O: An inoffensive IPA... a little on the sweet side. Easy to drink and refreshing. Worth a try.

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Photo of brocktune
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reasonable-enough brew... pale amber and clear, coupla fingers of head, not much lace down the glass. Aromas and flavors of mild citrus, subdued, maybe a bit of resinousness; malts were fairly forward for an IPA, lending an earthy, husky element. Fairly clean-finishing, smooth, and easy to drink. Nothing worth tracking down, but enjoyable enough.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden-copper in the glass with slight head and lacing. Seemingly decent carbonation though. Smells of malts with faint hops and citrus rind. Tastes malt forward with hops and a herb. Trying to more of a UK leaning brew and give drinkers a tip on the label. Finishes clean and bittersweet. Medium-light body. This reminds me of Brooklyn's IPA. It's trying a little too hard to not to be a West Coast styled American IPA.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured the 12oz bottle into a teku. A solid white foam lasting for a bit.

Smells and taste orange peel... taste passion fruit and orange.

Overall a good American IPA. Worth it at least once.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Fairly average tasting IPA. Bit of a dry finish.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on March 9, 2017. Look is light amber gold with a thick white head and spotty lacing. Smell and taste are nothing special. Feel is light to medium in body.

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Photo of dripa8
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IanOsea
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomothy
4.99/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmiller2162
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not the best IPA I've had, but would be great for going to the beach or sipping on a hot summer day. Not very hoppy about 70 IBU and I prefer a hoppier beer for an IPA. Slight citrus (orange) flavor and quite crisp with a good amount of carbonation. Great for the beach!

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Photo of TheWhaler
2.89/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pro45
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not too bad but seems more like an entry level IPA. Rather thin for a 7%er. Don't get much citrus but more sweet malts and faint hop notes. Also get a sweet green pepper on the finish. I wouldn't seek out again, and probably wouldn't seek out any more beers from Blue Point. Rather unoffensive brew but far from being a very good IPA. Sampled from a fresh six pack, 12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cliff1066
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet malt and orange marmalade. Taste starts sweet and malty, continues with an interesting fennel note and the aftertaste lingers with a light but abrasive hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. My bottle was quite old but the beer held up well.

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Photo of terrysjag
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,035 ratings.
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