Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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2,021 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:
2,021
Reviews:
658
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
475
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,021 |  Reviews: 658
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

Photo of wuthrichj15
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JPadilla
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigTrent
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dadplusbeer
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- light colored. Clear. Quickly fading head. Very little lacing.
S- decent IPA nose. Some malt characteristics. Orange peel.
T- Heavy hops. Very earthy notes. Fairly thin for a 7%'er
F- good. Hop finish. Thin for sure.
O- decent IPA. Don't think I'd buy it again given all the other IPA's I love even more. But not a bad choice if someone brings it to a party.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phantom2665
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mmorris15
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docksidebars
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid and hoppy, albeit a bit thin. First from this brewer and would seek out others based on this brew. No lacing on the glass and an aftertaste, but not a negative in my view.

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Photo of Bwell9
4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,021 ratings.
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