Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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2,020 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Hibernator on 10-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,020
Reviews:
657
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
475
For Trade:
0
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Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Leitz
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drew966
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of horshamguy
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A--Slightly hazy orange color. Nice head initially that quickly dissipated into a thin coating. There's actually a coating of bubbles on the bottom of the tulip's bowl; cool.

S--Sweet, fruity, some pine notes also.

T--Sweet, nicely balanced between hops and malt. Apricots.

M--Nicely carbonated. Coats the mouth. Nothing astringent like a lot of IPAs.

O--My 1st beer from Blue Point. I'll give it two thumbs up and I'll keep my eye out for others from them.

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Photo of cfalls
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - amber, no haze, decent head fades to a thin layer

S - mild honey, malt, apricot

T - more honey, nonspecific citrus, pine, medium plus maltiness, earthy finish, clean throughout

F - medium plus thickness, high carbonation

O - I had this right after a much higher rated IPA and this was still totally unobjectionable, but I wouldn't seek it out

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Photo of Pilc1
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccryder
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a clear golden orange color with two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-aroma of citrus and pine and some sweet malts

T-taste is similar to the smell but a bit more on the bitter side

M-medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall a nice easy drinking IPA, I would drink again

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Photo of Jjmj51
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jordanian2
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Garcia74
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with a quarter inch of tan head. Heavy lacing. The aroma is lightly piney with light malt. I taste piney hops with a bitter citrus edge. The mouth is resinous and lightly chalky.

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zipzaps11
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Daver32nh
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clager
2.1/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of rapayn01
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had a sample pour (a few ounces) from Mellow Mushroom. It tasted good, but it wais not a great IPA. I liked it enough that I'd order a full pint in the future if given a chance.

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Photo of Noooddle
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,020 ratings.
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