Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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2,038 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hibernator on 10-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,038
Reviews:
666
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
488
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,038 |  Reviews: 666
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

Photo of AJmon13
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,038 ratings.
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