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Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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2,065 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
Ranking:
#28,892
Reviews:
669
Ratings:
2,065
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
500
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,065 |  Reviews: 669
Photo of MXGringo
2.26/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I recently moved to Mexico. One of the most frustrating things about being here is the availability of good beers - especially IPA's. When I found beerhouse.com.mx, I was ecstatic because I could get IPA's shipped directly to my house. This is one of the IPA's I bought. Unfortunately, it is not good. It is bitter - in a bad way - lacks depth, and is just very unpleasant. I wanted to like this so much. I wanted to have a go-to IPA that I could have while living South of the border. I ended up finding one, but it definitely isn't Hoptical Illusion.

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Photo of aficionado224
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a very good brew and a worthwhile example of its type. It doesn't have any truly off putting characteristics but it also isn't the kind of ale that causes any kind of inspiration. It is worth buying a six pack if only to add to your experience library but it isn't one I would keep buying because it isn't one of my favorites.

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Photo of CernMatt
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Decent IPA, nothing to complain about. It had a good smell to it. The taste was good, not to piney, and not to citrusy. More on the hoppy side than not. Had a nice finish with no bad after taste. It was an average IPA. Not bad, but not a WOW factor.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

**
03/28/2015

Bottle Complements of Mike Fanning . I-95 draft 2015.

Good beer.Taste is Hops, mild citrus, grassy.

Tasty IPA; not much to go by as I drank from the bottle, but my notes say I liked this even though I drafted a crappy team (maybe that's a compliment to the beer.)

**

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Photo of RoaneLoc
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pixarnick
2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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 -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -1.1%
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 Shanex
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -5.9%
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 -4.3%
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 -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IanOsea
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomothy
4.99/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmiller2162
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pro45
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,065 ratings
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