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Hoptical Illusion | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hibernator on 10-03-2004

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a Boddington's pub glass vigorously. Massive head that leaves insane lacing around glass, nice sticky look. Perfect golden amber hue with some columns of carbonation rising to the surface. Good lookin' beer!

S - Picking up a burst of hops, that then kinda dies down into nothin. Still feel some citrusy cereal sweetness that also fades away.

T - First taste is a powerful bitter punch of hops, some corrosiveness and acidity with huge licks of citrusy lemon and a little pineapple. Aftertaste is some salty cracker and pound cake heaviness, maybe even some cereal sweetness at the end. Very pleasant flavor.

M - Smooth and sticky at the same time, it really lingers on the inside of your mouth, but it feels opaque, like something's missing.

O - Not a bad IPA by any means, quite the opposite actually, wonderful flavor and color. A great beer for the end of a hard day.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 2622-11:55-7C. Sampled on July 23, 2013.

The color is generally medium amber to copper or maybe orange with an off-white head that sticks around for most of the session. Slight cloud.

The nose has a likable earthy hop feel with pale malts, a little citrus, and an overall clean ester.

The body is light to medium but it does come with a slight astringency.

Unlike the aroma the taste brings forward the earthy hoppiness ahead of everything else followed by a decent biscuit malt palate and some sweetness. It finishes a little dry and lingers briefly. A drinkable IPA.

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Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,064 ratings
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