Hazy Bastard
Blue Point Brewing Company

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From:
Blue Point Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.64%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
103
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 05, 2020
Added:
Jan 31, 2017
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  38
This juicy, New England-style IPA started as a beer that our brewers brewed for themselves to drink fresh from the brewhouse. Up until now, the only way to even get your hands on it was to "know someone" or to have tried the test keg before it kicked in the tasting room.

Double dry-hopped and boasting a total hop rate of 3.5 lbs/bbl, this cloudy, unfiltered IPA has a full mouthfeel and a strong, lasting hop character that satisfies all craft beer nerdery. If you know anything about this style, you know it's best enjoyed fresh so the only place you can get it is straight from our brewhouse on February 5th.
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Reviewed by Gwalchgwynn67 from New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious juicy NE IPA. Hazy amber with a thin lacy head. Mild tangerine and grapefruit aromas. Pleasantly mild hop bite keeps things interesting without kicking your teeth in. Juicy fresh citrus from the dry hops with tangerine flavors.
Nov 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: A pretty looking beer, a nice amber hue, cloudy, topped with a white foam.
Smell: Not a strong aroma, some alcohol pine resin and citrus.
Taste: Malt and grassy hops. Not a bad aftertaste. Some citrus and pine.
Feel: Normal amount of carbonation. Not too rich, not too weak either.
Overall: I would drink it again, pretty good. The ABV is pretty well hidden.
Jun 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sell by date 28 May 2020 is a bit mute, since it is 8.0% alc. Definitely hazy, dirty orange, very thin head
Very herbal on the nose, "garden centerish" aroma. Because of the double dry-hopping, withl hop rate of 3.5 lbs/bbl. I know they like Simcoe hops, which gives that dank, earthy, woodsy, pine herbal effect
Taste is herbal citrus, earthy woodsy, pine, with a hint of tropical fruit
Nice natural carbonation, medium bodied
This is a very nice, different style of IPA, one to savor. Quite unusual, getting used to it, but I love that garden center aroma !!
Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by TangoJuliet from New York

Dec 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by BabaBeer from California

Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.01 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by edthehead from Maryland

Jul 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by Hangryginger from Connecticut

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by KMcG from Virginia

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by rorjets from Connecticut

May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by StanleysCup from Maryland

May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Best by 6/7/19
Opened on 4/27/19

Kinda surprised by the fact that "Hazy Bastard" isn't really hazy at all, it's pretty dang clear for the style. It's a pretty gold color with a nice white foam tower holding on Strong. Lacy leftovers.

The aroma is very nice, full of interesting hop effects: sweet fruity candy, dried leaves, freshly crushed hop cones, subtle herbs and spices with an earthy based, grainy golden malt thing.

The flavor is very balanced for the NEipa style, lots of grainy and earthy tones from both the hops and malt. Usually the NE style is seriously fruity hop-forward, tropical breeze stuff, this really seems much more like a very standard American IPA...albeit a very flavorful one.
The fruit notes come in the form of spicy citrus, peppery melon and a crazy herbal bite. Some unique stylings for sure.
Overall, not exactly hitting the style points but it has a certain charm that I can dig.
Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2019
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Rated by Loosecannon from New York

3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Ehhh It’s OK.... Not sure why they call it hazy bastard because it looks like a Stella Artois. Easy to drink.
Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Treb0R from Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The kind of IPA that should be on every tristate pub, tavern, restaurant drink menu but is not.

B+ to solid A. If they want to make this beer better, they need to focus WAY more on using late hops and dryhops. I understand this beer is double dry-hopped, but perhaps the boil hops are too much? The bitterness is not quite tamed, but the beer goes great with pizza.

Good flavor and aroma. Just needs some fine tuning.
Apr 11, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger white head that quickly settled down, leaving thick wisps of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and oranges are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grapefruit along with hints of papayas and slight bits of pine in the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England IPA has some bitterness—unlike other beers in the style—but drinks very well for something that is 8% abv because no alcohol is perceptible in the taste. It is extremely drinkable.

Serving type: can
Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2019
Hazy Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 103 ratings