Hazy Bastard | Blue Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by BltByKrmn on 01-31-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,784
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
61
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of bubbler
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMike
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an impy nonic a hazed light golden with a slight orange tinge,a half finger egg shell colored head atop.A nice mix of tropical fruits,grass,and floral notes in the nose,good hop complexity.Bright citrus flavors without the big sugary sweetness like alot of the style,it does get a little sweet but not overly so.Citrus to the core with a light biscuit malt base coming thru as well.I think this beer is a bit underrated,maybe not a top 250 but I think it's really not far off.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 04/09/18

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden orange in color with an off-white, creamy looking finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds.

Smell - The aroma hits on some juicy citrus, mild breadiness and some distant tropical mango-like fruitiness. Is that coconut milk, George?

Taste - Juicy orange. Mild, distant tropical notes. A hint of earthy leaf. Faint caramel malt sweetness. Some bright, slightly tart citrus can be found in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, bubbly carbonation. Slick, slightly creamy texture with a smooth, crushable finish.

Overall - Real easy drinker with a fair flavor profile. Kind of a standard hazy offering without much depth in flavor, but it does go down smoothly.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpkand
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: there is nothing quite like an unfiltered ipa with a bright white head. A beautiful honey color makes it almost a shame to have to stop looking at it to drink
S: this is a highlight. Great double smell , with a bunch of fruity and floral notes. I get sweet mandarin oranges, banana, ripe pear, backgrounds of fresh growth pine. The esters really build the anticipation when they hit
T: great strong flavors. Grapefruit, orange peel, with a fully rounded hop character. Leaves a nice characteristic bitterness at the end that makes you know you're drinking a strong ipa. When it fades it's impossible not to go back for more
M: A bright but not overwhelming carbonation adds some excitement in the mouth, with an overall full body. Nothing to be disappointed in here at all
O: this for me whips the hell out of the 90 min ipa and is a great alternative to heady topper when I can't get it (so, almost always). If ilthere is one double IPA that I keep in the fridge on a regular basis through the spring and summer, this will be it. Kudos and thanks to blue point!!

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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anomalousclouds
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Blue Point Brewing Company "Hazy Bastard"
16 FL. OZ. can, "PKG 02MAR18 2R 2 09:02" and sampled on 21APR18
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice looking can, great name. It pours the typical yellow and orange body that you expect from a juicy IPA beneath a massive head of creamy white foam. The aroma is citrusy with orange and grapefruit, and some citrus pith, as well as a bit of the earthy/wet underbrush/herbal thing that most people call "dank". It's not the boldest aroma I've ever found in a juicy NEIPA but it's not too limited by any stretch. The head is holding quite well and I'll have to wait a few moments to give it a taste... ... ... mmmm, it's pretty good. It's got a lot of orange to it, maybe even tangerine which I just see as a little sharper and slightly different, some soft apricot, and limited "tropical" notes as well as plenty of sweetish golden malt. It's also fairly bitter to balance that but perhaps a bit too much so. The bitterness comes on pretty strong going into the finish and then lingers. I'm also finding the grapefruit I found in the nose, and the raspy citrus pith. I'm also getting what I think is some "hop burn" from the hop acids, and a little bit of alcohol. How strong is this? 8.0%? That's not that great then. With the alcohol showing, even if it's just a little bit, and the "hop burn" - which I expect, or at least hope for - coupled with the solid bitterness it's a little harsh. Looking back the head is still there, although just a surface covering at this point, and the lacing is great - it's one of the better looking juicy NEIPAs I've seen. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a bit of a dextrinous feel, and the carbonation leaves it crisp and then smooth once it warms in the mouth. Overall it's not bad, and I appreciate that it's got that "hop burn" that you find in a fresh sample as so many other canned versions somehow lose that, but the bitterness seems a little high, and the clear alcohol isn't helping. It just needs a little refinement. Still, in the mood for a juicy IPA I'd reach for this over quite a few other beers.
Review# 5,955

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Photo of jeffmck09
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Nordic pint glass canned on 3/16/18. Pours a very dark slightly hazy yellow with a massive 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves spotty lace.

Smell apricot, mango, mandarin orange, and a little grapefruit.

Taste follows tropical front to back, with very mild bitter grapefruit pleasant enough.

Mouthfeel is about medium, soft carbonation, not really dry, and extremely drinkable at 8.0%.

Overall this just doesn’t have that wow factor, reminds me of the Hazy one from New Belgium. If it was my only option at a Bar sure. Thanks jzeilinger for this can.

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3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.07/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hazy Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 61 ratings