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: New England 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:
#4,980
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
70
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
Trade:
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Photo of mparella
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Artifakts
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is hazy straw gold, head is off white with fine bubbles, presents 1/2+ thick off the initial pour; head lingers well with solid 1/8 inch top and ring along glass sides.

Smell is much more citrus, orange pith than pineapple like flavor that many hazy ipas lean towards. Limited malt character.

Taste shows more tropical and pineapple characteristics, still quality citrus presence, but limited malt depth.

Mouthfeel is not quite in the 'soft' category for me with a more noticeable carbonation and lingering bitter bite.

Overall a good take on the sub style with a good dose of citrus character but a stronger, more bitter mouth presence.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bubbler
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMike
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +2.7%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpkand
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
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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Photo of Wizzle32
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hazy Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 70 ratings