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:
#5,181
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
75
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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3
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Photo of haines710
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my beer of the summer for 2018. An unlikely favorite that kept popping up in the Wegmans cooler for a great price. I enjoyed these 16 oz cans. Great New England IPA that was juicy and very satisfying. I kept buying more and loved every one.

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Photo of kpr8rh8r
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap

S: Tropical fruit and citrus up front along with a touch of pine and malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some tropical fruit and citrus along with the malt backbone and then goes into some moderate bitterness and earthy tones. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit notes and some bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid NE IPA that is easy to drink. Surprisingly holds up very well, too. Get some

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Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am momentarily back on The CANQuest (tm) since this one recently surfaced during the eradication of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody & it dovetailed nicely with a current project, making it a "no time like the present" proposition.

From the CAN: "A juicy NE-style IPA"; "[Brewery Fresh Store Cold Drink Immediately]".

I was elated to hear a Crack! for the first time in a while so I celebrated with an inverted Glug since it was meant to be hazy anyway. I had to back off as it began to mightily foam up & I did not feel like cleaning up a mess. It finally settled to form just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention that slowly fell back, leaving great lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) & I might have chalked it up to a chill haze except that it was labeled as being "hazy". I guess that the professional brewers at A-B/InBev could not bring themselves to pull the trigger on a truly hazebro milkshake AIPA. Nose was very citrusy, more towards grapefruit, but with a bit of orange thrown in to cut the intense bitterness. Mmm. The taste mirrored the nose pretty closely with an initial wash of grapefruit bitterness to soften things up, but cooled by some nice orange flavor and followed by a caramel breadiness. Mmm. Finish was dry and there was a lingering tingle from the alcohol, reminding me that this was a big beer & not to be taken lightly. Nice.

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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

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Hazy Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 75 ratings