Hazy Bastard
Blue Point Brewing Company

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From:
Blue Point Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,012
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,992
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.64%
Ratings:
103
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 05, 2020
Added:
Jan 31, 2017
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  38
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Gwalchgwynn67 from New York

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
Photo of Pentastar
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pentastar from New York

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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4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

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
 
4.1 by TangoJuliet from New York on Dec 14, 2019
 
3.5 by BabaBeer from California on Nov 30, 2019
 
3.01 by q33jeff from New Jersey on Oct 06, 2019
 
3.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Sep 06, 2019
 
3.62 by edthehead from New York on Jul 05, 2019
 
3.67 by Hangryginger from Connecticut on Jun 29, 2019
 
3.86 by KMcG from Virginia on May 22, 2019
 
4.16 by rorjets from Connecticut on May 13, 2019
 
4.04 by StanleysCup from Maryland on May 05, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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
 
3 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2019
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3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Loosecannon from New York

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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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Treb0R from Oregon

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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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

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
 
4.03 by alexsergio from New York on Mar 29, 2019
 
4 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Mar 11, 2019
 
3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2019
 
3.47 by ChipChaight from New York on Feb 25, 2019
 
4.4 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania on Feb 23, 2019
 
3.75 by Bluecrow from New York on Feb 20, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
 
3.81 by cambabeer from New York on Jan 14, 2019
 
4 by McBraniel from Virginia on Jan 11, 2019
 
4 by dextermcgurk from New York on Jan 04, 2019
 
4.31 by NoahKimmel from Virginia on Dec 26, 2018
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4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by haines710 from Delaware

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.

Dec 05, 2018
 
3.78 by kpr8rh8r from Virginia on Nov 17, 2018
 
4.15 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Oct 13, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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

Sep 28, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 28, 2018
 
4.29 by mparella from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2018
 
3.64 by Artifakts from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2018
 
4.07 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2018
 
4.16 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina on Jul 30, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Jul 23, 2018
 
3.78 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia on Jul 08, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

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.

Jul 03, 2018
Hazy Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 103 ratings