No Apologies
Blue Point Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,800
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,797
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.79%
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
324
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Blue Point Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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86
Very Good
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Notes: This double IPA packs a big punch, and no, we’re not going to apologize for it.

No Apologies is our double IPA. To ensure every batch is as good as the last, we selectively brew it in small batches from the finest European malts and five varieties of American hops. Its earthy, dry-hop aroma finishes with a caramel sweetness. If you don’t like it, that’s your problem - we're not gonna apologize.

93 IBU
Reviews: 89 | Ratings: 324 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by StoutHunter:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wscotti
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into a snifter

A - Pours a light copper color with a tight head which fades very quickly and leaves moderate lacing on the glass.

S - A citrus and grapefruit aroma with a moderate piney / hops aroma in the backround.

T - Bitter up front with almost a citrusy barleywine type finish on the back end. A nice combination of pine, citrus and hops. Doesn't have any overpowering alcohol taste that you might expect with other 10% IIPAs.

M - A medium bodied, yet solid mouthfeel.

O - A very good representation of a IIPA with 10% ABV. This is a limited release that is definitely worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EkimGram
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Taken from my beer journal dated 3/9/12

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Colour is a nice brownish copper. Finger-thick head slowly fades leaving a healthy lacing. Mild amount of visible carbonation.

Smell: Nice balance of malts, strong hops, a hint of alcohol, and just a touch of bubblegum.

Taste: Hops are king here - strong, bitter, citrus, and slightly floral. Sweet malts offer a nice balance. A strong yet simple taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body offers a soft and gentle feel with a nice carbonated bite.

Overall: A solid brew from Blue Point. It succeeds in having a simple, almost even predictable flavour without being boring.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of nitro0292
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber served in a tulip. A shade or 2 lighter than mahoghany, with a tight, frothy, not-quite white head. Plenty of stick and retention. Dark for the style, butbim assuming it reflects a solid Caramel malt base.

Aroma is full of grapefruit and citrus with some subtle malts. Smell is very inviting and very hop forward.

Taste is also hop forward, malts lend a hint of caramel. Bitter from beginning to end but not overly astringent or overpowering, with soft tropical fruit notes. A well balanced IIPA, but wih a tilt towards a dry-hopped high alpha profile. Quite tasty.

Viscousity is right, medium body.

This is a good IIPA. No apologies necessary, seek this out.

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery. Beer arrived with the classic IPA look, frothy head. Smells of sweet hops and candied goodness. A bit sticky and sweaty. Taste opens with sweet hops, then gets an almost american barleywine malty twist before finishing pretty bitter. I really liked this one. Great local double IPA!!!

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a bright orange color. Slightly murky. Small white head. Light lacing as well.

S-Balanced and not overly intense. Sweetness mixed with citrusy hops. Lightly boozy. Hops are mostly citrus and display both orange and grapefruit notes.

T-I find the taste to be an upgrade over the aroma. The citrus is quite lively. Fresh orange flesh and white grapefruit. Plenty of malty balance. Not very abrasive. One sip would leave me a bit disappointed, but the next step somehow revamped my attraction to the flavor.

M-Dry and moderately bitter. Booze comes out in the feel. Not very resinous. Medium carbonation.

O/D-I did enjoy this beer a bunch. Its overall lack of coercive hoppiness does't allow this beer to be a very memorable DIPA. But it was a damn good DIPA. Just a shade below awesome.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap today at Fireworks in Arlington, VA at their Blue Point Steal the Pint night. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a deep reddish-copper color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, caramel malts, fruity malts, and light citrus hops. Maltier than I thought it would be.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine hops, fruity malts, and light floral hops. More hops in the taste, and some medium bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is super smooth with no alcohol; doesn't feel like 10%.

o - Overall a pretty nice DIPA. The nose is decent and malty, but the taste is much better and full of fresh hops and fruity. Would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler fill at Got-Ta-Go in Chambersburg, PA. Poured into a mason jar that I got from the wedding we were at this weekend. No glassware at the hotel.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a nice copper color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel and toffee, fruity, a little booze, citrus, and grassy hops.

Taste: Same as above with the hops a little hidden behind the sweet malts. A little bitterness in the end, but mostly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium to full bodied, a little dry, and a little tingly bitterness.

Overall: Pretty solid DIPA here folks. So happy to get this growler filled while traveling through PA.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of mango, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes; with a good malt balance that is not overwhelming. Taste of pineapple, orange zest, mango, tangerine, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruits, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice hop flavor complexity; with a nice malt balance that isn’t overwhelming; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish; but still definitely a sipper. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. Very nice hop complexity and balance with malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of socon67
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill at the brewery.

A - Orange pout with a thin tan foam that clears quickly. Very clear, nice lacing, and minimal carbonation.

S - Scent is of oily hops, some kind of tropical fruit (mangos?), and a bit of pine.

T - Flavor has a fruit sweetness, and a blast of hoppy bitterness. Well balanced. I'd say the best part is how the flavor isn't over the top and the residual sugar gives it a complexity that isn't common in a DIPA. I found it enjoyable.

M - Thick, raspy, and feels like a big IPA. Even though the balance is good you will feel this one.

O - One of the better Blue Point products. I can expect that fresher is better. I would not look for this in bottles.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the IGA in Potsdam NY for around 7.50$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, pineapple, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit and pineapple. There is also some caramel notes and a bit of a guava/apricot sweetness. It ends with quite a blast of hop bitterness.

Overall - An above average DIPA that packs quite a bit of hops. It's a touch too sugary/sweet, but I polished off the bomber with no issues. Not something I'd buy another bottle of, but I'd like to try it on tap and I don't regret the 8$ I spent on this bottle. I didn't see any sort of date on the bottle..

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Photo of shand
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For some reason, I'm inclined to like Blue Point's hoppy beers. They tend to strike a good balance and wind up very drinkable. Let's see if No Apologies strikes the same balance with a big 10% ABV. It's a good looking IPA, amber colors over a large head, it's the basic IPA look done right. The aroma is sweet, with a big tropical fruit hit over caramel malts. No Apologies is very strong on the tropical fruit flavors, with a solid caramel malt to back everything up. There's a nice lingering hoppiness on the tongue that works well with the slight booziness that really can't be avoided once you hit 10%. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly light level of carbonation, and the drinkability is incredible. Overall, No Apologies is a great sweet IPA. It does the whole sweet thing without relying on the malts to impart all of the sweetness.

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3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No Apologies from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 324 ratings