Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPABlue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by bonbright7 on 01-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
323
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
44
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 323 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of AleWatcher
1.34/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Got this bomber in the Disc Golf BIF of 2012...
Served in standard pint.

Looks dark reddish amber until backlit when it looks orangey apricot colored. Two fingers of foam turned into one rather quickly, but that one held for a while. Some spotty lacing left behind.

Brown sugar, caramel, and even maple syrup come across on the nose, while some piney/resiny hops sit quietly in the background like a polite sheep on a distant mountainside softly clearing its throat. The hops don't take long to be noticed, but I am not a huge fan here. Some chalky dry feeling lingers. Medium oily body. Decent carbonation.

This is waaay to malty, and not hoppy enough. It feels pretty terrible, and the booziness is quite unwelcome. Overall- this is not an enjoyable beer. I couldn't imagine buying this for anything other than the loss of a bet or perhaps with intentions of punishing some one.

This beer is a travesty to all things India, Pale, or Ale.
In fact, doubly so.

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of spunionring
2.7/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was a decent, slightly less than good DIPA. Overall it was very bland and mediocre. There was an okay hop presence, but not what I would call solid. The quality of the brew was also only okay. Its a decent beer, but nothing noteworthy to go out of your way for. And its way oversold on the freakiness factor on the label, while being a very plain beer on the inside.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -21.5%

At smell, I thought it was an american barleywine. Mouthfeel is caramel, sugar cane and a hint of hop. Very resinous. Very intense for a DIPA

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of david18
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

They started offering this beer at my local beer pub and I was interested to taste it, as I'd never had a double IPA from Blue Point before. In general it's very much an east coast double and may be a little hot for my taste.

Appearance was typical of the style, dark straw. Very cloudy with a good fluffy head.

Aroma was not hoppy enough. Smelled strong with a lot of malt. Not bad, but not a stand out.

Flavor, as mentioned earlier did not have enough hops and was a bit to alcohol present for my taste.

Worth trying if you've never had it before but not my favorite out there.

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3.04/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a sticky, hazy orange color with a finger of resinous foam. Aroma is full of crystal malt sweetness, toffee, caramel. Smells like a barleywine!

First sip is extremely sweet, cloying, with a moderately bitter finish. I pick up tropical fruit sweetness, pineapple, mango flavors as well. While I don't disagree with the 93 IBUs listed on the label, this beer is just far too sweet to be considered a good DIPA. I don't see a freshness date on the bottle, but it does say copyright 2012, so it can't be THAT old... It is stamped with a permanent graphic that says "Extremely Fresh".

I just can't tell if this beer is supposed to be like this, or if all the hop aroma and flavor has disappeared to age. It would score much higher from me if it was listed as a barleywine, because this is not the hop bomb I was craving when I popped the top.

I know this is called No Apologies, but Bluepoint should apologize for this under attenuated mess.

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Photo of aaronh
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange body topped by a thick, off-white head that lasts a long time. A decent amount of lacing is also left on the glass. Aroma has some hops in it, but nothing all that impressive. A touch of biscuit malt also comes through. Flavor is a bit one-dimensional, leaning heavily towards piney hop bitterness. The accompanying powerful malt that I usually enjoy in a DIPA is lacking. Constant bitterness begins to wear on the palate. Mouthfeel is OK, but again much thinner than expected. Drinkability also suffers from lack of balance in this beer. Not a bad beer, but definitely not near the top of the DIPA heap

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3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

More Imperial than IPA, with 93 IBUs, I was surprised by the lack of hops on the palate and finish. Overall, well crafted, nice and bitter but little of the anticipated piney, citric or earthy overtones as seen in typical DIPAs at this hefty 10%abv. A strong American East Coast Imperial with a lingering dryness that leaves a craving for another swallow of golden goodness. Recommended but could use a bit more dry hopping for my preferences.

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Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 323 ratings.
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