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:
43
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 323 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large head with nice lacing and head retention on a clear a light amber golden body. Aroma is very citrusy with mostly tangerine, fresh vegetables, earthy hops and hint if pine resin. Little on the malt side. Flavors are more malty and piney with notes of candy sugar and candied citrus, mostly orange. Medium body and moderate carbonation, a little oily. I really liked this one. It's not very complex but no bad flavors here. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice one to try.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear copper in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of caramel malts and grapefruit hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste also has flavors of caramel and grapefruit and has a good balance between the malts and hops. It shares some characteristics with the flavors you would expect in a barleywine, except for the alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is rather easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked from the taste, it is very smooth and there is also a good balance between the malts and hops.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty intense IPA, and not just from the hop-side either. Aromas bring up a lot of syrup-type malts -- similar to English Barleywines, but with a hop boquet that soon dominates the glass. A phenolic twang comes through right before the first sip. Tastes very sweet initially with maple syrup flavors, right before the intense centinneal hops claim the palate. Fruity with oranges, apples, peaches, and appricots. Grapefruits and lemongrass set the tone for the bittering agents which hit hard in the mouthfeel. Again a plastic / soapy note rides in on the hops and provides the only deterant. The feel is quite heavy and syrupy, shy of cloying because of the hop dryness and alchohol kick. Finishes piney and sticky sweet and alcoholic and phenolic. It's kinda like 120 Minutes little brother.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit,poured into a goblet a deep slight hazed burnt orange-like color a thinner but well retained head atop.Not really DIPA in my mind in the nose or the palate for that matter,big caramel amd brown sugar malt with hints of cherry and apricot with just a noticable bit of peppery hop.A real noticable alcohol burn shows thru right away cutting thru the big caramel,sweet cherry and citrus fruit, the hops wich give off a slight apricot and peach flavor do not stand out much at least not enough for the style...in my opinion.I really thought this was gonna be better I almost bought a growler last week honestly Iam glad I didnt.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brilliant amber with a neverending rocky tan head that provides lasting lace.

S - Silky rich and mildy warming spicy and citrusy with gentle increasing bitterness into the finish.

T - Sweet and sour cherry like fruitiness blends with cedar and vanilla earthy flavors. Herbal, piney and lemony hops attack with a huge presence.
An overall sugary bordering on syrupy and oiliness from an abundance flavoring and aroma hops. A prickly grapefruitiness is taste with bitterness that is anything but shy - a hop head's dream.

D - Welcome smoothness with a bite that is only evident at the very last tastes. Sweet enough to balance all the huge hop flavor that is offered here. Wonderful balance for such a big beer and excellent texture to make it worth tasting again.

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Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a copper amber hue with a large off whtie headleaves fine even lacing around my sampling glass. Aroma has some grapefruit, citrus mixed with mild floral tones really hoppy upfront with a bit of discernable malt caramel sweetness. Flavor wise more hoppiness iwth grapfefruit peels and floral mustiness colliding quite a hop kick with a touch of caramel malt sweetness and biscuit flavors attempting to balance this out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly cabonated clings to the palate quite well with the oily hops remaining on the palate long after each sip and during the course of a pint this has a cumulative effect. Drinkability is decent a solid all around DIPA although with so many better examples flowing beside this one it would be hard to return here. Those other beers flowing beside you ask well Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Nugget Nectar those are no brainers.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one

A - amber with an orange haze; 1/4" of white head; little retention

S - bread, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol

T - bread, caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, candy sugar, dark fruit

M - medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

Delicious. It's malty and hoppy and very well balanced. Some characteristics tend toward a barleywine. I very much enjoyed this beer through and through.

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cask at the Brazen Head (Bklyn NY) as part of their tri annual cask fest, poured pretty hazy, almond amber with a typical tan head and slight lacing. Herbal, citrusy hop crunch, not overpowering. Ample malt to provide balance...in a world thankfully awash with quality DIPAs, this one is somewhere in the middle of the pack, certaintly worth a try, but nothing all too special

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Gingerman, NYC:

Pours hazy amber/copper with a thick, white head that thins and lasts. Dotted lacing sticks to the glass.

Odd smell, but a nice one. Smoky notes with dried tobacco leaf, fried banana and other tropical fruitiness (mango?)

The taste is sweetish - tropical fruits, leaning towards banana/plantain. Herbal notes, though not too bitter (just enough to give some balance to the sweetness, and to add some spicing to the finish.

Fuller side of medium-bodied. Smooth. Alcohol pretty well covered.

A nice, unique, fruity sweetish DIPA.

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