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Blue Point White IPA | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point White IPABlue Point White IPA
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3.74/5
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239 Ratings
Blue Point White IPABlue Point White IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cosmicevan on 09-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,558
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
239
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
34
Trade:
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 38
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger white foam head with nice retention on a cloudy pale golden with brownish hues body. scattered lacing.

S: lots of aroma even through the head with pineapple, banana, belgian yeast and clove. A lot of saison qualities here with the hops more earthy also providing hints of grapefruit.

T: club soda provides a dryness and mustiness. Flavor moves to mild fruitness and some yeast finishing with herbal and slightly bitter floral hops.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation and semi dry finish.

Overall: Had higher expectations after the aroma. The beer isnt bad, just has a lot of the musty, dry soda flavor. I will say that for the "white IPAs" out there, this is one of the better ones.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left a thin layer of bubbles that nearly completely covered the entire surface.
S: There are light aromas of peppery spices in the finish.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by spices and has a very light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and makes for a good selection if you can’t decide on an IPA or something lighter.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/30/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger fluffy bright white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, orange peel, grapefruit, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of fruity and spicy notes. Taste of lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, pear, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, light fruits, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, and earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Fantastic balance of fruitiness with spices, with very nice complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent white IPA! Great balance and complexity of nicely robust flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap.
Poured with a decent sized head that soon reduced țoa thin partial coat.
Both malts and hops are reduced in this white IPA.
Drinks and tastes much like a standard APA. May even be less hoppy than average for that style.
Refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy (almost clear) pale to medium golden yellow in color with very light gentle visible carbonation at the surface of the beer. The beer has a half finger tall creamy white head that reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops and peppery spices.

T: Light amounts of pale malts upfront with some peppery spices and light hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry in the finish.

O: Light and refreshing, very easy to drink and enjoyable. This is a nice hot weather beer and is very sessionable.

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Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a peach-like color with a 1/2 finger white head atop.Fresh floral hop aromas with some citric edge as well,mild spice wich was more pronounced on the palate.Spiced notes along with citric hop flavors,the spice might be a bit much but it's still got a good hop profile.I really like the aromas of this beer and the big use of American hops,maybe just tone down the yeasty/spiced notes a tad.

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Photo of nickfl
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of bone white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles fairly rapidly and leaves loose sheets of lace on the glass.

S - Spicy hops with a touch of line and grapefruit. Some yeasty clove and malt in the background.

T - Bready malt up front with some grainy pilsner notes and clove. Hops come out in the middle, grapefruit and pine. The finish is full of more clove and some banana with a bit of herbal hop flavor and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - it is described as a belgian ipa, but i get the impression is might be intended to be something more like an ipa/wit hybrid. The hops work relatively well, though they aren't as strong as I would like them to be, but the yeast is where everything falls apart. The is just too much clove and a flat malt flavor with grainy notes. Not something I would drink again.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Edit: the review below is based on Batch 1 on tap, and was extremely fresh. The beer absolutely has not held up to this standard in mass production.

A – Bright and stormy straw gold. Beautiful, almost saison-like, white head. Nice lace and great retention.

S – Sweet honey, chamomile, soft yeast, banana, and a stellar mango note.

T – Opens soft and malty for a moment befoe exploding with juicy mango and orange. A floral bitterness rounds out the backend and keeps the sweetness in check.

M – Pillowy with a smooth, fully body. Nice carbonation livens the profile.

O – . Incredibly drinkable with stellar balance and a great flavor profile, this is definitely my surprise beer of 2011. Imho this is the best beer BluePoint has ever put out, and the style is a totally new direction for them

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If memory serves (and it may not, so feel free to correct me), this was part of a major score from a Pinocchio's visit a few weeks ago. I love visiting that place as they always have some new CANs for me.

Not much on the CAN itself: "Malt Beverage brewed with spices", but the design is meant to look like the mosaics in each of the NYC subway stations. Hee hee.

The Crack and inverted Glug came off without a hitch and I was off and running. The thick, dense, massive head had an odd shade to it, slightly yellow, but not enough to qualify it as many shades of white to which I usually allude. Let's call it "eggshell white" with great retention and move on. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy golden-yellow. The nose had a peppery spiciness to it and following my last such beer, I literally began to sneeze. I was glad that this one was to be tonight's finale as I am getting my fill. In this case, it was more the spice than the yeast driving everything. Mouthfeel was medium and while it had a definite spicy bite on the tongue, I did not sense it in the same way as the coriander of the previous beer. Was my palate becoming desensitized? Did they use less coriander than Upslope? I do not know, but this was more Baby Bear-style in my estimation (just right) as opposed to Papa Bear-style (too much) in the Upslope. Or I could be mis-identifying the spice in this altogether. No matter. I was really enjoying this one and when the spice coupled with the hops, I was in ecstasy. To say that this was dry would be to do it an injustice. This was the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara Desert dry and I was all for it! I am not sure how it would be at the beach, but on Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually), it would be fantastic.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried this at Peachtree lounge in Harrisburg, served on tap in a pint.

The color is mostly clear golden with a thin white cap and lace that clings well. The smell is spicy with lemony hops and mild coriander like aroma with some belgian yeast notes
The feel is good with a medium light body with semi-spiced feel and medium carbonation with slight bitterness and some wheat sweetness.

The flavor of this Belgian IPA is more on the Wit side than IPA which is decent with some subtle pepper and lemony notes which seem hop initiated but there is a mild wheat element which seems to slightly dampen the hop bitterness and bring a more toasted wheat taste to the forefront. The hops and spices combine to add a mild soapiness which is not offensive but doesn't enhance the flavor. Overall a good wheat but less of an IPA which seems to be the case when you hybridize a wit and IPA one style has to take precedence. I dislike the name IPA because you expect a lot more hops -A case of marketing over flavor I suppose

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room on 8/31/12.

A - orangish gold with no head when it arrived

S - huge herbal and spicy hop notes, a bit floral, peppery

T - floral, big herbal hops again, pepper, rye maybe, faint citrus, bitter finish; this is all hops, they're bold and intense.

M - medium bodied, crisp, smooth, well carbonated

What a hop bomb! The hops were exploding everywhere! I thought the choice of herbal, spicy hops complimented the peppery yeast notes. The only real downside to this beer is palate fatigue. The hops are intense, and they will quickly mess with your taste buds. Even so, this beer is definitely worth a try!

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at Yorktown Beverage, Yorktown, NY

Pour is clouded medium honey/yellowed amber, lifts a rather huge and active off white head. Head stays and stays, leaves plenty of residual froth, and more then ample irregular bands of lace.

Fresh smelling and pungent nose of flowery goodness, infused with some spicy hop notes.

Flavorful , complex and tasty brew. The "Belgian" character/influence here comes in the form of the wit/white beer style. Some slight bubblegum picked up as well as the wit influenced creamsicle character. Hops are evident, but only moderatly biting. More for balance rather then assault. Nicely done, sort of a wit on hop steroids.

Sure this one would be great with some peppery salads, mussels, and all manner of quality cheeses.

Nice new brew from Blue Point, I hope this one is widely available come summer time

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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