Blue Point White IPA | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point White IPABlue Point White IPA

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cosmicevan on 09-11-2011

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a moderately cloudy honey/golden color. Head is smaller than anticipated. A thin white layer that dies off. Head does leave consistent lacing strings.

S-Light clove and coriander gives way to some nice tropical fruity hops. Bubblegum notes too. Also some cracker and noticeable grain.

T-Taste is a bit less interesting. Hops are not resounding. The spiced notes of coriander, clove and bubblegum are still there. Hops are lightly floral but stress more citrus than anything else. Low bitterness level.Fairly complex, but not intense in any one area. Grains and cracker with considerable sweetness.

M-A bit syrupy but pleasing.Not very dry or bitter. Vibrating carbonation. Decently sessionable.

O/D-Was expecting a bit more muscularity with the hops. This beer is complex and unique but balanced between all the beer's aspects. A nice take on the White IPA. Not a bad price tag either.

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Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thanks goes out to woodychandler for keeping me in canned beers. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, hops, and spice. Taste is the same, citrus and spices, hoppy and bitter, a touch of malts. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer. Well done.

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Photo of Sjorge3442
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I would first like to note that I have been searching for this beer since the beginning of June. After two long months, I finally found it on draft and went and filled my growler.

A - Looks like a slightly cloudy coors light. About a quarter inch of head retention with minimal lacing.

S - citrus and lemon grass here. Very clean and smooth. Almost smells like a Allagash White.

T - clean. A nice sweet malt taste backed up with a very faint hop presence. Lots of citrus, again with the lemon grass.

M - Light and clean. Shortly after sipping, the flavors dissipate and leave you wanting more.

O - This is exactly what I was hoping this beer would taste like. Nothing too over the top, but a very solid beer. This and the toasted lager are the two first beers Bluepoint canned, and I cannot wait to find this in a can, as I think it will taste much better than it already does.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a tulip glass.

L - hazed bright yellow with a white head that thinned to a ring leaving just a few spots behind.

S - lemon flower with a mix of spices and wheat.

T - tart yeast and spices with light bittering on the finish.

F - crisp and light with lively carbonation.

O - a good tasting, refreshing beer.

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Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of jzauder
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On top at Proof Brewing Co. in Tallahassee on 6/29/12

A very piney-hops aroma. Looks like an American Light Lager, not as hazy as one would expect from a Belgian-style IPA. Head quickly dissipates. Tastes of tangerine and juniper with a little bit of licorice. It has a slightly thick mouthfeel, but in a pleasant way. It coats your tongue and gives you a depth of flavors. Very little carbonation.

I'm not sure what makes it a White IPA, I suppose I have some research to do. However, this was a wonderful, complex beer that would be great in the summer, or really anytime. This beer really lets you appreciate the hops as an IPA should, but balancing that with the yeast. My favorite Belgian IPA, I hope this becomes a year-round offering.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy medium brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured peppery and piney hops mingled with a bright yeast ester.

The taste was spicy on several levels with pepper coming from both hops and yeast. Nice lingering earthy sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very nice hop forward example of the style.

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Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev +1%
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 Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of vfgccp
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
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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Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on draft at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side for a while. I was very impressed with this beer and even more so when I saw that it was a belgian IPA, which I typically don't love.

The color was orange/amber, a bit cloudy with a nice white fully head.

Aroma was a great combination of hops and summer fruits, I guess from the yeast. Very inviting.

Flavor was also very complex and also great. Bitterness upfront with plenty of hop flavor and other spices and fruits.

A great beer that I will look forward to having a bunch of times in the future.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BLUE POINT WHITE IPA: 6.0% ABV. BELGIAN-STYLE WIT/ AMERICAN IPA HYBRID. White IPA is brewed with wheat for a Belgian twist that is balanced perfectly by well rounded hops character. Brewed specifically for the 13th Anniversary of the brewery and debuted at their celebration. Saw this locally so nabbed a 32 oz fill yesterday.

a - through the growler looks of a honey/orange. poured into my capt lawrence taster tulip. settled into the glass much more yellow with a finger of frothy white head. very honey, rich looking.

s - bubblegum belgian bpa style. soft and sweet. you can definitely pick out the wit characteristics...a bit orange peel and clove. the american ipa seems to be more in the background with some comes across more sweet and bubblegum like which makes me thing BPA.

t - the bitterness from the ipa shows itself in the taste, but again some orange peel and banana which mixes to give an almost bubblegum vibe and dominate any significant ipa characteristics. sugar sweet and not piny hop.

m - medium to full bodied with a touch of bitterness on the finish. overall this comes across as a belgian pale ale or belgian ipa. a bit tingly.

o - overall this is pretty solid. very refreshing and great for the warm weather. i was fairly impressed with this beer. seems to fit best in the BA category of Belgian IPA or Belgian Pale Ale, but the description at the growler station listed it as a wit / ipa hybrid.

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