Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment | Blue Point Brewing Company

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104 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our first time brewing with fresh or “wet” Pacific Northwest hops (that were overnight delivered from Hopunion LLC), and since they’re only available once a year, this is an extremely limited, one-time-only batch that will not be widely distributed to bars or restaurants.

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 10-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Home restaurant in Branford poured into a snifter glass on 11/27. Comes out a clear copper color with a small head that leaves some spotty lacing. Smell is a good balance between bready and sweet malts with some dank and piney hops. Flavor lets off a bit, the hops are about 40% compared to 60% malts. Bready and sweet with some fruit, hops are dank, grassy, hints of citrus. Feels a bit too heavy for the ABV and is a bit undercarbonated for an IPA. Overall a let down considering this should be pretty fresh and wet-hopped. Nothing off-putting just OK.

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Dude_710
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lovin' this one. Brilliant clarity, nice head, decent lace. Nose is a fine balance of lightly sweet and bready malt countered by a huge tropical fruit happiness. Taste a is rich malt body balanced by a depth of hops that must be experienced to be appreciated. Chewy breadiness, earthy hops with the tropical flavors from the nose. Feel is medium heavy for a pale ale, gently carbonated with a tingle on the tongue. Great take on a pale ale. The wet hop additions make this a real winner.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Hootie159
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of xtonytx
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: clear; bronze colored - darker than I expected; 1 finger creamy, ivory head that receded to a thin collar; thick lacing;

S: perfumy; flora; citrus;

T: more floral than anything else; finish is moderately bitter with a little citrus; didn't get much in the way of malt;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: interesting;

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of beanoboy7
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of SwG237
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of inspektor
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Stillyman11
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of JCarey
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had to pick this baby up, being a homebrewer not having the chance to use wet hops, yet, I wanted to give it a try.

Pours a clear, pale yellow with rocky white head and lasting lacing.

Smell of light grains and not the normal hop aroma you'd expect from a Pale. Much more 'green' and floral on the nose, I'm not familiar with Crystal, but the Centennial and Cascade are pretty easily discernible. Slightly sweet smelling. Citrus, almost clementine-y, and fresh peach. Some vegetal, celery like aromas come through.

Yellow summer beer. Typical light pale you'd expect this time of year, with some big Cascade flavors. Some malt sweetness, pleasant bitterness, and a fresher hop flavor than is typical from dried hops. Slightly spicy, a little citrus, mostly green and floral.

Coats the mouth well, residual sweetness but surprisingly dry. Well carb'd, if slightly under.

I don't know that I'd buy this again, but it's a must try if you've never experienced wet hops. Good-Great show, overall.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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