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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment | Blue Point Brewing Company

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

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

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 104
Reviews by shand:
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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This isn't an IPA, it's actually an APA that clocks in at 5.3% ABV. And what a fantastic wet hop APA it is. The aroma has big juicy citrus hops and a bit of biscuity malts. The taste is just awesome, tons of citrus hops that have nice layers of complexity. The mouthfeel is nice and oily - you can tell they wet hopped the hell out of it. My first wet/fresh hop beer of the season, looking forward to more!

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2.41/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't get it. others rate this beer pretty high. initial aroma is savory but off putting - almost like hamburger. i keep smelling it to see if i'm missing something but it's not like other wet hopped beers that i like. i really don't like the aroma. the flavor is not as off putting as the aroma but isn't great. again, i don't get the high marks. overall, i think it's an odd beer. not so good.

Adendum: talked it over with one of belmont MA finest beer geeks at CBCB. He said its like onions. If i were to cook with it, it might be fantastic. At the price point however, its not likely to happen.

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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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear honey color with a dense white head that left some webby lacing.

The aroma is of a perfumey hop. Floral notes with some citrus and grass. Enjoyable aroma but not very strong.

Nice fresh hop flavor. Floral and buddy with light fresh grass notes. Slight pepper. Slightly bready malt which is clean and let's the hops shine. Good bright hop flavor.

The feel is moderate with semi soft carbonation. Slightly bitter on the palate. Nice balance and drinks well.

A good wet hop pale ale. Nice hop flavor and drinks quite well. I hope Blue Point keeps making this.

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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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4/5  rDev +1%

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

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Hauppauge, NY.

Poured a dark copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop atop a light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of an upfront fresh piney hop blast with some lesser citrus notes.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style (watery even) with a sharp carbonation.

Overall a tasty and quaffable wet hopped IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12/7/12 on tap at Croxley Ale's in Farmingdale, NY: pours clear blood red color with a foamy 2 finger off white head that faded very slowly, leaving great foamy lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of juicy citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, floral hops, caramel, biscuit, wet bread, piney hops, and fruity sweetness; hoppy, but not overly hoppy with nice malty balance.

Tastes like it smells, with juicy citrus hops that seem like wet hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, floral hops, caramel, biscuit, wet bread, toffee, piney hops, herbs, tea leaf, light spices like pepper and coriander, and fruity sweetness like cherry or plum; hoppy, but not overly hoppy with bready notes and herbal notes that allow the hops to steal the show yet still remain on the soft and mellow side.

Mouthfeel is light, creamy and smooth, with very mild carbonation, a medium body, and a semi dry finish with a combo of hops and herbs.

A good solid experiment from Bluepoint, this was very easy to drink and smooth. While this was a good start to the hop expansion, I still like No Apologies much better, but this is worth trying.

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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
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