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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4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler filled at Blue Point Brewery served in a standard pint glass.

L - lightly hazed amber color with a off-white head that thinned out and left spotty lacing.

S - fresh tropical fruits.

T - fresh blast of tropical fruit flavors with a solid malt background, the bitterness on the finish leaves some sticky sweetness on the lips.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation, easy to drink.

O - a very enjoyable beer.

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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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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice pale golden color, a touch darker than a typical pale ale. Medium head with nice lacing.

S- Beautiful hoppy aroma, both floral and citrusy.

T- Bold hop flavor, really well rounded with herbal and citrus notes. Super fresh hop flavor with great lingering of bitterness.

M- Smooth and well rounded. Nice residual bitterness with great carbonation.

O- A great beer, super drinkable with amazing hop presence . More complex than expected.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by Blue Point brewery today to get a fresh pint of thier newest beer Wet Hops.

A - Poured a medium orange/copper color with a cream colored head.

S - Smells of fresh hops, and exotic fruits. Nice aroma on the nose.

T - Hop forward, with tastes of grapefruit/pineapple flavors, and a fairly strong malt presence. A nice tasting beer.

M - A pleasanst medium bodied beer. Good carbonation, and a nice finish.

O - I really enjoyed this beer. Good taste, overall a beer I would have again. In fact I picked up a growler of it.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with a thin white head, and plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Grassy and juicy melon hops, with less tropical fruit aroma, and a light cracker malt.

T: Big flavors of melon, mango and pineapple tropical fruits, some citrus, and a lighter spicy, touch of resin and dank hops over a very lightly toasted cracker malt. Lightly bitter in the hang.

M: Light body, almost no alcohol presence, and the carbonation towards the low side - though certainly not flat.

O: Very tasty, and quite the pleasant surprise. It's quite fruity, and not as grassy as most fresh hop beers. Really quite enjoyable. Recommended.

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4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11/13/12 notes. Had this on tap at Fourth Avenue Pub in Brooklyn. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark reddish-amber color with one inch of slightly off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Nose is awesome. Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, hemp, grapefruit, tropical fruits, fruity malts, bready malts, wheat, and pineapples. Very nice and load os fresh hops and fruit; really like the nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, hemp, tropical fruits, lemon, grapefruit, light pine , and fruity malts. Some slight bitterness, and more hemp and tropical fruits than the nose, tough less citrus and pine. Nice but less hoppy and a step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. The body is super smooth and creamy, and pretty easy to drink. Very nice body.

o - Overall a very good IPA with a great nose. Tons of fruit and hops, this is the best beer I've had from Blue Point to date. Worth checking out.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

swing by the brewery after work to pick up some globe glasses (finally back in stock). got a 4 oz pour of this. arrived a deep red brown with no head. smells and tastes like fresh hops. really sticky and wonderful tasting. mouth is a but weak on carb and it drinks like juice with mild fizziness, maybe like a flavored seltzer? mouth aside, a very impressive brew from the locals. nice malt back bone ang good balance, not a bitter bomb.

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