Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment | Blue Point Brewing Company

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87
very good
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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2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of hibachirat
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose reminds of durian (the weaponizable fruit).
Love it, hate it, or love to hate it.
Unique smell average+ taste. Moderate to low head. Nice warm color. Wouldn't drink it on it's own, but works to wash down a spicy dish. Something like buffalo chicken works good.

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Photo of C-Dog
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of beeragate
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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 beanoboy7
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of swetsastonic
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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 hoppyhoppy
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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 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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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of erha2
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Trish
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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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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