Point Brewery's New IPA

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Ri0, May 3, 2013.

  1. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Made with Glaxay Hops. Oh shi... We could have a new contender in WI.
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  2. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Its fucking point, of course it wont contend, ill tick it anyways though.
     
  3. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    You know, if it is a single hopped IPA using Galaxy Hops I have hope.
     
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  4. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    whats so much better about galaxy hops than cascade hops? Point has a cascade pale ale that is swill.
     
  5. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Well...

    Cascade is more flowery, spicey, and has grapefruit characteristics.

    Galaxy has a more mellow peach and tropical flavor.

    I guess it all depends how much and when they are added. You could ask what is the difference between many varieties of hops, but there is depending on how they are used? I know Point makes average and below average beers, but I'll reserve judgement until I at least try it.
     
  6. smurfbeer

    smurfbeer Jan 3, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Agree! I absolutely love galaxy hops and I'm going to remain optimistic until I have an opportunity to try this one. If this ends up being pretty good, I think 12 oz cans of this may become one of my new best friends this Summer.
     
  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Anyone try this now that it is out?
     
  8. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Bought a 6pk. So... If you think of this as an APA, I think you will enjoy it. It's 65 IBU and 6.5% ABV, so not in your face and the malts are light. Easy drinking and for $12/12pk it is a pretty good go to beer in the summer. I'm sure others will say it's crap, but I kinda enjoy it. That is saying a lot considering I don't like Point beer.
     
  9. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yo, would some of you WI BA's buy this and rate it (only $6 for a 6pk)? I want to know what you think? It is becoming a guilty pleasure of mine, but maybe it is a solid beer?
     
  10. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    The point whole hog beers are really good actually especially the RIS. This definitely has potential though.
     
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  11. Jerktookmyname

    Jerktookmyname May 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    I had one the other night, and while Galaxy isn't one of my favorite new-ish hops, I thought it was a solid beer. Maybe even excellent when you consider the price.
     
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  12. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Lots of Point hate ITT. They have some decent beers. 2012 and Nude beach are solid.
     
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  13. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Did you try it yet? Only one person in here really expressed a hate for Point.
     
  14. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Ok shouldnt say hate, but you yourself said it was sqying a lot because you dont like Point. I havent tried this yet, but I will at some point lol
     
  15. Benish

    Benish Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    How does it compare to Capital Mutiny? Not sure what hops used for Mutiny but its a solid IPA. I'm a UW-SP graduate so I'll try it sometime for sure and write up a review. Last time I was at the store it was not there so it will have to wait.
     
  16. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I've had both and there is a much greater malt presence in Mutiny to go along with the hops compared to Beyond. I liken Beyond the Pale to Founders All Day IPA or Lagunitas Day Time IPA, except I would rather drink Point because I enjoy the Galaxy hops.
     
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  17. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yes, I don't like Point because there are easily better examples available for the beer they brew.
    Examples:
    Cascade Pale, I'd much rather drink Moon Man or Hopalicious.
    2012, rather drink Blacktop
    Amber, so many other Amber's to choose from that are much better
    you get the idea...

    This is the first Galaxy hopped IPA that I know I can find easily in WI, so it is very enjoyable.
     
  18. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    2012 isnt actually a black ale, they just label it that way, but I understand where your coming from. It may be the best brown ale made in Wisconsin though. Beer advocate considers it a brown ale, and to me it tastes like a schwartzbier. Anyway, I doubt that I'll be a fan if it tastes like a pale ale. I like a good ipa or dipa but have found many pale ales that I enjoyed.
     
  19. WolfKeeper

    WolfKeeper Jun 17, 2007 Illinois

    Big fan of 2012 and Nude Beach as well. I was buying it regularly for 8.99 a 12-pack for cans in the NW burbs, and it was a staple in my fridge last year. Can't wait to try this new beer from Point!
     
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  20. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    You sir are out of control!

    JK, however I would not call Point Cascade Pale swill.... for $10 a 12 pack it is a great beer to buy and have available for guests at a BBQ of something of that nature. Personally I would grab a Moon Man every time but in no way is it swill... Minhas beers are swill, Point beers are a decent option.
     
  21. strykebr

    strykebr Apr 7, 2011 Wisconsin
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    their whole hog pumpkin beer was AMAZING, everything else I've had by them has been meh.

    However there salesman for my region is awesome
     
  22. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Riley's in Madison finally got this beer this weekend. Not sure why it took so long.
     
  23. Benish

    Benish Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Did Point cost the same as all other Points?
     
  24. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yes, shouldn't be more than $7 for 6pk.
     
  25. wisconsinbeer1

    wisconsinbeer1 Nov 11, 2004 Wisconsin
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  26. JackOGreen

    JackOGreen May 22, 2011 Wisconsin

    Drinking some now. Definitely does not compare to the Fractional IPA from Lagunitas (although that one is pretty hard to live up to), although I do like it more than the All Day IPA from Founders (which I felt had an amazing aroma but was totally lacking in the body and flavor departments). It has a pleasant papaya/mago skin/tropical fruit aroma with a bold hop forward flavor (albeit verging on unbalanced).
     
  27. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I liked Point better than Lagunitas Day Time, but I agree it lacks balance. Still tastes very good.
     
  28. coltcannon

    coltcannon Jan 4, 2008 Wisconsin

    Where can I find some this Lagunitas Day Time/Fractional IPA in Madison?
     
  29. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Point Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale is phenomenal. I liked the RIS too, but the pumpkin ale is something special!
     
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  30. WolfKeeper

    WolfKeeper Jun 17, 2007 Illinois

    Just got a sixer in Lake County, IL. Love it!
     
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  31. smurfbeer

    smurfbeer Jan 3, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Anyone find this in cans? Hoping cans hit the market before my golf trip in two weeks. Big fan of this one!
     
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    So I just had an epiphany with this Point Beyond the Pale. It is pretty heavy on the Galaxy hops and that is good. I bought some Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin and forgot just how sweet the middle of it is. So I decided to mix the Beyond the Pale and Satisfaction half and half. Wow, it really created a nice IIPA!

    Now I'm thinking I should mix the BTP into some Ambers to hop them up! Since it is so inexpensive, I think I will be using it to create some awesome beer. I may have to hop up some Pilseners as well!
     
  33. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    The IPA's are new. The Onyx is a rename for 2012 and will now be in cans.
     
  34. TheSSG

    TheSSG Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I drink the piss out of Beyond the Pale. It's amazing.
    Every damn time I see it, I buy some.

    I love the crap out of it, and it's $5.99/6-pack all over Milwaukee and/or N. Illinois (outside of Chicagoland).

    Some people turn their noses up at point because of its pricing. New Glarus is only $1 more per 6-pack...so...
    I tend to ignore the kinds of people who shop for bier based on prices. They can drop $9 on a bomber of some West Coast IPA and feel smug (sorry, my hipster rage gets the best of me sometimes). More Beyond the Pale for me, haha

    FWIW, Their Amber is a favorite when I crave something malty. 2012 is also good. Whole Hog are very, very solid. But this "Beyond the Pale" is amazing. I think I have at least 9 bottles on hand right now, sitting next to my Two Brothers "Revelry" for the days I crave hoppiness, hahah

    If someone tries to make you feel bad for drinking a "budget" bier, it's probably time to take a break from the BA forums, hahah. I recently had two very solid LEINENKUGEL biers, hahah. I have an industrial grade flamesuit!
     
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  35. coltcannon

    coltcannon Jan 4, 2008 Wisconsin

    I still wish this made it in cans.
     
  36. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    And the new IPA sampler is available. I picked up one of each to try.
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  37. jimblobf

    jimblobf Oct 1, 2013 Wisconsin

    Im really interested in the new IPA variety pack considering its cheap and they do make it sound pretty darn good. Hoping to hear what you think so I can pick it up and support my local brewery
     
  38. Benish

    Benish Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Is this going to be around or once it's gone it's gone?
     
  39. L-ski

    L-ski Mar 7, 2014 Wisconsin

    please reply back with how they are
     
  40. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I believe these are a one time thing, but if some sell well I think Point will continue to make those. Point has been doing a better job since 2012 of creating new beer.
     
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