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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Generous amount of selected hops balance out the malty backbone of this delicious golden India Pale Ale.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1489) - San Salvador, - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle: Craft beer in Midtown NY is harder to find that you might imagine, Blue Point as a better than avg presence and is a good local option. Food Pairing: Blue Cheese salad.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (436) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..amber/orange with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,resin,citrus..grassy,hoppy,resinous..just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (479) - - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Bottle Complements of Mike Fanning . baseball draft.Good beer. Taste is Hops, citrus, grassy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (378) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at White Oak Tavern, NY. Pours ruby golden color, cream colored head. Aroma is citrus heavy hops. Flavor is citrus, malts, a little tame compared to the Aroma. Not unpleasant but I wished the taste equaled the Aroma. Grapefruit, orange peel. Mild malt backbone. Medium bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Very bubbly orange pour with a thin soapy head. Fairly generic aroma & bitterness, but pleasant, pale ale like drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (871) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Hoppy mango aroma, that is quite good, cloudy appearance, taste isn’t too hoppy but it is prominent, smooth taste, slightly sweet finishes only slightly bitter

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gualtieritony (8) - - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
Sorry but I really don't care for this beer at all. I like IPAs. But this is not hoppy and is thin through out. Lacing is nice. Color is fine. A little citrus but that's about it for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (101) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Slightly hazy orangish pour with thin white head. Aroma of herbs not to my liking. Strong bitter hop flavor has very little balance. Dry back-of-throught finish. Not interested in having another.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fooj (22) - Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2015
A nice dark deep amber color. Floral hoppy aroma. Very upfront hoppy flavor, with a sort of spicy/hoppy end of the mouth taste feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
27/I/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a (2015-113) Thanks to Leighton for the trade!

Clear deep orange beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, lots of ripe mango, some exotic fruits, honey, bit of caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, caramel, some citrus, very fruity, passion fruits, some pineapple. Aftertaste: sweet, bit sugary, caramel, honey, sweet ripe mango, nice bitterness, some pineapple. Enjoyed this very much.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloshgator (513) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Blue Point Hoptical Illusion is you standard IPA pleasant enough for food and casual drinking. Nice moderate fresh hop aroma coming from a golden pour with ample head. Taste is floral with moderate complexity and low bitterness and a nice malt background. Hoptical Illusion is not necessarily a standout, but an enjoyable example of the style.


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