shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. can poured a hazy golden color with medium white head and slight lacing. I'm general skeptical about hybrid brews but Blue Point came through on this one. Aroma is hoppy but sweet like a wit. Taste is overwhelmingly hoppy but the wheat comes through. A good hybrid!
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kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: White Ale
Date: October 13, 2012
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head, heavy drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy orange aroma, citrus, spices
Flavor: spicy flavor, lots of spicyness, backing bitter orange, sweet malt
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Cuso (4556) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, many thanks to rosenbergh. Orange golden color with medium white head. Grapefruit, citrus hops, coriander in aroma. Fruity taste with grapefruit, oranges, yeast, orange peel, floral hops. Floral bitterness in finish.
spacedyevest (9) - USA - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The white IPA combines the aroma and delicious bitters if an IPA with a subtle sweetness of orange and lemon peel from a wit beer.
Svesse (6137) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 23 Sep 2012) Golden colour with lasting, frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit), grass and a slightly sourish wheat character. Fruity, hoppy, wheaty taste with citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit, grass and a slightly soapy wheat character. Fresh citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with just a touch of sweetness.Quit pale-ale-ish, but still with lots of wheat character. Nice one.
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in CT, morning after the wedding. Pours mostly clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Very subtle aroma, some floral and herbal hops. Light to medium sweet flavour, decent grassy hops, some dry citrus, faint pale and toasty malts, hay, lemon, wheat. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Some earthy bitterness to finish, grass and dirt, mild dry citrus, hay. Basic but pretty good overall.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can, 0.355 l - canned July 14 2012, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20120921) The beer poured pale golden and a little bit hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had hops, pine, coriander, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, coriander, grass, malts and bitterness. Afertaste was fruity, sweetish and bitter. An interesting brew. I was expecting this one to be a hoppy wit but it was more like an IPA with some wit characteristics. Not my favourite hybrid style based on this one example but not bad either.
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz can from Buy Rite, 9/20/12
Aroma: The nose has citrus hops, some yeast/wheat, and a little bit of spice as well
Appearance: Pours a hazy-golden orange color with a decent sized, lasting white head and light lace
Flavor: Tastes like the nose with some yeast/wheat, clove/spice, and a zesty, citrusy hop presence as well
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft feel, a light stickiness, and a somewhat dry finish
Look at that, another quality craft beer in a can. I could get use to the this. Iím glad to see the number keeps growing. Anyway, this is a pretty good beer, and it is right on for this pseudo-style.
omhper (19365) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy pale golden, small head rich aroma of lychee. Mid sweet with well rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Banana, coriander and tropic fruit hops. Fairly low bitterness.
Chad9976 (1176) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Every once in a while a beer comes out of nowhere and takes me by complete surprise. Blue Point White IPA is a good example as Iíve never been very impressed with this brewery and I donít tend to fawn over hybrid and experimental styles. I initially tried it on tap at The Bier Abbey in Schenectady and was amazed. While itís not quite as good in the can as on tap, itís still a delicious and fun beer to drink.
I poured a 12oz can into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Hazy golden/orange color - similar hue to an apricot skin. Forms a large, bright white, fluffy head which retains and laces wonderfully.
Smell: Strong orange citrus with significant candy sweetness. Likely a combination of orange peel and Amarillo hops (the breweryís website is mum on the details of the recipe).
Taste: Judging from the breweryís description, it seems that Blue Point White IPA is intended to be a witbier with a lot of hops, but it drinks like a west coast IPA with subtle witbier components. Big juicy citrus flavor, bitterness and sweetness all around. Orange being the most predominant flavor with a subtle dryness of coriander and some other spice rack seasonings in there.
Obviously the hops are the star of the show, which is fine by me because the result is reminiscent of a San Diego hop bomb. This is ironic considering this beer is only 40 IBUs (according to their website), yet it seems to have the bitterness of something much higher. The bitterness lingers on the tongue as does an orange sherbet and candy-like sweetness. On draught it has a juicy, nectar-like robustness which is much less intense in the can. Still, itís a delicious combo.
Drinkability: I actually did a double-take when I looked at the can and noticed Blue Point White IPA was only 6% ABV. Not that this is a boozy brew by any means, just that itís impressive itís so strong in flavor for a (technically) mid-range potency. The drinking experience itself is easy: thereís energy to the body but nothing excessive. Itís crisp for sure, but still easy to drink in big swigs. The aftertaste is a little dry but never cloying. A versatile beer for sure as it works on its own or with food.