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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Remaining at the forefront of experimentation, the brewers at Blue Point have produced a white beer/IPA hybrid that is well on its way to creating a new style for the beer description books. Our White IPA is an unfiltered European-style white ale with a fresh American IPA finish. Brewed with malted and unmalted wheat and just the right amount of west coast hops, itís fermented with German yeast to give it a perfectly balanced character with less bitterness than traditional IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is earthy hops.The taste is very hoppy. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/30/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger fluffy bright white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, orange peel, grapefruit, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of fruity and spicy notes. Taste of lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, pear, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, light fruits, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, and earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Fantastic balance of fruitiness with spices, with very nice complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent white IPA! Great balance and complexity of nicely robust flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Tap @ FG w Erica. This is a light-bodied, zesty, yeasty, and hop-laden witbier that is a beautiful blend of styles. Sharp golden pour with a lot of splotchy lacing on the shaker glass. Sharp, fresh, piney aroma. I feel like I got this in San Diego or something - so fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden color. Smell is of citrus, hops, and spices. Taste is citrus and spice, hops and bitter, a touch of malts. Overall a fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Hazy yellow with white head. Taste and aroma are dominated by grapefruit, lemon and coriander. Works for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Cask. Pours a murky yellow. Aroma is tons of citrus and tons of hops. Taste is nice and mild, very, very drinkable. Very little bitterness compared to a lot of the hops ipas out there. Gotta try more from these guys. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Comes out of the tap a pretty clear amber with a thick and fine-bubbled cream white head. Aroma fills the nose with resiny hops and Mandarin orange. Hoppy flavor has firm citrus and malty undertones, while the fizz fairly dances on the tongue and the firm texture helps you feel it all the way down to the tummy. This is one experiment that succeeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2013
canned; from Mondial de la BiŤre in Mulhouse 2013 - light hazy blond beer with a quite persistent white foam; nice lacework; light citrusy and almondy hoppiness, notes of raisins; quite full-bodied and rounded, fairly carbonated, light astringency, dry and fairly bitter, more hoppy notes of lemongrass and berries ina charming and refreshing conclusion - subtle yet full of character

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacedyevest (9) - USA - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
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.

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