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, it’s fermented with German yeast to give it a perfectly balanced character with less bitterness than traditional IPAs.

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GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tap at Rustico Alexandria. Pours clear golden. Large, frothy white head. Huge webby and sheety lacing. Nose is muted Belgian yeast, lemon peel, orange. Taste is creamy, very soft carbonation. Some alcohol and spicy yeast character. Not a lot of bitterness to warrant white IPA vs just a Belgian ale. But very soft, drinkable, simple with no cloying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
tap. deep golden with very small head. belgian elements seem a bit over the top, making this seem slightly unbalanced. not bad though.

shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: White Ale
Date: October 13, 2012
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Cuso (8687) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2012
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
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 (8598) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
(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 (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
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 (7336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
(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 (6504) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
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
Overall Impression: Look at that, another quality craft beer in a can. I could get use to the this. I’m glad to see the number keeps growing. Anyway, this is a pretty good beer, and it is right on for this pseudo-style.

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