Saturday, November 6, 2010

Blue Point Brewing Company - Hoptical Illusion IPA; Toasted Lager

Blue Point Brewing is from Long Island, New York.

Hoptical Illusion IPA - 6.8% ABV.  Honey golden with a hint of copper with a quickly dissipating  head.  The aroma is slight for an IPA, light floral and fruit hops with a slight sour note as well.  The flavor is fairly light, of malt, fruit, hop, and soapy.  The finish is bitter.  This beer is very disappointing.  The bottle is not dated in any way, perhaps I got an old bottle.  I hope so for their sake, otherwise this beer is just a plain lousy IPA.

Toasted Lager - Dark golden to light copper in color with a quickly dissipating head that leaves some lacing.  The aroma is floral and tart but also with sweet pastry.  The flavor is malty, slightly sweet along with some counterbalancing hops, light biscuit with a sweet and tart fruit jam on it.  A lot going on, but the overall effect is not really to my liking.

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