Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Blue Point White IPA
I grabbed a can of Blue Point White IPA at the insistence of the distributor the other day. Usually he steers me in the right direction, though perhaps it was an omen that he was talking about pumpkin beers being his favorite. We'll see. So this beer is a Belgian-style IPA brewed and canned by Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue, New York and Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
The design of the can is simple yet very nice. The WHITE and IPA are designed into a tile mosaic that you might see in a subway in the area. FRESH and 12 FL. OZ. are incorporated as graffiti on the mosaic. Malt beverage brewed with spices. 6% alcohol.
Nice lemony citrus aroma with just a touch of tropical fruit, spicy coriander and yeast. The coriander is pretty in-your-face over the first few sips though, a bit too much. That flavor leads to some lemony, hoppy citrus flavors that take some of the spice edge off. Yeast is prominent.
More lemon and citric tang comes in, this time building and eventually feels unchallenged, almost to the point of sourness. Chewy, a bit thick, losing points in the refreshment department. Just decent.