Hoptical Illusion is an American IPA brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a bottle.
The IPA pours a tawny hue and is topped by an off-white cap of foam. The head lingers briefly before reducing to leave a smattering of lacing on the glass.
Aroma is a mix of orange, honey, floral hops, and a hint of booze.
The palate opens with a hoppy bite that’s herbal and earthy, backed by a hefty amount of malt. The taste profile finishes sweetly with orange marmalade.
Its feel has a body that’s less than medium with moderate carbonation.
The Hoptical Illusion is a nicely balanced, yet imperfect IPA. Most glaring, its body is too thin for the style.