Blue Point Pale Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by rdrummer:
4.22/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is ny first experience with Blue Point, and I'm confused. This beer on cask was nothing at all like the bottle of Blue Point that I had the night before. Now, I'm used to cask conditioned beers being different but this was way different in smell and taste.
The cask version, which is what I'm reviewing pours a pale gold color with an slightly off-white head that is small and short-lived. The taste was definitely hoppy with minimal carbonation and some citrus aroma and some hint of coriander. The taste very well-balanced between the hops and the malt. There were also some hints of citrus and a hint of spiciness. It was medim-bodied with a creamy texture that was very nice. I would have had a second or third but there were too many other beers to try.
Note: I had the same beer in a bottle (although I understand it is contract brewed) the next night. A completely different beer and one that I wasn't happy with. It was supposed to be a Pale Ale but the aroma and taste was very smoky. If I wanted a smoky beer, I would order one. It was also a little oily feeling in the mouth and had none of the balance of the draft beer.
Serving type: cask
08-31-2004 23:33:16 | More by rdrummer
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3.54/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A - Three fingers of off-white head, somewhat large bubbles, over a cloudy pale amber body. The head recedes fairly quickly but leaves nice lacing.
S - Lots of citrus and pine.
T - Nice big citrus, pine and floral hops as the smell suggests, followed by toasted malts.
M - Medium body with moderate/high carbonation. Somewhat thin, this starts to border on soda-like.
O - Not a bad pale ale, very drinkable. I'd love to get this in cans but it's not bold enough for me to buy in bombers. The flavors are good but not so complex and the mouthfeel is a bit thin and soda-like. If I see this in cans I'd definitely pick it up again.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:18:36 | More by JAFoley
3.71/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bomber says "extremely FRESH craft brewed," which is kind of moot considering there's no bottling date, but eh. I'm trying not to jump on that bandwagon.
Poured from bomber into DFH spiegelau IPA glass. Translucent golden-orange with a huge pillowy white head that breaks after a bit, leaving spotty chunky lacing and a thick puck of foam in the center with looser foam around the sides, and the whole lot slowly descends into the beer, leaving more lacing as it does.
Smells of nutty malt, with notes of grassy/earthy hops. Relatively simple smell, hopefully the taste delivers more.
Taste does in fact deliver more. Starts out with that same nutty malt, lovely complexity between the nuttiness and the clear malt. Hop flavor is subtle; grassy hops with slight citrus rind and earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-thin.
Overall, I enjoy the complexity of the malt in this pale ale, but the hop flavor could be a bit more complex and present.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2013 01:21:37 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Blue Point Pale Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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