Blue Point Pale Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
A- pouts a pale golden color with a white head.
S- citrus orange peel hop aroma with a floral note. Dry biscuity malt on the back end.
T- sharp hop bitterness up front with notes of orange peel and pine. Biscuity pale malt with a touch of wheat on the finish.
MF- slick mouthfeel light body. Average carbonation.
D- decent drinkability
Overall an ok pale
08-30-2012 21:15:53 | More by Viciousknishs
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.
A: This pours a nearly clear copper-gold color with great visible carbonation and a nice white head that forms some good lacing.
S: Smells of lemon, citrus, flowery and tropical fruit hops, with just some sweet, bready malt.
T: Follows the nose, although the majority of the hop presence in the flavor is manifested as bitterness, with the citrus and pine more subtle. There is also some pilsner malt character which, while acceptable for style, would not be my preference here. Hang is a not-unpleasant bitterness that last for a few beats.
M: Relatively heavily carbonated and a fairly light mouthfeel, even for style.
O: This is a pretty good APA. Not best in class or anything, but for only a few bucks for the bomber, I could certainly be drinking another one. Recommended to give it a try.
08-29-2012 12:29:10 | More by macrosmatic
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has just a slight hint of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that never completely faded away.
S: The smell has aromas of floral and citrusy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite hoppy with flavors of citrus and floral hops; these also contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a lot more hops compared to other beers in the style—the hops are like an IPA but this beer is easy to drink, well balanced and doesn’t have much bitterness.
07-31-2012 01:19:06 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall off-white pillowy head that slowly reduces to a half finger of dense pillowy head. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of citrus (grapefruit and orange) hops as well as some floral hops.
T: There is a light amount of caramel malt sweetness in the body of this beer. Light to moderate flavors of citrus (grapefruit and orange) hops with some moderate amounts of bitterness. Additionally there are some light flavors of floral hops.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.
O: Very enjoyable with an inviting aroma and lovely hop flavors. Easy to drink and sessionable.
07-30-2012 22:40:26 | More by dbrauneis
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
Intense herbal hop character talks IPA but the malty balance and moderate alcohol says pale ale. It's easy to get seduced into gauging Blue Point's pale ale as a stronger and hoppier version.
Bright caramel and orange in color, the beer shows the clarity of filtered beer or that which wouldn't employ the dry hopped haze that's common in IPAs. Strongly headed with semi-creamy, semi-froathy cottony white foam, the beer delivers solid staying power and adherence of foam lace.
Strong herbal aromas of hops swirl around citrus and grassy notes in a very strong IPA kinda way. Mild caramel scents give a round honey-soaked character to the strong herbal grasses, grapefruit, and oranges that round out the beer. Herbal actually puts it politely- this beer is down-right marijuana-like in scent.
The balanced flavor also favor the hops as the strong pungent taste of fresh cut grass, hop matter, orange pulp and pith, white grapefruit juice, mulled tea leaves, chives, near-catty and wet marijuana deliver a fresh vegital character with citrus fruit to taste. Medium sweetness of caramel and honey give a juicy taste to the citrus component and balances the softly resiny pine-like bitterness. Finishing hop-balanced, the beer takes on IPA proportions but in the strength and intensity of flavor in American pale ales.
Creamy and fluffy from pillowy carbonation, the beer's mouth feel releases at mid palate and allows for a quickly drying texture that favors mild alcohol warmth, citrusy dryness, and malt memory.
With it's nearly 'dank' scent, this pale ale reminds us of how close the hop plant relates to cannabis plant.
06-14-2012 04:11:45 | More by BEERchitect
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a Unibroue snifter where it looked and smelled very promising. The liquid was a hazy amber with a generous amount of frothy, bubbly white head. Lots of sudsy lacing gets left on the glass. Plenty of carbonation is visible despite the light haze. The aroma is full of citrus with a rather fresh, floral and fruity effect; given the aroma alone I'd guess this was an IPA.
The taste was full of citrus hops, as expected, but the sweet tangerine element in the nose gets replaced by lemon and grapefruit in the taste. This is moderately bitter for an IPA; as a pale ale, the bitterness is rather high, especially in the grapefruit-rind finish.
Medium-light body; good, lively carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
O a citrusy, 'imperial' APA with enough hop bittering to satisfy a hophead.
06-02-2012 00:18:39 | More by chinchill
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Served in a wellington glass (because it's the best beer glass out there).
Appearance: A slightly dark gold, body isn't heavy in carbonation but head was little big. Head was white maybe just over a finger's length.
Smell: Light hops but pure smell of it. It is light and that is the only reason I am not rating it higher but smells incredibly fresh.
Taste: Hops and pure taste, which is very easy to drink. Flavor is slightly toasty as well.
Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, comes off very crisp.
Overall: This is pretty good beer, bought it as I was checking out at the register on a whim. No regrets here and definitely should satisfy all beer connoisseurs alike. Salud!
05-19-2012 04:44:34 | More by BlurryVisi0n
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
stopped by the brewery to grab some swag and scope out old howling bastard on cask and saw this one avail so grabbed a taster. brew showed up showed up an amber orange. smells of a soft hoppin on a solid malt base. taste is the same. malt heavy with a tingle of hops. body is light, decent pale ale...nothing to lose your mind over, and certainly not towing the line of an ipa. nice one from the locals.
05-11-2012 19:50:42 | More by cosmicevan
4.35/5 rDev +16.9%
Pours clear gold color with bubbles racing up the middle and a giant fluffy/foamy white 2 finger head that faded slowly, leaving very nice foamy lacing clinging to the sides and rings as it went down.
Smells of citrus and floral hops up front, then a mix of light flowers, grains, sweet malt, grapefruit, biscuit, buttery crackers, herbs and some spices like pepper; not in your face hoppy, but a nice soft hoppy aroma that's well balanced by the malts and grains and very much American pale ale in the nose. It smells clean and refreshing.
Tastes like it smells, with citrus and floral hops up front, then a mix of light flowers, piney hops, grains, sweet malt, herbs, grapefruit, biscuit, buttery crackers, white bread, grass/hay, sour apple, earthy notes and some spices like pepper or tea leaf; flavor is also clean and refreshing, really damn easy to drink.
Mouthfeel is light and almost watery, yet smooth and easy flowing, with a very light body, very mild carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that's very dry.
A definite session beer, this is tasty, flows down like water and barely has any carbonation, and the price was insanely cheap at $2.95 for a bomber – wow, a damn tasty bargain that is worthy of going back for more. A solid pale ale that for the price should not be passed up.
03-28-2012 02:54:58 | More by CHickman
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Blue Point got me with the marketing of this 22 ounce bottle, a big picture of hops, with extremely fresh stamped on it. The label was so green, it made me crave hops. Pours a brilliant clear copper with an off white head forming thick and dimpled with a rocky texture. Aroma is grassy and citrus pith filled hops, very pleasant green hop pellet accents. Mild biscuit malt no real sweetness arising. Flavor brings a balanced assertive bitterness to the table, that is welcomed by many craft drinkers palates. Big hops up front finishes soft but bone dry with herbal, crushed aspirin, and citric hop pith. Excellent combination of flavors, mild biscuit malt sweetness fades quickly to the hops being the star. Mouthfeel is a lighter bodied pale ale with slick hop oils fading in each sip, leaves a bone dry finish. Overall a quality affordable bomber of approachable, hoppy beer, cheers.
03-25-2012 04:44:37 | More by WVbeergeek
Blue Point Pale Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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