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Blue Point Pale Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2002)
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BucannonXC5

California

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Got it from one my buddies, which was a pleasant surprise. Color was a hazy orange copper. About a finger of head. Healthy amount of white bubbly lacing that lasted throughout the pour. Frothy wet film on the sides.

Good whiff of citrus hops up front. Smelled more like an IPA than a pale ale. Seemed to mainly be tangerine and mandarin. Very refreshing.

Didn’t taste as much as the smell as I would have liked. Citrus hops, more lemon than the smell.

Lighter body. Thin, oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt finish with some light bitterness. Somewhat refreshing though.

Not a bad beer overall. It seems to be more in the middle of a pale ale and an IPA. That’s probably the intention. This would go down great in the summer.

03-23-2012 07:20:53 | More by BucannonXC5
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Lob

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-19-2012 15:32:44 | More by Lob
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Brad007

Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +20.4%

Pours a light copper/golden color with a one-finger head into my glass.

Mint, pine resin and some buttery malt make up the aromas that greet the thy nose.

Pine resin and buttery malt upfront. Tantalizing. They play games with the tongue, bringing out chewy dough.

The right amount of hops for the styel. Lingering chewy bread dough texture. I love it.

Very nice! I would recommend it.

03-16-2012 01:40:37 | More by Brad007
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-09-2012 15:31:01 | More by TheRuss9585
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-29-2012 17:46:27 | More by mrskunk
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adam42381

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/17/11.

Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light gold/caramel color with a 1-2 finger frothy eggshell white head. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Nice blend of bitter citrus and malt.

Taste: Sweet earthy malt up front followed by bitter citrus in the middle before ending with a very light and smooth finish. Aftertaste is bitter lemon zest and a touch of earthy malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very high drinkability. You could easily have a few of these over the course of an evening.

Overall: Very good beer overall. One of the better American Pale Ales on the market.

02-12-2012 16:13:48 | More by adam42381
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monstermanhbf

New York

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-07-2012 00:59:25 | More by monstermanhbf
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david131

California

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellow/ light orange liquid with numerous strains of rising carbonation. The white head is splotchy and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Grass, pine, caramel, apples, and grapes.

T- Grass, pine, caramel, and some fruit. Tight and simple.

M- A nice amount of carbonation keeps it light and emphasizes the bitterness.

O- A well made pale ale. Not a stand out, but definitely something I could see myself going for in the future.

02-05-2012 04:30:35 | More by david131
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rsant

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-02-2012 19:11:25 | More by rsant
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Swim424

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

poured from bomber in 1liter houfbrau mug
this has the fresh seal on it

A-orange gold in color. poured with a nice head leaving some residue on the glass. can see some carbonation bubbles.

S-definitely getting some nice hop aroma. as well as some caramel malt to it

T-Nice balance of hops and malt. Sort of like an Iced tea beer, but a bit sweeter with a nice hoppiness to it.

Mf-thin-medium. A bit creaminess to it. But very nice.

O-this is a very refreshing pale ale. I really enjoy this. Very smooth. everything is very well balanced.

01-29-2012 05:25:06 | More by Swim424
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-24-2012 01:23:39 | More by jeanphony
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-10-2012 02:47:26 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Cluker

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-08-2012 01:37:39 | More by Cluker
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-31-2011 00:54:38 | More by TasteTester
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-24-2011 05:10:59 | More by MsRif
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7%

Extremely fresh draft pour served in a pint glass. Sampled 8/30/10. (Review from an enormous backlog of notes.)

A: Served with a finger and a half of off-white foamy head. Excellent retention and promising lacing. The body is light pale copper orange, but it's not a particularly attractive color. There is little activity inside the glass in the way of visible carbonation. Lacing turns out to be fair only, sticking in partial sheets which slide back down as the drinking continues.

S: The nose puts forth aromas of peach and orange with light grapefruit not far behind. Very citrusy and hop forward. Malts of bread, biscuits and light caramel.

T: Taste follows the nose closely. Slight lack of depth of flavor but it opens up well as the beer warms. Still the malt foundation could (and probably should) be a little beefier. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter for an APA.

M: Medium-light body and perhaps a touch thin. Fizzy carbonation helps to improve the mouthfeel but it still needs some work.

D: At a bar with a killer taplist, I asked the bartender to give me a glass of "the sleeper on the menu" and this is what was served. Very nice brew with a great nose. Despite a few flaws, this beer had enough redeeming qualities to make it a worthwhile purchase.

12-08-2011 01:29:34 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +3%

First had: on cask at the Trapp Door, Emmaus, PA

Served on cask, this beer poured a light golden brown color, slightly hazy with some noticeable bits of sediment in the glass, and a small frothy head that receded almost completely, leaving a thin trail of lacing behind. Basic aroma of pale malts and grains, lightly hoppy. Similar taste, light and crisp, grainy, toasty, bittersweet, with a grassy hop character. Not overly flavorful, but rather sessionable. A little bitter in the aftertaste. Light mouthfeel, and quite drinkable in its simplicity.

11-20-2011 16:49:27 | More by Rifugium
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beerdrifter

Germany

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Picked up a bomber of this at the Mondial Bier Fest in Strasbourg, France. Clear yellow-orange pour with nice two finger head with good retention and lacing. Pretty bold, herbal nose for an APA with hints of fresh hops, grass, pine sap, and a touch of lemon. The taste follows suit nicely with some big, fresh, bitter, piney hops. Again, pretty intense for a pale ale. But as this warms, it really balances out and the malty sweetness really comes into the picture. The bitterness of the hops is still there, but much more balanced. Much like the taste, the mouthfeel is fizzy and sharp at first, but mellows to a medium body and is slightly chewy. The finish is really crisp and clean with a nice tangy, dry, bitter hop bite. This is my second beer from Blue Point, and I'm very impressed with these guys so far. Just wish that I had picked up a few more at the fest.

11-19-2011 16:51:59 | More by beerdrifter
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-16-2011 03:02:04 | More by virinow
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%

A: finger white head, solid lacing

S: light pine + lemon grass

T: lemon grass, caramel/nutty malt,
hint of oily/semi-smooth finish

M: med/light body, smooth/
mild oily/sticky mouth

O: I was excited to pick this up, but
a little disappointed. Fine gateway APA,
but seasoned beer nerd may be disappointed.

SOLID, NOT MUST HAVE!

11-15-2011 17:42:43 | More by BeerLover99
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 01:57:01 | More by thebouch01
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.4%

This beer came out of the gate in great form - bright and crisp with piney hops at the front, and then . . . well, nothign, actually. This was the beer analogy to cotton candy - you take a bite, then it dissolves and vanishes. When the beer hit the middle, it seemed to turn to water and lose all flavor, with just a mildly astringent aftertaste left in the wake. Odd - I can't say I've ever experienced this before.

10-26-2011 16:03:24 | More by Brent
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

On cask at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is orange colored with a thin white cap. The aroma brings some light citrus with undertones of malt. The flavor offers biscuits, bread, toast, malt with citrus notes and a light dose of hops. The body is thin, but not too, with very low carbonation, due to the serving medium. Smooth and creamy, as is expected with a cask ale. Low alcohol and smooth feel on the palate makes for easy drinking. I have a soft spot for a good cask ale. This was pretty tasty.

09-03-2011 01:37:52 | More by Huhzubendah
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

I picked up a bottle in NYC for $3.99, just looking for a simple pale ale (but hoping for a hoppy one). I got what I paid for, minus the hoppy aspirations.

Not a bad beer, just middle of the road in aroma and flavor, indistinguishable from hundreds of others available in brew pubs everywhere. Biscuity with hints of citrus, slightly sweet upfront and slightly bitter in the rear, OK but not amazing.

It's worth the low price and was about what I expected it would be.

08-21-2011 10:10:37 | More by TurdFurgison
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hmk22

New York

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%

Really good, highly-hopped APA that doesn't go into too high an ABV range like some of its competitors. Kind of a busy unattractive label, which undersells its taste IMO, but they may be trying to stand out in a crowd. I snagged the last 22oz-er at DeCicco's in Ardsley; they sell at least 15 or so 22/24oz APAs / IPAs and cater to beer geeks, and it was a (relative) bargain @ $3.99. Great amber color, natural (non-fizzy) head, and a basket of hops at the first taste. Go for it -- you won't be sorry.

08-14-2011 01:28:33 | More by hmk22
Blue Point Pale Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.