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Blue Point Pale Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Pale AleBlue Point Pale Ale

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84
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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
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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Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +7.5%

VonZipper, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BucannonXC5, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Lob
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Lob, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Brad007
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brad007, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

TheRuss9585, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

mrskunk, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of adam42381
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

adam42381, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of monstermanhbf
5/5  rDev +34.4%

monstermanhbf, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of david131
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

david131, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of rsant
3/5  rDev -19.4%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Swim424
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Swim424, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jeanphony, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Cluker
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Cluker, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TasteTester, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

FeDUBBELFIST, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Rifugium, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of beerdrifter
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beerdrifter, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +7.5%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

BeerLover99, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +7.5%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Brent, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Huhzubendah, Sep 03, 2011
Blue Point Pale Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.