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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lehows on 03-25-2007)
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madmanjf

New York

4.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On cask, gravity keg, same day as being opened.

This beer poured an orange-tan color that was lightly cloudy. Head wasn't too large and laced like foamy milk down to minimal bubbling which did not completely disappear.

The smell from this cask was not overpowering. Roasted Malt aroma was present along with a pine and citrus smell from the hops.

First sip was completely smooth and impressive. Toasted grains hit the tongue immediately followed by a pleasant and proud hop bitterness that was not strong. This beer is brewed with rye but it's difficult to taste perhaps due to it mingling well with the hops.

As I just stated, the first sip was extremely smooth which is to say there was absolutely nothing harsh in the experience. The carbonation sensation was missing but this is to be expected from a cask-conditioned ale. The middle tastes that were apparent, for me, came from the malt. This was really the best opportunity to get a sense of the rye that was used. The finish had a mild hop bite typical for a pale ale along with some sweetness from the roasted malt. The two were very well balanced. Over time, some slight mild citrus flavors come through at the very end.

I had three imperial pints ... the first went down extremely fast and the second didn't take much longer. The third required some disciplined nursing on my part because I could've easily drank it fast as well. Overall, I'd have to say this is an excellent session beer for those that are fond of Pales and/or IPAs.

On a final note, I think the name of this beer is very misleading. Spring Fling suggests a seasonal style much lighter than what this beer is. I would argue that instead of being a spring seasonal, this could easily be a year-round offering as a Pale Ale.

Serving type: cask

03-13-2008 14:22:31 | More by madmanjf
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Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.