Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by omokoro:
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
Bought a single bottle from Trader Joe's. Poured into a ikea glass. Poured a nice copper color with a quickly dissipating white head, left not lacing. Not much at all on the nose. Taste is average, mainly pine. Overall, there is nothing compelling about this beer.
03-14-2012 00:41:08 | More by omokoro
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3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured into a standard pint glass a clear deep copper with a tightly formed 1/2 finger white head that held well.toasty bread and nutty maltiness mixed with some leafy/herbal hops,a nice combo.The feel was prickly in the mouth and I couldnt get over that,it really took away alot from the flavors for me.Nutty and toasted on the palate upfront with a decent shot of earthy,leafy hops in the finish,not bad at all.The beer has alot going for it it has good balance but the mouthfeel for me kept my score a little lower than it should have been.
03-29-2012 12:04:36 | More by oberon
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
A - Golden approaching amber color. Not a great head, which faded to lacing pretty quickly
S - Malty aroma with a good bit of lighter crystal malt in there.
T - Bready flavor to go along with the pale malts, a definite toastiness to it. Some earthy hops. This does not taste like an APA to me, much more English.
M - Nice clean refreshing finish. Would say it is a bit heavy for an American pale, but this seems right on for English style.
D - Goes down clean and easy, will appeal to a wide range of people.
02-27-2010 00:47:57 | More by steelerguy
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
On tap at Holy Smokes BBQ in Mahopac, NY last night as part of their Blue Point weekend event. Got to speak to the Head Brewer Andy, who called this one a "Rye" beer. Poured pretty clear, typical almond amber, under a long lasting light tan head, that leaves well developed and plentiful lacing nice. Bready malts in the nose, more malt ( I did not pick up any Rye notes) and balancing hops late. Andy said he's a "balanced beer" kind of guy and this pleasing offering fits the bill. Nice sessioner.
03-02-2008 15:15:27 | More by Billolick
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
poured from a 12 oz. bottle at cellar temp into pint glass. pours a crystal clear bronze copper color. small white head that lasted fairly long, pretty decent retention. a little bit of lacing. BA claims this as a pale ale, but it clearly says on the bottle copper ale and it tastes more like a copper/amber ale than a pale ale.
the smell is of some nice grainy malts and some citrus from the hops. not a whole lot going on in the aroma, but not too bad.
the taste is some delicious maltiness followed by a nice citrus bitter finish from the hops. very crisp and smooth, refreshing brew. very sessionable. light body and medium carbonation.
04-12-2009 19:33:43 | More by dogfishandi
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian Snifter.
Pours a clear, deep amber; a shade darker than average for style.
Flavor: good balance, if a bit higher in the malt/hop ration than usual for style.
Feel: crisp, near medium body with a semi-dry finish.
O: well balanced, slightly mild version of an APA.
01-31-2014 01:19:38 | More by chinchill
4/5 rDev +13.6%
I enjoyed this at Nail Creek in Utica on 7/2/11.
This beer is amber in color with a very slight haze. A white head recedes to one finger and stays there, proceeding to drop lacing in pretty sticky patches.
The aroma offers pine, floral, and light citrus hops notes with a balance good caramel and toffee malts notes. Grains linger softly in the background.
The taste follows the aroma, but with a bit of tartness like green apple skin. Biterness is ample, biting without being bracing.
Carbonation is moderate. Crispness is up front and, while this gets fairly smooth, crisp is the word here.
I'm glad I got to try this while I was out east. A very nice beer.
07-08-2011 17:42:31 | More by Brenden
3.73/5 rDev +6%
Blue Point- Spring Fling
On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.
A- Solid golden copper brown with a small light lacing head.
S- Light caramel malt with a touch of pine hops.
T- True to its aroma, sweet creamy caramel malt with a subtle but nice rising pine hop flavor.
M- Heavy carbonation with a smooth solid body. A touch of bitterness in the end.
Overall- A solid session beer. Easy to drink and at 6% these could quickly add up!
04-08-2008 22:48:31 | More by NJpadreFan
3.18/5 rDev -9.7%
On-tap at Cole's. Some colour, a bit of hop aroma.But then too sweet to take seriously, though some citrus behind it. A lagerish version of orange punch? A bit above average mouthfeel, I believe from the use of brown sugar. Some drinkability to it, dessertish.Had it a year later on tap at Cole's again, and again its appearance and mouthfeel as strong points.
04-24-2009 03:26:20 | More by Sammy
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
On tap at Sawmill Tap Room 4/28/12
A - orangish amber; thin lacing of white head; little retention
S - very little is anything in the nose; faintly metallic
T - citrusy, caramel, faint chocolate, fruity
M - medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated
This was a bit disappointing. It didn't have much flavor-wise that stood out, but it had some characteristics that lead me more towards an amber ale. In the end it was boring, unbalanced, and not specifically stylistic.
04-29-2012 03:33:54 | More by tdm168
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head with great lacing and retention.
S- The malty aroma features caramelized malts and citrusy hops. The aroma is definitely on the faint side, it's not bad just very subdued.
T- The taste like the aroma is malty up front with more bitterness in the finish than expected from the hops.
M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, Spring Fling is a pretty decent beer that is worth a try.
04-09-2011 02:49:38 | More by cjgator3
4/5 rDev +13.6%
20 oz pour at Press 195, Bayside, NY.
Medium amber with minor head (due to pouring method, no doubt, to fill the pint glass), leaves beautiful inticate lacing.
Fresh slightly citrusy nose, not a lot going on. The palate is just super clean and refreshing, with a really excellent balance of citrus, apple, very mild bitterness yet robust hoppy flavor. The finish is clean and refreshing. Excellent drinkability, well made brew.
04-11-2009 02:13:31 | More by kenito799
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
Didn't know this beer existed. Pours an exceptionally clear copper color, with an average white head. Mild hops in the aroma and a bready malt. Glad that there wasn't a buttery aroma like their other brews. The taste is of a slightly bitter hop, not floral or citrus, just a tad bitter. A healthy malt body to balance out any hop bitterness, perhaps a touch of caramel malt. A fairly light brew, good carbonation, leans on the bitter side. A decent APA, could use a bit more of a floral hop presence. The bitterness is there but not that nice grassy flavor.
03-15-2009 03:18:59 | More by Gmann
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
S: Herbal, slightly resiny, slightly spicy, clean caramel malt
L: Burnt orange, white head that dissipates
T: Fresh almost floral malt followed by a mild herbal bitterness and then some dry caramel. Finishes fairly dry with some residual hoppiness.
M: Medium-thin body, medium-low carbonation
Malty, with some herbal hoppiness, similar to a vienna lager but obviously an ale. Interesting.
03-28-2011 04:39:58 | More by bum732
3.83/5 rDev +8.8%
Twelve ouncer poured into a pint glass. Grabbed in a mixed six offering.
Pours medium amber, mostly light, with touches of foam. Malty rich caramel smell, some toffee. Hearty malt taste with a good firm hop. Nice bite at close, really pops the flavor.
Overall another good one from BP.
05-05-2012 12:14:30 | More by KTCamm
3.6/5 rDev +2.3%
A: Coppery with a bright clarity showcases a moderately paced but light effervesce within. The head is spongy, a finger high, but quick to dissipate to a patchy covering before the eyes. Behind lies a thin ring of lace.
S: Dry pine and dried grapefruit is set against dry toasted grains. Freshly squeezed citrus juices chime through with a intermingle of flowery hops on the close. Decent level of aromatic appeal, enough to get your attention.
T: The flavor was bitter citrus and pine, a good level of dry hoppiness compliments the dry toasted grain base, perhaps munich, dry bready crust. Sweet upfront with some citrus juices the flavor proceeds to a dry offering of toasted grains and dry floral notes with a sour hopped citrus twang of grapefruit.
M: creamy with some signs of sour hop juices resting on the tongue with a light to medium consistency, Dry toasted feel of bread and grains. Could of used a bit more zip in the old carbonation department.
O: Overall adequate level of hops, complimented by a dry toasted grain base. A apa best suited as its name suggests, during the early spring months. Dry, toasted grains and citrus best sums things up here.
06-13-2011 22:34:37 | More by beerthulhu
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
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