Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +30.7%
An extremely easy drinking copper ale. In my experience, copper ales are a little tough to predict the final flavor. Blue Point balances flavor and mouth feel perfectly in this spring offering. This is one of those beers I wish they made year round. My go to spring beer.
09-23-2011 20:04:46 | More by BeerManDanNYC
4.5/5 rDev +27.8%
I'll admit I am a fan of most of Blue Point's beers. I picked up a six pack of this on the way to a friends house the other night, along with a couple of other random six packs. I was expecting to like the beer, I love Ales and I love Blue Point. I was really blown away, I loved this beer!
A great copper Ale. Perfectly Hoppy, sping ales usually lack enough hops for me. I'd love if they rebranded this and kept it all year round. It is a nice beer in their lineup, less hoppy than their Hoptical Illusion (which is in my top 10 beers), but more hoppy than their Pale Ale.
I will be buying much more of it!
04-30-2010 22:37:43 | More by dgthompson
4.43/5 rDev +25.9%
Appearance: amber in color with a 2" head that slowly fades to a thick surface foam. Some spotty lace develops.
Smell: loads of floral hops and citrus rise easily from the glass and into the nose.
Taste: bready malt profile with loads of floral hop bitterness, some lemon zest, golden apples, and some mild grassy tones.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is very brief. More refreshing than other ales too.
Drinkability: extremely quaffable and a definite session ale for me. The freshness of the beer really showed a nice flavor profile with a focus on floral hops.
03-14-2009 09:52:23 | More by Gavage
4.4/5 rDev +25%
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.
03-13-2008 14:22:31 | More by madmanjf
4.33/5 rDev +23%
I picked this up at Wegman's in Mechanicsburg in the mix-a-six area, poured chilled from the 12oz into my dfh shaped pint.
The color is as the label indicated a very clear copper, with an ample cap of cream -rocky and over three fingers from a vigorous pour. The bead is fine and carbonation rises visibly at a semi-fast pace indicating a well carbonated brew. The retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is of slight citrus scented hops with a sturdy malt backing -mild toasted and caramel notes with a gentle sweetness and light spice.
The flavor is very fresh and balanced with the hop flavor giving a vibrant effect of citrus up front with some general fruity elements which could be contributed by the yeast. The taste is very well integrated with the malt giving a subtle toasted character, yet not too dry with just enough caramel to accent and yet the beer is quenching with a semi-dry finish. I was very pleased to be able to try this fine Pale from Blue point. I would not hesitate to share it as it is a good example of the style.
03-15-2011 14:15:00 | More by Slatetank
4.22/5 rDev +19.9%
As the name implies this ale is a deep semi cloudy copper with a tight white lacing.
It is subtle on the nose. Sweet and floral.
Taste shows off a little floral hops up front which are quickly taken over by a rich biscuity maltiness. This beer is nice rich and creamy in the mouth. Becoming really easy to throw back. This beer is exellent now and would be better as a sessioner in the warmer months with friends and family.
02-26-2011 04:43:49 | More by cooch69
4.22/5 rDev +19.9%
Today is the first day of Spring 2011...It's time to try this! Into a pint glass it pours a bright, clear, and carbonated copper color under a nicely sustained medium foam head. Aroma carries a solid flowery hop nose and balancing sweet malt note. A sharp hop bitterness upfront moves across the palate into a smooth yet full flavored toasted biscuity malt feel. Earthy flavored citrus hops are nicely noted throughout. Refreshing yet robust. A nice Spring offering from Blue Point that I'll be happy to grab more of this Spring...
03-21-2011 02:15:38 | More by albertjr21
4.18/5 rDev +18.8%
On tap at Holmes and Watson in Troy.
Pours a dark amber color, with a big head that leaves some nice lacing. Seems like a pretty vicious pour at the bar, as no bubbles are really evident.
Smells like citrus hops, crisp, with caramel, bready malt beneath.
Taste is much better than I was expecting. Starts and ends with crisp, citrus hops that dominate, but in between the malt flavors do their thing and take control, as they should in a good pale ale. I was pretty surprised here.
Hits the palate with the appropriate feel and makes for an easy one to drink. Crisp, refreshing and flavorful enough. I hope I encounter this again before its season is up.
03-10-2011 03:50:59 | More by musicforairports
4.15/5 rDev +17.9%
Bottled version is brand new for Spring '09
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.
L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned to a layer which left some spotty lacing.
S - balanced aroma of malt and grassy hops.
T - once again the balance of sweet malt and bitter hops is fairly well maintained throughout.
F - light/medium bodied with a clean, crisp feel.
D - very easy to drink a few of these.
03-07-2009 22:34:22 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.08/5 rDev +15.9%
a: This was a clear golden amber color. It was served to me with a small white head that quickly faded.
s: Some sweet caramel malts and a nice blast of lemony/pine forest hops.
t: The hops had the strongest lemon flavor I've found in a beer. They had a peppery quality as well. Some mild malt sweetness provided some balance.
m: Crisp and well carbonated.
d: This was perfect after a long hot bike ride. If I see it again I'll certainly have another.
06-29-2008 14:14:46 | More by DIM
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
Nice copper color with a small white head that left little to no lacing.
Smell is slightly malty and some grass.
Taste is much better than I expected for something called a Spring Ale. I was expecting something light. This has a nice balance of malt and hops. Makes for a nice drinkable pale ale.
This one makes for a good session beer, very drinkable.
05-05-2010 00:00:32 | More by FLBeerGuy
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
Autumn brown tinted amber color and sports a white tufted head. Said tuft never diminishes and rides all the way down to glass bottom. Leaves lace lines like tiger stripes. Not all the bottles looked this great.
Balanced and inviting aroma: coppery, toasted malt with a subtle hop spice. Mildy citrus. Tastes like it smells and again has a perfect hop/malt balance. Bitter, lingering finish. Creamy body with the perfect amount of carbonation.
One of my favorite Blue Points. There's a lot of things that could be better or push the beer in one direction or the other but there's nothing flawed about it either. Just a solid brew.
04-15-2011 23:39:51 | More by donkeyrunner
4.03/5 rDev +14.5%
Pours a clear copper with a thick head of good foam and sticky lace. Nose is malty with a soft fruity tone. Flavour is quite dry with a big grainy presence with barely a hint of toasted grain. Light hop bitterness in the back with a barely there herbal touch. Very clean and fairly light. Extremely drinkable, session brew.
05-01-2009 18:09:05 | More by allergictomacros
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
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
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
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