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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%


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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Lexluthor33

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A honey,golden color with a two inch head and good looking lace.
The aroma is subtle. Malts,grassy hops and bread.
The taste starts off with malts,hops with an added mild bitterness that lingers for only a moment.Some very mild citrus hints in the back.
The feel is light body,medium carbonation and a very easy beer to have many of.

Notes: Good for family outings where people mainly drink Coors or Buds and a good beer for warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 17:16:15 | More by Lexluthor33
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dogfishandi

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 19:33:43 | More by dogfishandi
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illpass78

Maine

3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a chilled mug at Smashburger in Wantagh, N.Y.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold/copper color with a one-inch white head that recedes to film gradually. Lacing is low to moderate.

Aromas: This has an attractive nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, some faint caramel and a nice amount of floral hops. Alcohol not noticeable.

Taste: This is a good, sturdy pale ale that is well above average. Flavors follow the nose. Very crisp, clean and easy drinking. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Leans towards light of body, but it doesn't come across as a flaw.

Overall: Another Blue Point seasonal that is mighty good but leaves me wondering, "Why is this a seasonal?" It's pretty much a straight pale ale that would work for any season. I expect slightly wackier, more experimental things out of seasonal beers (spices, weird flavors, more obscure styles, etc.). That said, this is really good.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:46:22 | More by illpass78
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Kendo

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Lionheart in Albany.

A: Light copper/amber with plenty of small bubbles. Light beige 1-finger head that retains well, leaving a decent amount of lace.

S: At first, almost all hops -- citrus/grapefruit -- with just a hint of fruit. As it warms I get a little more grain in the nose.

T: Again, first impression is the hop kick at the end -- citrus and pine coats the mouth but doesn't destroy the palate. As it warms I get a little bit of the rye and grain in general up front. Good balance, nice bitter but tasty finish.

M: Decent creaminess, let's call the heft a little bit lighter than medium.

D: Very good; went down pretty easily.

Notes: A solid IPA-style Rye Ale. My only complaint is that the hops overwhelmed the rye a bit too much. Still, definitely worth checking out, just think of it as a hoppy rye ale or a Rye IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2008 20:28:34 | More by Kendo
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afksports

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When compared to a Bud Light, Blue Point Spring Fling American Pale Ale is fkking FANTASTIC! When compared to other APA's... It's about average.

A hazy copper pour with a sustaining head, the beer smells sort of indistinct for the hops and malt you'd expect. Sweet malts and water are what come through mostly. A bit of toasty biscuit comes through at the end of the nose and the. Throughout the taste. The hops aren't very present in the aroma but they do show up a bit in the drink. Citrus mostly says what's up, and then a smooth watery bitter finish clinches the taste.

Ultimately a drinkable brew that I'd love to see on a spring break over tons of other options. But this medium-body middle-of-the-road craft brew is pretty much just that: average but tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2011 00:26:24 | More by afksports
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Amalak

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. It has a nice copper color with a huge foamy white head that leaves some lacing. It is clear with a ton of bubbles coming up throughout.

S. It has a pleasant floral malt scent. A bit of rye?

T/M. Very sweet flavor. A bit of citrus at first and then it tastes like a jolly rancher toward the end. It is malty and there is that hint of rye in there. A bit of chocolate, even. Carbonated and medium bodied.

O. It is all over the place on the palate. Very complex. Interesting. I find it to be refreshing and enjoyable. Not sure how much it would go over in more than one pint.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 03:03:53 | More by Amalak
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2008 15:15:27 | More by Billolick
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice light golden amber. A touch hazy with a rather large white head. This quickly faded and left behind just a thin film accross the top and a decent amount of lace. Nice carbonation visible streaming up from the bottom.

very light citrus hops were the most noticeable. A malty back was there, light grain and a touch of sugar. Wow, this was just awesome. It was like a light IPA, but not in the normal watered down bad way. Nice solid grain backround gave way to the light citrusy hops. Very nice. A touch of susgar made it just a bit sweet, really well put together. Super smooth. Not that much of the carbonation translated over, but enough to make this really nice. Went down well and was not too thin at all. Superb. They are not lying about creating a great session beer. This is the perfect session beer, could drink it forever.

Overall I was very much impressed here. It just was soo smooth and light you could drink it forever and not even know. If I was around it more it would stock my fridge constantly.Just a good, no, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:33:32 | More by mikesgroove
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear golden color with a ¼” white head that recedes to leave bits of lacing on the side. Eventually the head recedes to a ring around the glass. For about the first 1/3 of the beer sipping leaves some modest speckles of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is mostly from the malt so there’s some caramel and bready character. The hops are well in the background and there seem to be bits of pine and citrus, and the whole is quite plesant.

Taste: The flavor is pretty much as predicted by the nose. There is a nice malty character tinged with gentle citric and pine notes.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and the carbonation is there but not particularly active. The finis is medium long and begins in the malt. It then tapers gently off into some dry hop bitterness.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one and also found it went well the food I had ordered. There is nothing “in your face” about this beer and a gentle balance between the malts and the hopes is the order of the day. My overall impression is that this is a nice, well made beer that I’d be happy to have again. In addition I think it would be a great beer to have during an evening of dining and good conversation with friends.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 15:11:09 | More by drtth
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Union Jack's Manatawny

Poured a clear golden amber with a nice cream colored head, good retention, and good sticky lacing. Smells of rye malts and a grassy/citrus hop combo. Tastes of lite grapefruit with a nice sweet malty backbone and a fresh cut grass finish. Medium in body with good carbonation and a dry bitter finish. A good balance of flavors though pushing a little more towards the hops end of the spectrum. A good Spring brew, easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 00:24:24 | More by HopDerek
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A well carbonated beer with a light copper color and a pretty thick white head. The above average carbonation helps keep the head afloat for quite awhile.

Malty aroma

A good malty brew somewhat like a vienna style.
Some bread and toasted malts too.
A bit course or abrassive with a dry finish.
All in all a good pleasing brew

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 19:51:26 | More by micromaniac129
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 12:14:30 | More by KTCamm
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Mosstrooper

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Light copper in color with a large, slightly orange-tinted head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves behind a lot of spots of lace.

Smell: Smells a lot like a pilsner- it has some sweet grain/malt aromas with citrus and a bit of a piney aroma.

Taste: Begins sweet and somewhat citrusy, rounding out to a fairly strong hop bitterness backed up by bready flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with balanced carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: A good beer that definitely seems like it would fit well with the spring. This is something I wouldn't get excited about, but it is a good beer to drink during the springtime.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 21:49:55 | More by Mosstrooper
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lighter fluffy but 1.5 finger head that fades at a med pace, over clear toasty amber orange colored beer and lacing.

Nose has light grassy hops, touch spicy hops, light sweet malts, lighter overall.

Taste has some bitterness, light grassy mild earthy and touch spicy hops, chewy hops, some light sweet malts, a very slight copper taste, reddish malts, and a nice bitterness overall. Finishes slightly dry and decent bitterness, little syrupy and sticky, light spicy and grassy hops lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice hops, nice malt balance, doesn't do a whole lot but a nice overall balanced pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 21:55:33 | More by jlindros
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Deep copper color. Lacy head.

S: Soft hop aroma (citrus).

T: Balanced taste, easy to drink. Finish stays in your mouth for a few beats with mild bitterness.

M: Medium body for the style, a little thin overall. Good amount of carbonation.

O: Certainly nothing exciting, but decent. An easy beer to grab out of the fridge on a warm afternoon when it's available.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 00:42:58 | More by macrosmatic
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thinkbreakfast

New York

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I put my Brooklyn Pennant Ale back on the shelf and bought this on a whim. Then my wife yelled at me because she was waiting at the register.

The beer has a nice copper color with good lacing and an off white head.

The smell is malty with some new car hops thrown in. Biscuity vinyl hops.

Taste: Round malt is offset and broken by a sharp, slightly sour hop finish. The final taste is a sour flash and slight puckering bitterness

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slightly peppery carbonation. The vinyl taste hinders drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 20:12:26 | More by thinkbreakfast
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange body with a thin white head, which does not last. Spotting not lacing the glass. Aroma of citrusy malt. Taste is citrusy with a good hop bite. Very acidic aftertaste that lingers a bit too long. Not in line to be one of my favorites!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 20:55:16 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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shabbtastic

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a growler with friends while BBQ over the weekend.

A - Poured a light copper with a decent sized white fluffy head into an imperial pint glass.

S - A bouquet of floral and piney hops, with an earthy malt nose to complement.

T - A solid APA with great balance and a bready finish.

M - A great light / medium body, semi creamy and very balanced.

D - A highly drinkable APA, solid for the category. Blue Point makes some pretty good beer and this is no exception. Recommended.

Serving type: growler

04-14-2008 12:39:53 | More by shabbtastic
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Avryle

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on cask at Mahar's...

A- Poured a clear red-gold with a one finger of foamy white head. Good retention throughout session.

S- Heavy on the floral hops with a woody scent coming through.

T- Sweet malt with herbal/floral hops. Slight bitter finish.

M- Medium bodided with some creaminess.

D- Very drinkable- here come the spring ales!

Serving type: cask

03-29-2008 01:35:25 | More by Avryle
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2008 22:48:31 | More by NJpadreFan
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Durge

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Torches On The Hudson Restaurant in Newburgh, NY. It's a pretty true amber color with a healthy fluffy white head and very good lacing to go with it. The aroma is solid but not too heavy, a bit of grassy citrus but more caramel malt I think. Pretty good. The flavor is similar with bready brown sugar malt dominating a hint of citrus but I pick up a nice smidgen of cherry fruitiness as well. It's sweet but the grassy quality cuts that with the addition of good carbonation in a mid to thin bodied brew. Certainly quite drinkable and not bad for an pale ale, but I would prefer a touch more body and less grassy bite. This is likable but not very memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2009 04:48:11 | More by Durge
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/20/2011 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a short foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus followed by a strong but not over-powering hops presence. The malt character is hearty and provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 20:14:28 | More by TheManiacalOne
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cosmicevan

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Swung by the brewery after work to check things out and it was hopping. Beer had a nice amber color to it and smelled of sweaty sticky hops with a background of citric notes. Taste was like the nose but even more sweaty tasting (sweaty is a weird way to describe it, but if you tried it, you would understand what I am talking about. The malty sweetness is there but it is dominated by the hoppy bitterness. Overall pretty good, more ipa-ish than pale ale and a nice one from one of my fav local brewers

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2011 20:09:59 | More by cosmicevan
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MunchkinDrinker

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pretty deep crystal clear reddish amber with a thick fluffy head and plenty of lacing.

S - Very sweet smelling for a pale ale. You get alot of the maltiness with a bit of the grapefruit on top. Very thick smelling, but a little refreshing.

T/M - The malt definately hits you first. Smooth rich malty flavor. For a pale ale though, the hops come on top not too strongly, not cutting the malt enough. Mouthfeel is good, not too thick, nice and smooth, but not crisp.

D - Nothing getting in the way of drinking a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 04:24:30 | More by MunchkinDrinker
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SkunkWorks

New York

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh (just hit the shelves), 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: copper, amber color with two fingers of white head that recedes fairly quickly and doesn't leave lacing behind. Big carbonation bubbles are probably the visual highlight, racing towards the top of the beer.

Smell: some floral hops, bits of citrus, and a bit of pale malt aroma. Very faint aroma and not as pungent as I would want.

Taste: bready malt with a good amount of floral hops and bits of citrus hops. Its balanced nicely but its also a a bit quiet in terms of flavor.

Feel: medium tending towards light, crisp, refreshing beer.

Drink: a good sessionable brew if you think 6% beers are good to session with. Not a whole lot is going on to fatigue your palate so this is something you could enjoy a few rounds of.

Overall, not particularly impressed. At 6%, this beer doesn't have the flavor to match, I'm afraid. Still, its a good, sessionable pale ale and that's clearly the intent. Give it a try if that's what you're after and its available to you. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 13:53:26 | More by SkunkWorks
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.