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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lehows on 03-25-2007)
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-22-2014 03:14:57 | More by magine
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +6%
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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +6%
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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Avryle

New York

3.73/5  rDev +6%
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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cosmicevan

New York

3.73/5  rDev +6%
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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Durge

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +6%
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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MunchkinDrinker

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +4.5%
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
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Act25

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long live APAs!

A: Great looking, accessible, coppery beer. Nice carbonation, head, with solid lacing.

S: I enjoy the pine and dried grapefruit is atop toasted grains. lovely aroma.

T: The flavor is citrus, pine,& dry hops which balance the toasted grain base. Sweet upfront, then nicely balanced. Excellent and accessible. A great food beer. Sessionable.

M: creamy, tingly, refreshing. Easy to drink back to back. Will definitely have this again.

O: Spring APA. Great APA. Excellent level of hops, complimented by grain base. Delicious balance. Accessible craft .

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:42:24 | More by Act25
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bum732

Lesotho

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 04:39:58 | More by bum732
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours clear with an apropos copper hued and a medium-small, receding, white head.

Smell: Honey nut, toasted grain-flecked bread, faintest light brown sugar. Hops throw off some modest notes of citrus peel, mild resin and a light grassiness.

Taste: Malts tasting of toasted grain, toasted bread with a light whisper of brown sugar and honey sweetness. Lightly nutty. Zesty, slightly grassy hops with enough bitterness to balance it out. Drying finish, with a lingering, gentle fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation with a pleasant, sudsy texture to it.

Overall: An easy-drinking ale, not overly hoppy nor particularly malty.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 01:30:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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bamafan

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of standard pint glass. I love me some carbonation, so this beer is great. fizzy and awesome. copper color just like stated on label! smell is pretty neutral. very close to the right amount of hops/malt ratio for this to be a great session beer. a little malt heavy though for serious work. anyways, this is a great beer and I will gladly drink more of it!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 00:35:38 | More by bamafan
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured clear copper in color with a thin off white head that has good retention properties. A high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of pale malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and the finish has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate. It is also very well carbonated.
D: This beer is rather drinkable, quite refreshing and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 17:48:45 | More by metter98
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lighter copper kind of orange color with a nice big and thick just off white two finger head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is lighter overall but consists of a nice blend of caramel, cracker malt and a decent hop profile. The hop is rather complex in nature consisting of floral, citrus, grassy and some pine notes.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and bready malt taste with a hint of caramel sweetness. The caramel leaves quickly leaving the taste quite dry. The hop flavors then start coming to the tongue. At first a light citrus greets the tongue, remaining rather light through the taste. Other hop flavors of an earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue soon after though giving the brew a rather hoppy taste overall. Toward the end a little bit of a floral hop taste comes to the tongue, which, in the end, with the loss of the sweet and the presence of all the hop a rather crisp and diversely hopped taste is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lower side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. A bit more body may have been nicer for supporting the hop and would have balanced the brews flavors slightly more appropriately.

Overall – A rather decent brew, although not quite what I was expecting for a “copper ale” (as described by brewer as I was expecting something maltier and sweeter). As an APA though it is very appropriate in flavor and a nice one to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 00:59:21 | More by Darkmagus82
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Boto

Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a crystal clear, golden color. There was just a wisp of a white head on it. There was no lacing. The nose is lighter yet nice. Grassy and earthy hops, some malts. The taste is good. It is slightly bitter and dry. Earthy hops, some malts in background. Pretty good!

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 18:57:56 | More by Boto
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 22:34:37 | More by beerthulhu
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good lacing and retention.

The smell featured a muted grassy hop and a good grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a smooth light herbal hop with a sweet, yet balanced malt. Good biscuity finish.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness, slightly creamy and with some lingering sweetness.

Overall a good drinkable ale. Not so sure on its status as an APA, but perhaps a golden ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2007 14:00:51 | More by plaid75
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shand

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

Pours a very clear red-amber color with a massive head that sticks around quite well, leaving nice sheets of lacing down the glass. Carbonation is readily apparent. The aroma is fairly pleasant, it's reminiscent of an amped-up amber ale with a bit more hops than typically present. The taste is also pretty decent, smooth caramel malts and a hop kick that's also just a touch medicinal. Could use a bit of refining, but it's most of the way there.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and well carbonated, and the drinkability is quite good. Overall, this is a pretty decent amber ale. I'd hesitate calling it an APA as the bottle itself just says a "copper ale".

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 01:35:32 | More by shand
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Stimack

New York

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was able to try this on cask last evening, which was a bonus in my book! The brew was pulled to a golden color with amber highlights and possessed a fair sized white head that had good retention which was surprising, but think that the cask was very fresh. The aroma had a nice hop scent which was by no means overpowering while having a backbone of light malt which gave it a slight grain smell. The taste is quite light, at first I noticed a perceived hop taste but as I continued to drink this beer it seemed to lessen and just became a part of the whole. The malts seem to give off a slight sweet flavor with a biscuit like taste. Overall this is a good brew, nothing to write home about but with it being on cask I could not resist. Easy drinking.

Serving type: cask

05-02-2007 16:32:46 | More by Stimack
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Seanibus

California

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a slight fizzy head. The aroma is slight and malty. The flavor is malty and slightly woody, with a little hit of floral hops and a sneaky bitterness. A little bitter lemon sneaks through. The mouthfeel is spritzy and fluffy. but ultimately rather thin.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2009 17:35:07 | More by Seanibus
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 12:04:36 | More by oberon
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for $2. Poured into my shaker "pint" glass. Appears a crystal clear copper color with about a sixteenth of an inch of off white foam. Minimal lacing is left on the inside of my glass as I make my way to the bottom. Smells and tastes of bready grains, caramel malts, mild spiciness, light flowery hops, citrus fruits such as lemon. Pretty tasty, slightly bitter and dry. Medium in body with medium to moderate carbonation. I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 03:56:54 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Ro's Restaurant pint glass.

A: Poured a light copper color with great clarity and a lively stream of carbonation. Head is thin, creamy and white.

S: Smells slightly zesty and grainy, with a bit of lemongrass and herbal aromas.

T: Taste is a little sweet and metallic at first before grassy, bitter hops spread across the palate. Very lightly toasted caramel malt with a snappy, slightly acrid, clean hop finish.

M: Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and perhaps a bit too carbonated, or sharp.

D: Good to have a couple or throw in as a spacer brew on a hot day. I wouldn't pick up a 6 or 12-pack myself, but it's slightly creamy, light bitter and sessionable.

I was a little disappointed with the Spring Fling, as I've become a bit of a Blue Point fan over the last year or so. Just turned out to be sort of mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 02:02:25 | More by Gambrinus1184
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sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A_pours a hazy orange with a frothy nice looking white head. Halos of white lace cling together like rock strata here. Real nice looking

S_smell is mild. Slighlty malty

T_the taste is not what I was quite expecting. Tastes kind of like grape juice but not sweet. Nice citric/grassy hop buzz behind it and a faint black pepper spice in the aftertaste.

M_moderately creamy in feel.

D_I had this not knowing what it is and I thought it was an ale brewed with grapes. Very distinct taste here. Not quite sure if I like it or not.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2008 02:47:22 | More by sleazo
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steelerguy

New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 00:47:57 | More by steelerguy
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.