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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

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Ratings: 225
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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cjgator3

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 02:49:38 | More by cjgator3
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omokoro

New York

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 00:41:08 | More by omokoro
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cavedave

New York

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half inch just-off-white head, diminishes quickly, leaves spots of lace. Nice light amber color.

Bouquet is a not very strong perfume of herbs and flowers with a yeast and bitter edge.

Taste is subdued also, even for the style. It is an underwhelming, but pleasing and nicely balanced, delivery of the flavors the nose foretold, ending in a finish which fades overly quickly to thin bitter and mild citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is nicely dextrinous, good for the style, but with more carbonation than many of the English pales I've tried, (possibly right in step with many American pales I haven't tried), and less flavor to combine.

Drinkability I rank only as average, it isn't as complex or delicious as I would have hoped from other Blue Point offerings I've enjoyed. Not sure I will buy this again, it isn't outstanding or memorable in any way.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 22:52:58 | More by cavedave
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hadn't seen this one on the shelf before. It sure doesn't feel like Spring today, but I'm always happy to try a new local. Blue Point, in my experience, tends to run above average but not excellent (with a couple of exceptions on the excellent side).

A: Pours a crystal clear copper. Looks calm and still. Pour leaves a half inch white head that settles into a persistent cap. Light lacing.

S: Not much. Mainly a generic pale malt smell. Maybe a tiny bit toasted.

T: Caramel sweetness with a definite toasted quality. The hops are floral and a little piney. Not quite bitter enough, which throws the balance off a bit. Again, nothing special going on, but nothing's too wrong with it either.

M/D: Carbonation's a bit high, but not that bad. It's all pretty much par for the course for an APA. Nothing special or particularly interesting, but nothing wrong with it. Don't think I'll go for it again. Now, off to find some Rastafa-rye.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 01:43:43 | More by CharlatanSin
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a copper color with one finger of head. This pale ale from Blue Point has a nose with grain, malts, bread dough and some caramel. It has a taste of nuts, toffee and spice. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly bitter finish. A pretty easy drinking beer, appropriate for a mild Spring evening.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:32:46 | More by mltobin
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Spring Fling is a nice looking pale ale. The color is yellow with a thick looking white head. The lacing is pretty good down the glass. The smell of the beer has a good balance of malts and hops. The taste of this beer wasn't too bad, had a good malt back bone and a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel was very drinkable. Overall it's a pretty standard Pale Ale but it's worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2011 17:35:29 | More by Knapp85
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yesyouam

New York

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Spring Fling Ale is a very clear amber ale with a thin white head that quickly fades to a film and leaves decent lacing. It smells sweet like malt with a little grassiness. It's pretty light bodied and reasonably smooth with a very dry finish. It's hoppier than I expected after smelling it. It's pretty resiny and bitter without any noticeable sweetness. It tastes pretty wooden overall. This kind of seems like an ESB.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 14:34:24 | More by yesyouam
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psinderson

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear light amber color with a medium off-white head.

Smell: Mild roastiness with some peppery undertones from the rye.

Taste: Definite rye spiciness. Some caramel and roasty notes in the middle. Decently smooth with a lingering mild hop and roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Some resinous hops on the tongue.

Drinkability: Goes down well, mild hops and carbonation presence.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2008 01:48:08 | More by psinderson
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am back on the island for a few weeks and trying to catch up on the latest the isle and its environs have to offer. This is a little outdated but I don't get back much in the spring.

Pours a deep bronze color with a mighty fluffy head that falls down fast. Nice leftover lace though. The nose is hoppy with a bready, grassy tinge to it.

Plenty of flavor to this one. The hops are there with a citrus base and the malt counters with some biscuit and yeast notes. The mouthfeel lets me down a little bit with a thin texture that seems lore like a lager than an ale.

Solid, but probably better in March or April.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 03:09:32 | More by daliandragon
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 06/22/12 notes. On tap at Amity Hall down on W 3rd St. in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with one finger of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, and bready malts. Nose isn't bad but pretty bland and average.

t - Tastes of floral notes, light fruity malts, wheat, grains, and bready malts. Much better than the nose and mroe going on here.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent APA. The nose is pretty bland but it is easy to dirnk and the taste has some nice light fruits and hops to it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 15:28:24 | More by mdfb79
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer looks really nice. Malty earthy nose. Pretty bitter on the profile. Kind of mellow, with a bit of a bite on the back. Carbonation is quite aggressive and strikes the tongue quite a bit. A pretty standard kind of pale ale that doesn't really stand out but is well made.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 05:05:52 | More by RblWthACoz
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Gmann

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 03:18:59 | More by Gmann
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akokandy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JoeyBeerBelly for the opportunity.

A- 12oz brown bottle poured into an American Pint. Pours orange-copper with a smallish head. Poor head retention and very little lacing.

S- Very mild aroma of grassy hops.

T- Some biscuit flavor from the malt up front, but not sweetness. Hops in the finish, but a more grassy, spicy hop flavor reminiscent of an English brew. Good balance, maybe leaning a little bit toward hops.

M- Low carbonation and a light, crisp body. Could benefit from a little more active carbonation.

D- It would be easy to put a few of these away on a hot day. More of a daytime beer than a nightcap, but very drinkable. I don't know if I'd buy this beer, but if offered I wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 01:00:48 | More by akokandy
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A : darker golden to light copper color, good head, retained well with laces.

S : faint bitterness to the smell of this ale, with a good malt mixed in, both light.

T : this beer starts light, then quickly turns to a good medium malt and finishes with a very slight bitterness from the hops. Nice, clean, smooth finish.

M : For a spring ale it sticks with you quite nicely. The hops linger on the palate very slightly.

D : An easy drinking beer with just enough malt and just enough hop. A few of these will do just fine!

Overall I am impressed with this one. Blue Point is always fresh, which I am sure adds to this beers character. It is easy drinking but still imparts great flavor. Progressively less bitter with each sip due to the lingering of the first hop taste. Great work BPBC!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 22:27:41 | More by Thads324
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:19:38 | More by chinchill
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david18

New York

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was described to me as a "spring beer" and I'm never really sure what that means. What stood out to me was that it was very dark (particularly for a "pale ale") and it didn't have as much flavor and aroma as I wanted it to. Even for how dark it was i hoped it would taste maltier.

This brewery makes a lot of beers but non are real stand outs for me. The fact that it's local makes it more appealing, however.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2010 16:22:54 | More by david18
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travduke

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copper body, one finger head with great retention. Lacing is right on.

Aroma: Sweet malt mostly. Not a lot going on here.

Taste: Mild hops and sweet malt. Pretty low-key taste but easy drinking.

Feel/Drink: Nice crisp mouthfeel, great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 15:56:03 | More by travduke
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Spring Fling

Pours a brownish copper, decent sized off white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and hoppy with a bit of malt sweetness. In the taste, some pine, even bitterness and a firm malty backbone. Fairly hoppy for the style. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Overall a nice hoppy pale ale, knows its place and is good at that.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2011 04:56:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the Pour House, Westmont, NJ

A very nice pale ale. Poured nut brown with a nice white head that stayed throughout, and left some beautiful lacing. Aroma was basically toasty malts. Taste of malts mostly, with some subtle, crisp hops in the background. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Light-medium mouthfeel, and definitely easy drinkability. Tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2011 03:09:03 | More by Rifugium
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steelerguy

New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
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
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nick76

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is pretty average for a pale ale with a decent balance of hops and malt. The appearance is light amber with a foamy head that fades to nothing. The taste is like the aroma with a hoppy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall its a very good beer but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 02:04:46 | More by nick76
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light brown tinted amber, decent cream colored head, little lacing. Scent is dominated by sweet malt, with a muddled earthy and light citrus hop presence. Taste again controlled by a lightly sweet and nutty malt, some earthyness to the hops with limited citrus. Medium bodied, fairly creamy, decent carbonation. Like many of Blue Points beers, this tends to lean more towards an English influence than American.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 15:15:30 | More by rfgetz
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sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +1.4%
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
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.