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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

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BA SCORE
80
good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
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:
No notes at this time.

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

New York

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer notes from 4/23/11, on tap. Pours clear gold in color with a fluffy snow white head that faded slowly and left great spotty lacing.

Smells fruity like pear and apple, with sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, floral hops, flowers, citrus hops, light grains, grapefruit, light spices and wheat or yeast; a nice mix for a nice aroma.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, floral hops, flowers, citrus hops, light grains, lemon, grapefruit, coriander, light spices like pepper, yeast and the slight funk that goes with it, grass and a slightly dry finish. Malty with just enough hop bite to make for a nice balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, silky smooth and refreshing, with a light body, high bubbly carbonation and an overall light fruity feel. The hops and malt are well balanced, and this is a great session beer and very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 03:46:42 | More by CHickman
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz into pint glass. My mom just picked this up for me, so I know its not fresh. Close to a year old I bet. But not bad. Copper in color, true to title, and crystal clear. I dont know what a copper ale is supposed to be like, but I think I like this beer. I'd give it another try fresh, and rated it higher here to reflect that (not the brewers fault Trader Joe's don't move their inventory).

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 04:07:45 | More by Johnny_Muir
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lehows

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Farmer Bar in Cutchogue, LI. Poured an amber color with a small white head, and left some good lacing on the glass. Nice aromas of lemony hops and some mild grain, very clean smelling. Taste was much of the same with a refreshing tart hoppiness dominating the palate and a decent display of mild malt too. Very drinkable and a good spring beer, refreshing enough to quench the thirst but just enough malt in there to remind you its not yet summer. Paired well with some chopped BBQ bisket. Get it while it lasts!

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2007 00:10:43 | More by lehows
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aerozeppl

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Mahars

A: Nice copper color with expected cask head. Quite a bit of lacing.

S: Not too much of a nose. Some citrus from the hops and a few notes of malt.

T: Very much a cask beer. Notes of wood from the cask as well as the hops. The malt is there but it compliments the beer in a weird way.

M: Cask carb. Nice solid light to med body.

D: Great session beer on cask. One of the better Blue Point cask offerings I have had.

Serving type: cask

03-29-2008 01:20:21 | More by aerozeppl
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kenito799

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2009 02:13:31 | More by kenito799
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber with an inch of head. Nice.
S - Wheat malts and slight grassy lager smell
T - Slight bitter with hops and malts present.
M - Bitter yet not unpleasant. Good pale ale.
D - Meh I really can't buy this other than the variety so if PA six packs laws don't change I may see another variety case in the future. Pretty good overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 04:35:19 | More by DrDemento456
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2011 17:42:31 | More by Brenden
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 18:09:05 | More by allergictomacros
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 00:00:32 | More by FLBeerGuy
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 23:39:51 | More by donkeyrunner
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2008 14:14:46 | More by DIM
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 22:34:22 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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musicforairports

New York

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 03:50:59 | More by musicforairports
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 04:43:49 | More by cooch69
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albertjr21

New York

4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 02:15:38 | More by albertjr21
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 14:15:00 | More by Slatetank
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madmanjf

New York

4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: cask

03-13-2008 14:22:31 | More by madmanjf
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2009 09:52:23 | More by Gavage
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dgthompson

New York

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 22:37:43 | More by dgthompson
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BeerManDanNYC

New York

4.6/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2011 20:04:46 | More by BeerManDanNYC
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.