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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%

On-tap at Cole's. Some colour, a bit of hop aroma.But then too sweet to take seriously, though some citrus behind it. A lagerish version of orange punch? A bit above average mouthfeel, I believe from the use of brown sugar. Some drinkability to it, dessertish.Had it a year later on tap at Cole's again, and again its appearance and mouthfeel as strong points.

04-24-2009 03:26:20 | More by Sammy
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-07-2011 19:54:36 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

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

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

03-29-2011 01:33:32 | More by mikesgroove
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-03-2013 22:03:41 | More by kylehay2004
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

03-02-2013 01:30:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-12-2012 01:11:57 | More by JAHMUR
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

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

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +6%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

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
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +8%

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.

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

The beer pours a nice amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, pale and crystal malt scent along with a light hop aroma. The taste is decent also. It has a dry, "amber" ale taste with a moderate bitterness. It's basically a copper colored APA. The mouthfeel is average. It is a medium bodied beer with too much carbonation. This beer really isn't much to get excited about. It's overly carbonated and isn't all that interesting.

05-04-2009 00:48:03 | More by WesWes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

05-03-2011 03:09:03 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-30-2012 15:04:17 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Gavage

New Jersey

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
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-25-2012 08:08:16 | More by beernads
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-04-2014 06:05:14 | More by oriolesfan4
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-22-2013 16:09:40 | More by InspectorBob
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-24-2014 19:51:36 | More by Latarnik
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

03-25-2007 14:00:51 | More by plaid75
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Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.