Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.6/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
06-13-2011 22:34:37 | More by beerthulhu
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
On tap at Sawmill Tap Room 4/28/12
A - orangish amber; thin lacing of white head; little retention
S - very little is anything in the nose; faintly metallic
T - citrusy, caramel, faint chocolate, fruity
M - medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated
This was a bit disappointing. It didn't have much flavor-wise that stood out, but it had some characteristics that lead me more towards an amber ale. In the end it was boring, unbalanced, and not specifically stylistic.
04-29-2012 03:33:54 | More by tdm168
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
01-31-2014 01:19:38 | More by chinchill
4/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
04-28-2010 04:35:19 | More by DrDemento456
3.73/5 rDev +6%
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.
04-07-2009 04:48:11 | More by Durge
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
04-09-2011 02:49:38 | More by cjgator3
4/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
07-08-2011 17:42:31 | More by Brenden
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
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