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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%
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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Photo of alpinebryant
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a copper amber color with a malty yeasty aroma. very small head, but clean looking.

Taste of a mild american pale ale. The hop presence is extremely light for what I would consider an 'American' pale ale. Different beers entirely of course from Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and definitely not intending to do the same thing but I would prefer many other pale ales when given the option. Bottle says copper ale while style of this says APA. Still a nice caramel flavor and a nice dosing of different crystal malts mixed in.

Overall not bad, just not something I would seek out frequently.

alpinebryant, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +14%

GFD400, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

BeerCon5, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Drk93TT
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Drk93TT, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

abcdefghijkyle, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Stimack
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Stimack, May 02, 2007
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of sleazo
3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

sleazo, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of Walkerjgt
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

cbcrunch, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -14.5%

jk3, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of HopDerek
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Union Jack's Manatawny

Poured a clear golden amber with a nice cream colored head, good retention, and good sticky lacing. Smells of rye malts and a grassy/citrus hop combo. Tastes of lite grapefruit with a nice sweet malty backbone and a fresh cut grass finish. Medium in body with good carbonation and a dry bitter finish. A good balance of flavors though pushing a little more towards the hops end of the spectrum. A good Spring brew, easy to drink.

HopDerek, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of rdooley
3/5  rDev -14.5%

rdooley, May 30, 2013
Photo of Mosstrooper
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Light copper in color with a large, slightly orange-tinted head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves behind a lot of spots of lace.

Smell: Smells a lot like a pilsner- it has some sweet grain/malt aromas with citrus and a bit of a piney aroma.

Taste: Begins sweet and somewhat citrusy, rounding out to a fairly strong hop bitterness backed up by bready flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with balanced carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: A good beer that definitely seems like it would fit well with the spring. This is something I wouldn't get excited about, but it is a good beer to drink during the springtime.

Mosstrooper, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of afksports
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When compared to a Bud Light, Blue Point Spring Fling American Pale Ale is fkking FANTASTIC! When compared to other APA's... It's about average.

A hazy copper pour with a sustaining head, the beer smells sort of indistinct for the hops and malt you'd expect. Sweet malts and water are what come through mostly. A bit of toasty biscuit comes through at the end of the nose and the. Throughout the taste. The hops aren't very present in the aroma but they do show up a bit in the drink. Citrus mostly says what's up, and then a smooth watery bitter finish clinches the taste.

Ultimately a drinkable brew that I'd love to see on a spring break over tons of other options. But this medium-body middle-of-the-road craft brew is pretty much just that: average but tasty.

afksports, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of speedvagen
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

speedvagen, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

OldhouseRecs, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

probert, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of JRed
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear orange-with-a-tan topped by white bubbly that clears to lacing. Active carbonation while I look at it in the glass. Aroma of citrus peels, hops, slight lemon/grapefruit, and some dandelion. Starts bland citrus, hop leaves, then follows with hop resin, light fruit, some cereal background and a malty sweet note as the beer warms but hops remain in the forefront slick on the palate. The bitterness hits a high point toward the finish and sours the tongue. Light in body with medium carbonation. A pale ale that gives a nod to the West Coast but falls short of impersonation. Drinkable but a few hop notes that really hurt toward the finish.

JRed, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

MarvinSnyder, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Risser09
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a copper color with orange highlights. The head rises 1/4" and is off-white. No retention at all, it goes away rather quickly. No lace either.

Smell: Cereal grain, toasted barley, and an earthy mushroom aroma.

Taste: Pinchy alcohol and carbonation. More cereal grain and maybe a tad bit of hops. Not overly complex.

Mouthfeel: Lots of active carbonation in the mouth. A bite of alcohol in the finish.

Drinkability: A straightforward bock style beer. Pretty refreshing and solid, worth consuming in repetition.

Risser09, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of magine
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

magine, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of kjrod20
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

kjrod20, Jun 18, 2014
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.