Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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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
3.4/5 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
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
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
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
03-25-2011 15:15:30 | More by rfgetz
2.88/5 rDev -18.2%
Reviewed on 8/9/08. On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of bitter rye seed. Flavor of rye and parmesean cheese with a bitter hops finish. Too bitter for me.
12-23-2008 16:35:06 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
03-15-2009 03:18:59 | More by Gmann
2.95/5 rDev -16.2%
Poured a medium and clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toastiness with some caramel. Tastes of the same toastiness and caramel. Not too much to this one. Body on the weaker side.
Notes from and tasted on: 6/13/09
06-14-2009 02:22:56 | More by hopdog
4.15/5 rDev +17.9%
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.
03-07-2009 22:34:22 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
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