Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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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
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
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lighter copper kind of orange color with a nice big and thick just off white two finger head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is lighter overall but consists of a nice blend of caramel, cracker malt and a decent hop profile. The hop is rather complex in nature consisting of floral, citrus, grassy and some pine notes.
Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and bready malt taste with a hint of caramel sweetness. The caramel leaves quickly leaving the taste quite dry. The hop flavors then start coming to the tongue. At first a light citrus greets the tongue, remaining rather light through the taste. Other hop flavors of an earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue soon after though giving the brew a rather hoppy taste overall. Toward the end a little bit of a floral hop taste comes to the tongue, which, in the end, with the loss of the sweet and the presence of all the hop a rather crisp and diversely hopped taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lower side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. A bit more body may have been nicer for supporting the hop and would have balanced the brews flavors slightly more appropriately.
Overall – A rather decent brew, although not quite what I was expecting for a “copper ale” (as described by brewer as I was expecting something maltier and sweeter). As an APA though it is very appropriate in flavor and a nice one to try.
10-28-2013 00:59:21 | More by Darkmagus82
3.28/5 rDev -6.8%
A nice clear copper colored brew, this one has a thin off-white head. Good appearance. The aroma is clean,a lightly malty, and with a hint of undetermined fruit. Decent hop presence. Fresh and clean taste. Firmly bitter. This is a tasty, but not exceptional outdoor brew (enjoyed on my deck on Memorial Day).
05-26-2014 20:34:18 | More by Suds
3.73/5 rDev +6%
Swung by the brewery after work to check things out and it was hopping. Beer had a nice amber color to it and smelled of sweaty sticky hops with a background of citric notes. Taste was like the nose but even more sweaty tasting (sweaty is a weird way to describe it, but if you tried it, you would understand what I am talking about. The malty sweetness is there but it is dominated by the hoppy bitterness. Overall pretty good, more ipa-ish than pale ale and a nice one from one of my fav local brewers
04-22-2011 20:09:59 | More by cosmicevan
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.