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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

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BA SCORE
80
good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%


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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dogfishandi

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz. bottle at cellar temp into pint glass. pours a crystal clear bronze copper color. small white head that lasted fairly long, pretty decent retention. a little bit of lacing. BA claims this as a pale ale, but it clearly says on the bottle copper ale and it tastes more like a copper/amber ale than a pale ale.

the smell is of some nice grainy malts and some citrus from the hops. not a whole lot going on in the aroma, but not too bad.

the taste is some delicious maltiness followed by a nice citrus bitter finish from the hops. very crisp and smooth, refreshing brew. very sessionable. light body and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 19:33:43 | More by dogfishandi
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Seanibus

California

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a slight fizzy head. The aroma is slight and malty. The flavor is malty and slightly woody, with a little hit of floral hops and a sneaky bitterness. A little bitter lemon sneaks through. The mouthfeel is spritzy and fluffy. but ultimately rather thin.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2009 17:35:07 | More by Seanibus
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bum732

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

S: Herbal, slightly resiny, slightly spicy, clean caramel malt

L: Burnt orange, white head that dissipates

T: Fresh almost floral malt followed by a mild herbal bitterness and then some dry caramel. Finishes fairly dry with some residual hoppiness.

M: Medium-thin body, medium-low carbonation

Malty, with some herbal hoppiness, similar to a vienna lager but obviously an ale. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 04:39:58 | More by bum732
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear reddish orange color with 1/4 inch of foam that quickly gave way to just a ring of bubbles on the surface

S - very sublte aroma, a little bit of grassiness and malts

T - mostly malts up front with the grassiness coming through midway to finish with a malty taste in the back of your mouth

M/D - nice carbonation and mouthfeel. overall not a bad tasting brew, probably not my first choice, but thats more the style than anything else

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 04:05:03 | More by mikereaser
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 04:01:56 | More by alpinebryant
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Stimack

New York

3.6/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: cask

05-02-2007 16:32:46 | More by Stimack
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Deep copper color. Lacy head.

S: Soft hop aroma (citrus).

T: Balanced taste, easy to drink. Finish stays in your mouth for a few beats with mild bitterness.

M: Medium body for the style, a little thin overall. Good amount of carbonation.

O: Certainly nothing exciting, but decent. An easy beer to grab out of the fridge on a warm afternoon when it's available.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 00:42:58 | More by macrosmatic
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 00:24:24 | More by HopDerek
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sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2008 02:47:22 | More by sleazo
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a copper color with one finger of head. This pale ale from Blue Point has a nose with grain, malts, bread dough and some caramel. It has a taste of nuts, toffee and spice. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly bitter finish. A pretty easy drinking beer, appropriate for a mild Spring evening.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:32:46 | More by mltobin
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear golden color with a ¼” white head that recedes to leave bits of lacing on the side. Eventually the head recedes to a ring around the glass. For about the first 1/3 of the beer sipping leaves some modest speckles of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is mostly from the malt so there’s some caramel and bready character. The hops are well in the background and there seem to be bits of pine and citrus, and the whole is quite plesant.

Taste: The flavor is pretty much as predicted by the nose. There is a nice malty character tinged with gentle citric and pine notes.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and the carbonation is there but not particularly active. The finis is medium long and begins in the malt. It then tapers gently off into some dry hop bitterness.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one and also found it went well the food I had ordered. There is nothing “in your face” about this beer and a gentle balance between the malts and the hopes is the order of the day. My overall impression is that this is a nice, well made beer that I’d be happy to have again. In addition I think it would be a great beer to have during an evening of dining and good conversation with friends.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 15:11:09 | More by drtth
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Mosstrooper

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 21:49:55 | More by Mosstrooper
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JRed

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 23:42:15 | More by JRed
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 17:36:22 | More by Risser09
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nick76

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is pretty average for a pale ale with a decent balance of hops and malt. The appearance is light amber with a foamy head that fades to nothing. The taste is like the aroma with a hoppy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall its a very good beer but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 02:04:46 | More by nick76
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bought on tap and from the looks of the lack of info on the site. It think it is on tap only.

appearance - Nice copper color, and a nice foamy head with some lacing.

smell - grainy and hoppy.

taste - Taste was sweet with a small touch of malt and then ended with a bitterness and hop flavor.

mouthfeel - light medium body with some carbination.

drinkability - Nice spring beer. I rated this average because I do not like beer that is bitter and taste like grapefruit.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 02:58:47 | More by auxiliary
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cavedave

New York

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half inch just-off-white head, diminishes quickly, leaves spots of lace. Nice light amber color.

Bouquet is a not very strong perfume of herbs and flowers with a yeast and bitter edge.

Taste is subdued also, even for the style. It is an underwhelming, but pleasing and nicely balanced, delivery of the flavors the nose foretold, ending in a finish which fades overly quickly to thin bitter and mild citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is nicely dextrinous, good for the style, but with more carbonation than many of the English pales I've tried, (possibly right in step with many American pales I haven't tried), and less flavor to combine.

Drinkability I rank only as average, it isn't as complex or delicious as I would have hoped from other Blue Point offerings I've enjoyed. Not sure I will buy this again, it isn't outstanding or memorable in any way.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 22:52:58 | More by cavedave
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A honey,golden color with a two inch head and good looking lace.
The aroma is subtle. Malts,grassy hops and bread.
The taste starts off with malts,hops with an added mild bitterness that lingers for only a moment.Some very mild citrus hints in the back.
The feel is light body,medium carbonation and a very easy beer to have many of.

Notes: Good for family outings where people mainly drink Coors or Buds and a good beer for warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 17:16:15 | More by Lexluthor33
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BBM

New York

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with a minimal white head. Aroma is hops, pine hops, and citrus hops.

The taste is more of the same. hops, hops, hops. A bit watery too, to be honest. Like many other APAs out there, this one just goes a bit too hop crazy and never finds the right balance. The flavors are light and crisp, so it's not a bad beer for a picnic or something, but it's a bit too unbalanced for my liking.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2007 16:46:02 | More by BBM
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afksports

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2011 00:26:24 | More by afksports
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kenito799

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

20 oz pour at Press 195, Bayside, NY.

Medium amber with minor head (due to pouring method, no doubt, to fill the pint glass), leaves beautiful inticate lacing.

Fresh slightly citrusy nose, not a lot going on. The palate is just super clean and refreshing, with a really excellent balance of citrus, apple, very mild bitterness yet robust hoppy flavor. The finish is clean and refreshing. Excellent drinkability, well made brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2009 02:13:31 | More by kenito799
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SkunkWorks

New York

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh (just hit the shelves), 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: copper, amber color with two fingers of white head that recedes fairly quickly and doesn't leave lacing behind. Big carbonation bubbles are probably the visual highlight, racing towards the top of the beer.

Smell: some floral hops, bits of citrus, and a bit of pale malt aroma. Very faint aroma and not as pungent as I would want.

Taste: bready malt with a good amount of floral hops and bits of citrus hops. Its balanced nicely but its also a a bit quiet in terms of flavor.

Feel: medium tending towards light, crisp, refreshing beer.

Drink: a good sessionable brew if you think 6% beers are good to session with. Not a whole lot is going on to fatigue your palate so this is something you could enjoy a few rounds of.

Overall, not particularly impressed. At 6%, this beer doesn't have the flavor to match, I'm afraid. Still, its a good, sessionable pale ale and that's clearly the intent. Give it a try if that's what you're after and its available to you. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 13:53:26 | More by SkunkWorks
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Act25

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long live APAs!

A: Great looking, accessible, coppery beer. Nice carbonation, head, with solid lacing.

S: I enjoy the pine and dried grapefruit is atop toasted grains. lovely aroma.

T: The flavor is citrus, pine,& dry hops which balance the toasted grain base. Sweet upfront, then nicely balanced. Excellent and accessible. A great food beer. Sessionable.

M: creamy, tingly, refreshing. Easy to drink back to back. Will definitely have this again.

O: Spring APA. Great APA. Excellent level of hops, complimented by grain base. Delicious balance. Accessible craft .

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:42:24 | More by Act25
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. brown bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy white head. Pretty good retention
and lacing.

S: Sweet malts and some dry floral hops. Overall pretty clean and crisp.

T/M: Starts with sweet malts and light floral hops. Good balance, might be a little
malt heavy. Chewy caramel, medium bodied with an easy crisp feel and a dry hoppy
aftertaste.

O: Not much to say other than it is a good ale. Tastes more like a British Pale Ale, than
an American one. Easy to drink but with little standing out in the taste. Still enjoyable,
but nothing I'd get again.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 18:38:36 | More by mnrider
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musicforairports

New York

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Holmes and Watson in Troy.

Pours a dark amber color, with a big head that leaves some nice lacing. Seems like a pretty vicious pour at the bar, as no bubbles are really evident.

Smells like citrus hops, crisp, with caramel, bready malt beneath.

Taste is much better than I was expecting. Starts and ends with crisp, citrus hops that dominate, but in between the malt flavors do their thing and take control, as they should in a good pale ale. I was pretty surprised here.

Hits the palate with the appropriate feel and makes for an easy one to drink. Crisp, refreshing and flavorful enough. I hope I encounter this again before its season is up.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 03:50:59 | More by musicforairports
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.