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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
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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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-28-2014 16:15:05 | More by malfunxion
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Boto

Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev +2.6%

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a crystal clear, golden color. There was just a wisp of a white head on it. There was no lacing. The nose is lighter yet nice. Grassy and earthy hops, some malts. The taste is good. It is slightly bitter and dry. Earthy hops, some malts in background. Pretty good!

08-08-2013 18:57:56 | More by Boto
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +6%

Blue Point- Spring Fling

On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.

A- Solid golden copper brown with a small light lacing head.
S- Light caramel malt with a touch of pine hops.
T- True to its aroma, sweet creamy caramel malt with a subtle but nice rising pine hop flavor.
M- Heavy carbonation with a smooth solid body. A touch of bitterness in the end.

Overall- A solid session beer. Easy to drink and at 6% these could quickly add up!

04-08-2008 22:48:31 | More by NJpadreFan
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-09-2013 07:26:12 | More by WDJersey
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%

Autumn brown tinted amber color and sports a white tufted head. Said tuft never diminishes and rides all the way down to glass bottom. Leaves lace lines like tiger stripes. Not all the bottles looked this great.

Balanced and inviting aroma: coppery, toasted malt with a subtle hop spice. Mildy citrus. Tastes like it smells and again has a perfect hop/malt balance. Bitter, lingering finish. Creamy body with the perfect amount of carbonation.

One of my favorite Blue Points. There's a lot of things that could be better or push the beer in one direction or the other but there's nothing flawed about it either. Just a solid brew.

04-15-2011 23:39:51 | More by donkeyrunner
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-26-2013 14:51:57 | More by RedneckBeerz
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david18

New York

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

This was described to me as a "spring beer" and I'm never really sure what that means. What stood out to me was that it was very dark (particularly for a "pale ale") and it didn't have as much flavor and aroma as I wanted it to. Even for how dark it was i hoped it would taste maltier.

This brewery makes a lot of beers but non are real stand outs for me. The fact that it's local makes it more appealing, however.

03-13-2010 16:22:54 | More by david18
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

a: This was a clear golden amber color. It was served to me with a small white head that quickly faded.

s: Some sweet caramel malts and a nice blast of lemony/pine forest hops.

t: The hops had the strongest lemon flavor I've found in a beer. They had a peppery quality as well. Some mild malt sweetness provided some balance.

m: Crisp and well carbonated.

d: This was perfect after a long hot bike ride. If I see it again I'll certainly have another.

06-29-2008 14:14:46 | More by DIM
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-18-2011 00:21:28 | More by tclapper
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-21-2012 00:31:34 | More by kaelingirl
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%

12 ounce bottle purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for $2. Poured into my shaker "pint" glass. Appears a crystal clear copper color with about a sixteenth of an inch of off white foam. Minimal lacing is left on the inside of my glass as I make my way to the bottom. Smells and tastes of bready grains, caramel malts, mild spiciness, light flowery hops, citrus fruits such as lemon. Pretty tasty, slightly bitter and dry. Medium in body with medium to moderate carbonation. I'd buy it again.

04-22-2009 03:56:54 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-02-2013 22:22:23 | More by Chugs13
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.8%

Twelve ouncer poured into a pint glass. Grabbed in a mixed six offering.

Pours medium amber, mostly light, with touches of foam. Malty rich caramel smell, some toffee. Hearty malt taste with a good firm hop. Nice bite at close, really pops the flavor.

Overall another good one from BP.

05-05-2012 12:14:30 | More by KTCamm
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-22-2013 22:56:13 | More by whatname
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Cask at Mahars

A: Nice copper color with expected cask head. Quite a bit of lacing.

S: Not too much of a nose. Some citrus from the hops and a few notes of malt.

T: Very much a cask beer. Notes of wood from the cask as well as the hops. The malt is there but it compliments the beer in a weird way.

M: Cask carb. Nice solid light to med body.

D: Great session beer on cask. One of the better Blue Point cask offerings I have had.

03-29-2008 01:20:21 | More by aerozeppl
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

A well carbonated beer with a light copper color and a pretty thick white head. The above average carbonation helps keep the head afloat for quite awhile.

Malty aroma

A good malty brew somewhat like a vienna style.
Some bread and toasted malts too.
A bit course or abrassive with a dry finish.
All in all a good pleasing brew

04-17-2011 19:51:26 | More by micromaniac129
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +8%

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.

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

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

Got it on tap at the Lionheart in Albany.

A: Light copper/amber with plenty of small bubbles. Light beige 1-finger head that retains well, leaving a decent amount of lace.

S: At first, almost all hops -- citrus/grapefruit -- with just a hint of fruit. As it warms I get a little more grain in the nose.

T: Again, first impression is the hop kick at the end -- citrus and pine coats the mouth but doesn't destroy the palate. As it warms I get a little bit of the rye and grain in general up front. Good balance, nice bitter but tasty finish.

M: Decent creaminess, let's call the heft a little bit lighter than medium.

D: Very good; went down pretty easily.

Notes: A solid IPA-style Rye Ale. My only complaint is that the hops overwhelmed the rye a bit too much. Still, definitely worth checking out, just think of it as a hoppy rye ale or a Rye IPA.

05-23-2008 20:28:34 | More by Kendo
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Amalak

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

A. It has a nice copper color with a huge foamy white head that leaves some lacing. It is clear with a ton of bubbles coming up throughout.

S. It has a pleasant floral malt scent. A bit of rye?

T/M. Very sweet flavor. A bit of citrus at first and then it tastes like a jolly rancher toward the end. It is malty and there is that hint of rye in there. A bit of chocolate, even. Carbonated and medium bodied.

O. It is all over the place on the palate. Very complex. Interesting. I find it to be refreshing and enjoyable. Not sure how much it would go over in more than one pint.

11-23-2011 03:03:53 | More by Amalak
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Ro's Restaurant pint glass.

A: Poured a light copper color with great clarity and a lively stream of carbonation. Head is thin, creamy and white.

S: Smells slightly zesty and grainy, with a bit of lemongrass and herbal aromas.

T: Taste is a little sweet and metallic at first before grassy, bitter hops spread across the palate. Very lightly toasted caramel malt with a snappy, slightly acrid, clean hop finish.

M: Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and perhaps a bit too carbonated, or sharp.

D: Good to have a couple or throw in as a spacer brew on a hot day. I wouldn't pick up a 6 or 12-pack myself, but it's slightly creamy, light bitter and sessionable.

I was a little disappointed with the Spring Fling, as I've become a bit of a Blue Point fan over the last year or so. Just turned out to be sort of mediocre.

04-27-2009 02:02:25 | More by Gambrinus1184
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bum732

Lesotho

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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

New York

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

This is a fairly inoffensive uni-dimensional beer that is drinkable but not overly memorable. It is light to medium bodied, amber, clear, some lacing. the nose is very mild, some undefined maltiness. The head is off white and fairly creamy. The beer has some hop substance but is a bit tinny in the finish. There is a touch of roasted malts and amber type crystal malts. The problem is that this was sampled out of a plastic cup, so I will need to re-review it at a later point. For now, it is a slightly better than average beer.

04-23-2009 19:09:19 | More by albern
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CHickman

New York

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%

Beer notes from 4/23/11, on tap. Pours clear gold in color with a fluffy snow white head that faded slowly and left great spotty lacing.

Smells fruity like pear and apple, with sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, floral hops, flowers, citrus hops, light grains, grapefruit, light spices and wheat or yeast; a nice mix for a nice aroma.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, floral hops, flowers, citrus hops, light grains, lemon, grapefruit, coriander, light spices like pepper, yeast and the slight funk that goes with it, grass and a slightly dry finish. Malty with just enough hop bite to make for a nice balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, silky smooth and refreshing, with a light body, high bubbly carbonation and an overall light fruity feel. The hops and malt are well balanced, and this is a great session beer and very enjoyable.

05-14-2011 03:46:42 | More by CHickman
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.