Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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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
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
I am back on the island for a few weeks and trying to catch up on the latest the isle and its environs have to offer. This is a little outdated but I don't get back much in the spring.
Pours a deep bronze color with a mighty fluffy head that falls down fast. Nice leftover lace though. The nose is hoppy with a bready, grassy tinge to it.
Plenty of flavor to this one. The hops are there with a citrus base and the malt counters with some biscuit and yeast notes. The mouthfeel lets me down a little bit with a thin texture that seems lore like a lager than an ale.
Solid, but probably better in March or April.
07-23-2010 03:09:32 | More by daliandragon
3.45/5 rDev -2%
Blue Point Spring Fling Ale is a very clear amber ale with a thin white head that quickly fades to a film and leaves decent lacing. It smells sweet like malt with a little grassiness. It's pretty light bodied and reasonably smooth with a very dry finish. It's hoppier than I expected after smelling it. It's pretty resiny and bitter without any noticeable sweetness. It tastes pretty wooden overall. This kind of seems like an ESB.
05-25-2012 14:34:24 | More by yesyouam
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
Pours a clear copper color with about two fingers of beige head. Keeps a pretty full, nice looking lace and leaves some nice webbing on the sides.
Smells of toasted malt and a bit of caramel. Hops are very feint; only a bit of earthiness and a hint of citrus.
Taste also consists of primarily toasted malt and caramel, with a bit more hop flavor than the nose let on. It's primarily earthy like the nose, with a leafy, slightly herbal quality as well. Very minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth. Slightly dry in the finish. Moderate carbonation.
This is decent but it's really nothing to get excited about. Pretty basic pale ale that's pretty light on the hop character actually. The toasted malt is the dominant quality. Decent stuff.
02-21-2010 01:34:12 | More by number1bum
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
Nice copper color with a small white head that left little to no lacing.
Smell is slightly malty and some grass.
Taste is much better than I expected for something called a Spring Ale. I was expecting something light. This has a nice balance of malt and hops. Makes for a nice drinkable pale ale.
This one makes for a good session beer, very drinkable.
05-05-2010 00:00:32 | More by FLBeerGuy
3.05/5 rDev -13.4%
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
04-17-2009 04:05:03 | More by mikereaser
3.6/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
04-21-2009 17:35:07 | More by Seanibus
3.88/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
03-27-2012 15:11:09 | More by drtth
3.35/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
04-24-2011 04:01:56 | More by alpinebryant
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.