1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 242
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)
View: Beers (38) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 104 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JMBSH
JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-29-2013 02:50:06 | More by JMBSH
Photo of FLBeerGuy
FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 00:00:32 | More by FLBeerGuy
Photo of rorjets
rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-10-2013 04:12:20 | More by rorjets
Photo of mikereaser
mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
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
Photo of JTomczak
JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-05-2013 01:05:39 | More by JTomczak
Photo of mpalestino
mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-12-2013 20:34:28 | More by mpalestino
Photo of Phillyz
Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-30-2013 19:20:11 | More by Phillyz
Photo of TheBigBoy
TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-14-2013 04:11:05 | More by TheBigBoy
Photo of Seanibus
Seanibus

California

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
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
Photo of paulish
paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-11-2014 21:08:00 | More by paulish
Photo of Thedrizzle
Thedrizzle

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-18-2013 04:23:20 | More by Thedrizzle
Photo of tfsimpkins
tfsimpkins

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-27-2012 14:56:01 | More by tfsimpkins
Photo of drtth
drtth

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
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
Photo of VonZipper
VonZipper

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-25-2012 17:14:09 | More by VonZipper
Photo of bluntedboywonder
bluntedboywonder

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-02-2012 23:40:54 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of alpinebryant
alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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
Photo of Lob
Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-19-2012 15:32:21 | More by Lob
Photo of kelvarnsen
kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-30-2011 18:14:53 | More by kelvarnsen
Photo of Stimack
Stimack

New York

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
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
Photo of sleazo
sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
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
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-19-2014 03:57:39 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of GFD400
GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-30-2012 18:40:44 | More by GFD400
Photo of Drk93TT
Drk93TT

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-07-2012 00:01:20 | More by Drk93TT
Photo of JoeMans
JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-09-2014 01:15:47 | More by JoeMans
Photo of jk3
jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-14-2013 02:07:44 | More by jk3
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.