Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev +11.9%
12 oz. bottle poured into a chilled mug at Smashburger in Wantagh, N.Y.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold/copper color with a one-inch white head that recedes to film gradually. Lacing is low to moderate.
Aromas: This has an attractive nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, some faint caramel and a nice amount of floral hops. Alcohol not noticeable.
Taste: This is a good, sturdy pale ale that is well above average. Flavors follow the nose. Very crisp, clean and easy drinking. Good stuff.
Mouthfeel: Leans towards light of body, but it doesn't come across as a flaw.
Overall: Another Blue Point seasonal that is mighty good but leaves me wondering, "Why is this a seasonal?" It's pretty much a straight pale ale that would work for any season. I expect slightly wackier, more experimental things out of seasonal beers (spices, weird flavors, more obscure styles, etc.). That said, this is really good.
03-11-2014 02:46:22 | More by illpass78
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
Spring fling pours a clear copper colored body with a moderate sized, really light beige, yellow tinted head with average retention and lacing. Smells of light toasted bready malts and... thats it, maybe a hint of floral hops but I may be fooling myself.
Taste starts with bready and toasty malts, moving to light floral hops in the middle, with a caramel malt finish. Has a touch of a metallic aftertaste. Body is a bit heavier than average, carbonation is moderate, nice crisp finish.
03-08-2014 21:48:35 | More by JG-90
2.58/5 rDev -26.7%
A: Copper, as stated on the bottle. Thin head and thin lacing. No haziness.
S: Smells like hops. Wasn't really expecting a pale ale since it's called a copper ale - which can also mean a malty beer. Anyways, floral and citrus hops mostly.
T: Spicy with a definite earthy tone. A tiny bit of a metallic taste on the back end.
M: Light bodied and smooth.
O: The initial taste was pretty nice but the finish killed it for me. Slightly like a macro with the metallic taste. Fix the finish on this and its a nice brew. Definitely will not buy this again combined with the fact that InBev is taking over Blue Point.
02-05-2014 21:15:06 | More by Givemebeer
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
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
12 oz into pint glass. My mom just picked this up for me, so I know its not fresh. Close to a year old I bet. But not bad. Copper in color, true to title, and crystal clear. I dont know what a copper ale is supposed to be like, but I think I like this beer. I'd give it another try fresh, and rated it higher here to reflect that (not the brewers fault Trader Joe's don't move their inventory).
01-30-2014 04:07:45 | More by Johnny_Muir
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
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.