Blue Point Summer Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by SkunkWorks:
3.6/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I've reviewed this before from the bottle but that was long ago and this is on tap.
On tap at Tommy's Place in Port Jefferson, NY. Served in a pint glass.
Look: pours a dark yellow, maybe closer to orange, with a thin, creamy white head that disappears fairly quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.
Smell: husky grain with a big of fruity hops, approaching APA levels of hoppiness.
Taste: follows the nose with a light grainy taste, some light caramel, and a bit of floral, grassy and fruity hop flavors.
Feel: medium bodied (actually a bit big in body for a summer beer), moderate carbonation, and crisp. Easy drinking and could easily be something you drink for a session.
Overall: decent and not how I remember it. Bigger and more flavorful than I remember it being, which is good, but I wonder if it isn't missing the aim of being a summer beer. Still, I'm sure I'll end up drinking lots of these by the time Labor Day rolls around. Cheers!
Serving type: on-tap
05-15-2011 12:13:38 | More by SkunkWorks
More User Reviews:
3.41/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Notes are from 5/28
Crystal clear and bright, this yellow-gold brew looks pretty much the way I expect a "summer ale" to look. It develops a soft white head with moderation in both retention and lacing, a layer of foam left a few minutes in laying down sturdy spotting and light patching mixed.
Aroma and flavor display a light note of grains and a pale, sweet fruitiness as the main components. There's a biscuit touch as well, and the very light hops addition is mildly grassy and herbal. The flavor follows the aroma except that it fades at the end and only a weird mingling of dryness, herb and overripe banana reaches the finish, and briefly.
It's light-bodied, as it should be, with a softer crispness that, while constant, gives preference to smoothness. A little leaf dries it out, but it never leaves the area between semi-dry and semi-sweet.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2014 19:32:08 | More by Brenden
Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.