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Blue Point Summer Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002)
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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.63/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful pale crystal clear yellow with full white long lasting head. Nice scent of citrus and sweetgrass. Taste is clean and crisp , just what I want in a summer brew. Really refreshing. No hoppy aftertaste or bitterness; a great more than one choice!

CaptJackHarkness, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of tallfellapgh
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

tallfellapgh, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh growler, served in a Pilsner glass

A - clear, golden color with a big white head that thinned out but left nice sheets of sticky lacing.

S - pilsner beer style aroma.

T - smooth, refreshing good tasting beer, nice balance of malt and hops.

M - light bodied, mild carbonation

D - at less than 4.5% abv this is one heck of a summer session beer!

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.45/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a Pint glass

A - Pale amber to dark blond with an inviting and somewhat creamy 1 in head, little activity

S - Sweet sugary barley, slightly nutty, some citrus from the hops

T - Super balanced, lightly roasted malt gives a great complexity to an otherwise lighter variety, hops are light but very enjoyable and delicate

M - So so smooth, has a nice clean finish and is super session able

O - Kind of upset I discovered this at the end of the summer, really enjoyed this one

DrewSnyc667, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.35/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Top five summer beers in my opinion. A very full-flavored yet easy-drinking crisp summer brew. A perfect companion to a hot summer day BBQ on a rooftop in New York City. I love when a brewery finds a winning recipe and sticks with it. There is no need to fix what ain't broken.

BeerManDanNYC, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of Eatonmij
4.32/5  rDev +33.3%

Eatonmij, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of scooter231
4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ah, Blue Point, how good you are to me. This was a lovely find. It pours a very pale yellow color, with very little head, but it looks extremely appealing, especially on a summer day.

Smell is very subtle, some light fruityness, some lemonyness, but I wanted more. Taste is a bit dry, sweet, light- this is the kind of taste I wish every Coors or Bud or all those kinds of beers would taste like. Taste and mouthfeel are both extremely refreshing and lively. Bubbly, not too watery, no bad aftertaste- simply refreshing. Very drinkable- it's ligh, it's cold, it tastes good, and you definitely keep going back for more. Great beer, especially for a hot day.

scooter231, Jun 26, 2005
Photo of mikereaser
4.15/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - pours a clear copper color with tiny bubbles resting on the surface.

S - I didn't get much of an aroma from this beer. Slight hint of citrus

T - slight citrus flavor with just a bit of bitter hops. nothing outstanding.

M/D - I find this beer very drinkable but only because there isn't much to it. I wouldn't seek it out to buy myself, but if offered it, I would definitely not say no.

mikereaser, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.15/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drink by October, 2005.
Subtle, mild, clean tasting and very refreshing.
Pours clear and pale golden.
Not much in the way of odor; maybe a bit of lemon.
Slight malt flavor with the right balance of hops to dry it up making for a very clean finish.
Great for everyday drinking, for a session brew, or for when you just want to suck down a cold one.
Strikes me as more of a lager or pilsner type than as a pale ale.
If easy to drink lagers are the standard by which the masses judge beer by, this should be at the top of the list of beers to buy.

ommegangpbr, Jun 26, 2005
Photo of PBBC
4.13/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice yellow, nice lace from a reasonably ample head.

Aroma's of honey, grain, and sand?

Flavors hit the tongue, then are lifted just as quickly... tinges of honey, nice wheat grainy, bitterness... then a very light hop finish.

A summer beer... nothing incredibly out of the ordinary... easy drinking.

PBBC, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a clear golden large white head rocky appearance light ueven specks of lacing with each sip. Aroma light citrus zestiness with a light toasted malt profile really pleasant and clean overall some would say bland but that's not really the case here. Flavors a clean drinking ale with some citrus and pine hop flavors with a clean malt sweetness again a refreshing clean malt profile with enough hop balls to keep most interested I'm really a fan definitely easy drinking. Mouthfeel is light bodied even carbonation even a bit watery but to hell with the texure this beer pulls of light beer with flavor presence. Drinkability is high I could down a few of these without overthinking it I'm a fan of Blue Point beers that I've tried this is no different great stuff for the summer visit to the Long Island brewery.

WVbeergeek, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +23.5%

hkyplyr73, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +23.5%

tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of JDWEX1117
4/5  rDev +23.5%

JDWEX1117, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of NPiet0709
4/5  rDev +23.5%

NPiet0709, May 31, 2013
Photo of basili1250
4/5  rDev +23.5%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Drk93TT
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Drk93TT, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +23.5%

ROGUE16, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Hijump24
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Hijump24, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

hollywood_15063, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Vinlespo
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Vinlespo, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice summer session beer. Great on tap.

Pours a transparent gold. The aroma is grainy and intense, with a nice dose of flowery hopes. The flavor follows suits, with a nice grain, good flowery hop character and a sly bitterness that comes in on the back end. This has a thin, refreshing mouthfeel. Not a trail-blazer but a good summer-time drinker.

Seanibus, Jul 15, 2008
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

jpcool9, May 25, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, dark golden color with an inch thick, creamy white head. Leaves a nice, creamy lacing.

Smell - Sweet, very malty, and grains.

Taste - Has a subtle sweetness, pale malts, very grainy, bready, and has somewhat of a metallic flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - This is a good beer. Nice and crisp.

jsisko01, Sep 21, 2012
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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.