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Blue Point Summer Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Summer AleBlue Point Summer Ale

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.24%


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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002)
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KajII

North Carolina

2.38/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

[Suggested glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear light yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head that diminished quickly, down to a thin puddled film and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild with a light bread malt, light grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with a mild adjunct (corn) odor and just a hint of citrus (lemon).

The taste was very lightly sweet and just a tad malty, which pretty much was the case throughout, with the finish having a mild citrus presence and a adjunct taste towards the end. The flavor was average in duration, with a lightly tart citrusy adjunct taste left behind on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and mildly dry in texture with a soft carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty basic light American Blonde Ale with a slight citrus tartness at the end...

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Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 14:38:57 | More by KajII
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Deep golden colored brew. Clarity is very nice. Fizzy head forms and has decent retention. No real lace to speak of.

SMELL: Mildly bready malts, flour, hop flower.

TASTE: Pale malt sweetness, a hint of wheat, and definitely some lemony citrus. Rather light but has a small peppery spice to it as well. Possibly some adjuncts, hop bitterness is light and pellet like.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, aggressive carbonation.

OVERALL: Pretty crisp little summer ale here. No frills, no thrills, but a decent light option for outdoor activities in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2013 21:42:24 | More by Stinkypuss
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jamesg60

New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I love seasonal beers Blue point Summer ale is not bad pours golden a taste of lemon in the back ground. Not a bad tasting Summer ale there seems to be many beer companies going seasonal.

I consider Blue Point to be local beer company and I am a big east coast beer drinker..

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:48:40 | More by jamesg60
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pred from a 12oz can into a room-temp pint glass.

A- medium golden color with a fluffy white 2-finger head that slims down to a film leaving a sticky ring of lacing. Bubbly. This pours like it's going to be filmed for a TV ad.

S- Light grain and malt aroma. There is some note of wheat malt and pale malt.

T- It is a malty blonde ale through and through, with just enough IBUs to temper the sweetness.

M- Light and crisp, easy drinking and good carbonation. Sweet to start, dry on the finish, nice balance.

O- BMC missed out because this is the light, drinkable, everyday beer that they claim to make. The difference is that BluePoint Summer Ale is good, for real. P.S. I drank this all summer long right from the can, now, on the first day of fall, I poured one into a pint glass for the review. Good stuff.

Serving type: can

09-22-2012 22:38:44 | More by NiceTaps
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jsisko01

Michigan

4/5  rDev +22%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 03:37:57 | More by jsisko01
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Boto

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear golden color. There was almost no head and no lacing on mine. The aroma is lighter but still nice. Faint malts, a hint of fruit and floral notes. The taste is nice. Hint of sweetness, faint fruits and some malts. Nice and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 13:55:45 | More by Boto
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mnrider

Connecticut

2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. brown bottle. No Freshness date. Twist off.

A: Pours a very nice straw yellow. A nice white head
forms and lasts till the end. Strong carbonation with
minimal lacing.

S: Sweet and lite. Mixture of malts, spices and hops.

T/M: Hops are lite and malts are sweet. A small lemon
flavor comes in but its not enough to save the beer
from being too bland. Goes down smooth with a clean
aftertaste.

O: This Summer Blonde is easy to drink but needs to
be crisper and more refreshing. Flavors are subdued
which hurts its potential.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 22:45:46 | More by mnrider
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cosmicevan

New York

3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

stopped by the brewery the other day to meet up with local BA joefuzz (great to meet you and thanks for the killer box!!!) and noticed i hadn't reviewed this one so got a pour.

a - straw honey yellow with thin fizzy head and visible carbonation.

s - fairly malty.

t - again leads with the malts with some subtle hopping and a bit of lemon. very subtle taste.

m - soft easy drinker...nice for the summer.

o - nothing mind blowing but a good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 04:25:25 | More by cosmicevan
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flagmantho

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Pete's Saloon in Elmsford, NY.

Appearance: clear light golden hue with a light effervescence and a finger of creamy white foam. Not bad.

Smell: lightly spiced, floral, somewhat soapy aroma. Decent, middle of the road spiced summer ale.

Taste: starts off with a light hint of lemon; proceeds with a grainy blonde ale flavor with some floral notes. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: light body with a lightly refreshing fizz. Does what it needs to do.

Overall: a decent but unremarkable spiced summer blonde ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2012 20:42:51 | More by flagmantho
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to the creator of the can quest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, sweet. Taste is very mild, some light malts, a touch of floral hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 00:57:57 | More by tone77
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washburnkid

New York

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

No more than one finger white froth of head over light golden body, very bubbly. Nose is slightly buttery, and it's hard to pull much else out. Flavor deals very little to the palate. Grainy and a minor smack of fresh grass if I focus hard enough. Good carbonation, but what's that without some flavor?

Overall, the neutral flavor and mouthfeel make this for an easy beverage to down immediately in 90+ degree heat. Other than that, I wouldn't reach for this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 20:08:23 | More by washburnkid
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scootny

New York

3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold with a sizeable head and good retention. Light malt aroma with mild lemony hops. Taste follows nose with a decent dry bitterness in the finish. Good overall malt backbone. Light feel with a refreshing carbonation and quenching character. A nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 01:35:22 | More by scootny
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My CANQuest (TM) inventory is finally dwindling back to the point that I will be doing some active tading in the very near future. For now, this was one that I picked up during my most recent visit to Pinocchio's and which I am anxious to try on this humid summer evening.

From the CAN: "A refreshing Golden Ale to be quaffed in the Summer sun."; "'Long Island's Brewery'"; "Craft Brewed Extremely Fresh".

The Crack rvealed yet another brimful craft CAN and the Glug initiaally filled my glass with foam until I backed off. The two-plus fingers of rocky, bone-white head were extremely fizzy, causing it to diminish in a hurry. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of CO2 bubbles in evidence. A fizzy yellow beer and Mr. Koch may eat his heart out! Nose had a soft maltiness along with a lager-like honey scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel was slightly thin, but the taste was lightly malty with a honey undertone on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing, but somehow, I felt as though it were lacking something. It was kind of an underwhelming beer. I would look for something else for the summer.

Serving type: can

07-03-2012 01:29:21 | More by woodychandler
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 30, 2012. The pour was golden yellow with a thin, fizzy white head, slow moving carbonation, and a slight chill haze. The aroma was your basic toasted pale malts with a clean and crisp hop note in the background. The body was summer light. While the taste had a pleasant enough pale malt character I was expecting more of a citrus zest in there as well. Low bitterness. It was drinkable on the 87 degree day on which I tried it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 18:18:03 | More by puboflyons
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a mixed 12 pack. Brewed with barley malt and wheat malts. 1.044 OG, 16 IBU, 4.39% ABV.

Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium golden, forming a tall creamy white head with excellent retention and lacing. Medium-brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs. The nose is interesting...although not mentioned as an ingredient on their website, I distinctly smell coriander, and it's not subtle. Mouthfeel is watery, crisp, clean with a light body. The taste is very mild...a delicate pale malt base with some table cracker wheat and the coriander. Their yeast strain is peculiar...I've noticed this odd-fruitiness in 3 of their beers...I'm guessing it's Nottingham. Definitely not Cali ale yeast. Medium light bitterness. Powdery finish.

A decent summer thirst quencher, but I'm not inclined to buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 19:23:26 | More by Mitchster
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a clear yellow color. No haze. Nice white frothy head. Head dies off a bit but and laces very well.

S-Sweet and grainy with nearly zero hop presence. Lemony and a bit of honey. Clean and fresh. Really lacking much intensity or complexity.

T-Very bland but nowhere near terrible. Honey and grain. Flowery and lemony. A nutty finish which is quite surprising. Very mild. Boring in most areas.

M-Creamier than I was expecting. Carbonation is not abrasive. I actually would prefer more bubbles. More body than I expected as well.

O/D-Pretty bland. Not happy with a six-pack purchase. Another snoozer in a long line of Summer bores. Easy to gulp down but doesn't impress at all.

Serving type: can

06-23-2012 03:47:57 | More by VelvetExtract
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.63/5  rDev +41.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:03:41 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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Gmann

New York

3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with a wispy white head that quickly settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of a lightly bready malt, some pilsner malt dryness. Slightly fruity but not much. Pretty neutral aroma.

The taste is of light grains and some grassy notes from the hops. A smidge of general fruitiness but for the most part the flavor is of a pale & pilsner malt.

The feel is light and crisp with fizzy carbonation. Good balance on the palate. Insanely drinkable summer brew.

Great alternative to a macro lager. Highly drinkable without that macro veggie taste. Good for a rather bland style.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 22:46:49 | More by Gmann
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of thin patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts and grassy hops.

T: Flavors of pale malts along with some wheat upfront with some light hints of lemon citrus and some extremely light grassy hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Refreshing, very easy to drink, and quite sessionable. Not the most interesting flavored beer but it is very light and refreshing for a hot summer day.

Serving type: can

06-11-2012 22:26:50 | More by dbrauneis
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single of this brew at a local deli/take-out joint. Hopefully this will go down, Haven't had an Ale in a while.

Appearance: Light yellow, almost crisp like that actually had about an inch of head that dissipated quickly. Quicker than I thought.

Smell: Grassy, pale hops with a snap of caramel, but not easily noticeable.

Taste: At first it seemed well-balanced, but this wasn't really impressing me at all. I was hoping for more of a bite, but all I really got out of this beer was some thick hops, somewhat sweet but nothing too impressive. In fact, this is a somewhat boring beer.

Mouthfeel: Mediocre carbonation, not too bad on the way down I must say. Just something too bland.

Overall: At first glance, I wasn't expecting much out of this beer, and sorry to say Blue Point, I was right. Very bland flavor and nothing shot out at me with anything new. A beer I maybe might recommend to someone who is just starting out drinking new and exciting beers, but something I can't drink all around, let alone in the Summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 02:32:59 | More by DMXLOX22
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden in color, go figure. Fits perfectly in the Golden Ale category. The head was a full inch tall, with decent, not great, staying power.

Scent: Very light malt. Basic malts, nothing to special. A bit of biscuit, nuttiness. A tiny touch of hops in the background.

Taste: Very clean, not much going on. Once again I get the malt with a hint of nut. Again a very minimal amount of hops. The taste is similar to a pilsner, though I guess that’s not too far off from a Golden Ale.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. Doesn’t linger on the palate at all.

Overall: Quaffability is key here. This is definitely something I could drink throughout a warm summer’s day. Not much going on, which I’ve come to expect from Summer Ales but this is as flat, flavor-wise, as they come. Nothing stands out. I will forget about this beer by tomorrow. If you want an easy drinking, take to the beach/cookout, warm day playing frisbee beer this will definitely fit the bill.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 17:44:47 | More by JaredKent
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a very good summer ale.

A - Pours the same as most summer ales. Clear yellow with about a 1/2 inch of head that actually sticks around for a while.

S - Smell actually has some pronounced wheat and hops next to your typical lemon wedge and grain.

T - I like it for it's simplicity. The taste starts off with a light lemon not too sour or sweet mixed in with some wheat base and hops in the finish give it a nice bitter twang. They dialed down the harsh grainy flavors so it was very enjoyable.

M - Light and bubbly very easy to get down on a hot fishing day.

Overall this is really just a seasonal purchase and the price was right (mix and match of 9.99) but if I ever need a summer ale this one would be purchased again.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 18:50:00 | More by DrDemento456
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Head fizzled out really fast. Not enough bubbles to support it. 24-karat gold in color. 3.0

Faint grassy smells and a little salty/fishy aroma pulling through. Barely-discernible pale malt offers minimal sweetness. 2.5

Slight wheaty taste witha just a squeak of grassy hops. Very salty cracker. Crushed Saltine beer. Hint of berry fruitiness. 3.0

Thin, watery body. Medium carbonation. Boring. 2.5

Might or might not be a small step up from BMC. Pass on this one every time. 2.5

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 21:18:47 | More by thecheapies
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Brad007

Vermont

3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a blonde color with a one-finger head into my glass. Very much a blonde ale.

Light and refreshing with a limited hop bite (accurate for the style).

Ditto for the taste. Simple, sweet malt with a touch of hops. Nothing more, nothing less. Will appeal to those used to light lagers.

Lingering flavors are nothing out of the usual.

Worth a shot if you're not big on microbrews.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 16:49:09 | More by Brad007
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale yellow, clear, with a small white head, so-so retention and modest lace.

Aroma: Light graininess, faint grassy hops, lemon, sweet malt.

Taste: Thin and slightly lemony, touch of sweeter malty caramel flavor, reserved citrus and grassy hoppiness mostly noticeable in the finish. Subtle underlying bitterness. A little bland overall.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side with good carbonation. Crisp and clean, but there’s something a little lacking here that keeps it from being truly quenching.

Overall: An easy drinking but ultimately forgettable blonde.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 16:42:36 | More by tobelerone
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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.