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Blue Point Summer Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Summer AleBlue Point Summer Ale

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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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 t0rin0


3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-24-2012 01:27:37 | More by t0rin0
Photo of djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-11-2014 11:56:07 | More by djrn2
Photo of metter98

New York

3.18/5  rDev -2.2%

A: The beer poured clear yellow in color with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that quickly died down into lacy patterns. A light to moderate level of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a light aroma of grassy hops and pale malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and wheat along with some hints of lemon.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate.
D: The beer is somewhat refreshing and thirst quenching, although the taste isn't very interesting. It's not a bad choice if you're looking for a light beer on a hot summer day.

06-27-2010 18:43:29 | More by metter98
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured a very bright, and very light golden yellow. Very clear as well with lots of carbonation visible throughout the entire glass. Chains of bubbles stretching from the bottom all the way through and reaching the surface to replenish the ample amount of foam sitting on top. A huge four finger high head of lace formed on the top with lots of fizzy and bubbling carbonation rippling through it.

The first notes coming through were of the grain and bready like tones, cereal grains, which were present right away in front of you, were now taking center stage. Soon though some subtle hints would start to come out as well. A nice subtle touch of Banana was apparent, as was the slightest little bit of a hop note. It was hard to discern what kind as it was very subtle, but I would guess a little citrus or fresh grass flavor, not very heavy and just more of background lightness then anything else. Predictably, the first flavor that came through was the grain notes that were so prevalent in the aroma, but quickly these faded, or rather mingles in with some light fruit notes, some yeast showing their muscle. Giving me hints of Banana, some light lemon almost, very nice with a little bit of a kick. The kick probably coming from a little bit of the hops that were poking their head around in there. Light grass now mixing in.

03-29-2011 01:42:50 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of ygtbsm94


2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

07-27-2014 16:08:55 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of kylehay2004


3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2013 15:04:25 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Knapp85


3/5  rDev -7.7%

07-04-2013 02:47:43 | More by Knapp85
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-23-2013 06:08:02 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.8/5  rDev -13.8%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of pale hops with a light fruitiness and overall is a little pungent.

T: The taste is well-balanced but very faint with flavors of hops, citrus and a thin caramelized malt character. The hops flavor fades quickly and leaves a slightly sweet after-taste.

M: Crisp with a little bit of smoothness, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.

D: The tastiness is a little lacking, but it goes down easy, not-too-filling, I’ve definitely had better in the style and quite frankly I was a little disappointed based on what I’ve come to expect from Bluepoint Brewing.

02-11-2007 04:50:16 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of nickfl


3.25/5  rDev 0%

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on top of a deep golden body with perfect clarity. The head settles down in short order, leaving light lace in its wake.

S - Grainy, bready malt with some herbal hops and a hint of grassy character.

T - Light, husky sweetness up front with a hint of honey. Some grassy hop flavor in the middle as the malt starts to fade out. A little bit of herbal character and a glancing note of honey as the beer finishes out.

M - Light body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - A pretty standard light ale that could double for just about any yellow fizzy beer. The aroma is pretty nice with a light note of malt and some pleasant, herbal hop characteristics that are together reminiscent of the better international light lagers. The flavor is considerably more bland as it possess only shadows of the character hinted at by the aroma and there is very little to taste by the finish. Not bad in any specific way, just very bland and unremarkable.

06-27-2011 04:39:28 | More by nickfl
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +23.1%

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.

06-15-2007 13:16:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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New York

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light and dry, pale malt scent with some lemon zest. The taste is decent as well. It has a light pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry and a bit musty. There is a bit of lemon as well; not bad. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an above average summer brew. It's nothing special, but it drinks well on a hot day.

06-13-2005 20:53:09 | More by WesWes
Photo of mendvicdog


3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-11-2013 23:55:14 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of jwc215


2.23/5  rDev -31.4%

Pours yellow with a white head that thins and stays. A bit of lacing sticks.

The smell is of cereal, some grain, some husk.

The taste is of cereal, some husk, a bit of wet cardboard. I'm thinking that they had the macro-lager drinkers in mind, because there's enough similarities to make me think of it.

Somewhat drinkable, as there is a crispness. But, it also has a watery thinness. Overall, it's too shallow. Not a fan of what's going on here. Better summer thirst-quenchers out there, IMO.

08-01-2008 15:53:58 | More by jwc215
Photo of woodychandler


3.1/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

07-03-2012 01:29:21 | More by woodychandler
Photo of tempest


2.68/5  rDev -17.5%

Best by Oct 08

Pale gold with ashort tan head. The aroma gives off hints of creamy diacetyl (in a good way) and mellow bready grains. The flavor is pretty mild, but it has the same salty and astringent aftertaste that I didn't like with the toasted lager. It's almost chaulky in the aftertaste and that pretty much ruins this one for me. This one's headed for the drain.

06-08-2008 01:35:15 | More by tempest
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.63/5  rDev +11.7%

12 ounce bottle, pours light and clear, suprise, bready nose, with maybe ahint of hoppyness. White head, decent retention and minimal lacing left behind. My favorite aspect of this light, summery quencher/quafer is the mouthfeel. it was soft, rounded and very smooth, not what I would expect from an everyday summer type brew. All together, decent stuff. Cant go too wrong here as long as its fresh and cold.

07-19-2004 21:51:28 | More by Billolick
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

06-11-2012 22:26:50 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of ejimhof


3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-25-2012 22:41:34 | More by ejimhof
Photo of Wasatch


3.53/5  rDev +8.6%

Thanks goes out to JoeyBeerBelly for this brew.

Pours a very nice golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger fizzy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hops, with lots of caramel. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, grapefruit, with some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice thirst quencher.

07-06-2008 22:49:05 | More by Wasatch
Photo of ppoitras


3.35/5  rDev +3.1%

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" white head over the crystal clear light golden (yellow?) brew. Head fades at a reasonable pace, with heavy sticky lacing. Aroma is minimally "beery", the lightest of grains and hops. Taste is light as well, a twinge of sweetness "overpowered" by a quick shot of hops crispness. We'll assume they are aiming more at the light beer market, and not the APA market. Mouthfeel is okay, and drinkability is actually not bad, for a summer brew. Could be more cutting edge, but it'll do.

09-25-2006 22:05:19 | More by ppoitras
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.26/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

06-27-2013 21:42:24 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev +22.5%

The appearance is a nice straw color, well carbonated, with a finger's worth of head and decent retention and lacing.

The smell is a light and airy aroma. I detect an obvious hop presence, but also slight traces of lemon, coriander and grass.

The flavor is light and refreshing, but a bit spicy as well. Light hints of lemon and grass are detectable as well. Nicely balanced toward the hop side.

The mouthfeel is refreshing and crisp, yet full. The spices certainly leave a sensation on the tongue, but this ale washes down cleanly.

A very drinkable ale. Not as hoppy as your typical APA, but a perfect summer beer.

04-18-2006 20:20:55 | More by plaid75
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%

A: Poured a pale straw-orange with hardly any trace of head, only a slight fizzy layering that was quick to disappear.

S: The nose was faint sweet caramel and lemon grass.

T: The flavor was much the same as the aroma, lemon grass hopping against pale grains. Finishes dry with some herbal hopping. Overall typical flavor and nothing that really stands out.

M: crisp, but very light with some lemon-grass hopping .

D: Good drinkability, palate is thin but with a half-way decent flavor making for a good lawnmower beer.

12-05-2008 23:23:01 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -10.8%

Pours a pure gold with no head. Absolutely no smell. It's about now I'm concerned about beer quality...it's late summer and the bar seems to be pushing this beer hard. Taste is light crystal malt, a little wheat, and very mild hop character. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall this is a rather weak beer. Forgettable all around.

08-28-2011 03:45:38 | More by tdm168
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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.