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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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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

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Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.33/5  rDev +33.6%
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.

Photo of vfgccp
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Light golden honey. Creamy, tightly bubbled head. Nice lace and great retention.

S – Fairly light. Light malt, touch of sour pear and tart apple. Washed lemons. Fresh grass.

T – Soft lemon acidity paves the way for a grassy center and a pine and peppery finish.

M – Medium light body. Ok carbonation. Light dryness on the backend.

O – Starts bright and ends relatively clean.

Photo of tdm168
2.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.43/5  rDev +36.7%
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

Photo of devilben02
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a warm yellow-orange color with a thin cream-colored head. The aroma features a faint combination of light, lemony wheat characteristics and a slight citric tartness. The flavor is likewise light, with a mild fruitiness that seems like some combination of banana and orange. The texture is light and fizzy, which works with the mild flavors. Overall, this one is a pleasant, easy beer that is appropriate for the heat of summer, but there is nothing that stands out among other mild summer offerings.

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a nice little head.

The smell is sweet, like a ncie German pilsner with a bit of honey added. Fresh grain is also present.

Lots of honey is present to start with a light grain further on with a finish of sweet malt and lingering honey.

Thee feel is full-bodied with a nice refreshing quality.

This is a great summer brew and was a very pelasant surprise. I really like the honey aspect of this beer.

Photo of mummbearsfan
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: Golden color reminder more of a lager feel not of an ale.

s: Smelled very much like a malty I didn't get to much of a hoppy/floral taste

t: Not very carbonated so if you want to drink a few at a party it will not what I call "fill you up." to me this tended to be more of a ale and lager fusion.

m: very light on the pallet for a hot summer day.

o: Overall I found this beer to be something to bring to a party to add to the beer selection. It's not too heavy so it won't "fill you" and it will satisfy a lager drinker becuase it doesn't have that heavy ale feel.

Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is dominated by bread.Taste is bread and florals.Overall a decent beer that will not wow you or sicken you kind of a run of the mill flavor.I personally would not buy again but would recommend to try once.

Photo of bum732
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Doughy wheatiness up front, followed by some soft floral notes, daisies and light lavender mostly.

L: Crystal clear golden yellow, tight white creamy head with 1/4 inch retention and ok lacing.

T: Soft malty sweetness followed by a bitter orange rind. Finishes quite clean with more light malty sweetness. Some grainy grassiness as it warms.

M: Medium light body, medium carbonation.

Not bad, nothing special though, much better options out there.

Photo of Preismj
2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a: thin and water appearance with tons of carbonation. Huge white head that settles unevenly. Golden/water hue.

s: light chewy malt smell. Not overly sweet or citrusy as I'd hope. funky water smell in the back.

t: malty malty. light nutty malts on the open and the close. Not a bad flavor, but not the overall flavor i wanted from this. very simple in the taste profile. possible hints of lemon and grass in here.

m: too thin, not as much fizz as it looks but that is okay on this one. very very thin. that lack of fizz makes it pleasantly creamy though, especially in the aftertaste.

o: glad I tried, but don't need it again. not a fan of overly malty beers and that is what this is...too much so at a lowly 4.4%.

Photo of Mypintishalffull
3.8/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tis the season for summer ales. Got this one at my local bottle store. Only $9 on special that's a good deal. Poured out into glass and head vanished. Aroma faint but sweet. Hop flavor not there and overall flavor rather lacking. Yet still enough to be interesting. Very session able. I like this beer. Good beer overall. I would buy this again.


Photo of Kooz
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. Golden wheat colored, a finger of head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing in its wake.

Smells wheaty and slightly lemony. Neither one particularly strong. Meh.

Light and refreshing flavor. Subtle hoppiness, and a stronger wheat taste. Hints at citrus but never really comes into focus. Slightly sour aftertaste. Could be better, but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel is very good. Just a little bit of bite from the hops, foamy/creamy on a swish, smooth going down.

Overall it's a pretty good beer. Nothing too special, but nice when thirsty on a hot day.

Photo of claspada
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aromas begin with notes of the grain and bready malt tones, some cereal graininess. A nice subtle bit of hop notes are also present; subtle citrus or fresh grass.

The tastes begin predictably with the grainy malt flavors and some subtle light fruit notes, some yeast on the backend but you have to stretch to taste it. Some light lemon hops, very nice with a little bit of a kick.

Mouthfeel is average with average carbonation. Overall this is a decent summer offering but there are many other which a much more flavorful profile which are just as readily available and just as sessionable. No need to revist here.

Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of rdilauro
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light pour which I did expect. Not really much to report about the bouquet, color, head, hop, malt, etc....
Just everything was low key and not much of anything.
The Taste was very light but enjoyable.
I have found myself moving more and more into the summer and lighter beers as the climate warms up here in the Northeast.
I still miss my full fall and winter beers.
But for the summer, I can enjoy this one without a problem.
Not over the top, not a top rated one, but good and enjoyable, and at this time of the year, thats pretty good

Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.