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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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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 344 | Reviews: 137
Photo of BeerSox
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into nonic.

Clear pale straw hue with a two finger bright white head that settles to a razor thin and even cap, leaving behind some stringy lacing.

Very light and delicate bready malts, with a very light fruity esters.

The fruit notes repeat in the flavor, on top of a very lightly toasted and biscuity base. Reminiscent of a lager. Light bodied.

An okay blonde ale, probably good for outdoors in a bar-b-que.

Photo of Phillyduke
3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Clear, golden straw color with a soapy, 3-finger head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin cap. Not much carbonation noticeable once the head settles.

S: Yeasty, lager like qualities. A clean floral hop presence. Not much else.

T/M: Clean, easy-drinking, with a decent hop crispness. A little on the thin side. Slight bit of underlying sweetness from the pale malt. Soft carbonation tingles during the sip, but leaves as quickly as the short, dry finish.

D/O: A decent summertime refresher, but nothing too terribly interesting going on. Would work well with a variety of summer foods. Probably good at parties with non-craft beer drinkers, but there are better options out there in the style.

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

A - a bright golden color with a 1 finger head. Fades quick and leaves little lacing.

S - Corn and bread aroma prominent. No lemon or grass detected as with other reviewers.

T/M - Smooth going in and down, but a bite on the tongue at the finish. Bright flavor with bit of lemon and hearty bread flavors.

D - Not bad. Goes down nicely with little aftertaste.

Photo of JMD
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden yellow with peachy tones. Small head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: Light aroma of lemon, and citrus hops. Some grass and faint sweet cereal.

T: Mild flavor as well, some citrus and lemon. Sweet bread and lightly toasted grains. There is something in this that gives a subtle sweetness that I just can't pinpoint.

M: Mild carbonation and light, almost watery. Not as crisp as it should be.

D: This beer goes down very easy, and hits the spot on a hot summer day. Nothing really stands out, but it all works well.

Photo of projectflam86
3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with a nice foam head that leaves some good lacing.

S- Nice citrus lemon grass and grain nose with some pale malt and a touch of floral hops.

T- Slight hoppy bitterness upfront with a bunch of cereal and citrus flavors. A very sweet malt flavor halts the hop bite and finishes long and sugary.

M- Light and crisp with nice carbonation.

D- One of the easiest drinking beers I've had this year. Not loaded with flavor and aromas but a very drinkable beer.

Photo of EPICAC
2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point's Summer Ale pours a clear golden and is topped by a thick, bright white head, which fades fairly quickly to a film. The aroma is fairly light. There's a hint of citrus and a mild graininess.

There's a mild sweetness as he beer first hits the palate with some neutral graininess as well. Fruity esters make a brief appearance in the center, and are met by a mild peppery character and mild bitterness in the finish. This beer is light-bodied and moderately carbonated, but feels a tad watery.

I was pretty disappointed with this beer. I know summer beers tend to be lighter, but this one was bland and lacked the crispness that makes a beer like this refreshing.

Photo of mjd83goblue
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Thanks to JoeyBeerBelly for the BIF package!

Pours a perfectly clear straw with a small head. Its exactly what it intends to be: a light, easy-drinking ale for hot summer days. Lemon is present in both the nose and taste. Slight cooked corn/veggie in the aftertaste. Pretty clean and crisp. Would make a great session on a summer afternoon.

Photo of ATPete
2.57/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

Pours with small fizzy white head that bubbles down to nothing making the glass appear to be filled with apple juice. Fruity, malty sweet nose, sugary with a little bit of mint aroma. Tangy in flavor and slightly alive with small bubbles that coat the tongue, the fruit flavors are pretty refreshing at first but become boring, over done and far too sweet. I'd like some bitterness, some crispness, this is almost juice-like in body, syrupy and coating, one dimensional in flavor. I dont necessarily care for it.

Photo of emsroth
2.22/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

App: true gold with a small head.

Smell: Sweet fruit like blueberries. A light wheat scent. Hints of alcohol hide underneath.

taste: Sweet caramel apple taste that concentrates itself on the tongue. Maybe a hint of honey. Tastes very much like a honey wheat sans wheat. Hardly any hops. I'm not a hop head but I want more in this beer.

Slight bit of body from the wheat. But the bad taste seems to dominate any positive mouthfeel.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.73/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 8/9/08. On tap at the brewery. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of corn, butter, and wheat. Flavor of initial spices with a stale wheat finish. Some light sweet malt creeps through as the beer warms. Pretty bad...
5/3/6/3/11 (2.8/5)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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.

Photo of rgb2807
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium-dark orange color. Not much of a smell, seems it will be very mild and light. And it is! There's no much a taste, an extremely mild, light taste. Nothing too distinctive, I understand it's a summer ale, and this would be nice when it's really hot, but it doesn't have much character. Mouthfeel is alright, nothing out special. Drinkability is good, I could definitely knock back quite a few of these.

Overall-would drink again, though I wouldn't seek it out.

Photo of rousee
3.94/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard gold amber color with a little more amber tint than I would normally expect. Very little head and not much lacing.

The aroma is of lemon zest with herbal notes like cut grass-some good malty breadiness in the scent also.

Taste is a malt front with a nice citrus back and some good balance to it. I like that this beer is not trying to be too much of anything. It doesnt overwhelm but it doesnt underwhelm either. Its very sessionable with a low abv and a good crisp finish and mouthfeel that is good for the warmer weather months.

Photo of albern
2.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The best word which comes to mind when describing this beer is insipid. Beyond that, I would say uninspired and inoffensive. The beer pours a clear golden, slightly copper color with a efforvescent to creamy white head that retains a bit, as does the lacing. The aroma is a bit musty, a touch of citrus, a touch of bready malts, not all that much going on, which is pretty much the taste as well. Lots of carbonation with this beer.

The taste of the beer is watery, light bodied, light overall, a slightly malty sweetness, some cooked vegetable notes in here, smooth, clean, and just not enough to really comment upon.

I'm going to go back for a second to see if anything else comes out. I'm on my second one, and maybe there is a cracked graininess that is coming through in the body. This beer is just ultra smooth and not much "there" there. The finish is just watery emptiness. The aftertaste is slightly soapy to non existent. The mouthfeel is watery, and a tad bit drying on the tongue. This is an entirely refreshing, empty, and forgettable beer not worth spending anymore words on.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.61/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!

It pours a clear pale gold with a 1 finger head of foam that shrinks quickly to a fine layer. Some lacing.

The smell is very light with some corny notes and just a touch of hop bitterness reaching my nosebuds

The taste has that hop bitterness, slight citrus mostly just plain bitterness and some slight grain but mid palate on it becomes very watery and it has no flavour to it at all. Weird.

Light bodied, medium carbonation, the finish, again, to me tastes only of water and that's not going to make me want have another bottle, for sure. This one I cannot recomend.

Photo of EStreet20
2.15/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle, shaker pint glass.

A - Basically a clear yellow with a very small white head.

S - Not much going on here.

T - Taste here is a bit bland with some corn flakes flavor.

M - Watery and thin.

D - This one's just not working. Needs some carbonation or a pop of flavor to be a refreshing summer brew.

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap the Boru's Bar & Grille in Waterbury, Conn.

A: Poured a clear and deep golden yellow color with virtually no head and some lazy carbonation.

S: Smells of faint citrus and floral hops with a predominant grainy, corn husk aroma. The scents are light and lightly toasted smelling.

T: Taste is a mediocre blend of sweet corn and grainy malts, some light citrus flavors and a note of bitter floral hops. Slightly sweeter, citrusy and sunnier than a macro lager.

M: Mouthfeel is light-medium and crisp, despite its sweetness.

D: Not an overwhelmingly tasty brew, but one that's clean and possibly one to be sessioned. Just not interesting or flavorful enough.

I would pass on this one again, as there are more interesting summer styles to be had out there. Not citrusy or hoppy enough to be an adventurous outing, but one that's satisfying no less.

Photo of TheDeuce
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Summer Ale..

Appearance-Pale golden color, really fizzy head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell-grainy and toasted malt appears, nothing too crazy.

Taste/Mouthfeel- Watery feel to the beer, some grain and alcohol, hops and malt are present but don't really make much of an impression.

Drinkability-Refreshing on a hot summer day, other than that the thin feel dissapoints.

Overall-not offensively bad but not great. Blue Point based on my tastings makes good beer but this isn't great, really watery and nothing notable. Still, fine on a hot day.

Photo of Lexluthor33
2.74/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours Golden & Tanned and blond like a beach bum from Cali.
One inch head and foamy lace.
The aroma is very light malts followed by grains.
The taste is malts,light citrus hints and wheat. The flavor of this beer contains a lot of water. The taste is just average,maybe below. The feel is high carbonation,seltzer like,crisp,dry and yet so thin. Tastes better as it warms.

Notes: This lacks balance,flavor,and is too watery. In addition,I have to add that it was not difficult to drink and if I am at a barbecue and this is served I would gladly have it.
Pay for it again, I will not.

Photo of jwc215
2.24/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Biggness
3.66/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was drinking this out of the keg while fishing Saturday night. This beer pours darker than your average summer ale in my opinion with a slight white head. The smell is feint but what I get is citrus. The flavor is nice, I mean its a summer ale not a DIPA like I usually drink but it has nice flavor and is extremely drinkable. The flavor has a mild hint of nuts and citrus. The mouthfeel is very pleasant and its certainly something that can be drank all night

Photo of PBBC
4.12/5  rDev +27.2%
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.

Photo of Hokies
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice golden color with a nice white head that leaves a thin lace on the beer. Smells very grainy with a hint of citrus and malt. Their is more citrus appearance in the taste with the grain. Their is a slight taste of hops in the nose and finishes nice and dry. This is a nice summer time beer and easy to drink, I will probably look for this one again.

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.

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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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