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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: 324
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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 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 Biggness

New York

3.68/5  rDev +13.2%

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

07-21-2008 21:06:49 | More by Biggness
Photo of PBBC

New York

4.13/5  rDev +27.1%

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.

07-21-2008 04:24:24 | More by PBBC
Photo of Hokies

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

07-17-2008 03:42:10 | More by Hokies
Photo of Seanibus


4/5  rDev +23.1%

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.

07-15-2008 20:10:31 | More by Seanibus
Photo of SUjunkie

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +23.1%

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Smell: A light floral and slight citrus touch as well.

Taste: Light malt flavor with a hint of citrus.

The mouth feel is light, which is expected for a summer ale. This is on my list of "must haves" during the summer as it is light and refreshing. I really like that it doesn't have the heavy citrus flavor that a lot of summer brews have. It's a must try for those that like the summer seasonals.

07-07-2008 19:19:23 | More by SUjunkie
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 ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +19.4%

Brought to me fresh from Long Island-thank you Chad and Jaclyn!
Pours up a darker golden color. Small thin head.
Smells like a fresh summer brew, slightly lager-ish. Very faint citrus aromas and a little hop-nose.
Mouthfeel- I really like this. Starts off like a light ale but the hops come back for the finish. Almost like a pale ale that is weak or a summer brew that got a heavier dose of hops. Thirst quenching and I was pleasantly surprised by the hoppier flavors. The growler claimed this bew has another un-named ingredient aside from the lemon citrus-cardamom maybe?

06-30-2008 18:15:09 | More by ByTor2112
Photo of scottg


3.6/5  rDev +10.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden color with little bubbles going up the glass. There is a one finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Wheat, malt and lemon aromas are well balanced. Up front flavors of toasted malt with the wheat and lemon following up. Not very complex flavors but well balanced. Light body, medium carbonation, this is a smooth, easy drinking summer ale. Not to much to it but enough to let you know you are drinking a craft beer.

06-09-2008 20:46:57 | More by scottg
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 BrewMaven

New York

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%

One of many purchases for my Memorial day Weekend food&beerathon.

Poures a nice clear gold with a massive rocky white head. The head settled down but the glass was laced for the duration.

Had a clean light grassy aroma.

Taste was lightly grainy but clean with a hint of hops. Smooth quenching finish and light carbonation. Light mouthfeel.

I'm not usually a big buyer/drinker of summer style brews but when I get the urge for one this wouldn't be a bad choice.

05-28-2008 00:47:53 | More by BrewMaven
Photo of hopbar

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +12.3%

Blue Point Brewing Company
12 oz. Bottle
Pint Glass

A: Golden, clear summer brew with a small head but nice streaky lacing.

S: Not much to smell; some sweet yet subtle undertones of something citrus.

T: Sweet, somewhat malty, with hints of citrus and even a little cinnamon.

M: Crisp, refreshing and bubbly.

D: Overall, a refreshing and enjoyable summer brew that is good all summer long.

09-14-2007 01:09:11 | More by hopbar
Photo of zerofear13

New York

3.65/5  rDev +12.3%

Again was able to pick this up at Community Beverage in Queens, which has a wonderful selection of Blue Point brews. Very light, summery drink with not much flavor to it. It’s far from being watered down, but if it’s going to be called a summer ale, you would expect more citrus kick to it. Very small citrus hints with a crisp, clean feel. Not that the lack of citrus was its downfall, but it was a bit surprising to read the label and then taste it. Overall, smooth and refreshing, but not spectacular in flavor.

08-13-2007 22:56:36 | More by zerofear13
Photo of sleazo

New York

3.45/5  rDev +6.2%

A-pours a very light tan with almost no head and hence no lacing

S-Toasted biscuity aroma with some minor hop presence.

T-This tastes pretty good. Nicely toasted buttered biscuits with a floral hop presence coming through in the follow through. Not too complex but good for the summer.

MLight bodied but not thin with a medium level of medium bubbled carbonation.

D-Very drinkable on a summer day, the biscuits dominate the pallate. I prefer the Brooklyn summer to this.

07-28-2007 02:25:31 | More by sleazo
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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!

07-08-2007 03:33:59 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of new2craft

New York

3.88/5  rDev +19.4%

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Smell: Clean aroma of freshly toasted bread and light caramel candy. The malts make their presence known in the aroma of this ale. A light floral and slight citrus touch as well.

Taste:Malts really shine through on the palate. I get a bready caramel taste with a floral citrusy hop finish.

The mouthfeel is light which is expected for a summer ale.

This ale is quite refreshing for a hot summer day. It has just enough flavor "without that heavy citrusy" taste to keep it interesting.

07-06-2007 21:18:16 | More by new2craft
Photo of Kendo

New York

3.18/5  rDev -2.2%

A: Poured into a nonic-style pint glass, the result is a very light, clear golden color that borders on yellow. A small whitish head vanishes immediately. Plenty of bubbles rise to the surface throughout.

S: At first blush it's all cereals and grains, but then there's something musty and sweet that's not altogether pleasant, along with a slightly floral or perfumey scent.

T: Light. Not a lot going on, flavor-wise. There's some grain and some sweetness early in the sip, but a slightly lemony lingering bitterness at the end, on the back of the roof of the mouth. Finished clean at first, but after a few sips it became a little sticky on the mouth.

M: Light in heft; a little thin or watery in the body, actually, but the spritzy feel in the mouth is nice and I think is responsible for that early clean finish.

D: This is easily quaffable as it's light, but also somewhat flavorless and thus boring.

Notes: I see this is considered an American Pale Ale but it seems to be more of a wheat beer in a lot of ways, or maybe like that Magic Hat offering (I forget offhand which it is) that they bill as a "lighter shade of pale." Scored against the APA style, this is way light.

07-06-2007 20:42:14 | More by Kendo
Photo of jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +16.9%

poured into a pint glass from a 12oz long neck brown bottle with a crimped-on cap. Best by Nov 07.

Clean aroma,light carmell,toasty,nutty,good malty nose. slightly fruity with a delicate citrus aroma.

Very good malty taste.on the light side,carmalized,toasty with a slight metallic/burnt taste. Nice crisp citrusy finishes out the beer very nicely.

Light mouthfeel with a pleasing,tangy,juicyness. Refreshing summer beer,staying light with enough taste to make you want to keep drinking

07-04-2007 15:37:43 | More by jcdiflorio
Photo of maddogruss

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +19.4%

A very solid summer ale. Poured a bottle of it into a glass mug. The beer poured a light gold colored body with a very small head and poor retention. Decent lacing afterwards. The smell was fairly malty with a sweet undertone. The taste was very smooth. It was a nice mix of sweet and bitter tastes with a sweet aftertaste that was honey-like. The mouthfeel was pretty thin, but that is expected of a summer ale. The beer was very drinkable. Tasted good, had a light body, and was very refreshing. A pretty good beer.

06-29-2007 23:29:47 | More by maddogruss
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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
Photo of BBM

New York

3.6/5  rDev +10.8%

Beer pours a golden yellow color with a nice, tight white head. Aroma is faint, but grassy and slightly sweet.

Taste is somewhat sweet, with biting earthy hops and very subtle hints of citrus. I'd think they would want to expose the citrus element more, since this is a summer ale. Still this is a quality ale from Blue Point, something I would have again and would recommend to anyone looking for a solid session beer.

05-17-2007 15:58:54 | More by BBM
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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
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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 JohnnyM2002


3.7/5  rDev +13.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass right out of the fridge on a hot, summer day at Market Cross Pub in Carlisle, PA.

Pours a beautiful golden color with a long-lasting head. Smells of citrus and wheat...wouldn't doubt if this were actually a wheat brew. Goes down very crisp and it finishes with a little bite of lemon. Very enjoyable summer beer.

09-18-2006 19:58:55 | More by JohnnyM2002
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3.7/5  rDev +13.8%

A: Pours a golden color with hues of peach. Half finger head to start, but dissipates quickly leaving spots on top and hugging the glass. good looking lace.
S: Floral and fruity hop notes are very subdued, but they're in there. Nice malty backbone.
T/M: Fruity and floral notes cross the palate quite quickly as this is a smooth drinking pale ale. A bit of lemon and orange peel are noticeable. Nice sweet fruity aftertaste with hints of bitterness and malt. A very well balanced pale ale in my opinion. A bit of a light weight body and very easy drinking. The lightness of this beer doesn't mean watery as there are flavors through.
D: Worth a try if you're on the deck sitting in the sun with some friends. Possibly a good one to bring to a party for variety.

08-15-2006 00:25:10 | More by bjohnson
Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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