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Blue Point Summer Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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 cbl2
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Note: Sampled at a friend's BBQ during summer of 2003. Friend was actually willing to get a keg of this stuff!


Crystal yellow with white head.


Very hoppy, not summer like (thought I now see it is an IPA).


Smooth malt character is replaced by hops with bitter finish.

cbl2, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of stegmakk
3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing special about how it looked...
Poured a clear golden yellow with a nice white head.
Smell of citrus hops and malt.
Taste was a great mixture of citrus hops and mild malt. Very clean and crisp. Smooth. Definately good.
Mouthfeel was smooth and crisp.
Drinkability many on a hot day with no air due to a blackout!

stegmakk, Aug 17, 2003
Photo of Greenlabel
3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I never really know what a Summer Ale is supposed to taste like but I do know that this one seems to be plenty refreshing yet possess a lot of taste at the same time. I was lucky enough to pick up a few bottles from one of the Clipper City brewers so it was very fresh (best by 01/04). It was the first Blue Point product I've been able to obtain and, if it's a representative example, I'm impressed. Not excessive in any taste characteristic - particularly not too lemony or sweet. Seemed to have a rather weak smell but actually has some hops which come through in the taste.

Blindfolded, I'd have probably guessed it was a Golden Ale and a good one at that. Maybe a Kolsch but not a Summer Wheat. In any event, aftre drinking the first bottle, I wished I could have obtained a full 6-pack.

Greenlabel, Jul 14, 2003
Photo of nomad
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a true straw gold color, almost translucent, with a soft white head, and little lace. Had emerging wheat and soft floral scents from the hops. Taste was quietly sweet, with a fruit body made up of a tasty lemon and a subdued banana. Had a super light malt and wheat body, and some herbal tones as well. Starts off with a snappy Saaz-like hoppiness yet doesn't leave any bitter finish or related aftertastes. Drank down with a pilsener ease to it yet had a moderate ale-like body, thus it went down easy but not too much so. Also gave off a nice soft wheat and banana burp.

Very interesting take on an ale that looks and acts like a cross between a pilsener and a weizen but doesn’t lose its ale character. Great summer beer, went exceedingly well with a pot of mussels and fries. If beerfinancier is asking for another, get me one too!

nomad, Apr 29, 2003
Photo of AaronRed
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden hue, with little head even when poured vigorously. Some flowerly aromas are noticeable. Crisp and delightful, it has that "ale" tang of fruitiness. Hops cling to your tounge, but not too long, nor does it distract from any food that you might be eating. An extremely tasty and drinkable brew- it is prefect for summer. I also liked this beer because it did NOT (at least to me) have that lemony flavor that accompanies summer beer nowdays.

AaronRed, Aug 15, 2002
Photo of IrishRedRock
3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was a delicious ale, and I didnt notice anything floating in it, possibly because it was on draught. I've had the bottle, and there is some weird floaters in there, but they didn't bother me. There is little head and is a nice amber in color. Goes down smooth, slightly sweet, and very refreshing. I had it on tap at the Lobster Roll, arguably the best seafood restaurant in the Hamptons. Went very well with the food. This is all over Long Island, so if you get the chance, try it out.

IrishRedRock, Jul 06, 2002
Photo of Bighuge
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear golden a medium white head. Active carbonation is evident. And there are unique looking sediment chunks floating around. Almost like little shavings of clear plastic or gel-like substance. (According to their website their is a "special" indgredient in this brew. Maybe polyurethane gel is that "special indgredient.) Light smell of lemon and some noble hop character to the nose as well. The taste is pretty mild. Nothing special stands out. Slight lemon. Slight tartness. Slight hop bite. Slight maltiness. And a very slight soapy aftertaste. There are plenty of better summer brews available than this.

I'm not sure if this is a Kolsch or a Golden Ale. It might be Kolsch since some wheat is present, but I don't think true kolsch beers are allowed to have lemon and "special" indgredients thrown into the mix.

Thanks to Davo for the sample.

Bighuge, Jun 20, 2002
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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.