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Blue Point Pumpkin Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Pumpkin AleBlue Point Pumpkin Ale

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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gmann on 09-11-2010

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Ratings: 368 | Reviews: 117
Reviews by BeefyMee:
Photo of BeefyMee
2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: A medium to light copper body. Decent head and lacing.

S: Smells of both pumpkin and spices. A little too sweet for my liking. Some rustic grains also come through.

T: The actual pumpkin characteristics are diminished here. Upfront there's a brash maltiness followed by some nice pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The spice hangs around for the aftertaste but is accompanied by a crappy adjunct quality that reminds me of 9.99 30 packs. I wonder if the pumpkin is responsible.

M: Thin and astringent.

An ok pumpkin beer. Probably one I'll forget about.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

oured into a standard pint a clear deepr copper color with a nice tight one finger head atop,alot of lace was left behind as it settled into a frothy mass.Pumpkin pie spice was the main component in the aromas with cinnamon and orange-like cardamom sticking out most,I didnt get any pumpkin to speak of really.Light and sharp in the mouth wich I wasnt a big fan of.Spice and more spice on the palate,cinnamon being most prominent,a little clove as well.A pretty run of the mill pumpkin ale here,I wouldnt search out again.

Photo of tectactoe
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Three Nick's in Dearborn, MI. Pours a copper/orange, dark amber color with a moderate head that remained along the rim of the beer for a while. The smell was very nice: pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon - reminds me of a nice Thanksgiving desert. Tastes of slight yeast, lots of malts, and lovely pumpkin and nutmeg spices that really start to come out as the beer gets warmer. Moderate amount of carbonation and a thin-medium body give this beer a decent mouthfeel, nothing too special.

I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but this is definitely one of my personal favorites. It's one of the few that I can drink more than one of (and have)!

Photo of Billolick
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, no freshness info to be gleaned from the label. (too bad, b/c this is a style that you definatly want to drink fresh)

Pours slightly darker almond amber, clear, decent looking light tan head, that goes to a fine film and decent scattered bits and strands of lace.

Faint nose of fall spices, with some honey tossed in.

Pleasant pumpkin ale, with the spices on the mild side, the malt in control with a sweet, honey infused under tone.

This is the first fall in my life that I'm actually developing a liking for and enjoying pumpkin ales.

This one is pretty safe in its approach. Tasty, smooth and quite enjoyable as a cool weather sessioner.

Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon, and clove

Taste: pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon, toasted malt, slight bittering earth, and clove

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness in the background, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: This is what I think of when I think of average pumpkin beer. It meets all of the basic requirements of a pumpkin beer. I could throw back several and it is pleasant to drink. That said, it really does not stand out in any way. I may pick this one up again or could just choose a more local favorite.

Photo of Morecuamanyc
1/5  rDev -69.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste terrible, no aroma , not so good in general .

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Light brown with an orange tinge. It has a half-a-finger white head with little retention.

S: Pumpkin, earth, allspice, and nutmeg.

T: Pumpkin at the start and some spice in the finish (rather standard)

M: Medium and dry

O: Nothing exciting here, but nothing bad either. It is exceedingly average. A little pumpkin and a spice bite on the finish. The malt is present and demanding.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Surprising. It’s more malty than spicy. The predominate aroma is malt and freshly baked bread, not spices like I’m used to in pumpkin beers. The spices are there, such as nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and clove, but the aroma is much more malty than anything else.

Taste: A lot like the aroma, this pumpkin beer tastes much more malty than pumpkin-ey or spicy. There pumpkin is there, as are spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and clove, but this beer is much more malt forward than other pumpkin beers that I’ve had.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very enjoyable beer, just a little week as a pumpkin beer. As stated above, its is much more malt forward than other pumpkin beers that I’ve had and because of that I’m a little disappointed in it as a pumpkin beer. As an amber and/or brown ale, it’s quite delicious.

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pale amber with a thick, bubble layer of white head that has decent retention

S - nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin; the pumpkin is a bit faint with the spices taking the forefront

T - pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon; pretty typical pumpkin beer with a decent balance

M - medium bodied, crisp, a bit overcarbonated

This is a pretty decent yet typical pumpkin ale. The spices are a little more forward than the pumpkin. It's easy to drink and goes down nicely. It's worth a try.

Photo of socon67
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark amber in color.

S - Oddly not that much scent. Wished it had a little more here.

T - Enough notes of pumpkin spice and nutmeg & cinnamon. It certainly is consistent with the style, and is quite pleasant.

M - Light bodied, but too much carbonation for my liking.

D - Drinkable but after a second one I was ready to move on.

Not a bad pumpkin ale by any stretch, but there are much better ones to have.

Photo of Ezone024
4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber borderline brown color, thin white foam head, short lasting no lacing. smell is sugar,pumpkin and spice.

taste like a modestly spiced, light drinking brown ale.
just enough pumpkin to accompany a buttery brown ale..hops and spice make for a crisp brew.

mouthfeel is very nice, very clean and crisp with the right amount of pumpkin not overwhelming.

drinks better than any other specialty beer i've had..
Best thing blue point has put out in my opinion..
recommend drinking with a roast chicken with gravy and buttery green beans

Photo of dahlen22
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Got this one for 1.50.

Aroma: Nothing spectacular.

Taste: Tastes like an Oktoberfest with some small amounts of the usual pumpkin flavors. Finishes with bread, a slight zest, and dry.

Overall: Nothing special, but nothing terrible either. To me, it tastes more like an Oktoberfest than a pumpkin ale, but it was cheap and easy to drink. Would not seek out again.

Photo of Kegatron
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 2 fingers of tight bright-white head (with maybe just the slightest off-white look to it). This retains with a rich ¾ finger, staying robust, and leaving back a foamy cascade that settles into thick swathes of lacing. The aroma has a fresh herbal feel to it, which is layered on top of notes of toasted pumpkin seeds and a moderate amount of spice. The spice in turn works nicely with the airiness of the hops in the nose, while malts sit in the background and compliments the slight sweetness of the pumpkin.

The taste has green vegetal character up front that then gives way to the slick fleshy sweetness of the pumpkin. This sticks to the lightly toasted malt presence here, while the hops add a tight and moderately earthy feeling bitterness to the profile that gives this some grit. This lingers into a relatively dry finish. Like the nose, there seems to be just the right amount of spice here, which hangs on the lips a bit after each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an initial light crispness giving way to more of a soft creaminess that then fills out the rest of the mouth. This drinks pretty easy overall.

This one just OK. That herbal and vegetal character controlled things just a bit too much at times but I will say that it did lend this a bit of a rustic crispness that I didn’t find unappealing. This one is kind of stuck in the middle of pack for me as far as pumpkin beers go. There’s nothing offensive here but there really isn’t anything that sets it apart either. I wouldn’t turn a glass away though.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
2.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-Tap....

A- Copper brew with a thin off white head, quickly dissipating. No lacing.
S- Your run of the mill pumpkin ale scents- cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg.
T- Bland. However, the pumpkin tastes fresh and is the star of the beer. Spice, malt, pumpkin. Watery at times.
M- Thin body. Very straightforward- nothing out of the box. It's a pumpkin ale for sure, but not great.
O- Not bad, just not impressed.

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pours a beautiful clear pumpkin pie color with average to liitle head and some nice lacing. Aroma is light with the typical pumpkin pie spice. Taste is rather lighter than I expected with the spices a little too much and slightly overpowering the true pumpkin flavor I was looking for

Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to a brewery rep for giving me this one a long time back. Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a three and a half finger off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pumpkin, and clove. The flavor was of sweet malt, clove, pumpkin, and brown sugar. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The pumpkin and spice presence for the style was definitely present on this one. Just a really nice example of the style. If you are a Pumpkin brew fan, you have got to try this one.

Photo of Gmann
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale copper color with a fairly dense white head that dissipates into a light cap leaving some spot lacing on the glass. The aroma is spicy, seems to be big on the allspice and nutmeg. Some pepper and cinnamon are found as well. I am a little worried this is going to be all spice and no pumpkin. The taste is not what I expected. It is quite light, perhaps a touch grainy, it has a noticable grassy bitterness. There is some caramel sweetness and subtle pumpkin spice; cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg. I was really expecting this to be overly spicy and it wasn't; it was actually on the more mild side of pumpkin beers. Not bad but a bit disappointed. The feel is light and fizzy, almost crisp. It is actually very lager like. I would like to see a bit more of a malt presence. I was expecting a spice bomb from the aroma and got an extremly mild pumpkin ale. Its not bad, no off flavors but its boring. Just keep traveling east and you will find a better Pumpkin ale at Southampton Brew House.

Photo of scootny
3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good pumpkin ale. The flavor profile is on the pie side of the spectrum but you will find this to be sessionable holiday brew nonetheless. Very clear with a decent head that fades quickly. Color is a nice autumn dark copper. Nose is full of nutmeg and allspice. Bready malts and a touch of light caramel. Taste is a nice balance of pie, ( in the front ) and ale on the finish. Speaking of the finish it is dry and clean with just a touch of spice lingering. Feel is crisp and light with a nice quenching dryness. The drinkability seems to increase as you go. There is never a heaviness of flavor or mouthfeel. You can go through a few of these when you are so inclined. The real limit is your sate of mind. This is not a mildly flavored version of the style but it is enjoyable regardless. Nice

Photo of bum732
2.56/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

S: Classic pumpkin pie spices.

L: Crystal clear amber, creamy white head that dissipates to just a dusting.

T: Clean maltiness with just a touch of pumpkin spices. Fairly dry and clean overall, quite bland. Slightly spicy and dry finish with a touch of hops.

M: Medium thin body, medium carbonation.

Bland and boring.

Photo of KTCamm
3.89/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a single bottle into a pint glass 10/18

Pours light amber, thick patchy white foam. Stikcy. Pumpkin nose, nutmeg. Light malt taste, pumpkin in the background. Clean and smooth. Light cinnamon creeps in. Creamy. tasty malt. Very nice. I seemed to like this better than the average rater.

Photo of nimrod979
2.57/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slight hazy bronze color with a very small off white head.
Aroma is a decent dose of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and various pumpkin spices.
Taste however, is a bit odd. Not really picking up too many of the flavors i sensed in the aroma. It's a bit watery and any flavor just kinda gets lost in the mix. Nothing really exciting.
Not much to be said about the palate. A little rough on the palate, watery. Odd aftertaste. Didn't really enjoy this pumpkin ale.

Photo of jtierney89
1.3/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear burnt amber hue with a good sized sticky off white head. smells of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, a little light.

light on body and flavor with brisk effervescence. Honestly tastes like water with cinnamon and nutmeg in it with an Oliver twist sized portion of pumpkin. Not good. The only respectable thing about this beer is that you can't detect the 6% abv despite how thin the flavors are.

Photo of Treyliff
3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into pint glass

A- pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- sweet brown sugar aroma up front with notes of wet grain, cinnamon, allspice & nutmeg. Also picking aromas of wet leaves & earth

T- slightly sweet & malty base with notes of caramel, subtle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg kick in, leading to a dry finish with just a hint of cinnamon on the finish

M- medium body & carbonation lead to a big creamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- this drinks more like a pale ale flavored with cinnamon, rather than a pumpkin ale. It does have high drinkability though, but the avid pumpkin fan will be left looking for more flavor

Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fresh pumpkin pie. Taste is rather mild compared to the smell, some pumpkin and nutmeg are present, not overly flavorful. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of philbe311
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly less than a fingers worth of fizzy off-white colored head that quickly fades leaving only a splotchy lace and a slight collar... Loaded with vibrant medium to quick paced carbonation that bursts through the surface... A deep rich amberish orange color...

S - Spices are at the forefront with nutmeg and especially cinnamon taking the center stage... There are undertones of sweet pumpkin pie... Additional notes of ginger snaps and caramel...

T - Caramel... Bread pudding... A subtle cinnamon spiciness... Mild notes of store bought pumpkin pie... A touch of nuttiness... A slightly medicinal finish and aftertaste...

M - Mellow... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Sturdy... Loaded with prickly carbonated fizz... Dense and slightly heavy... An ever so faint stickiness...

D - A rather standard pumpkin ale... I have nothing to say about this Blue Point offering, but it is rather unremarkable and not quite memorable... I wouldn't dissuade any one from trying, but I also wouldn't recommend...

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Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.