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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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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Gmann on 09-11-2010)
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Lare453, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

1Sundown2C, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

ColterKoch22, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Poupae, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Vonhinx
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Vonhinx, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Gemini6
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Gemini6, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of DustinSWB
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

DustinSWB, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

vfgccp, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Fieldzy27
2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

One of my local favorite coffee shops started carying craft beer , so in light of the season decided to review one of blue points seasonal options.

Poured from 12oz bottle to a pint glass

A- pours a pale tangerine and is very very clear. No cloudiness or sediment in the glass at all. Standard pour gave rise to a white large bubbled head that declare fairly quickly and left no lacing, after 1 minute a thin layer of foam remains covering the surface and clinging slightly to the sides of the glass. Nothing special here, seen far worse though.

S- aroma is dominated by pumpkin and allspice, hits of clove and maybe a little biscuit like. Mainly lots of pumpkin! Smells dead on here.

T- taste is an exact copy of the smell, lots of pumpkin and spices. No hops to speak of which is acceptable for this beer, but also no malt to carry the flavor. The overall flavor of the beer is a flash in the pan followed by a hint of chemically aftertaste. The aftertaste subsides after a number of sips and doesn't really detract from the beer. The pumpkin does seem more like artificial flavoring than real pumpkin but again I have had far worse pumpkin beers.

M- mothfeel is thin and fizzy but its got more viscosity to it than your standard macro light lager. Could be better.

O-overall not a bad beer, very session able pumpkin beer if you wanted to make a fall evening of it. Not up to the par of punkin or pumking or my personal favorite weyerbacher imperial pumpkin but it has its place in anyone's harvest season lineup.

Fieldzy27, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ConradKenney, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Kerne
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Kerne, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of HideYaBeer
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

HideYaBeer, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I loaded up on pumpkin beers, mostly bottles, at The Friendly Greek when they began putting them out so that I would have enough to last me this year. Yay, Fall!

My pour created two fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep-copper (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity, of which any self-respecting pumpkin would be proud. Nose was redolent with cinnamon, especially. There were undoubtedly other spices lingering, but cinnamon was prevalent. Mouthfeel was creamy, but the taste was a little heavy-handed on the cinnamon. I felt like I had a stick of Big Red gum in my mouth! I want more than just cinnamon from my pumpkin. As I drank, great lacing began to appear, but I was still being overwhelmed by cinnamon. Finish was dry, but I just wasn't feeling this pumpkin. Sorry, fellas.

woodychandler, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

ncstateplaya, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

redfox405, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bpfrush, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

nyyfanatic213, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.91/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

KTCamm, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: a amber lager with some head on the pour, which isn't going away too quickly. This is pretty much what i'd expect from a pumpkin ale.

Smell: bits of spice and pumpkin on the smell, but this smells more like a beer than a flavored beer. But you cannot ignore the pumpkin and spices.

Taste: This is a very neutral tasting beer. You taste the spices right off the bat and a bitter pumpkin taste towards the end. But this doesn't have much to it, sort of bland.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation with a light thickness beer. I can't complain about this.

Overall: Everything about this beer is okay, but nothing really stands out to me.

Fergyx825, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

RogerSterling, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dan728, Oct 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Drew88, Oct 23, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

John_Squires, Oct 22, 2013
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.