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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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BA SCORE
76
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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gmann on 09-11-2010)
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Photo of bigaddy
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

bigaddy, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of BColton1
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

BColton1, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of billybob
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

billybob, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of CrispyFL
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

CrispyFL, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of dbochman
3/5  rDev -9.9%

dbochman, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Calypso
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Clear copper, two fingers of bubbly off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving almost no lacing.
S - Nutmeg, cloves, allspice. It smells like pumpkin pie.
T - Cloves, cloves, cloves. Too much cloves. Once you get past the overwhelming spiciness of the cloves, there's hints of malt and pumpkin. Did I mention cloves?
M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Pleasant.
O - An interesting beer, but they went too over the top with the spices and not enough with the pumpkin. I would not order this again.

Calypso, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of tjsmith910
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

tjsmith910, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Khutso
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Khutso, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3/5  rDev -9.9%

outoffocus, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Mikel772
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Mikel772, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep copper orange color with a tiny just off white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is quite light overall. It consists of smells of a roasted pumpkin with notes of pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice) mixed within. Along with these aromas there are some smells of a caramel nature as well as a tiny amount of a bready smell with all the aromas producing a light pumpkin pie smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a lighter roasted pumpkin taste with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg upfront. From the start, the taste has a decent level of brown sugar and caramel sweetness as well as some light bready tastes. The sweeter flavors begin fading a bit more toward the middle with the taste with the pumpkin becoming slightly stronger and more roasted as the taste moves on. While the roasted flavors increase, so too do the spice flavors with more cinnamon and nutmeg coming to the tongue and a newly tasted clove flavor joining the other spices. In the end the mix of flavors produces a very cinnimony and nutmegy but lightly roasted pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of it’s thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A slightly thicker body and lower carbonation may have been better for the roasted pumpkin flavors, but with that said, the medium body and higher carbonation did help calm the already big cinnamon and nutmeg flavors, so overall the feel fit the flavor profile alright.

Overall – An alright pumpkin beer but a little too spice heavy for the sweet and pumpkin flavors. Ok, but nothing super exceptional.

Darkmagus82, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jacwomyn
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

jacwomyn, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of mobrockman
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

mobrockman, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of AmishRockstar
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

AmishRockstar, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of mitch3114
2.56/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured bottle into glass

A- golden amber with a bit of a darker orange hue. Very little off-white head that didnt stick around very long. Doesn't seem to be much carbonation.

S- some brown sugar, pumpkin pie spices (allspice, clove, cinnamon) ginger. I am picking up a faint floral smell, probably from the spices.

T- a bit of malt and a faint hint of spices...in fact, all the flavors are just faint hints. This almost tastes like it's old. Perhaps this is last years batch that somehow made it this long without getting purchased.

M- This also makes me think this has been sitting around for awhile. It has very little carbonation and it's really light bodied and thin.

O- I have had some very good pumpkin ales this season, but this is simply not one of them. I think it's the worst. However, like I said, I think this may be old. If I see this again next year I may give it another chance.

mitch3114, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

BlackBelt5112203, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark amber color. Thick foamy head, a good 2 inches of it. Nice carbonation in this one too. Really looks good.

S- Sweet pumpkin flavor and malt. Good cinnamon spice in there. Subtle but really inviting.

T- Malty pumpkin and spice. The spice combined with a bit of hops makes for a slightly bitter finish.

M- Not as rounded as others but not too strong. A bit too carbonated but not too bad.

O- The feel of it could be a bit smoother and could have a bit more malt but the flavors are good and it’s definitely drinkable.

stckhndlr, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mfigueroa713
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mfigueroa713, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Morey, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of jdash3d
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jdash3d, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A serviceable pumpkin ale, but this is mostly pumpkin pie spice and no pumpkin. A little flaccid and tame in body, and needs a bit more oomph in the flavor department as well. It's certainly inoffensive, but it just seems to be lacking a bit. I finished my sixpack, but I won't be stocking up. On to something else.

Georgiabeer, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -9.9%

ROGUE16, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Kooz
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a nutty orange color with a white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Looks really appetizing.

Smells very nice. It's got an underlying pumpkin scent with some spices that pinch a little on first sniff.

Tastes good, but a little too bitter on the back end. The spices taste a bit burnt. But overall, it's just the right amount of sweetness up front, and there's a faint hint of pumpkin that's good.

The body is a bit weak. The aftertaste leaves something to be desired too.

This is an above average pumpkin. I enjoyed it and would have it again. Hopefully next year they work out the burnt spice issue.

Kooz, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured moderate caramel, spice and a bit of rindiness.

The taste consisted of a smooth crystal malt with moderate spice and a residual pumpkin flesh.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty pumpkin ale.

plaid75, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

JLapadura, Sep 27, 2013
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.