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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: 274
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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 DapperGrowler

District of Columbia

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I tried this beer at a Pumpkin beer night at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown, DC along with other pumpkin beers.

A: The beer amber in color with a small head and light lacing.

S: Smelt like pumpkin pie (and not in an overpowering way) there was a balance of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

T: More subtle then the smell; A light malt taste on the front and some pumpkin on the back.

M: did not have much of a body feel.

O: This was a good pumpkin beer, but I don’t know if it was one of my favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 16:39:53 | More by DapperGrowler
Photo of sinibomber


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-19-2012 03:04:09 | More by sinibomber
Photo of DarthKostrizer


2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Alucard4 for sharing

Look: Amber in color and translucent. 1/4 inch head and no retention

Smell: Very little nose here but there is a bit of all spice cinnamon and pumpkin very weak

Taste: Copious amounts of pumpkin to the point where it is too much

Mouthfeel: Thin and mildly carbonated

Overall: Not a fan of this one much like most pumpkin beers but this one is just too much

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 22:43:46 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of Codytucker13

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

01-06-2012 03:32:25 | More by Codytucker13
Photo of AwesomeSara

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-21-2011 20:21:48 | More by AwesomeSara
Photo of HumphreyLee


5/5  rDev +49.3%

12-14-2011 07:49:28 | More by HumphreyLee
Photo of koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-26-2011 05:02:14 | More by koopa
Photo of vicsju1991


4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-21-2011 20:47:33 | More by vicsju1991
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-20-2011 18:49:25 | More by DoctorB2B
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-17-2011 13:48:35 | More by chcfan
Photo of cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-17-2011 05:20:23 | More by cestlavie
Photo of jrutigs

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +49.3%

11-15-2011 23:18:50 | More by jrutigs
Photo of shatnerosmotic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-15-2011 04:52:34 | More by shatnerosmotic
Photo of BeefyMee


2.88/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 23:02:25 | More by BeefyMee
Photo of JizackFH

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a nice orangish copper color. It has a fluffy 2-figner white head on it. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose starts off with some bready malt. There is some pumpkin and fall spice aromas, like cinnamon and nutmeg. There is also a small hop aroma and a bit of caramel.

T - The taste starts with some toasted malt and fall spices. There is some light pumpkin and mild hop flavor. There are also some notes of caramel and a bit of earthiness. The finish leaves some lingering spice and mild hop flavor.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a smooth feel to it. There is some tingling from the spice and a mild hop bitterness.

O - This has good drinkability. It is smooth and I could have a few of these over the course of an evening. Overall, I think this is a pretty good pumpkin ale. I would drink this again. It definitely isn't the best I have come across, but I still think it's worthy.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 15:24:49 | More by JizackFH
Photo of JohnnyChicago


3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blue Point shaker pint.

A: Lively orange pour with sparkling bubbles forming a slowly fading off-white head.

S: So they're going for the pumpkin pie theme here. OK, well, its got the pumpkin and spice down. Hops are present as well and a bit of a greenish vegetal smell.

T: Spices are a little harsh and overwhelm the pumpkin flavour. Earthy hops jump in at the wrong moments and upset the balance.

D: Eh, its not undrinkable, but its balance is a bit off and the actual pumpkin flavour is minimal.

Overall: Straight average pumpkin beer. Its certainly not the worse, and not among the best either. I could have another of these, but I wouldn't if there were other options available.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 16:26:57 | More by JohnnyChicago
Photo of GallowsThief


3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Slightly cloudy golden pour with a finger of stark white foamy head.

S – Pumpkin spice all the way. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Nice aroma.

T – Taste is not nearly as robust as the smell would make you think. Pumpkin spices are not very strong and taste a bit canned. Its not unpleasant but I have had much better. Light allspice flavor with nutmeg.

M – Light to medium mouthfeel. Fairly crisp carbonation.

O – Its average at best and the flavors are much lighter then I expected. There are far better seek them out.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:44:24 | More by GallowsThief
Photo of Kegatron


3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 19:33:01 | More by Kegatron
Photo of StArnoldFest2010


4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I may not be the "been everywhere and tasted the best there is" guy, but I know good beer. This one was pleasantly surprising! It has good balance and no real bitterness. The spices and pumpkin blend well. Just a slightly sweet aftertaste. Orange in color and medium heading. Very light lacing on glass. Very drinkable as a session beer! You don't feel like you drank a pumpkin pie or a plate of vegetables like some pumkin beers. I want more of this one!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 18:10:35 | More by StArnoldFest2010
Photo of TheGordianKnot


2.6/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks sidebordz for this one! Poured into nonic pint...

A- Very clear, copper color. Pours a giant cloud of fluffy, rocky foam. Laces nicely as it falls back into the beer.

S- Light bready aroma. Has a minimal pumpkin smell, perhaps some allspice. Toffee sweetness. Overall not enough there

T/M- Pumpkin comes off fake; somewhat of a rubbery flavor. It has some fruity esters in the background that clash with the overall sweet and malty profile. Mouthfeel is medium, again with the lackluster carbonation I got in the last pumpkin beer. Liquid just feels almost still.

O- Another below average pumpkin ale. Maybe I spoil myself all season with the greats I have around like Schlafly, because this is maybe mediocre. Glad I got to try though, I love me some pumpkin ale

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 14:58:06 | More by TheGordianKnot
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 21:26:52 | More by Billolick
Photo of nimrod979


2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:08:45 | More by nimrod979
Photo of DMXLOX22


3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz. Bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Dark copper brown with a nice half inch of white head. Very plain, but good for a beer in this category.

Smell: Nicely aroma of spice and malts. Also possible cinnamon?

Taste: Goes down a bit harsh, but has a nice combination of spices and caramel flavoring. Very interesting flavors and actually quite good.

Mouthfeel: has a nice body, but nothing that really jumps into my grill and makes me want more and more. Has a slight flavor of pumpkin, but the flavor seems overpowered by the spices added in.

Final Thought: Very good attempt at a pumpkin beer, but is actually just a mesh of different spices thrown in. Actually is harsh if you suffer from acid reflex. I would recommend a anti-acid before sipping this brew. Something I don't think I will try again by choice. If your getting into the pumpkin/octoberfest beers, I would let you try this. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 01:03:27 | More by DMXLOX22
Photo of BeerImmediately


2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz into pint glass.

Pours with a decent, creamy off-white head over a fairly clear amber body. Touch of carbonation flowing up.

Aromas contain the traditional pumpkin and spice (both in muted form) but also accompanied by a tangy citrus hop quality. Clove may be the predominant spice.

Low to moderate body. Flavors include clove, nutmeg, pumpkin, and lemon rhind. As it warms, I picked up on some cinnamon, carrot, and flat 7-Up as well. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp, with a nice level of carbonation... cleanses the palate pretty well, but not representative of the style.

Not one of my favorites, and strangely similar to Shock Top's Wheat Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 02:12:21 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 15:40:14 | More by DavidSeanNJ
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.