Blue Point Pumpkin Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Pumpkin AleBlue Point Pumpkin Ale

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Gmann on 09-11-2010)
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Photo of Drk93TT
4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at the wine palace... just to try out what they can do with a pumpkin ale.

A: Light brown- transparent orange with a pretty solid head.. very bubbly looking at frothy at the top.. impressive. Fades quickly though.. leaves little lacing

S: Right away hit with pumpkin and can smell the alcohol in there too

T: Taste the nutmeg and cinnamon right off the bat, a very sticky sweet flavor that comes in the beginning of the sip.

M: Surprisingly a crisp taste for the style, not overpowering at all.. which I actually like! A very solid feel.. sticky and has great carbonation

O: Very good indeed. Tastes like an ale with a splash of pumpkin and spice.. just like its supposed to! awesome. Its actually refreshing.. definitely the most refreshing pumpkin brew Ive had to date. Could even session this stuff ! haha.

Another Home-Run for an already impressive brewery with a nice balance of flavor in this one... definitely will pick up a sixer before the season ends. Great brew for fall porch chillin. ( ++ Picked up a six pack a couple days later)

Photo of Rojada1988
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
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 GFD400
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BlackBearForge
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light caramel amber in color, very very clear, with a decent white head that fades quickly leaving modest amounts of slippery lacing.

The aroma is of cooked pumpkin, faint pumpkin pie spiciness and lightly sweet malts.

This is one of the most balanced pumpkin beers I believe I have tried. The cooked pumpkin blends nicely with the pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, allspice and clove. Fortunatley the clove is on the mild side and the spices in general accentuate rather than overpower this ale. The malts are moderately sweet, lightly toasted and also balanced by a pleasant spicy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, smooth and a bit creamy.

I do believe after Dogfish Head Pumpkin this has become one of my favorite pumpkins. Pumpkin ales in general are very hit and miss but Blue Point has managed to brew a very balanced and tasty ale. I believe my scores will be higher than most but this pumpkin ale managed to hit the right buttons with me.

Photo of reynolds2121
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of serotoninronin
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of jdcollens
2.43/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured on tap at Walker's Coffee & Pub in Athens, GA on 9/11/12

Appearance: Pours a clear orange/copper tint with a steady head that yields some good lacing.

Smell: Some pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves), but very mild overall. Not much actual pumpkin scent going on here.

Taste: Wow. First impression is a tin can. The other reviewers are spot on here. As it fades, it leaves a lingering pumpkin taste, but this is clearly poorly-canned pumpkin pulp, not the real stuff or even the "good" canned stuff. The slight spice notes come through in the immediate fading of the dominant tin flavor, but overall, the metallic flavors dominate. It's not overly flavorful at all.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, it leaves a light coating on the tongue that fades relatively quickly. Not overly impressive, but better than water, I suppose.

Overall: I was not impressed with this brew. It's got a decent smell (though it's faint) and leaves a remarkable lacing on the glass. Other than that, it's a disappointment - not much flavor, but what's there is dominated by a metallic foretaste that fades (slowly) to a slight pumpkin pie spice and then a very faint aftertaste of poor-quality canned pumpkin. I wouldn't seek this one out again.

Photo of DarthTremens
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Lob
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of bgibson85
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Japple
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of alpinebryant
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear copper penny color with a bit of orange. Massive two plus finger head that left heavy lacing.

S: Aroma of pumpkin spices, a dry powdery cinnamon stands out and seems to be most prominent. Maybe a bit of clove as well.

T: The taste starts off with a solid metallic taste, mostly cinnamon in flavor, brown malt flavors, but wow, cinnamon really takes over. In conclusion, too much cinnamon / apple pie spice. I get the sense that the base beer is probably not so bad, but is completely overwhelmed with spices.

M: Medium in body with a mild carbonation on the tongue.

O: Overall, this could do better. It has a decently built body, which is a hurdle I have found in the pumpkin ales I enjoy to get over. After that, slightly metallic and overspiced, but one of the middle of the pack pumpkin ales that I have had this year.

Photo of Tom_Quartararo
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jameski07
2.1/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The first thing that hit my mouth was a tin or metallic taste that lingered and I could not shake. I love a good pumpkin but this beer had nothing that reminds me of a pumpkin. No taste, smell or gravity to boot up in my mouth. I'm hoping I got a bad pour but as it stands I can't touch this beer again. I don't like drinking metal.

Photo of HamGlade10
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of TCTrout
2.43/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A below-average pumpkin ale, with very little taste. Nothing notable here, especially with a 6% alcohol content (surprising for a malt).

The appearance is mildly desirable, but the "pumpkiny" smell is nearly nonexistent.

Overall, not a beer I would recommend to others.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, orange-copper body with a couple inches worth of foaming, near white head. Little splotches of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Moderate aroma of toasted pumpkin meats (and cautiously toasted malts) overlayed with spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Taste: Very little pumpkin flavor carrying over to the final flavor (not that it was simply oozing out in the nose). Lightly toasty malts, some powdered sugar embellishments. Scant estery hints. Cinnamon powder and a little early nutmeg. Sweetish, spicy through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: An acceptable, middle-of-the-road pumpkin ale that's not particularly memorable.

Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.