Blue Point Pumpkin Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
10-16-2013 17:17:52 | More by Calypso
3.13/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
10-12-2013 00:46:09 | More by Darkmagus82
2.56/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
10-10-2013 20:09:07 | More by mitch3114
3.13/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
10-07-2013 23:30:10 | More by stckhndlr
3.56/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
10-05-2013 21:43:51 | More by Georgiabeer
3.24/5 rDev -3%
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.
10-04-2013 01:20:27 | More by Kooz
3.76/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
10-02-2013 23:21:32 | More by plaid75
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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