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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
77
okay

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Mikel772

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.4%

10-12-2013 23:43:27 | More by Mikel772
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 00:46:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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jacwomyn

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

10-11-2013 21:57:24 | More by jacwomyn
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mobrockman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

10-11-2013 01:14:38 | More by mobrockman
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AmishRockstar

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-10-2013 23:30:40 | More by AmishRockstar
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mitch3114

New York

2.56/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 20:09:07 | More by mitch3114
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

10-08-2013 12:35:42 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:30:10 | More by stckhndlr
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-06-2013 17:29:17 | More by mfigueroa713
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-06-2013 14:39:01 | More by Morey
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jdash3d

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-05-2013 21:50:50 | More by jdash3d
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 21:43:51 | More by Georgiabeer
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -10.4%

10-04-2013 18:40:53 | More by ROGUE16
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Kooz

New York

3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:20:27 | More by Kooz
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plaid75

New York

3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 23:21:32 | More by plaid75
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JLapadura

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

09-27-2013 02:16:41 | More by JLapadura
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-26-2013 19:13:38 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-23-2013 17:32:57 | More by AngusOg
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DeeMalloy

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-22-2013 03:16:19 | More by DeeMalloy
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JHendu

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-22-2013 00:01:55 | More by JHendu
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patti13

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

09-21-2013 18:26:46 | More by patti13
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-21-2013 00:47:41 | More by Amedlin18
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longisland1983

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

09-20-2013 04:28:04 | More by longisland1983
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-20-2013 01:58:13 | More by rfgetz
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Roland45s

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-18-2013 13:50:18 | More by Roland45s
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.