Blue Point Pale Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Pale AleBlue Point Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.72/5
197 Ratings
Blue Point Pale AleBlue Point Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,497
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
197
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of BlackBearForge
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Point Pale Ale is quite a nice looking beer in the glass, crystal clear coppery yellow, very light in color, with a dense two finger head that leaves a thick creamy coating of dense curtains on the side of the glass. After it falls it maintains a layer about a 1/16" on the surface for the entire time in the glass.

The aroma is very fresh with a nice grassy hoppiness, somewhat lemony citrus in character.

The flavor is bright and very hoppy, being lemon and grapefruit with a fresh baked bready pale malt hanging out in the background. Bitterness is present up front but fades a tad in the finish with the malt bringing up a nice balance with a bit of sweetness. Warming takes the edge off the initial bitterness and blends the hop and malt flavors nicely.

The mouthfeel is on the medium end of light, very smooth and cripsly carbonated with the carbonation lending a nice touch of creaminess as well.

Overall a very crisp and drinkable pale ale, definitely American in character with a slew of American style hops.

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Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HopGrazer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is orange colored with a thin white cap. The aroma brings some light citrus with undertones of malt. The flavor offers biscuits, bread, toast, malt with citrus notes and a light dose of hops. The body is thin, but not too, with very low carbonation, due to the serving medium. Smooth and creamy, as is expected with a cask ale. Low alcohol and smooth feel on the palate makes for easy drinking. I have a soft spot for a good cask ale. This was pretty tasty.

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Photo of discdueler
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ceberly
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of neil2me
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jen-P
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Extremely fresh draft pour served in a pint glass. Sampled 8/30/10. (Review from an enormous backlog of notes.)

A: Served with a finger and a half of off-white foamy head. Excellent retention and promising lacing. The body is light pale copper orange, but it's not a particularly attractive color. There is little activity inside the glass in the way of visible carbonation. Lacing turns out to be fair only, sticking in partial sheets which slide back down as the drinking continues.

S: The nose puts forth aromas of peach and orange with light grapefruit not far behind. Very citrusy and hop forward. Malts of bread, biscuits and light caramel.

T: Taste follows the nose closely. Slight lack of depth of flavor but it opens up well as the beer warms. Still the malt foundation could (and probably should) be a little beefier. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter for an APA.

M: Medium-light body and perhaps a touch thin. Fizzy carbonation helps to improve the mouthfeel but it still needs some work.

D: At a bar with a killer taplist, I asked the bartender to give me a glass of "the sleeper on the menu" and this is what was served. Very nice brew with a great nose. Despite a few flaws, this beer had enough redeeming qualities to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler purchased about 20 mins from the brewery, consume before date of 9/28. Pours golden amber, clear, with a snow white head, showing good retention and leaving lovely lacing. Nose is full of lime, grapefruit and light malt. This is a tasty pale ale, perfect for hot summer days, its thirst quenching, crisp and pleasingly hoppy. Citric,floral and lightly oily. Nice job here by Blue Pt. Seek out their growlers, fine suds.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened this one with dinner last night as I was in the mood for something light. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 11/01/2010.

The pour was a nice medium amber in color with a very clear body that really shows off the carbonation wonderfully. A nice head of white rises to the top and reaches to about two inches before settling back down with some nice lacing in the glass.

Aroma is light hops, lemon, grapefruit mixed in with a chewy and herbal note that brings some nice balance to the profile. Malts start to mix in quickly now as the profile turns more toward a well balanced pale ale. Crisp and very clean feel here as it should be with a very refreshing and light touch. Crisp hops make their presence known up front with a quick hit before they fall back and some nice bready and grain notes start to come to the surface and show themselves off quite nicely. Smooth and clean finish leaves a touch of buttery flavor and light pine on the palate.

Overall a very session able and well done pale. Nothing really out of the ordinary, just very nicely done.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a nice fluffy, rocky, creamy white looking head and loads of carbonation. Nice clear, bright gold color.

S - Not much aroma, smells grainy and crisp with cracker-like malt and mild lemon rind. Honestly, this smells more like a lager to me. (I must be missing something somewhere.)

T - Crackery malt, light caramel, delicate floral and pine hopping in the nose. Has a light lemon aftertaste with floral character that coats the mouth.

M - Light body, crisp, and finishes semi-dry.

D - Session beer.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. Pours a translucent light orange color with a thin head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is hoppy. Citrusy and floral. Taste is a nice mix of bitterness and floral hops. Not as much citrus as I thought there would be. Bitter aftertaste. This is one crisp and refreshing hoppy beer. A bit thin, but it is a perfect summer brew. For $3.99 you get a full flavor, nice amount of hops and great drinkability. I'll be on the lookout for this one again when summer hits.

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Photo of cavedave
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice pour, almost clear pale gold, topped briefly by a one finger head of off-white foam. Decent lace on glass.

Nice nose. I like citrus forward, and this is nicely effervescent orange/grapefruit, joined by a lighter complement of neutral sweet, hints of yeast tart and floral hop, really delicious. Though it is citrus forward it is a well balanced medium aroma.

This is a nice attempt at being very hoppy, like many other boundary pushers nowadays, yet with more pale malty flavors, yet with a different taste profile. This translates to a beer that has a tart in the sweet, nice actually, and a different sort of herbal feel to the bitter which comes in at finish. Add a sort of lemony lasting resinous flavor, and you have the picture. A couple ounces in I had felt it didn't work, but ten ounces in my palate is starting to enjoy this different take on a pale. As it warms the flavors begin to work even more.

Low carb. for a pale, which I like, nice resinous feel, light/medium bodied, and above average finish. Could stand a bit more body.

Drinkabillity is merely near average when compared to other more interesting, more delicious, and more complex PA's Americans are blessed to easily be able to get.

Impression: Glad I tried this. Though I scored it B+ it is a good, cost effective PA, a victim of comparison with even better ones, scoring-wise. Will certainly get again.

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Photo of Litterbean
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with a frothy, fluffy head. Good amount of lace sticking to the glass.

Real fruity smell. A wonderful bouquet of fruits (orange and lemon) and some sweeter, syrupy aromas from the malts.

Taste is very hoppy. Oranges and other citrus fruits are prominent. It isn't overhopped though, as this is a relatively smooth and still sweet brew. Very smooth on the intake, medium body, and highly drinkable.

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Photo of robhunta
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear golden orange with 1 finger of thick head. Head retention is great.

S - citrusy hops, very nice hops aromas, not much malt scents.

T - pale malt and citrus and bitter hops are the basic flavors.

M - crisp, clean, refreshing, a bit dry.

D - Highly drinkable, not terribly complex, but a great pale ale.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of david18
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer i was surprised to see not on Beer Advocate. It had that label type that many fresh hop beers have; very green, very new looking, very inviting. Color is similar to a lager and, like a lager, it is very clear. There's a very clean bitterness to this. Hits hard on the tongue but doesn't stick around for too long. Aroma is a little light but overall this is a very good beer.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: This pours a nearly clear copper-gold color with great visible carbonation and a nice white head that forms some good lacing.

S: Smells of lemon, citrus, flowery and tropical fruit hops, with just some sweet, bready malt.

T: Follows the nose, although the majority of the hop presence in the flavor is manifested as bitterness, with the citrus and pine more subtle. There is also some pilsner malt character which, while acceptable for style, would not be my preference here. Hang is a not-unpleasant bitterness that last for a few beats.

M: Relatively heavily carbonated and a fairly light mouthfeel, even for style.

O: This is a pretty good APA. Not best in class or anything, but for only a few bucks for the bomber, I could certainly be drinking another one. Recommended to give it a try.

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Photo of Matt1516
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a nonic. The "extremely fresh" label worried me because my American buddy took some time getting this to me.

Pours up cloudy golden (not quite the copper-blush" advertised on label. Full of yeasty hop smell and sudsy head.

Medium malts. Lots of floral and citrus notes (esp. grapefruit) with pine resin - beautifully hopped too I might add.

A bit puckering and astringent on the finish. Very sessionable.

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Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear dark golden color with a nice head that leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Unusual aroma, almost smells like a pilsner with a noble hop component

Taste: Starts out rather biscuity and slightly sweet; after the swallow a piney, but sweet bitterness kicks in and both flavors accelerate through the finish

Mouthfeel: Just a bit light of medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Very enjoyable; a terrific session beer

Thanks, plaid75

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Blue Point Pale Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 197 ratings
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