Blue Point Pale Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An IPA for none IPA drinkers. It's a beer with IPA notes that build and vanish into smoothness.

Taste Rating in Words: It's like the "life of the party friend" that sneaks into the party and leave before you have a chance to greet them.

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Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCad
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: slightly-hazy, and golden blonde. Thin white head and no lacing.

S: Very hop-forward, but sweet and caramel smelling in the background. Mild overall, smells more hoppy then it is.

T: Some-what plain and malt-centered. Strong bitterness at the end, but nothing that highlights the flavors of the hops.

F: Thin and bubbly. Mild-moderate body,

O: Not my favorite, but not horrible. Bitter-sweet, but more on the bitter side--but does not highlight the hop flavor as much as it could. Kind of a middle-of-the-line APA. Not bad, but not great either.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moodenba
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted for this review in early 2016 from 22 oz bottle. The review also takes into account regular sampling of brewery-filled growlers.

This ale reminds me of the classic US Ales that survived into the 70's. I'm thinking about Ballantine Ale (the Falstaff 70's version was OK), McSorleys ( excellent as brewed by Ortlieb), and Yuengling Lord Chesterfield (I think it was better then, and only 1.39 a sixpack). BP Pale Ale is just a shade darker than a lager and has a balanced moderate hoppy flavor with a reasonable alcohol content. This is the beer I drink most often. I try to pick up a growler at the brewery. I like the taste from the growler, initial pour down to the flat last glass.

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Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper with some golden highlights, mild white foam head, hazy. Aroma is hoppy and malty, very well balanced. Taste is right for the style, malty and hoppy, balanced and friendly. Medium body with medium carbonation. Excellent APA.

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Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hasher
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L drank from the bottle.
S smelled better than it tasted, some vanilla hints
T in your face bitter aftertaste
F plenty of carbonation, not bad at first
O if I didn't know I'd guess it were a below average IPA. Won't seek this out.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zinklesmesh
2.02/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Maybe I got a bad one, but this beer tastes the way cleaning products smell. It's more like an IPA than a pale ale, with way too much hop bitterness without any redeeming flavor. It just hits with a nasty, chemical bitterness. I ended up pouring the rest of it down the drain.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greencovesteve
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Disappointed, bland and earthy, perhaps a bad batch

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; copper colored; < 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: a little skunky; earthy; citrusy;

T: a metallic grapefruit flavor all the way through with some caramel in the background; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: this was a fresh keg poured through clean lines, so I'm not sure why there was a skunky aroma; the metallic character in the flavor was also a minus for me;

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Swift989
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent two-finger head. The liquid is mildly hazy with a light gold color. Fluffy ring lace after the first sip. Afterward, plenty of streaks on the glass.

Traditional pale ale aroma--neutral pale malt and relatively mild, balancing hop to the nose.

Pleasant start to the flavor with soft, lighter malt. The hop is quite strong for the style, although it isn't complicated. The body and carbonation is fairly predictable.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of xungmound98
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Blue Point Pale Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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