Golden Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 04-18-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by edthered413:
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very light ale available during the early fall. The rumor is that this is the Summer Ale repackaged and offered later into the year. I have never seen this in a bottle, so it may just be an outlet to unload any leftover stock. It is a very good ale, so I have no problem with that.

The appearance is a nice straw color, well carbonated, with a finger's worth of head and decent retention and lacing.

The smell is a light and airy aroma. I detect an obvious hop presence, but also slight traces of lemon, coriander and grass.

The flavor is light and refreshing, but a bit spicy as well. It is a very versatile beer flavor-wise, which is why it can bridge the gap between summer and fall.

The mouthfeel is refreshing and crisp, yet full. The spices certainly leave a sensation on the tongue, but this ale washes down cleanly.

A very drinkable ale. Not as hoppy as your typical APA, but a perfect summer/early fall beer.

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Photo of david18
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of BBM
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a friend's house. I had never heard of this ale, but apparently it was on special. It's possible it is a rebranding of the Summer Ale, as plaid stated. The beer lives up to it's name, as it pours a clear golden color with a sudsy white head. Aroma is faint, perhaps of fruit and mild spices.

The taste is fairly unique. There is a taste of fruit up front, and then full-on spices with a certain mustiness to it that isn't unpleasant. There's a small hop character and bitterness to the finish. It's not as juicy or citrusy as the Summer Ale, that's for sure. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. It's a solid brew, quite sessionable. Almost more of a blonde ale than an APA though.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stopped by the brewery to nab a shirt for a BIF. Few ounce pour. Beer had nice golden color and had a mostly malty with a touch of citric smell. Much like the nose, the flavor was malted and earthy with a hint of citric lemon. Classic pale ale, great sessiom beer.

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3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So I purchased a growler at Whole Foods on Saturday, and the tap said Blue Point Double Blond...a beer a have had on tap and enjoyed...I got it home and it was nothing like what I drank before...I called the store and they were like "oh yeah.,..that keg kicked last night, and we put the Golden Ale on." Needless to say I wouldn't have purchased this beer knowingly.

A-Pours a bright golden color, with a minimal white head.
S-Clean, and grainy...light malts, and a hint of corn....a bit of sweetness, and crisp hops.
T/M/D-Not too exciting, but a decent enough golden ale. Light grainy sweetness...not nearly as hopped as a pale ale, but I wouldn't expect a golden ale to be that hoppy....Crisp clean hops that create a nice finish. Honestly I was pretty angry to get home and have a growler of something that resembled a macro lager....when I thought is was going to be the Double blonde...but knowing what it is it is not so bad...I guess it is a good beer to introduce craft beer to marco drinker with. I can't say that I would buy this beer on purpose though.

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Photo of SkunkWorks
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Blue Point Brewery. Served in an Irish pint glass. I'm not sure why this is labeled a APA and not a Blonde, but that's just me.

Look: straw colored, thick, lively head with a decent amount of retention and lacing. Its also a bit hazy.

Smell: a bit of hops but not a whole lot, lots of pale malt also. Nothing particularly exciting.

Taste: follows the nose. A bit of spicy hop, pale malt, some lemon, but quite simple in general.

Feel: thin in body, crisp, lively carbonation, refreshing.

Drink: easily a sessionable beer, which seems to be what this is meant to be.

Over all, this might score higher if it were a type of blonde but as an APA, this falls short in the hops department. I understand that hops in an APA aren't supposed to be so in your face in an APA but I'd still like to taste them. I'd say "Maybe this isn't fresh since the hops are so light" but it was on tap from a freshly tapped keg at the brewery, so if they are serving old kegs they have only themselves to blame. This is okay but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Golden Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 8 ratings