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Blue Point Spring Fling | Blue Point Brewing Company

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314 Ratings
Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lehows on 03-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,184
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
314
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled version is brand new for Spring '09
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned to a layer which left some spotty lacing.

S - balanced aroma of malt and grassy hops.

T - once again the balance of sweet malt and bitter hops is fairly well maintained throughout.

F - light/medium bodied with a clean, crisp feel.

D - very easy to drink a few of these.

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Photo of plowe70
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DIM
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a clear golden amber color. It was served to me with a small white head that quickly faded.

s: Some sweet caramel malts and a nice blast of lemony/pine forest hops.

t: The hops had the strongest lemon flavor I've found in a beer. They had a peppery quality as well. Some mild malt sweetness provided some balance.

m: Crisp and well carbonated.

d: This was perfect after a long hot bike ride. If I see it again I'll certainly have another.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper color with a small white head that left little to no lacing.
Smell is slightly malty and some grass.
Taste is much better than I expected for something called a Spring Ale. I was expecting something light. This has a nice balance of malt and hops. Makes for a nice drinkable pale ale.

This one makes for a good session beer, very drinkable.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Autumn brown tinted amber color and sports a white tufted head. Said tuft never diminishes and rides all the way down to glass bottom. Leaves lace lines like tiger stripes. Not all the bottles looked this great.

Balanced and inviting aroma: coppery, toasted malt with a subtle hop spice. Mildy citrus. Tastes like it smells and again has a perfect hop/malt balance. Bitter, lingering finish. Creamy body with the perfect amount of carbonation.

One of my favorite Blue Points. There's a lot of things that could be better or push the beer in one direction or the other but there's nothing flawed about it either. Just a solid brew.

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Photo of Dur921
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cdrinkwine
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

When they say copper, they really mean copper, as this one enters the glass in a swirl of deep rust and very red colors. A two finger head forms and retains like a champ, leaving great lacing of a very light tan color. The body of the beer is very clear, to the point that you could almost read a book through it. Spicy and lightly floral hops greet the nose and are supported by just a faint bit of caramel malts at the back end. Just a touch of pine can be detected in the middle.

Stronger than the scent would allude to, the hops burst onto the tongue first in a moderate bitterness comprised of mostly pine and cedar with light floral notes mixed in as well. The initial, woody burst of bitterness is followed by the red malts in the middle of the drink, balancing with just a touch of light sweetness and the smallest hint of brown sugar. The hops turn spicy and then light floral at the end, kind of fading away as the beer leaves the tongue. Lingering flavor is primarily of moderately bitter cedar. On the palate, this is light, easy drinking, and highly carbonated. Basically, the feel of this one is a cross between red ale and IPA, with it being aggressive enough for an IPA and almost as smooth as a red.

Overall, I like the name Spring Fling for this beer because it does really feel like a good fit for early spring. The hops bitterness is there for the warmer weather that is coming, but there is still that touch of darker malts to keep the warming sensation you need for the winter. This is definitely a session beer that is making me long for the spring with the snow that is currently on the ground.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper with a thick head of good foam and sticky lace. Nose is malty with a soft fruity tone. Flavour is quite dry with a big grainy presence with barely a hint of toasted grain. Light hop bitterness in the back with a barely there herbal touch. Very clean and fairly light. Extremely drinkable, session brew.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Rich malt nose with traces of skunk that dissipates upon swirling the glass.
Pours brilliant copper amber under a 1' white foam cap that provides rich lace.
Provides a very creamy palate with spice, nuts and some biscuit.
Medium to medium low carbonation, medium body.

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this at Nail Creek in Utica on 7/2/11.

This beer is amber in color with a very slight haze. A white head recedes to one finger and stays there, proceeding to drop lacing in pretty sticky patches.
The aroma offers pine, floral, and light citrus hops notes with a balance good caramel and toffee malts notes. Grains linger softly in the background.
The taste follows the aroma, but with a bit of tartness like green apple skin. Biterness is ample, biting without being bracing.
Carbonation is moderate. Crispness is up front and, while this gets fairly smooth, crisp is the word here.
I'm glad I got to try this while I was out east. A very nice beer.

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Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of disruptor32
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of lehows
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Farmer Bar in Cutchogue, LI. Poured an amber color with a small white head, and left some good lacing on the glass. Nice aromas of lemony hops and some mild grain, very clean smelling. Taste was much of the same with a refreshing tart hoppiness dominating the palate and a decent display of mild malt too. Very drinkable and a good spring beer, refreshing enough to quench the thirst but just enough malt in there to remind you its not yet summer. Paired well with some chopped BBQ bisket. Get it while it lasts!

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber with an inch of head. Nice.
S - Wheat malts and slight grassy lager smell
T - Slight bitter with hops and malts present.
M - Bitter yet not unpleasant. Good pale ale.
D - Meh I really can't buy this other than the variety so if PA six packs laws don't change I may see another variety case in the future. Pretty good overall.

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Photo of Andrew99
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bsanderson323
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyJ777
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of wtighe03
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of johnlinc
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jschwamb
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 314 ratings
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