Blue Point Spring Fling | Blue Point Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by lehows on 03-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
314
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of Icemann383
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maddogruss
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pours reddish, copper gold body with small white head with decent retention and lacing
S: earthy, dry hop notes with toffee notes
T: bitter, earthy hop notes with a very subtle burnt caramel undertones in the aftertaste
M: medium bodied and fairly smooth
D: ok M&T combo; ok drinking beer

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear coppery darker golden color with off-white head. Floral notes, citrus, and a little malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more floral hop tones, but not to be outdone by a balancing malty backbone.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Blue Point pint glass bottled on 1/25/16. Pours a very attractive light amber red, minimal head because the bartender tilted the glass and destroyed any head and lace it should have had.

Smell is pine, pepper spice, biscuit, caramel, earthy hops, and some grapefruit.

Taste follows pine and some lively hops maybe tangerine upfront and caramel biscuit, and grapefruit on the back end.

Mouthfeel is less than medium, with plenty of life, a little dry for sure, and easy enough drinking for sure.

Overall a lager esk pale ale, not to shabby.

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

Photo of Exeggutor
3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
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 TheDogHouse
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 14, 2015

Copper-amber pour with a modest, long lasting off-white head.

Nice sweet caramel malty notes on the nose along with a low hop profile and maybe a touch of peat moss or tobacco

Medium body.

Better than average roasted malt taste with a modest bitter and dry finish. A pretty good copper ale overall.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slow pouredInto a challis with an an awesome Amber color, a ton of carbonation, and a head that sticks to the edges of the glass. Smell is sweet and full of wheat; very enjoyable. Taste is good pale ale meets summer ale with some wheat influence. Not what I expected but very good.

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Photo of plowe70
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of grahuba
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coopdog1000
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersacrossamerica
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Used to like this a lot more - not sure if my tastes have changed, or it has. Either way, this is still a decent Spring Copper Ale, but there is nothing special about it.

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Photo of Eman17
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justindemino
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drews240
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dur921
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cdrinkwine
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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