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Blue Point Spring Fling | Blue Point Brewing Company

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3.53/5
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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): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lehows on 03-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,120
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
314
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
53
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HiWire
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper with 1/2 finger head with decent retention. Smells mildy hoppy and malty. Tastes earthy, malty, and bitter. Good mouthfeel. Feels bland overall.

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Photo of Maryobeerian
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.37/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- The ale poured an awesome darker red brown copper with no haze detectable. Looked like a great copper/amber ale.
Smell- Like they said, it is a hoppy copper ale, so nothing too suprising; you get a deep smell of malts and that hint of citrus hops at the end.
Taste- has a bit of that biscut character supplimented with sweet malt flavor. The hops taste of a subdued citrus and leaving just a hint of bitterness in your mouth. As it got warmer a hint of spicyness came out at the end.
Feel- It feels like a medium bodied and medium carbonated ale. very nice, not too thin not too thick.

Overall- This was a great buy, would easliy drink this ale any day. The hoppy flavor of this ale makes it stand out against other copper ales that I have had before. I have been on a IPA binge lately and this ale really hit the spot with it's sweet malt character and slight bitter bite of hops at the end.

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Photo of Psg5062
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mwalkey01
4.73/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GearHaiku
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light, refreshing, tasty...only drawback was significant particulate in the bottom of the bottle.

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

Photo of dsshuck
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Blue Point Spring Fling | Blue Point Brewing Company, served on tap at Kate's Place Wine Bar and Eatery in Louisville, OH. Served in a mug this brew's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with lateral lacing, and a clear deep amber body.

I smell pine and citrus hops with a solid biscuit malt backbone.

Tastes like much of the aforementioned elements. All in a very good balance and an easy-drinker.

The mouthfeel I'm getting with this beer is light and refreshing. Mild carbonation here.

Overall, I'll rate Blue Point Spring Fling | Blue Point Brewing Company with an overall 4.75. Perhaps it was better since I enjoyed on tap, but still a very solid APA regardless. Give this a whirl when you're in a hoppy kinda mood.

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Photo of psweendogg
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of maddogruss
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -7.9%
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 -0.6%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeggutor
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 TheDogHouse
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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