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Blue Point Spring Fling | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 118 | Ratings: 312
Photo of aerozeppl
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Mahars

A: Nice copper color with expected cask head. Quite a bit of lacing.

S: Not too much of a nose. Some citrus from the hops and a few notes of malt.

T: Very much a cask beer. Notes of wood from the cask as well as the hops. The malt is there but it compliments the beer in a weird way.

M: Cask carb. Nice solid light to med body.

D: Great session beer on cask. One of the better Blue Point cask offerings I have had.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Ro's Restaurant pint glass.

A: Poured a light copper color with great clarity and a lively stream of carbonation. Head is thin, creamy and white.

S: Smells slightly zesty and grainy, with a bit of lemongrass and herbal aromas.

T: Taste is a little sweet and metallic at first before grassy, bitter hops spread across the palate. Very lightly toasted caramel malt with a snappy, slightly acrid, clean hop finish.

M: Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and perhaps a bit too carbonated, or sharp.

D: Good to have a couple or throw in as a spacer brew on a hot day. I wouldn't pick up a 6 or 12-pack myself, but it's slightly creamy, light bitter and sessionable.

I was a little disappointed with the Spring Fling, as I've become a bit of a Blue Point fan over the last year or so. Just turned out to be sort of mediocre.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am back on the island for a few weeks and trying to catch up on the latest the isle and its environs have to offer. This is a little outdated but I don't get back much in the spring.

Pours a deep bronze color with a mighty fluffy head that falls down fast. Nice leftover lace though. The nose is hoppy with a bready, grassy tinge to it.

Plenty of flavor to this one. The hops are there with a citrus base and the malt counters with some biscuit and yeast notes. The mouthfeel lets me down a little bit with a thin texture that seems lore like a lager than an ale.

Solid, but probably better in March or April.

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Photo of bum732
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

S: Herbal, slightly resiny, slightly spicy, clean caramel malt

L: Burnt orange, white head that dissipates

T: Fresh almost floral malt followed by a mild herbal bitterness and then some dry caramel. Finishes fairly dry with some residual hoppiness.

M: Medium-thin body, medium-low carbonation

Malty, with some herbal hoppiness, similar to a vienna lager but obviously an ale. Interesting.

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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 dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz. bottle at cellar temp into pint glass. pours a crystal clear bronze copper color. small white head that lasted fairly long, pretty decent retention. a little bit of lacing. BA claims this as a pale ale, but it clearly says on the bottle copper ale and it tastes more like a copper/amber ale than a pale ale.

the smell is of some nice grainy malts and some citrus from the hops. not a whole lot going on in the aroma, but not too bad.

the taste is some delicious maltiness followed by a nice citrus bitter finish from the hops. very crisp and smooth, refreshing brew. very sessionable. light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: black pepper, lemon, a little metallic;

T: light caramel/toffee up front; lemon comes in mid-palate and brings some bitterness with it; light bitterness with a little metallic note on the finish;

M; medium bodied; medium to high carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: Blue Point calls this a copper ale; Beer Advocate calls it a pale ale; doesn't really match up will with either style; nothing memorable - the metallic note isn't a positive;

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Photo of albern
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly inoffensive uni-dimensional beer that is drinkable but not overly memorable. It is light to medium bodied, amber, clear, some lacing. the nose is very mild, some undefined maltiness. The head is off white and fairly creamy. The beer has some hop substance but is a bit tinny in the finish. There is a touch of roasted malts and amber type crystal malts. The problem is that this was sampled out of a plastic cup, so I will need to re-review it at a later point. For now, it is a slightly better than average beer.

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Photo of drtth
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear golden color with a ¼” white head that recedes to leave bits of lacing on the side. Eventually the head recedes to a ring around the glass. For about the first 1/3 of the beer sipping leaves some modest speckles of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is mostly from the malt so there’s some caramel and bready character. The hops are well in the background and there seem to be bits of pine and citrus, and the whole is quite plesant.

Taste: The flavor is pretty much as predicted by the nose. There is a nice malty character tinged with gentle citric and pine notes.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and the carbonation is there but not particularly active. The finis is medium long and begins in the malt. It then tapers gently off into some dry hop bitterness.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one and also found it went well the food I had ordered. There is nothing “in your face” about this beer and a gentle balance between the malts and the hopes is the order of the day. My overall impression is that this is a nice, well made beer that I’d be happy to have again. In addition I think it would be a great beer to have during an evening of dining and good conversation with friends.

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Photo of shand
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

Pours a very clear red-amber color with a massive head that sticks around quite well, leaving nice sheets of lacing down the glass. Carbonation is readily apparent. The aroma is fairly pleasant, it's reminiscent of an amped-up amber ale with a bit more hops than typically present. The taste is also pretty decent, smooth caramel malts and a hop kick that's also just a touch medicinal. Could use a bit of refining, but it's most of the way there.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and well carbonated, and the drinkability is quite good. Overall, this is a pretty decent amber ale. I'd hesitate calling it an APA as the bottle itself just says a "copper ale".

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle brought back from New York City with a ABV of 5.2%. Pours a reddish brown colour with a beige head. Aromas of caramel, earth & malt. Tastes of caramel, orange peel, biscuit, pine & earth with a aftertaste that is medium malty caramel bitterness.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
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 yesyouam
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Spring Fling Ale is a very clear amber ale with a thin white head that quickly fades to a film and leaves decent lacing. It smells sweet like malt with a little grassiness. It's pretty light bodied and reasonably smooth with a very dry finish. It's hoppier than I expected after smelling it. It's pretty resiny and bitter without any noticeable sweetness. It tastes pretty wooden overall. This kind of seems like an ESB.

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Photo of number1bum
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with about two fingers of beige head. Keeps a pretty full, nice looking lace and leaves some nice webbing on the sides.

Smells of toasted malt and a bit of caramel. Hops are very feint; only a bit of earthiness and a hint of citrus.

Taste also consists of primarily toasted malt and caramel, with a bit more hop flavor than the nose let on. It's primarily earthy like the nose, with a leafy, slightly herbal quality as well. Very minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth. Slightly dry in the finish. Moderate carbonation.

This is decent but it's really nothing to get excited about. Pretty basic pale ale that's pretty light on the hop character actually. The toasted malt is the dominant quality. Decent stuff.

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Photo of Act25
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long live APAs!

A: Great looking, accessible, coppery beer. Nice carbonation, head, with solid lacing.

S: I enjoy the pine and dried grapefruit is atop toasted grains. lovely aroma.

T: The flavor is citrus, pine,& dry hops which balance the toasted grain base. Sweet upfront, then nicely balanced. Excellent and accessible. A great food beer. Sessionable.

M: creamy, tingly, refreshing. Easy to drink back to back. Will definitely have this again.

O: Spring APA. Great APA. Excellent level of hops, complimented by grain base. Delicious balance. Accessible craft .

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Photo of mikereaser
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear reddish orange color with 1/4 inch of foam that quickly gave way to just a ring of bubbles on the surface

S - very sublte aroma, a little bit of grassiness and malts

T - mostly malts up front with the grassiness coming through midway to finish with a malty taste in the back of your mouth

M/D - nice carbonation and mouthfeel. overall not a bad tasting brew, probably not my first choice, but thats more the style than anything else

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Photo of Seanibus
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a slight fizzy head. The aroma is slight and malty. The flavor is malty and slightly woody, with a little hit of floral hops and a sneaky bitterness. A little bitter lemon sneaks through. The mouthfeel is spritzy and fluffy. but ultimately rather thin.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a copper amber color with a malty yeasty aroma. very small head, but clean looking.

Taste of a mild american pale ale. The hop presence is extremely light for what I would consider an 'American' pale ale. Different beers entirely of course from Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and definitely not intending to do the same thing but I would prefer many other pale ales when given the option. Bottle says copper ale while style of this says APA. Still a nice caramel flavor and a nice dosing of different crystal malts mixed in.

Overall not bad, just not something I would seek out frequently.

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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 JRed
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear orange-with-a-tan topped by white bubbly that clears to lacing. Active carbonation while I look at it in the glass. Aroma of citrus peels, hops, slight lemon/grapefruit, and some dandelion. Starts bland citrus, hop leaves, then follows with hop resin, light fruit, some cereal background and a malty sweet note as the beer warms but hops remain in the forefront slick on the palate. The bitterness hits a high point toward the finish and sours the tongue. Light in body with medium carbonation. A pale ale that gives a nod to the West Coast but falls short of impersonation. Drinkable but a few hop notes that really hurt toward the finish.

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Photo of Stimack
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was able to try this on cask last evening, which was a bonus in my book! The brew was pulled to a golden color with amber highlights and possessed a fair sized white head that had good retention which was surprising, but think that the cask was very fresh. The aroma had a nice hop scent which was by no means overpowering while having a backbone of light malt which gave it a slight grain smell. The taste is quite light, at first I noticed a perceived hop taste but as I continued to drink this beer it seemed to lessen and just became a part of the whole. The malts seem to give off a slight sweet flavor with a biscuit like taste. Overall this is a good brew, nothing to write home about but with it being on cask I could not resist. Easy drinking.

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Photo of sleazo
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A_pours a hazy orange with a frothy nice looking white head. Halos of white lace cling together like rock strata here. Real nice looking

S_smell is mild. Slighlty malty

T_the taste is not what I was quite expecting. Tastes kind of like grape juice but not sweet. Nice citric/grassy hop buzz behind it and a faint black pepper spice in the aftertaste.

M_moderately creamy in feel.

D_I had this not knowing what it is and I thought it was an ale brewed with grapes. Very distinct taste here. Not quite sure if I like it or not.

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Photo of cavedave
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half inch just-off-white head, diminishes quickly, leaves spots of lace. Nice light amber color.

Bouquet is a not very strong perfume of herbs and flowers with a yeast and bitter edge.

Taste is subdued also, even for the style. It is an underwhelming, but pleasing and nicely balanced, delivery of the flavors the nose foretold, ending in a finish which fades overly quickly to thin bitter and mild citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is nicely dextrinous, good for the style, but with more carbonation than many of the English pales I've tried, (possibly right in step with many American pales I haven't tried), and less flavor to combine.

Drinkability I rank only as average, it isn't as complex or delicious as I would have hoped from other Blue Point offerings I've enjoyed. Not sure I will buy this again, it isn't outstanding or memorable in any way.

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Photo of HopDerek
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Union Jack's Manatawny

Poured a clear golden amber with a nice cream colored head, good retention, and good sticky lacing. Smells of rye malts and a grassy/citrus hop combo. Tastes of lite grapefruit with a nice sweet malty backbone and a fresh cut grass finish. Medium in body with good carbonation and a dry bitter finish. A good balance of flavors though pushing a little more towards the hops end of the spectrum. A good Spring brew, easy to drink.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Light copper in color with a large, slightly orange-tinted head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves behind a lot of spots of lace.

Smell: Smells a lot like a pilsner- it has some sweet grain/malt aromas with citrus and a bit of a piney aroma.

Taste: Begins sweet and somewhat citrusy, rounding out to a fairly strong hop bitterness backed up by bready flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with balanced carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: A good beer that definitely seems like it would fit well with the spring. This is something I wouldn't get excited about, but it is a good beer to drink during the springtime.

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Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
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