Summer Ale
Blue Point Brewing Company

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From:
Blue Point Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #385
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
75
Ranked #29,023
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 15.08%
Ratings:
444
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 26, 2022
Added:
Jun 20, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  89
SCORE
75
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Summer AleSummer Ale
Notes: The delicious, refreshing taste of Summer Ale comes from a substantial portion of wheat malt added to a traditional barley malt mix which gives this delicious brew a unique tartness not found in many light ales these days. No surprise – this light, thirst-quenching brew is best enjoyed on hot summer days.
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3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2022
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3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by jjamadorphd from Florida

A very light and muted summer ale, much more so than many of the others I have had to date. This was something though that I could just chug on a hot summers day or night.

Nov 14, 2021
 
3.38 by jeschaefer from Texas on Nov 02, 2021
 
3.1 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by UNIONNET27

Saw this at Walmart. I decided to pick it up. It was very light. It is also very easy to drink. It is a great beer to have around for company and is very competitively priced especially for a NY beer!

Jun 26, 2021
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4.85/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dapatriot1 from New York

saw this beer at the local supermarket so i gave it a try
it had a clear, golden color with a nice white head
it had a nice pilsner beer style aroma.
it was very smooth, refreshing good tasting beer, just the right balance of malt and hops.
very refreshing for a hot summer day.
perfect summer brew

Jul 23, 2020
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2/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by wildman69 from New York

Bit too malty

Jun 21, 2020
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3.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Pours a medium gold with no foam. Nothing much on the nose. Taste is some familiar blonde notes with some malt and hint of vanilla ? A little too much fizz but a decent yet unremarkable summer beer

Jun 20, 2020
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3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Mugman8 from New York

No head and minimal lacing. Crisp but lacking in flavor and watery. Meh. Overpriced. Much better summer beers at same price point. This brewery was good four years ago but is slipping greatly.

May 25, 2020
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3.46/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Clear gold with visible carbonation bubbles rising. One finger of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Piney hops, orange peel, slight skunk.

Taste: Mild biscuity malt with a very slight orange peel note. No noticeable hops or bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full, smooth, high carbonation.

Overall: Apart from some mild skunking that occurred, this is a very plain beer. Crushable but dull.

Dec 09, 2019
 
3.26 by 3Vandoo from Canada (QC) on Nov 15, 2019
 
3.54 by sisterofba from Maryland on Oct 06, 2019
 
3.25 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Oct 02, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Medium carbonation with around medium body
Aroma is malt,grain,cracker,some citrus and floral
Taste is malt,grain and cracker forward followed by floral citrus

Aug 29, 2019
 
3.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Aug 29, 2019
 
2.75 by Scott_McCool from Florida on Jul 13, 2019
 
3.37 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Jul 03, 2019
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3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by kookiedoktor from Connecticut

Could drink a couple at a picnic, but would get bored with it. Heavily carbonated. Slight lingering bitterness. I'd switch to white wine if there are no other beers. Nothing else remarkable.

Jun 25, 2019
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3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Bluecrow from New York

-a clear pale orange tap pour with a light citrus aroma. The flavor includes some tangerine and some cracker-like malt notes. The finish is clean. This is a reliably fresh tasting option. In some locales this is the best option.

Jun 21, 2019
 
3.55 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Jun 06, 2019
 
4.73 by jguzman718 from New York on Nov 24, 2018
 
2.68 by Demi from Minnesota on Sep 11, 2018
 
3.03 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Aug 18, 2018
 
3.18 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Jul 16, 2018
 
2.47 by chiefz1 from New York on Jul 01, 2018
 
3.21 by DanLane from Virginia on Jun 24, 2018
 
3.5 by digitalflood from New York on Jun 10, 2018
 
3.55 by anomalousclouds from New York on May 31, 2018
 
3.29 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on Apr 24, 2018
 
3.75 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 02, 2018
 
3.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Aug 27, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a clear pale yellow with fair lacing.
Smell is light grassy hops with a hint of citrus.
Taste follows the nose. Grassy with some citrus.
A refreshing summertime ale.

Jul 23, 2017
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2.18/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
by theBubba from New York

Looks like most "summer ales". Light gold. Smells like a Land Shark with a hit of grassy hops. The head doesn't last for more than a minute and lacing quickly follows suit. But the worst part of this beer (to me) is that lousy hop bitter aftertaste. Summer ale is supposed to be refreshing. I much prefer the real beers of fall and winter where we get some nice maltiness and generally lower IBUs. Wonderful Stouts,Porters, Triple Bocks, etc. But a summer ale should be refreshing, thirst quenching, and well carbonated. And not too serious. Land Shark, Blue Moon, stuff like that.

Jul 12, 2017
 
4 by Jerid from Florida on Jul 05, 2017
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3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Navinjohnson from New York

A completely quaffable summer ale. It's light, lemony and refreshing on a hot summers day. It's not complex. It's not thought provoking. It's a summer ale. Chill. Drink. Repeat

Jun 28, 2017
 
4 by elamb106 from New York on May 19, 2017
 
3.75 by bogues1 from New York on May 02, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Blue Point Brewing Co. "Summer Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON: 18MAR17" and sampled on 26APR17
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Golden body. Fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity. Short-lived head of bright white. Next to no lacing left behind.
Smell: Fruity, almost like fresh berries. Light grainy malt.
Taste: Crackery malt base with a little tartness and moderate bitterness to balance it. Less fruity than the nose suggests, with a spritz of lemon. Finishes dry and delicately acidic with some residual low level floral and earthy hops.
Feel: Medium-light in body and crisp.
Overall: A clean, well-balanced and refreshing ale that's perfect for summer. Some may argue that it's too basic but if it was any fuller or more complex it wouldn't be nearly as refreshing and "crushable". For what it is, it's really well done.

Apr 26, 2017
 
3.18 by breardon1776 from New York on Apr 13, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Try-em-all from Missouri

Pours to a straw yellow with average head, smells of summer, goes down nice, should have drank this in Summer, might enjoy better than I am in December. Still, it's a nice beer.

Dec 14, 2016
Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 444 ratings