Blue Point Summer Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
412
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
14.89%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of Higravity
1.88/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Shudder...wretch, hold nose, chug.

Well this started off good. The beer was looking fine a nice golden ale with a fluffy dense head that dropped back and even left some lacing. Then I smelled it and everything came to an end. I almost poured it out right there, but I thought well if I can eat stinking bishop cheese I can try some of this beer. Well to give you an idea it smelled of cheap macro swill and had some corny DMS thing mixed with a lemon citrus and covering the glass to really get a good smell almost made me pass out. Well the smell carried over into the taste but thankfully it was cold enough to muted the wost of it. Suprisingly I was able to finish the whole bottle despite the smell and I opened a second one to make sure I didn't get a bad bottle, that one mostly fed the drain. Best part was the nice balanced carbonation and decent body.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
1.98/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of Belittle
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of kbettenh
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of Will_Rivera
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of EStreet20
2.15/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle, shaker pint glass.

A - Basically a clear yellow with a very small white head.

S - Not much going on here.

T - Taste here is a bit bland with some corn flakes flavor.

M - Watery and thin.

D - This one's just not working. Needs some carbonation or a pop of flavor to be a refreshing summer brew.

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Photo of theBubba
2.18/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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.

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Photo of emsroth
2.22/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

App: true gold with a small head.

Smell: Sweet fruit like blueberries. A light wheat scent. Hints of alcohol hide underneath.

taste: Sweet caramel apple taste that concentrates itself on the tongue. Maybe a hint of honey. Tastes very much like a honey wheat sans wheat. Hardly any hops. I'm not a hop head but I want more in this beer.

Slight bit of body from the wheat. But the bad taste seems to dominate any positive mouthfeel.

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Photo of jwc215
2.24/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow with a white head that thins and stays. A bit of lacing sticks.

The smell is of cereal, some grain, some husk.

The taste is of cereal, some husk, a bit of wet cardboard. I'm thinking that they had the macro-lager drinkers in mind, because there's enough similarities to make me think of it.

Somewhat drinkable, as there is a crispness. But, it also has a watery thinness. Overall, it's too shallow. Not a fan of what's going on here. Better summer thirst-quenchers out there, IMO.

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Photo of Mikexw
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of bigred89
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of Fratstar
2.26/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

My first sip of this beer was too reminiscent of mass produced American beers. I felt that though this is a blonde ale it should have been a bit more substantial. The flavor notes of hops was apparent but not as strong as I would like. Maybe this isn't the style for me, but overall I did not believe it was very good.

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Photo of marm
2.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving type: On-Tap (Claret Wine Bar)

A: Pours a yellow orange with a small amount of head that quickly disappeared.

S: A hint of lemon and some fruity tones.

T: Despite the smell no fruity flavor or Lemon zest. It's mainly watery rye with some hops.

M: Decent amount of carbonation. Not so much that you couldn't "chug" the entire pint if you wanted. Smooth on your palate.

D: Definitely a beer for someone who just want's to keep on drinking. I found it bland with no taste that made you want to come back for more. I would steer clear from it.

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Photo of TopherBreski
2.36/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very nice yellow with a lot of carbonation. Maybe I'm a little stuffy but I picked up some yeast smell but usually with these summer brews you get a lot more floral aroma. The taste is pedestrian. It's like a slightly more hoppy MHL.

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Photo of KajII
2.37/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

[Suggested glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear light yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head that diminished quickly, down to a thin puddled film and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild with a light bread malt, light grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with a mild adjunct (corn) odor and just a hint of citrus (lemon).

The taste was very lightly sweet and just a tad malty, which pretty much was the case throughout, with the finish having a mild citrus presence and a adjunct taste towards the end. The flavor was average in duration, with a lightly tart citrusy adjunct taste left behind on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and mildly dry in texture with a soft carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty basic light American Blonde Ale with a slight citrus tartness at the end...

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Photo of AD17
2.42/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fscottkey
2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: [3.25] Looks a lot like Bud in the glass. The classic yellowish brown color. There is a 1/4 of finger of head but it is gone if you blink. The bottle lists the ABV at (4.5%) and there is a born on date (04/06/15). The born on date is really prominent on the neck.

S: [2.25] Creamed corn scent. It is still following the Bud play book.

T: [2.50] There is some sweet up front. The beer has no bitter at all. Maybe some oyster cracker taste and malt sweetness.

M: [2.25] The carbonation seems too high. The beer is watery.

O: [2.50] If I didn't pour this I would say it was an American Adjunct Lager. I have had some Blue Point offerings that I have really liked. This is not one of them. Even on a lawn tractor I might pass on this. There is just not much going for it.

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Photo of csmartin6
2.5/5  rDev -24%

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