Blue Point Summer Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Summer AleBlue Point Summer Ale
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:
409
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
14.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
77
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 409 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of acurtis
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer poured clear yellow in color with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that quickly died down into lacy patterns. A light to moderate level of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a light aroma of grassy hops and pale malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and wheat along with some hints of lemon.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate.
D: The beer is somewhat refreshing and thirst quenching, although the taste isn't very interesting. It's not a bad choice if you're looking for a light beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on top of a deep golden body with perfect clarity. The head settles down in short order, leaving light lace in its wake.

S - Grainy, bready malt with some herbal hops and a hint of grassy character.

T - Light, husky sweetness up front with a hint of honey. Some grassy hop flavor in the middle as the malt starts to fade out. A little bit of herbal character and a glancing note of honey as the beer finishes out.

M - Light body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - A pretty standard light ale that could double for just about any yellow fizzy beer. The aroma is pretty nice with a light note of malt and some pleasant, herbal hop characteristics that are together reminiscent of the better international light lagers. The flavor is considerably more bland as it possess only shadows of the character hinted at by the aroma and there is very little to taste by the finish. Not bad in any specific way, just very bland and unremarkable.

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Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle.
Look: Golden body with high clarity and a very good head.
It has an OK mild aroma but better flavor with an about equal mix of hops and malts.

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2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap at tavern in the square Northborough

Light fizzy head, clear golden tan color.

Nose light, some toasted grainy blond malts, doughy, straw notes, pretty light, little cereal. Hint fruity yeast esters.

Taste brings light malts, seems watery, little toasted blond malt, touch straw mostly late. Little later like minerality and warm lager yeast ester profile which is weird for an ale but I'm sure there is an ale yeast for that. Finish brings more cracker bread flavours, little mineral and touch of hop bitterness. Mild skunky like unhappy yeast flavor in there too.

Mouth is thin and watery, then again a summer beer but this is too thin, decent carb.

Overall bland, watery, thin, ale version of a lager that didn't go as perfect as planned.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of pale hops with a light fruitiness and overall is a little pungent.

T: The taste is well-balanced but very faint with flavors of hops, citrus and a thin caramelized malt character. The hops flavor fades quickly and leaves a slightly sweet after-taste.

M: Crisp with a little bit of smoothness, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.

D: The tastiness is a little lacking, but it goes down easy, not-too-filling, I’ve definitely had better in the style and quite frankly I was a little disappointed based on what I’ve come to expect from Bluepoint Brewing.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of thin patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts and grassy hops.

T: Flavors of pale malts along with some wheat upfront with some light hints of lemon citrus and some extremely light grassy hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Refreshing, very easy to drink, and quite sessionable. Not the most interesting flavored beer but it is very light and refreshing for a hot summer day.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.61/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Cuzco for this one!

A: Pours a clear orange color with a half inch head formation which dissipated quickly. Very little lacing to speak of.

S: Not much going on here, a bit of wheat and a slight lemon peel scent. I don't often say it, but macro smelling almost.

T: Nothing really sticks out for me on this one. Its not bad in any way, just doesn't much going for it. A slight floral taste in the middle which fades to a wheat flavor.

M/D: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a pass.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a very bright, and very light golden yellow. Very clear as well with lots of carbonation visible throughout the entire glass. Chains of bubbles stretching from the bottom all the way through and reaching the surface to replenish the ample amount of foam sitting on top. A huge four finger high head of lace formed on the top with lots of fizzy and bubbling carbonation rippling through it.

The first notes coming through were of the grain and bready like tones, cereal grains, which were present right away in front of you, were now taking center stage. Soon though some subtle hints would start to come out as well. A nice subtle touch of Banana was apparent, as was the slightest little bit of a hop note. It was hard to discern what kind as it was very subtle, but I would guess a little citrus or fresh grass flavor, not very heavy and just more of background lightness then anything else. Predictably, the first flavor that came through was the grain notes that were so prevalent in the aroma, but quickly these faded, or rather mingles in with some light fruit notes, some yeast showing their muscle. Giving me hints of Banana, some light lemon almost, very nice with a little bit of a kick. The kick probably coming from a little bit of the hops that were poking their head around in there. Light grass now mixing in.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Light golden honey. Creamy, tightly bubbled head. Nice lace and great retention.

S – Fairly light. Light malt, touch of sour pear and tart apple. Washed lemons. Fresh grass.

T – Soft lemon acidity paves the way for a grassy center and a pine and peppery finish.

M – Medium light body. Ok carbonation. Light dryness on the backend.

O – Starts bright and ends relatively clean.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My CANQuest (TM) inventory is finally dwindling back to the point that I will be doing some active tading in the very near future. For now, this was one that I picked up during my most recent visit to Pinocchio's and which I am anxious to try on this humid summer evening.

From the CAN: "A refreshing Golden Ale to be quaffed in the Summer sun."; "'Long Island's Brewery'"; "Craft Brewed Extremely Fresh".

The Crack rvealed yet another brimful craft CAN and the Glug initiaally filled my glass with foam until I backed off. The two-plus fingers of rocky, bone-white head were extremely fizzy, causing it to diminish in a hurry. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of CO2 bubbles in evidence. A fizzy yellow beer and Mr. Koch may eat his heart out! Nose had a soft maltiness along with a lager-like honey scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel was slightly thin, but the taste was lightly malty with a honey undertone on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing, but somehow, I felt as though it were lacking something. It was kind of an underwhelming beer. I would look for something else for the summer.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a clear golden large white head rocky appearance light ueven specks of lacing with each sip. Aroma light citrus zestiness with a light toasted malt profile really pleasant and clean overall some would say bland but that's not really the case here. Flavors a clean drinking ale with some citrus and pine hop flavors with a clean malt sweetness again a refreshing clean malt profile with enough hop balls to keep most interested I'm really a fan definitely easy drinking. Mouthfeel is light bodied even carbonation even a bit watery but to hell with the texure this beer pulls of light beer with flavor presence. Drinkability is high I could down a few of these without overthinking it I'm a fan of Blue Point beers that I've tried this is no different great stuff for the summer visit to the Long Island brewery.

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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.3 out of 5 based on 409 ratings.
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