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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
Ranking:
#43,765
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
414
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 414 |  Reviews: 156
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
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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3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 30, 2012. The pour was golden yellow with a thin, fizzy white head, slow moving carbonation, and a slight chill haze. The aroma was your basic toasted pale malts with a clean and crisp hop note in the background. The body was summer light. While the taste had a pleasant enough pale malt character I was expecting more of a citrus zest in there as well. Low bitterness. It was drinkable on the 87 degree day on which I tried it out.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a mixed 12 pack. Brewed with barley malt and wheat malts. 1.044 OG, 16 IBU, 4.39% ABV.

Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium golden, forming a tall creamy white head with excellent retention and lacing. Medium-brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs. The nose is interesting...although not mentioned as an ingredient on their website, I distinctly smell coriander, and it's not subtle. Mouthfeel is watery, crisp, clean with a light body. The taste is very mild...a delicate pale malt base with some table cracker wheat and the coriander. Their yeast strain is peculiar...I've noticed this odd-fruitiness in 3 of their beers...I'm guessing it's Nottingham. Definitely not Cali ale yeast. Medium light bitterness. Powdery finish.

A decent summer thirst quencher, but I'm not inclined to buy it again.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a clear yellow color. No haze. Nice white frothy head. Head dies off a bit but and laces very well.

S-Sweet and grainy with nearly zero hop presence. Lemony and a bit of honey. Clean and fresh. Really lacking much intensity or complexity.

T-Very bland but nowhere near terrible. Honey and grain. Flowery and lemony. A nutty finish which is quite surprising. Very mild. Boring in most areas.

M-Creamier than I was expecting. Carbonation is not abrasive. I actually would prefer more bubbles. More body than I expected as well.

O/D-Pretty bland. Not happy with a six-pack purchase. Another snoozer in a long line of Summer bores. Easy to gulp down but doesn't impress at all.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.58/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful pale crystal clear yellow with full white long lasting head. Nice scent of citrus and sweetgrass. Taste is clean and crisp , just what I want in a summer brew. Really refreshing. No hoppy aftertaste or bitterness; a great more than one choice!

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Gmann
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with a wispy white head that quickly settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of a lightly bready malt, some pilsner malt dryness. Slightly fruity but not much. Pretty neutral aroma.

The taste is of light grains and some grassy notes from the hops. A smidge of general fruitiness but for the most part the flavor is of a pale & pilsner malt.

The feel is light and crisp with fizzy carbonation. Good balance on the palate. Insanely drinkable summer brew.

Great alternative to a macro lager. Highly drinkable without that macro veggie taste. Good for a rather bland style.

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3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
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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2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single of this brew at a local deli/take-out joint. Hopefully this will go down, Haven't had an Ale in a while.

Appearance: Light yellow, almost crisp like that actually had about an inch of head that dissipated quickly. Quicker than I thought.

Smell: Grassy, pale hops with a snap of caramel, but not easily noticeable.

Taste: At first it seemed well-balanced, but this wasn't really impressing me at all. I was hoping for more of a bite, but all I really got out of this beer was some thick hops, somewhat sweet but nothing too impressive. In fact, this is a somewhat boring beer.

Mouthfeel: Mediocre carbonation, not too bad on the way down I must say. Just something too bland.

Overall: At first glance, I wasn't expecting much out of this beer, and sorry to say Blue Point, I was right. Very bland flavor and nothing shot out at me with anything new. A beer I maybe might recommend to someone who is just starting out drinking new and exciting beers, but something I can't drink all around, let alone in the Summer.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JaredKent
2.84/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden in color, go figure. Fits perfectly in the Golden Ale category. The head was a full inch tall, with decent, not great, staying power.

Scent: Very light malt. Basic malts, nothing to special. A bit of biscuit, nuttiness. A tiny touch of hops in the background.

Taste: Very clean, not much going on. Once again I get the malt with a hint of nut. Again a very minimal amount of hops. The taste is similar to a pilsner, though I guess that’s not too far off from a Golden Ale.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. Doesn’t linger on the palate at all.

Overall: Quaffability is key here. This is definitely something I could drink throughout a warm summer’s day. Not much going on, which I’ve come to expect from Summer Ales but this is as flat, flavor-wise, as they come. Nothing stands out. I will forget about this beer by tomorrow. If you want an easy drinking, take to the beach/cookout, warm day playing frisbee beer this will definitely fit the bill.

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Blue Point Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 414 ratings
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