Blue Point Summer Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Summer AleBlue Point Summer Ale
BA SCORE
3.25/5
414 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,028
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
414
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 414 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of bfitzge2
2.89/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lukass
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MFS_71
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smooth brew but not very complex. In fact, a bit more watery than I expected. More than anything else, I smelled and tasted very mild lemon zest. Light, refreshing with a somewhat dry finish. There are certainly better summer ales out there, but not a bad choice on a hot day. Serve it very cold.

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Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
3.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The best option on a bad tap list. Was drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
3.11/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with short lived, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Grassy hops and pale malt balanced on the palate. Finish is light, semidry. Light, refreshing brew.

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Photo of hozersr
3.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with a modest head that soon disapates. A thin film and ring does retain however.
In the nose there is mostly pale malts and faint orchard fruit. Not much to it really.
As with the aroma, the pale malts mostly dominate. However, there is an element of lemon zest and a touch of grass. The body feels light and somewhat crisp. It feels soft and wheat like in the mouth.
It feels like a Lager, perhaps even an adjunct Lager, albeit with a bit more flavor. Simple and uncomplicated. Relatively pedestrian but nice enough to have in the summer.

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Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -0.9%
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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Photo of TopherBreski
2.36/5  rDev -27.4%
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 SeavyFranchise
3.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
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 hophugger
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rizzy17
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CHickman
3.52/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold color with a thick 2 finger white head that faded and left decent spotty lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of sweet malt, lemon zest, yeast, caramel, husk and earty notes, light spices and floral hops. Sweet and citrusy overall, the grains add nice balance and compliment the hop.

Tastes like it smells with sweet malt, lemon zest, yeast, grass, caramel, husk and earty notes, light spices like coriander and pepper, orange peel, and floral hops. Nothing exciting but a nice light, easy drinking summer ale.

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of midnightcowboy818
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthemark
3.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance -Pale yellow. Aroma - fruity, apple, maybe cherry? Taste - malty, some sweetness in the aftertaste. Crisp, bubbly mouthfeel.

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Photo of Jacklevinson310
3.52/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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