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Blue Point Pumpkin AleBlue Point Pumpkin Ale

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our golden orange-colored Pumpkin Ale is brewed with pumpkin and spices to produce a delicious taste of fall. This mild ale has little bitterness and a malty backbone. The spicy characteristics take the lead in this roasty beer and its tremendous depth of character will keep you warm during the fall season.

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Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of all spice, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pale malt, hint of hops, hint of all spice, and sweet malt. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of frykid
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into pint glass....

L: amber / copper color with a nice head (abt 1 finger)
S: nice balance of nutmeg, coriander aromas, not overpowering
T: smooth drinking, the spice and pumpkin balanced well with the malts...however, left a bit of an aftertaste

Overall: a nice pumpkin ale that I would seek out again when looking for this style

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

my first pumpkin beer of the year, a style i like a lot more than other folks, and maybe i am biased because i have missed this flavor profile and it may be somewhat generic, but i really liked this beer and reckon its a bit underrated on here. rusty orange in color with a decent half inch of airy head on it, looks the part. aroma of clove and honey, more spice than squash, but certainly plenty of both, nothing subtle about this. the flavor shows a little cinnamon, brown sugar, a rather robust malt base with toffee notes, and the bitter vegetable itself there a bit more in the finish, clove again, maple, its pretty layered, and even though its all the same flavors everyone else uses in these, its a little more layered and complex than a lot of them, and not quite as sugary on the back end, i could easily drink a sixer of this. higher quality beer than its getting credit for, awesome spice profile and good carbonation to clear it up in the finish. very autumnal, a little early yet for these, but this is a nice first one to kick off the season!

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.34/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Clear light orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

2.75 S: Light pumpkin spices with cinnamon and nutmeg most notable. A light hint of caramel accompany mildly bready malts. Pretty mundane overall.

2.25 T: For an unimpressive as the nose is, the taste is more so. It tastes like a half assed pumpkin ale cut with water. Weak spices, weak malts without any strong anchoring flavor, and no hop flavor presence.

2.0 M: Light body. Watery feel. Moderate carbonation. No creaminess to speak of.

2.0 D: Sad excuse of a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

DATE TASTED: November 20, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin pint... OCCASION: having said goodbye to the boys' pack leader, I now turn my attention to Shan's birthday tomorrow... APPEARANCE: odd, burlap-patterned label; extremely lively, with herds of bubbles cascading upwards; an equally handsome amber orange body with clarity; snow white head is two-fingered, thick and creamy--the retention is impressive... AROMA: thick pumpkin mixes with allspice, cinnamon, and sharper scents like cheddar jack.. an astringent, medicinal aroma pushes back and cloys, making the experience varied... PALATE: fluid, soft and warming for 5.5% ABV; drinks like a lager...little aftertaste, and the pace is swift in its sipping--sessionable for a spice/vegetable beer...TASTE: a nice malty pumpkin is the majority of the profile, with a lighter flavor than expected; the spices are mostly aligned, with some astringent fluctuation... OVERALL: as pumpkin beers go, not too shabby--not forgettable, but not unforgettable of the better looking seasonals...

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Photo of puboflyons
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl oz. bottle. Dated 24 Aug 2015. Sampled on Nov. 1, 2015.

Orange-amber pour with quick lasting head. Slight cloudiness.

The aroma is mild but it includes the typical pumpkin spices I would expect. But nothing jumps forward as vibrant.

Light to medium body.

The taste has a bit of nutmeg and pumpkin with a clean finish. There are better pumpkin ales out there.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blue Point Pumpkin Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with lateral lacing, and a clear deep amber body.

Smells like a fair share of nutmeg and clove. Nothing overpowering though.

I taste pretty much the same components described above, but with the addition of a malty backbone. This makes for a really good balance.

Mouthfeel here is clean and smooth.

Overall, I'll give Blue Point Pumpkin Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company a 4.25. I might get this again, who knows?

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Photo of beerjuby
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Actually have it labeled as 5.5%, not 6%.

The good: has a light-bodied flavor, some crispness if you're looking for a light beer.

The bad: flavor is extremely underwhelming-- almost like a lager. Or a beer diluted with a lager...and club soda.

Either this batch was mislabeled, or you should definitely pass on this if you're looking for some more full-bodied flavor profiles.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.17/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Blue Point Pumpkin Ale brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.0% This brew pours out a deep amber color with a small white head. The smell of this pumpkin brew is pumpkin, spices, grains and malts. There is a lot of spice in the smell of this brew. To me it is a cross between Ginger bread and pumpkin pie. Not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it bold with flavor. You pick up on the grains and malts in this brew. There is also a nice pumpkin spice at the end of this brew. Blue Point Pumpkin Ale, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. You really can't pick up on the 6.0% ABV of this brew. This brew has just enough pumpkin and spice with all great things of brew to make a nice drinking pumpkin ale. The mouth feel of Blue Point Pumpkin Ale is bold, rich and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Blue Point Pumpkin Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Blue Point Brewing Company, did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz 2015 bottle with a bottling date stamp of July 2015, served in a Belgian snifter.

Copper body with excellent clarity but a weak head. Minimal lacing.

More spicing in the flavor than I get in the aroma, and probably a touch more than optimal.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation and body.

O: Pleasant aroma with less impressive flavor.

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Photo of FrothFanatic
3.89/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Very creamy taste like pumpkin pie. Didn't think I would enjoy this brew as much as I did, also considering the heavy cinnamon notes and I am not a big fan of cinnamon, but this beer was delightful.

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Photo of Marraybay
2.87/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A fairly pedestrian - underwhelming offering from Blue Point, that aside from perhaps a faint upfront cinnamon or apple note, doesn't really suggest anything regarding an autumnal or speciality beer. Presents decently in the glass, with a translucent light copper colored body and white head. Nothing very distinguishable in the nose or taste. Meh....could have a bottle of this with pizza or the like. Not much to see here.

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Photo of beerloserLI
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An amber/orange pour with major clarity. Faint fall spices on the nose but not overly floral at all.
Initial taste yields a crisp and clean start with a rush of pumpkin and spice notes on the finish. Pretty decent tones of pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. The mouth feel is a bit light and even slightly watery.

Overall, a pretty average beer for the style at best. A good easy drinker that is neither horrible or great.

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Photo of Willweidemann
5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. Smell, taste, look, you name it. Not just a beer for Autumn, it's early August and I'd prefer this beer over any summer ale. Drink this beer, you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I walked into the craft beer store this afternoon (Saveon) and I saw several pumpkin ales. That can only mean time for college football! I had heard that the Browns were coming back for more punishment, but they said the same about the Indians and they didn't show up. But the Buckeyes will show!. O H. IO

Anyhow, this stuff looks good. Light brown. A little fizz. It smells a little pumpkin like and less so spice like, and that's good.

The aftertaste is clean. For the style. So as the first pumpkin ale of the year for me, it leaves me wanting a more American style pumpkin ale. Imperial, kill all the aboriginal peoples, no flag, no country, pumpkin ale. I will seek out only the biggest of the style the rest of this season.

Sorry for such a trivial review for my first for this brewer (I'm pretty sure). Hopefully there will be other good beers. This one is really OK and recommended.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Malty aroma has an overtone of cinnamon and subtle pumpkin and earthy notes. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick, fluffy, persistent pale tan head. Flavor has malty and caramel notes with hints of pumpkin, cloves and cinnamon. Smooth texture has firm body and good fizz. If you like pumpkin beers, pick this one from the patch.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 3 fingers of khaki over a transparent body of orange amber, medium/high amount of visible carbonation, decent web of lace

S - malty and sweet with a strong aroma of pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice); par for the style

T - caramel-sweet malts, pumpkin spices, pumpkin

M - smooth medium body, moderate/high carbonation, slightly boozy finish

O - Not a bad brew, but nothing spectacular compared to other pumpkin ales.

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Photo of thedoubler55
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

A: Pours a light copper in color with a transparent body, slight off white head at the top that left some lacing around the glass.

S: The aroma up front is spicy, bread, and nutmeg and some cinnamon coming through as well, lots of stuff going on here not to much balance.

T: Slightly like the nose, more malts than pumpkin flavors, nothing pronounced on the tongue, but not a terrible flavor.
M:Medium mouthful feel, slight carbonation and a slight tingle.

Overall: Simple beer, no crazy flavors coming through, refreshing, not terrible tasting.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into pint glass

A- pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- sweet brown sugar aroma up front with notes of wet grain, cinnamon, allspice & nutmeg. Also picking aromas of wet leaves & earth

T- slightly sweet & malty base with notes of caramel, subtle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg kick in, leading to a dry finish with just a hint of cinnamon on the finish

M- medium body & carbonation lead to a big creamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- this drinks more like a pale ale flavored with cinnamon, rather than a pumpkin ale. It does have high drinkability though, but the avid pumpkin fan will be left looking for more flavor

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Basically it's ale with a bit of pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor. I liked that you could still taste the ale, but it wasn't the best tasting of ales. The mouthfeel was light and the carbonation was enjoyable.

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Photo of dahlen22
3/5  rDev -11%

Got this one for 1.50.

Aroma: Nothing spectacular.

Taste: Tastes like an Oktoberfest with some small amounts of the usual pumpkin flavors. Finishes with bread, a slight zest, and dry.

Overall: Nothing special, but nothing terrible either. To me, it tastes more like an Oktoberfest than a pumpkin ale, but it was cheap and easy to drink. Would not seek out again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored and clear. Small head. Nearly no lace--a couple of spots.

Pumpkin pie spices dominate the smell. Otherwise the aroma is quite light.

The flavor features a hop kick to an otherwise sweet offering. Neutral body and carbonation. Aftertaste is "pumpkiny".

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Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pours a beautiful clear pumpkin pie color with average to liitle head and some nice lacing. Aroma is light with the typical pumpkin pie spice. Taste is rather lighter than I expected with the spices a little too much and slightly overpowering the true pumpkin flavor I was looking for

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Photo of CKav
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

A- Frothy white head fades with some lacing on the glass. Reddish brown tea color
S- Spice smell, mostly cinnamon, but not very strong
T- Spicy taste; cinnamon, clove. More pronounced than nose. Drinkable and tasty
M- Smooth, medium feel. Some lingering taste here
O- A solid beer of the style. Not great but an above average example. I would recommend this beer.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3/5  rDev -11%

I picked up a bottle of Blue Point's Pumpkin Ale last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. Since it's the first week of September and I've already been getting into the Oktoberfest beers for a couple a weeks now I thought it was about time to start digging into some of this years Pumpkin Ale and I Thought out I would start off with one I've never had, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a simple yet nice design to it, but I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a a fairly clear amber color that took one more of a darker amber color when held to the light with a little over two fingers worth of creamy off white/light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy and spotty lacing behind, this was a nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that had a slight brown sugar like aroma to it with the pumpkin being the first to show up and it imparts a nice natural pumpkin aroma that had just a slight creamy aroma to it. Up next comes the spice which imparts a nice mixture of those typical pumpkin pie spies with nutmeg and allspice seeming to stick out the most and towards the end there's a light grainy malt aroma. This beer had a nice aroma that was true to style.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma, but it's a good deal lighter and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with the pumpkin still being the first to show up and it imparts a natural pumpkin flavor, but it's much more lighter than it was in the aroma. Up next comes a grainy and slightly watery flavor that leads right into the spices with the nutmeg and allspice still sticking out the most, but this time they are much lighter. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a grainy, slightly watery and light spices like aftertaste. This was a ok tasting Pumpkin Ale, but the flavors were a little lighter than I wanted them to be.

M- Smooth, a little clean, crisp, a little fizzy, a little watery, on the slightly thicker side of being light bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but I wish it wasn't so thin and fizzy.

Overall I thought this was an Ok beer and I thought it was a very average example of a Pumpkin Ale, it was going in the right direction, but once it got to the taste and mouthfee things starts to fall apart a little and it just didn't live up to the nice aroma. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, a little clean, crisp, a little fizzy, a little watery, not filling at all and the taste didn't do a good job of holding my attention, one is enough for me, any more than that and I would get bored with it. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma and appearance, they were both nice and pretty true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste and mouthfeel, they were both rough around the edges and could use some work. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's pretty easy to find a better a Pumpkin Ale and I can't say I would recommend it as a good example of the style. All in all I wasn't impressed with this beer, but I did like the aroma and in the end I just wish that the taste was on the same level that aroma was on. This falls right in the middle as far as Pumpkin Ales go and it's now my least favorite beer from Blue Point. Better luck next time guys, this one was just a little rough rough around the edges. This review marks 1300 beers that I've rated so far.

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