Mother Pumpkin Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mother Pumpkin AleMother Pumpkin Ale

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Blue Point Pumpkin Ale

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.

Added by Gmann on 09-11-2010

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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Willweidemann
5/5  rDev +49.3%
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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5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +49.3%

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5/5  rDev +49.3%

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4.92/5  rDev +46.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of BIgBeerHunter707
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really interesting beer almost ginger in taste. Looks really good but has a bud beer type feel. Overall nice taste and feel; not to sweet.

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Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.32/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I may not be the "been everywhere and tasted the best there is" guy, but I know good beer. This one was pleasantly surprising! It has good balance and no real bitterness. The spices and pumpkin blend well. Just a slightly sweet aftertaste. Orange in color and medium heading. Very light lacing on glass. Very drinkable as a session beer! You don't feel like you drank a pumpkin pie or a plate of vegetables like some pumkin beers. I want more of this one!

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of pzrhsau
4.23/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer has a nice amber golden color with a robust foamy white head.
S: There is a nice maltiness that blend with the hops to give you a nice bitterness and a good honey scent. The pumpkin and cinnamon really dominates the aroma.
T: The pumpkin is the first thing you taste right away. Its really natural and fleshy without any artificial sweetness so you just get a nice hint of cinnamon and fresh pumpkin. The hoppy finish brings out a nice spiciness to the beer.
M/O: Crisp and drinkable. the foamy head really brings out the aromas. Not too heavy but the flavor is very full and rich.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.17/5  rDev +24.5%
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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4.16/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Durge
4.13/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A lively pour from a fresh chilled growler this seasonal shows a clear iced tea color with a big light tan colored head and lots of lacing. The aroma is a nice yeasty vanilla and sweet pumpkin pie. So much better than what I experienced on tap recently. The flavor brings much the same along with cinnamon apple crisp for a decided Fall taste that says pumpkin without overdoing it. It's tangy with fine but tasteful carbonation. It's medium bodied at most and highly drinkable for this sort of specialty brew. The yeast comes out on the edges with a hint of cedar. Very tasty stuff and one I could easily session. One of the best pumpkins I've had.

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4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at the wine palace... just to try out what they can do with a pumpkin ale.

A: Light brown- transparent orange with a pretty solid head.. very bubbly looking at frothy at the top.. impressive. Fades quickly though.. leaves little lacing

S: Right away hit with pumpkin and can smell the alcohol in there too

T: Taste the nutmeg and cinnamon right off the bat, a very sticky sweet flavor that comes in the beginning of the sip.

M: Surprisingly a crisp taste for the style, not overpowering at all.. which I actually like! A very solid feel.. sticky and has great carbonation

O: Very good indeed. Tastes like an ale with a splash of pumpkin and spice.. just like its supposed to! awesome. Its actually refreshing.. definitely the most refreshing pumpkin brew Ive had to date. Could even session this stuff ! haha.

Another Home-Run for an already impressive brewery with a nice balance of flavor in this one... definitely will pick up a sixer before the season ends. Great brew for fall porch chillin. ( ++ Picked up a six pack a couple days later)

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Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice copper body with a small head; little to no lacing.

S: This one is not one whose aroma is too "pumkin-y". Loads of pumpkin spices with a hint of sweet pumpkin. Some caramel and bready malts are faint, but a nice back ground.

T: To me, there are two basic types of pumpkin ales... ones that focus mostly on the spices, and ones that focus more on the pumpkin flavor. This one is more on the spice side (nutmeg, clove, and allspice), although it's not too overwhelming and is nicely balanced with the pumpkin and some caramel. There is also some bready malts in there to tone things down, making it extremely drinkable.

M: Smooth mouthfeel that borderline thin; mild-light carbonation; medium-light body.

O: For a pumpkin ale, I like this one. It's not too much on either side of the pumpkin spectrum. The bready malts are a nice touch toning down what could be an overwhelming spicy flavor. I would get this again, and recommend this to a pumpkin ale lover.

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Photo of Ezone024
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber borderline brown color, thin white foam head, short lasting no lacing. smell is sugar,pumpkin and spice.

taste like a modestly spiced, light drinking brown ale.
just enough pumpkin to accompany a buttery brown ale..hops and spice make for a crisp brew.

mouthfeel is very nice, very clean and crisp with the right amount of pumpkin not overwhelming.

drinks better than any other specialty beer i've had..
Best thing blue point has put out in my opinion..
recommend drinking with a roast chicken with gravy and buttery green beans

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Mother Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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