Blue Point Extra Special Bitter | Blue Point Brewing Company

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2002

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Reviews:
31
Ratings:
38
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 38
Photo of lehows
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one my favorite offerings from Blue Point. Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Big aromas of malt, caramel, and citrusy hops. Taste is so smooth with perfect bitterness. Good hop presence as well with malt hitting you in the drying finish. Very crisp and refreshing. An awesome ESB that everyone should try. I wish they bottled this next!

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blue Point ESB

On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA

Appearance- Dark majogany brown with a decent a little moderate lacing head.
Smell- Strong caramel, brown sugar, and molasses malt.
Taste- Big, HUGE, molasses/ caramel malt slight dryness in the end.
Mouthfeel- Big and flavorful throughout. Slight dryness in the end.

Overall- Man this was good. I ended up drinking 2 pints of this. Highly recommended!!! I want more!!!

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Photo of maltedmilk
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had a couple of Blue Point Brews. I like the HOPTICAL ILLUSION but I was too thrilled with the lager. This ESB is pretty damn tasty.

This beer pours a clear copper with a nice head and good carbonation.

Nice bitter taste with citrus notes . The malt is way in the background

Excellent..Clean and crisp. I would definitely get this beer again. However, I don’t live in the area . This growler was a gift and it was a good one.

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Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at the Brazen head, BKLYN NY. Poured cloudy, orangy almond, off white minimal head, tiny bubbles and leaving lacing. Fresh hoppy nose. Nicely balanced ale, Malt in place, Floral, fresh piney hops come through loud and clear. Tasty and enjoyable. Freshness is the word here. Low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Well done!, Classy and tasty ESB. This is the best I've had from Blue point

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 1/2 Gallon Growler purchased at Bierkraft in Park Slope for $12. Not bad. This is a bright red/copper colour with a nice fluffy head of white foam that stays around and leaves nice lace on my pint glass. The aromas are toasty, buttery, and very malty with a fresh floral hop bite on the nose as well. The taste is very malty up front with the hops in the middle and a lovely blend of the two in the finish. This is a very good English ESB here! The mouthfeel is smooth and very "cask-like" and the drinkability is excellent. A great version!

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Photo of stegmakk
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was a little nervous after trying BP's toasted Lager (very dissapointing), but those fears were put to rest as soon as I caught a whiff of this beer.
Dark amber color with a nice off-white head.
Aroma was sweet floral, earthy. The flavor was great. A load of hops. Finish slightly more bitter but not overpowering.
Great brew...a must have from Bluepoint.

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Blue Point Extra Special Bitter from Blue Point Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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