crazyvin (1804) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at gingerman, poured a copper hue with a large frothy bone color head that had great retention. Aroma had strong caramel notes with some hops. Flavor had good balance between caramel notes and bittering hops.Did not get much of a cask note to it but carbonation was on the low side. Smooth throughout and a good beer.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at waterfront. Copper. Too hoppy and not wel balanced IMO, I just have a hard time with Blue point in general and this is no exception.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lots of c hops in this beer tasted really good balanced well the hops and malts
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light copper with an off white head. Aroma is of some English hops though I am sure Cascades and Chinook were used. Bitterness on the front is standard for an American ESB with some of the maltiness found in the better examples of this style. Light body. Although, I’m not a fan of Blue Point this is a good effort.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a maroon color with a fresh hoppy aroma. Taste as you would expect is bitter but its not over the top- the smooth palate balances out. Aftertaste is bitter, most likely my favorite from Blue Point.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from beer store. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, ripe cherries. Flavor a perfect blend of distinct sweet, bitter, and lightly tart points, earthy. Semi-dry, clean finish. Endlessly drinkable. Very nice.
LilBeerDoctor (3230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a clear copper with a huge, thick, creamy and expanding tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, toast, with flowery hops hiding in the background. Aroma of roasted malts, bitterness. Refreshing. Pretty good, more so if you like that toast/roast taste in your ESB.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the Brewery (from old notes) - pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is heavily malt with a bit of a hop characteristic. Taste is almost completely malt, drowning out any other variations of sweetness or bitterness. Solid ESB but not spectacular.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
very roasty, almost porter like chocolate flavors. Smooth with some carbonation, but not much. Thick mouthfeel.
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this on tap at the Blue Point factory, it was descent but nothing to die for compared to the other beers available at Blue Point.