Blue Point Extra Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Winner of a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Cup, Blue Point’s ESB is a traditional English style ale made with 2-row pale and English crystal malt. The malt of this full-bodied ale is balanced by copious amounts of English hops. Both Kent Goldings and Fuggles are used to impart a rich hop taste. Crack open a fresh jug of ESB, slice off a piece of tasty Gouda, sit back, and enjoy this unapologetic, mouth-puckering bitter handcrafted ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Cask at Jimmy’s No. 43. Pretty looking and easy drinking, that’s for sure. Corny, grainy, horse blanket aroma, dusty closet. Flavor has a weird lactic acid nide. Kind of gooey, milky, all too grainy flavor, sweet, lactic, and thin. I put down the pint in about 5 sips though so that’s always good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2008
lots of c hops in this beer tasted really good balanced well the hops and malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
very roasty, almost porter like chocolate flavors. Smooth with some carbonation, but not much. Thick mouthfeel.

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