Chad9976 (887) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a Geordie Schooner glass.
Appearance: Dark copper to brown proper. Very clear with a lot of visible carbonation. Forms an average-sized soapy yellowish head which retains well but doesnít lace at all.
Smell: Very sweet smell as if it were a pumpkin soda rather than a beer. The usual pumpkin pie spices with a slightly floral note.
Taste: Blue Point Pumpkin Ale reminds me of most other pumpkin ales Iíve had: basically a liquid potpourri of spices, but with additional sweetness and a crisp, thinner body. Iíve only had one other beer I would describe as akin to "pumpkin soda" and while this beer isnít quite to that extreme, it definitely has similarities.
Intense sweetness at the beginning of the palate, which quickly gives way to a flood of dry spiciness. They seem to have emptied the spice rack shelf brewing this one as itís got a little of everything: pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and allspice. But unlike other pumpkin ales, the spice notes seem to have had their edges rounded out - they all blend together for one big spice sensation. Itís a little dry, but flavorful and tasty enough to satisfy. The cardamom seems a little more pronounced than Iíd prefer, but as much as itís a generic pumpkin ale, itís at least a good one.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin and fizzy for the style. Leaves a slightly dry, sticky, HFCS-like aftertaste.
Drinkability: While not the most robust or original pumpkin beer, Blue Point Pumpkin Ale is at least one of the most drinkable offerings. The homogenized spices enable the palate to be quite smooth and friendly to the mouth. The thinner body makes it quite easy going down, and it doesnít taste or feel as heavy as its 6% ABV potency. A good beer with an autumn meal, but not quite sessionable though.
Aniela (1490) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a offwhite head. Sweet, pumpkingspices, fruity and a bit citrus aroma and flavour. A bit too much gingerflavour otherwise a nice one :-)
fattybladdy (202) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber/brown. Taste is malt, pumpkin, bready, some spice.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle: This one pours a crystal clear amber color. There was a bit of an off-white head that didnít linger too long or leave much lacing. Nose is OK: just a bit of pumpkin pie spices, malts in the background. Taste is a little thin. Some malts, some spices, but not too much of either. Pretty nondescript. OK, but not one of their better offerings. There are much better pumpkin beers out there.
jkwood04 (2298) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, caramel and pale malts, and floral hops. The flavor has a good blend of everything, but could have more. Average texture. Not a bad pumpkin beer.
abcfan (583) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much going on with this one. Drinkable, but very forgettable. Finishes slightly bitter.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from Thirsty Monk in Asheville, labeled "Mother Pumpkin" for some reason, but with the same description above. Okay, so itís a pumpkin beer, but it felt lighter than most, with more ginger and cinnamon. I did not dislike it, so thatís saying something.
rob6239 (465) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours good amber colour with a little head to hold in the aroma. Smells good with the pumpkin spices. Tastes mild - a tad spicy too. Easy drinking.
rnlanders (11) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Among pumpkin ales, one of my favorites so far. Lots of spices, not very hoppy. Quite smooth and easy to drink - I think the best overall word would be "pleasant."
keanex (787) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled August 11, 2012.
Appearance: The body is very clear with a dark amber hue, it is absolutely placid though. A light tan head is on top with decent retention and a heavy coating sits on top.
Aroma: Spices dominate the flavor without being too assertive with cinnamon and nutmeg and a sweet malt backing.
Taste: Sweet and balanced rather well, malts and a cinnamon and nutmeg backing, maybe some cloves.
Palate: Medium bodied with light stabbing carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad pumpkin beer at all actually, worth trying and deciding for yourself.
wmubronco1992 (518) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Medium sized white head. Strong spice aroma. Some lacing. Spice also in the flavor and mouthfeel, but less intense. More spice then pumpkin. A bit thin. Very drinkable, just not memorable.