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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blue Point Brewing's Pale Ale has a light golden color but explodes with a rich full-flavor. This refreshing ale is top fermentated and hopped at three different stages of the brewing process. English pale malt lends complexity to this brew. Small amounts of Wheat and Carapils round out the malt bill. Brewed to satisfy the hop lover, this pale ale has an immediate floral-citrus flavor that pervades the overall character of this hoppy, quenching microbrew.

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vtrain (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Deep golden amber color, clear. Light somewhat thin nose. Roasted, smoky charcoal taste- charred bacon/bacon bits. Slightly chalky texture. Not bad but I’d pass on ordering again.

3.7
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Still unclear about what makes a style of beer "hoppy fresh". This tasted dry like many English Pale Ales I’ve had, and was very much the heighth of style. Decent color. I would take this over something stronger, for the flavor.

3.8
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Nice fresh hoppy pale ale. I think this i sway better than thier IPA. Nice very pale yellow color with a nice head and good lacing. Lots of american cirtusy hops which leave a lot of resin on the back of the throat. Very drinkable and gets your attention. Shocking how this is only 4.6%.

3.2
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
(12-ounce bottle, obtained in trade, thanks Mike!) Fairly standard traditional APA that strikes a nice mellow balance between a moderate maltiness and mildly bitter hoppiness with a light tart orange citrus flavor, and maybe some mild tea; Mildly malty and hoppy nose is well balanced; Medium bodied and clean on the palate; Light gold color; Off-white head has decent retention, eventually fading to a sheen; Some sporadic lacing is left on the glass; Good easy drinker, competently made, perhaps a little above average for the category

3.5
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2004
On tap at David Copperfield’s. Poured a very clear light gold with a slight spice aroma. Taste was slightly hoppy with some lemon in there as well. In the middle a number of different types of hops came through along with some malt. Has a very complex flavor without becoming overwhelmingly bitter.

3.4
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Medium sized short lasting head. Clear sparkling light orange color. Aoma of light malt and fresh oranges. Light fizzy palate. Flavor of oranges and sour grapefruit. Finishes with a light bitterness.

3.7
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2004
Light but definatly present funky hops with a stong grain/ grassy backbone. Clear honey colored body. Interesting thin-ish mouthfeel reminds me of rain water and tea. Very interesting hop charactor remains very present and very delicate imparting only a little bitterness. Carmel mats shine alonge side the hoppyness with bread and grass with a respectfull amount of sweetness. Finnishes bready and herbal.

3.1
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thin, white head with a clear amber body. Nose of simple cascade hops. Pleasant, hoppy and smooth. Above average.

3.2
jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Bottle. Nice hoppy aroma belies the fact that there is not a lot of bitterness in the body. Pleasant and well balanced but restrained and unexciting. Mondiale 3T (Capflu).

3.6
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Deep straw yellow wearing a low white head. Explosive minty c-hops, grapefruity and citrusy with a nice cookie malt base. It appears remarkably balanced for what it is. Grapefruit oriented taste, but with this nice mint touch adding to the typical orange and light lemon. It’s mostly straightforward, but pleasant nonetheless. Mostly thin to medium bodied with a high carbonation. I’m usually not a fan of C-hops redundant stories, but after a few so-so beers, this one was welcomed and I may have overrated it.


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