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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
According to Linus there are 3 things never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Our Pumpkin Ale, on the other hand, has made quite a buzz from New Hampshire down to Florida. Every season has its pleasures. Harvest your own with our Pumpkin Ale and reap all that Autumn has to offer. Brewed with pumpkins from only the most sincere patches, this seasonal brew is golden orange, crisp and delicious, with an innocent hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that articulates our favorite season. Gather with friends and family and enjoy the change of seasons while savoring a pint of Pumpkin Ale. Just like the leaves, it’s gone after Thanksgiving.

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2.5
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
not too much, slightly malty with a slightly hint of pumpkin and some spices. the taste is thin but it has a decent standard. it has many faults.

2.9
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
The aroma is a tiny bit metallic but it does have pumpkin and spices as well as a bit of caramel malt. The appearance is orange amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a bit thin but OK. Overall a pretty average example of a pumpkin beer.

3.5
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Burnt orange pour. Small head. Spices, fruitcake, cookie aroma. Sweet and malty, pumpkin pie. Not bad.

3.6
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
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 doesn’t 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 I’ve had: basically a liquid potpourri of spices, but with additional sweetness and a crisp, thinner body. I’ve only had one other beer I would describe as akin to "pumpkin soda" and while this beer isn’t 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 it’s 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. It’s a little dry, but flavorful and tasty enough to satisfy. The cardamom seems a little more pronounced than I’d prefer, but as much as it’s a generic pumpkin ale, it’s 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 doesn’t taste or feel as heavy as its 6% ABV potency. A good beer with an autumn meal, but not quite sessionable though.

2.9
smith4498 (3673) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon and nutmeg flavor with a strange aftertaste. Medium body with average carbonation. Initial taste is good but I can’t get past the weird aftertaste.

3.1
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2011
THOUGHTS: Not the best pumpkin beer, but definitely not the worst. Very middle of the road. Loved the label effect, though. Slightly cloying. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, orangey amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light to moderate caramel; light cereal; mostly spiced wafers; roasted pumpkin; pumpkin pie spices; and sour, cooked pumpkin. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour. There was caramel malt, sour and cooked pumpkin, cider, pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, honey and sugar water. The light to medium body was a bit watery, then slightly dry and also sticky on the lips with fizzy carbonation and a slightly chalky finish.

2.9
JFGrind (2070) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Neighbor bought a case of Blue Point Pumpkin strictly based on the fact it was twenty bucks cheaper than a case of DFH Punk’in. I respect his choice especially when the other beer in the cooler is Miller Lite. Blue Point Pumpkin is a light bodied amber beer with pumpkin pie flavor. Nothing over the top, I thought its drinkable but not remarkable.

2.9
Ron (4180) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle at Lovin Cup RIT Alumn beer tasting event. Clear orange pour with a thin tan head. Pumpkin and spice aroma with a mild cinnamon hint afterwords. Flavor starts off with a pumpkin pie hint with some mild spices. Much milder than the next pumpkin ale I’ll be rating.

2.9
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2011
like something a macro would make, overly carbonated, synthetic taste and aroma. thank god i bought a single.

2.9
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Aroma is of pumpkin pie and some spices, but it seems to be lost in the taste. Also a little watery. Good though.


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