Friday, December 24, 2010
Blue Point American Pale Ale
Today I'm drinking Blue Point American Pale Ale brewed by "Long Island's Brewery", Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue, New York. Big 22 comes with a simple green label with a few hops buds on the front. Their "Extremely Fresh" seal is double prominent on this one. There is a story on the side in 2pt font which actually made me permanently cross-eyed. The story ends with, "American Pale Ale is a deliciously fresh, all-seasons-all-people-beer". I hope my iPhone picture will be good enough to read. I recently enjoyed their Rastafa Rye Ale, so I'm hoping for another winner. OG 1.054; IBU 37.
Lemony citrus and orange aroma, fragrant, hoppy, fresh. Hoppy bitter lemon rind is the first sensation. Quite the bite, even to the point of being more astringent grapefruit-like and sour. A faint bread comes in and gives the bitterness a weak massage, but pine and hoppy floral flavor bosses just get fed up and fire the terrible masseuse. Fresh, crisp, refreshing. Big carbonation and good flavors. I do wish there was a little more fruity sweet balance but this is a solid beer all around. In fact, it reminds me very much of the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I was drinking last night. Oh, and for $2.99 a big bottle, can you say no? I think not!
Blue-Point ETPR9 Pocket Rocket 9-Volt Mini Screwdriver
Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue)
Fissler 021 674 10 000 Blue Point 10-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker
Not very good photos, courtesy of my new phone.