I want to start this segment out by saying we are not experts. To be honest, we don't know about beer any more than you do. We like to wrap up our meetings with a few beers which led to us talking about them, so it only made sense for our group of un-beer educated people to give you beer reviews. Making beer is a skilled craft, drinking beer and talking about it is not, so if you are a beer aficionado I suggest stopping here and checking out our travel blogs. None of the beers we talk about are sponsors (but if they want to be we can lie about how great it is, I'm fine with that too) and this is eight people's varying opinions. We decided on seven different aspects to rate the beer, and those are rated 1-10 (1 worst, 10 best). They are averaged and rounded up. We also added hoppiness and bitterness as two categories rated separately (1-10) with hoppiness referring to how many hops, not how much you like it.
Packaging - This is strictly packaging. Will it draw you in when you see it on the shelf?
Looks - This is the beer itself. When you see it poured into a glass, does it look appealing?
Aroma - How does it smell?
Taste - Sounds simple, but once you start analyzing the taste, it is not as easy as it sounds. So, how does it taste?
Smoothness - How smooth is it?
Sessionable - Can you drink this beer all day?
Overall - Not the official score from the previous questions, but what you think of the beer overall.
Blue Point Toasted Lager
Keith - Subtle and easy drinking.
Cole - Surprised this is actually considered an amber, It's kind of blah...not bad, Just not impressive.
Zoe - Easy to drink.
Allen - This one was a little boring for me. Nothing stood out and was quite bland. A very middle of the road beer.
Grant - A fairly typical amber with a nice malty-ness, just add a slight artificial taste to it.
Heather - Nice appearance, smooth, but too standard.
Xeny - It tasted like a Natty and made me angry.
Mark - Boring, it tasted like Cody Hawkin's life story.
Blue Point Summer Ale
Keith - Plain Jane.
Cole - Good crispiness on the taste without having a citrus flavor, just ok.
Zoe - Boring, no taste or smell, but I could probably drink a lot of these.
Allen - Very sensible. Great packaging, would buy this beer on packaging alone. Nothing exciting, but a good beer to bring to the sandbar for the day.
Grant - Too watery and very little aroma.
Heather - Watery, with little to no smell.
Xeny - Tasted like flat keg beer.
Mark - Stale water in a beer bottle.
Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
Keith - Average IPA, not bad, not great.
Cole - Favorite beer of the night! I don't even care what the next one is. Nice hops, smoothness, and flavor.
Zoe - I enjoyed it at first but not the after taste.
Allen - This beer is much more my speed, just the right amount of hops. A good intro beer for someone new to "Craft" beers. Great taste, just never give this beer to Heather.
Grant - Very hoppy, no surprise there. Some notes of grapefruit but not much flavor after that.
Heather - Hoppy with a good look and aroma. I hate hoppy beers.
Xeny - Ok, but missed the "bite" of an IPA.
Mark - I got excited for this one, I knew I have had it in the past but couldn't remember what it was like. I took a sip and realized why I didn't remember it. Not as hoppy as the name implies and nothing to order again with all the great IPAs available.
Blue Point Honey Robber
Keith - Sweet and drinkable.
Cole - I was expecting a bit more honey flavor, but still not too bad.
Zoe - Favorite beer of the night, and really enjoyed the honey aftertaste.
Allen - Very easy to drink with a great taste. Not too sweet and dig the packaging. However this was the last beer of the night and slightly buzzed so I would like any beer at this point.
Grant - The honey flavor is surprisingly forward, but still somehow seems bland making it a strange contradiction.
Heather - Decent flavor, look, and smell. However, the packaging was disappointing.
Xeny - Underwhelming.
Mark-Wrapping up this round with another bland beer. You get the feeling Blue Point is too big to be crafty, and too small to fall into the American lager scene. 0 for 4.