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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
“Obviously Hoppy – Definitively Blatant”

Hoppy… obviously. BLATANT INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) is reminiscent of the hop profiles of those beers brewed by our West Coast friends, but represents the enormous pride of our East Coast roots. Full of hops and a subtle cereal grain backbone, this definitively BLATANT brew will demand the attention of the senses: the aroma, the flavor, the finish. Don’t look any further, this is your new favorite. BE BLATANT!

Note: Formerly brewed at Hyland Orchard & Brewery. Now brewed at Opa Opa Brewing (Brewmaster’s Tavern) in Williamsburg, MA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (218) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Heavy, lasting foam with lots of lacing sits atop a hazy light gold. Aroma is fantastic - loaded with pine. Hops hit pretty hard initially, then some malt smooths things out mid-sip. Finishes a bit bitter, but wanting more. Not bad, but a little boring other than the great smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
This 22 oz bottle was sent to me courtesy of Strykzone. Poured a cloudy orange color with ad off-white head. Excellent lacing. Nose of citrus hops and some fruit. The body is is medium and the mouth feel smooth. The flavor lis a good balance between malts and hops not true of many IPAs. The tropical fruit flavors and citrus are also well balanced. The finish is a nice bitter and the flavors hang on the back of your tongue. Very drinkable ands enjoyable. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2015
22 oz bottle. Orange golden pour with a medium frothy off white head. Aroma of vanilla, bread and malt. Surprisingly full bodied with a slight hoppy finish. Nothing really stands out, but its drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (522) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours from a bottle a turbid straw, with many small particles. Aroma hits with a strong citrus and pine. Flavor is a sort of thin, one-dimensional hoppiness, but at least its a good hoppiness. Palate is a little thin, falling off toward the end with a mild pleasant bitterness but no lasting mouthfeel. S’okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bomber. Virtually all of the glass was foam on the first pour. It slowly faded. I smell classic west coast hops that include tropical and citrus. It is a sweeter aroma. Those are tasted along with floral notes. Melons and honeysuckle. Malts generally stay back but move to the front in the finish and include a little caramel. This is a soft and gentle beer and the hops are not in your face. It is nicely understated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (3292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
12 fl. oz. on tap @ Russell House Tavern. Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is quite fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with hops. Nice balance. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamestdavisjr (9) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
This is for the double. Very malt forward in taste and smell, more so than I would have expected based on experience with the 1x IPA. The alcohol is there but covered by the malt. Long lingering hoppy bitterness. Okay, but not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (564) - - JUN 27, 2014
Not exactly the beer tasted, as the Double was not in the app. Medium gold, dense lace. Full body, smooth texture, intense but not extreme flavor, some heat but little carbonation, long palate. Bitter, malty. Good, probably better if I hadn't tasted it after the Dark Horse Safety Meeting, qhich overshadowed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (253) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2014
The honey malt and lemon from the hops really stand out. Crisp and refreshing, an enjoyable and easy to drink IPA with plenty of bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Armsby Abbey (Worcester, MA) au coût de 5,00$. Arôme: Odeur d’orange avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe d’orange et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #5540)

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