Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
“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.

mrhopsbeertalk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamestdavisjr (8) - 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 (303) - - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours with a full head and nice hop aroma. Then taste is very happy but not so much they overwhelm a good flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (625) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bomber into a glass. Pours a cloudy Orange, with yellow and vanilla clouds. Aroma is orange spice and peel, hoppy and citrus. Taste is mellow hops that explode in the aftertaste followed by dry and bitter citrus, grapefruit, melon, etc. Drinks bitter and light, a nice example of west coast IPA in the east. Fun and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruit and sandy hop resins move atop supporting cereals in this comfy India Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy blond and its orange hues.
-This is a very nice brew even though it is not nearly as intense aromatically-speaking as the average ’new generation’ American IPA.
-The bitterness balances out the back end.
-Malt flavors are somewhat veiled.

On tap at Armsby Abbey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draught. Yellow with slight haze and great lace. Aroma is candy citrus, hops, light wheat, and something slightly off. Flavor is light grapefruit and bitter long end. Soft pithy feel. Not very satisfying after a notable West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (495) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
From tap @ Stodddard’s Fine Food & Ale, Boston (MA). Blond, hazy with an amber lining. Small head. Nose: modest, citrus but also something spicy. Taste: very bitter, lemon and dry. Aftertaste: dry, where bitterness dominates but not too agressive. Overall a nice IPA with first a surprising aftertaste, but an uncomplex dry and bitter feeling quickly takes over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3944) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Sampled at Pioneer brewing. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of lightly citrusy and floral hops plus a light caramel and pale maltiness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best IPA.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50