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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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We brew our beer in New York, about halfway between the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest and the hop fields of Kent, England. So we use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA we call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.

Malts: Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter, German Pilsner Malt

Hops: Willamette, Magnum, Cascade, Fuggle, Aurora, Zythos, Bravo, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Amarillo, Experiment 6300
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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (103) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small,quickly dissipating off-white head -low-medium carbonation visible S: huge mango,pineapple,passionfruit,pine resin and slight grapefruit notes T: follows the nose with pine resin taking the dominant role plus some honey notes creeping in and a very toasty finish F: -medium carbonation,no alcohol detectable O: As a DIPA its very good,i just cant really get into this style

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2430) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [140515]
Amber, slight haze, frothy white head
Aroma of mellow herbal hops, soft zest, soft sweet malts, orange resin, bit grassy
Taste of herbal hops, bit grassy, sweet malts, some earthy English hops, zest, definitely a mix of US / UK hops in there
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, light sweet, alcohol quite noticeable. Finish of bitter herbs, zest hops, bit of drying alcohol
Overall - Well made beer, but I’m not all that keen on the flavour profile of the hops

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1223) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Pours bright orange with a one finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of citrus (a lot of grapefruit), pine, tropical fruits, light bready malts, some dankness, and some light booze. Taste is grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, pils malts, and light sweet malts. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy, chewy mouthfeel, and a slightly more then moderately bitter, semi dry, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (150) - - MAY 22, 2015
Draft. Very bright grapefruit aroma. Slightly sweet, very hoppy IPA. Slightly bitter finish. Another great example of a modern, high ABV IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10896) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, dank bud, earthiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine, grapefruit and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (852) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pale gold pour, quick white head. Nose is light wood. Bitter. Middle is smooth malt, apricots and light citrus zest. Finish is a nice interplay of malt and hops. Hides the ABV very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1617) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours amber with white froth. Quite boozy, hoppy, plenty of pine. Doesn’t hide the booze like some other strong IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at Brewers Beer Bar, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Fruity, piney hop aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2987) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy, pale golden coloured with floral melon and orange flavours, pine and tropical notes followed by a smooth creamy pine and peppery hop finish. Superb!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours hazy amber. Sweet pine aroma. Taste is orangey, resinous but nowhere near as hoppy as I thought it would be. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.


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