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RATINGS: 749   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1091) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
355ml bottle. Anber body with a medium white head. Pine, citrus and some earthy notes. Light palate forcthe style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilverfoX (541) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
floral, spruce, citrus aromas try and burn your nostril hair, pale gold body with thin white foamy head, strong spruce then a citrus finish that ends quite dry. not as good as i was hoping for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1274) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2015
Cloudy, medium orange body with a creamy, off-white head that reduces to thin layer that leaves a good amount of foam on the glass. Sweet, hoppy, malty and strong aroma of overripe tropical fruits and caramel. Strong flavour that follows the aroma like a glove. Moderate to light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. Medium body, dry on the palate, moderate carbonation. A nice little treat, but with more carbonation, less sweetness, less bitterness and more dryness than the very best DIPAs.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1059) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.80):
This was a beer that started out really well for me, there was a lot of tropical fruits on the nose and plenty of hops too but when it came to the taste I felt it was all over the place with too much sourness and the hops being overpowered by the apricot and citrus flavours. The beer still remained drinkable but it was a real let down after smelling the beer, the balance seemingly off a little and a body that felt over-carbonated into the bargain.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1034) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
355ml. Bottle.
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel, bread, earthy.
Taste caramel sweets, citrus piney and earthy bitters.
Mouthfeel oily.
Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1837) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Flaska @ Grappa, Varberg. Klar orange öl med ett stort frostigt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av grapefrukt, citron, karamell och sura bär. Syrlig eftersmak där beskan lurar lite i bakgrunden. Friska smaker av citrus, gräs, persika, sur apelsin och örter. Medelstor kropp, något torr munkänsla. Riktigt bra.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
pours cloudy pale golden with a nicely reviving off-white head showing some retention and lacing. pineapple and coconut-plenty, sweetish and powdery ginger root, sweet oranges and mangoes - orange blossom, fat yet intricate pale maltiness - touch of honey and pineapple juice sweetness; pine, woodsy and cedary, hint of vannila, alcohol. average to light carboantion, medium body - oily; balanced spicy-pineapple-piney-citrusy finish. not a hop blast but a unique funked up double ipa. enjoyed it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (82) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2015
Coloro dorado intenso y reflejos anaranjados, Limpia y brillante. Buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En nariz aromas a lúpulo que recuerda a mandarina y pomelo junto con suaves notas resinosas que dejan una leve sensación picante. En boca resulta más compleja, fuerte presencia de malta en boca con notas dulzonas y bien equilibrado por el lúpulo que deja también esta vez en boca la suave sensación picante al final del paladar. Cuerpo medio, buena carbonatación. Amargor de intensidad media y media persistencia. Retrogusto seco, astringente, amargo y licoroso.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8301) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet orange, mango, toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1300) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, fruity, grape, citric aroma. Sweet, caramel, citric, fuity, grape taste. Medium to full body.


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