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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Hoppy fruity smell with caramel and lychee. Similar taste. Very mild for a DIPA, could be old though I never checked the bottle. The bitterness was in the low-mid range for a regular IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"Good quality and smooth drinking IIPA. Ample malt, both sweet and bready, but the hops shine nicely. Mostly candied grapefruit (which I really dig) and orange. No date on the bottle will prevent me from going back to this more often :( Covers the abv very very well."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1150) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
lys gul tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Plommer, malt, trevirke og noe honninglukt. Tidlig fruktig smak med lett bitter avslutning

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atlanta Highway). Tropical fruit nose, with severe caramel notes and strong, pungent, fresh hops. Hazy, moody orange/straw color and sticky lace. Big caramel right up front, minerally, with spicy citrusy hopping. Caramel reemerges in mid palate. Then some overripe dates. Then a form of balance, and the hopping carries us out on a stretcher. Almost perfect blend of UK and West Coast. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Thanks to iNBe. Somewhere in between a strong English ale and a DIPA, I think it really got the best of both worlds, the hop mix is very tasty, a little citrus and also grassy. Lots of malt but still bright flavored. Bready a little boozey at the end and minerally. Serving: Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fakebeersnob (151) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Excited to try this beer...and even moreso after seeing other reviews. What am I missing? It doesn’t taste like a double. It just tastes like an average IPA. It is not bad, but there is nothing that is striking about it. It is decent...that is all I got.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is mango, peach and floral hops, biscuit malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, april 30th 2014. Dark orange body, medium white head. Aroma is grassy with grapefruit, malt and pine. Taste is quite malty and sweet, with grass, pine, earth. High sweetness, medium bitterness, rich caramel and hop finish. Feels a bit too sweet and sticky for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
355 ML bottle 8.4 ABV Orange amber color. Thin layer of white film. Nose is peach, apricot, and stone fruit. No real stark bitterness but a nice bouquet of fruit. Taste is grainy bitterness. More chewy than western US DIPA’s. Grapefruit, orange and pine in the taste. Just subtle malt body. Lots of straw in the body. A bit thin for the style and some prickly carbonation. Better ad a bigger IPA

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Tasted on tap at Whole Foods in Chicago. It poured a hazy amber hue with a frothy off white head and streaky lacing. Apricot hop aroma and a solid hop taste.


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