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RATINGS: 779   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5582) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours a a clear orange with some foamy, white head. Punchy nose, orange, candy, grapefruit, floral. Flavor is malty, orange pith, candy, honey. Clean finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap. Pours a hazy amber with medium head. Aromas of citrus and grass. Flavours of yellow fruit, pine, light caramel, light rubber and malts. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2297) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Keg at The Rake, Borough Market, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes hoppy, fruity, caramel. Reasonably good DIPA but lacking in something, perhaps because it was served way too cold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle pours a amber with nice head. Smells tastes of resin citrus spice caramel. Pretty nice solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Tap. Cloudy gold color. Fruit and alcohol aroma. Strong alcohol sweetness throughout. Harsh bite instead of clean crispness. Thought Brooklyn would do a little better with this style, but I should know better by now. Still not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2427) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Very rich, complex , spicy taste with a heavy booze feel that makes you know this is a sipper. Very well made. One if the best east coast double iPa a I've had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2013
One of the better hoppy (dipa)beers I have had from any Brooklyn brewer. Only thing I would say is about as good would be Resin. Nice and hoppy smells great taste is good little heat, dry finish definitely a safe choice I will try again drank from a half growler.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1929) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Hazy amber pour with a large soft off-white foam. Sweet smoked orange peels. Cloves. Vanilla. Pine needles. Lemon curd. Clementines. Honeycomb. Lychee. Pink peppercorns. Remarkably smooth with a strong bitter bite only after the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark amber/copper pour with a white head. Big citrus and floral hop aromas with touches of pine. Flavor is citrus/floral hops initially with lots of malt coming through as well. Very refreshing. Solid DIPA

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Very nice pine aroma. Taste is a little intense but balanced and a little juicy.


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