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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at alibi. Clear orange with a robust white cap. Aroma of pine, spice, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Taste is sweet, followed by bitter. Balanced, dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (751) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Clear golden pour with creamy big eggy head. Nicely Carbonated. Hopped throughout. Light-medium body. Citrusy hops. sLightly sticky finish

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at the Leaf. Pours a pale clear yellow color with white foam head. Aroma of pugnant resiny hops. Ooo wee sticky icky. And a ton of grapefruit. In your face. Sweet sticky grapefruit taste with a heavy harsh hop hit and caramel and citrus notes on the backend. Impressively hoppy despite the clear color. Magic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1091) - USA - JAN 7, 2014
Amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is pine hops with some floral notes. Flavor is strong hops balanced by light flowery notes. A little spice in the finish and a bit of sweet malt. Wife: 4.5

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
A hoppy aroma/taste with some citrus but has more of a sweet malt backbone than most. Still a solid dipa but not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2287) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, pine, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/honey, pine hops, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Beer poured at Stanley’s NE in a tulip glass. Golden color with small amount of quickly disappearing head. Taste is slightly malty sweet. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol well hidden throughout. Very nice aroma...piney. Recommended option from an overall let down brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with bone white head. Nose and taste of florals, perfume hops, grapefruit pith and malt. Light pine. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Clover honey yellow with a small off white head. Smells like mixed floral arrangement, little malty too. Taste is sweet malts, honey, and light colored fruits. Body is med full. Seems to be lacking the bite of a strong hop presence, and slightly too sweet for a double ipa. I expected more bitter hops. Still not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Fruity aroma with balanced hop/bitter flavor. Good palate feel, smooth. Average to above average IPA.


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