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RATINGS: 712   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 thatís beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You wonít 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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours dark amber. Not much aroma. Brown sugar and spice. Some hop bitterness. Not as good as I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8080) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours hazy copper with nose of caramel malt, tropical fruit, honey. Tastes citric, hoppy, fruity, spicy, with overall well hidden alcohol and a rich flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13664) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Draft courtesy of GT2, thank you sir! Cloudy golden colir. Arona of pine, grass, flowrrs. Taste is not overly bitter, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Citrus, piney hop nose, nice tropicals, light honey. Taste is lightly sweet and strangely lightly bitter, some citrus, light honey, a touch of honey. Not much of a DIPA. Thin body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at CK. Pours clear orange with small head formation. Nose is tropical melon and small diacetyl. Acetone and white alcohol comes through with hints of vanilla extract. Taste is boozy, sharper, oily. No diacetyl. Some thicker toffee. Nice enough. Still, itís a sticky and oily DIPA. Acetone is unfortunate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3674) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Churchkey, DC tap ($7): Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma is really fruity, with a sugary malt backbone. Taste is very hop forward, but not very bitter. The hops are really citrusy and have a few layers of additional complexity. Malt backbone is nice and provides a nice balance to the hops. Mouth feel is perfectly good for the style and allows for rapid drinking as well as sipping. Overall, this was a good DIPA, although it donít reinvent no wheel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
(draught) medium deep gold, lasting film of offwhite bubbles. Nose of biscuit, floral, citrusy (lime and orange), and light medicinal notes. Taste of bread, sweet citrus, lightly bitter citrus oils, medium thick body and some alcohol heat in the finish. Sweet caramel finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kjb135 (20) - - JUN 28, 2012
Aroma is citrus and hoppy with some honey. Appearance golden honey amber, slow but consistant lacing. Taste citrus, hops, grapefuit, floral a bit of honey. Palate is mostly hops an citrus smooth solid beer. Definitely a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft. Light amber gold yellow. Citrus aroma. Citrus body. Rather uncomplicated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3285) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours a hazy orange/honey color with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has orange and mango...light tea notes. Flavor is like orange/apricot tea with mild hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium..lively...and the finish is dry and citrusy.


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