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RATINGS: 641   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6616) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at flying saucer eleventeen party. Pours a hazy deep orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of pine, resin and onion backed with sweet grains. Flavor begins with sweet grains and light pine with a growing onion finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Depp yellow - only slightly cloudy maybe. Good head. Tons of fruit and flower aroma and flavor takes over the malt. A slight sweetness is the only give-away that there might be a decent amount of alcohol in it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6710) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Draught at the brewery. Brooklyn, NY.
Cloudy amber colour with small white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with exotic fruits, mild bitterness and lemon. Fruity hoppy flavour with some dark bitterness. Tasty heavy fruity IIPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Tap the the Fort Worth Gingerman. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is sap, lots of fruit, and pine. Taste is alcohol, lots of pine, citrus, and a little caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3793) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Tap at Gman FW. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a very light white head. Aroma is of big hops. Fresh grapefruit, and citrus spice. Hops spice. Flavor is wet hops, spicy notes with grapefruit as well. Finishes fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2386) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
On tap at Poor Phils in Oak Park, IL. displaying a clear, golden hue, and average, white head foam that gradually diminished to a ring & film, and left some dots and dashes of lacing. I liked that the nose was strictly resin and spruce, with no noticeable citrus, a nice change from most American IPAs. The flavor balanced the medium hop bitterness with some good malt content, with the lingering bitterness coupling up with some pleasant dryness into the finish. Nice, but didn’t sense the 8.2% abv or the body of a DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Amber gold with good, creamy, white head / Bright ose of citrus and cut pine / Medium body, chewy and creamy, with fine, balanced body featuring only modestly biting hops and good, bitter, finish / Mellow flavors of orange, grapefruit, cut pine, bubblegum, and resin / Tastes like more of a regular pale than a double, with only a modest hop profile and bitterness levels. It is a very nice pale, though, with lovely flavor and balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Bright sticky citrus, juicy, with a touch of mango and tropical fruit, pineapple. Big malt, toast and sweet toasted fruit notes. Earthy,, not as much hops as expected given the nose. Long bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at Haymarket, pours clear golden with foamy white head. Nose has pine, grapefruit, with sweet candy sugar undertones. Flavors are sweet mango and pineapple, candy sugar, some banana and oranges, healthy bitterness. Full mouth feel. Good beer but sorta like those great iipa of 5 years ago (good hop flavor but just too sweet). Little boozy too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a mostly clear gold with a sticky white head that persists. Nose is hoppy, some light malts. Pretty non-descript with citrus and pine resin. On taste, it lacks the punch of a hops and bitterness one expects. Comes across as a pleasant American IPA, but just isn’t anything special. Some citrus and resin, some malt. Just kind of blah.


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