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RATINGS: 737   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
18.8°


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (976) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Had on tap. Arrived a hazy dark gold topped by a thick white head with amazing retention and great lacing. Aroma has a nearly perfect balance between hops and malt. Tons of tropical citrus, pineapple and mango along with a light bready malt that reminded me of some pilsners. Just a huge, huge aroma. This great aroma carries over into the flavor. Tons of citrus once again: mango, orange, and pineapple. There is a definite tropical characteristic to this. The malt is quite prominent as well but it is light and bready, not much caramel in this at all. Bitterness is moderate with a full, smooth mouthfeel. A slight touch of alcohol towards the finish. Overall, a perfect example of what a fresh IIPA can be. Perfect balance of malt and hop with a full, but not sweet or sticky, mouthfeel. Really wish I could get this on a regular basis.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Golden hue with abundant off white head, decent amount of lacing. Nose and mouth of resin, pine, citrus held together by an ample malt and caramel body. Body is full but abrupt on finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Deep gold hue. Bright, clean, and green hops. Fresh grass flavor, slightly sweet. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Poured a nice light brown, hazy, a bit of a foamy head. Had a nice citrus scent to it, and a similar taste. Complex flavor...nice honey sweetness but definitely not overpowering. Almost has a chewy mouthfeel. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3864) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On draft at Rattle N Hum NYC. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Lemon aroma. Lemon zest and some caramel in the flavor. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours blond, a little cloudy. Some citrus hops in taste, some florals. A little malt in aroma. Not a bad dose, a little bitter but beer is nothing stunning. On tap at Blue Monk.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3650) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Comes out of the growler a clear amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head - not impressive, but never judge a book by its cover. Aroma is very strong and very hoppy with a firm grapefruit note and a hint of orange. Very hoppy flavor has little bitterness but plenty of sour citrus, mainly grapefruit and some orange. Lively texture has about average body and firm fizz. Have a blast!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with frothy white head that d dissipates to leave light lacing. Aroma of citrus and hop sweetness. Taste follows with a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bomber----> snifter. Pours a dark straw with fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves good lacing. Aroma is nice sweet tropicals, grapefruit, and sweet malt. Taste is pink grapefruit, lemon zest, with a little malt backbone. Palate is extremely thin and could use a lot more carbonation. Smells great and tastes good enough, but the palate on this one totally turned me off.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wanja (681) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2012
Very interesting and tasteful IPA. Full of hops and bitterness. A pleasure to drink it...


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