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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
I would like to see this type of thing on bottles from BB. Nice overall rich and juicy beer. Some citrus and caramel with a nice hop bitterness, a bit oily but balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
A nice double IPA. Hazy gold pour, good white head, good lacing. Good mouth feel. Now the important stuff: Great bitterness and grapefruit citrus hops, with some floral notes as well, and a solid sweet malt backbone for balance. Long bitter finish. Stands up nicely to a serious chili.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OHscar (16) - , SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2009
Had it from draft. Golden colour, a bit hazy. Nice white creamy head. Really hoppy and long finish. One of the better beers from Brooklyn Brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (316) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2009
Draught@Akkurat Apperance: Golden orange with a huge, creamy, head. Very little lacing. Aroma: Pine, Citric notes, Caramel, Fruit and some malt. Flavor: Exotic fruits, Caramel, Pine, Citric notes (lots!) and plenty of hops! Palate: Very drinkable with a nice balanced bitterness for a DIPA. Any presence of alcohol is not detected. A very fruit and balanced DIPA from Brooklyn. Definitely the best beer i’ve had from this brewery so far. Recommended!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Draft @ the Dilly Deli. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized white head and little lacing. The aroma is big resiny citrus hops, pine, and moderately sweet from the malt. The flavor has caramel malt that holds its own with the resiny citrus hops. Finish is dry with good bitterness. Medium-full bodied and smooth on the palate. This was a nice surprise to find on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Draft @ Charleston Beer Exchange: This was not what I was expecting, seeing the DIPA tag, but it was still tasty. The beer has a clean hop, yet grassy character, with an underlying sweetness of dark sugar. This was an incredibly drinkable DIPA, and very well-balanced. Malts come through big time to lend to balance and although it is not the hop bomb you think it may be, you still find yourself wanting more of it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
On tap at Delaney’s Tap Room on a recent trip to New Haven A- Pours a clear golden yellow hue, white creamy head mostly retains, lacing all over S- Nose is an elegant bouquet of sweet, sugary malts and modest pine/grass/grapefruit hops, nice helping of vanilla, spices, and brown sugar, amazing aromas! T- Initial taste is super bitter hops with a mostly citrus character, transitions to sweet bread malts, finishes with a mix of sugary molasses and dry bitter hops M- Medium-bodied, oily texture, moderate carbonation D- Wonderfully balanced DIPA, the hops and malts work together nicely, I was completely sold on the aroma and could drink this gem all night long, definitely the best beer at Delaney’s

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a growler. Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Thick top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Fresh citrusy hops aroma with a bit of malt underneath. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter (not quite a full "blast") with grapefruit and hops flavors. Some piney and malty notes as well. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Good all around.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Growler sample courtesy of Rogueone. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a medium off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with some other fruit in there as well. Hoppy flavor with tons of citrus. Definitely getting some lemon and orange peel character in there. Medium finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Draft at the Comet. Pours a dark gold in color with a very nice inch of head. Smell is very piney hops. Taste is more of the hops with a bit of malt and citrus. Very smooth and easy drinking. Not the palate number that I expect from my Imperial and Double IPAs. It has a very pine sol like nose. Good but not my favorite.


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