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RATINGS: 779   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
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
Blast! Bottle from cardinal tasting. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is floral and piny. Flavour is aroma hops, bitter and sweet malty. Nice maltyness and birret finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
Aroma of mango and papaya with a lovely bouquet of a burnt, grassy odor at the end. Pours from the tap with a small head but decent lacing. The appearance is less than good - not very clear and crisp looking. Oh the taste is immediately reminiscent of a good NW IPA with lots of palate depth. Citrusy fruits in the front and a lingering bitterness that's balances out well. Overall pretty good and excellently balanced. Can totally drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
A pretty solid DIPA. Had from a tulip glass on draft at Maria’s in Chicago. Aroma is spruce, lemon, fruity pebbles cereal. Taste is bitter but balanced, with a wash of citrus on the back of the throat. Balanced and drinkable, not a hop beating neither.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Pale golden color. Aroma is fantastic, with distinct earthy, citrus, flowery aroma hops dominating. Slight malty sweetness. Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Good head and nice lacing in the glass. Bold yet traditional over-the-top American IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6857) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 6 May 2013) Golden amber colour with rocky, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of orange, caramel, wine-gum, mandarin, citrus peel and hints of resin. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, treacle-toffee, orange, mandarin and a generous citric bitterness in a finish with a certain alcohol bite. Almost full body, fairly sweet. Tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Draft at Golden Rail Ale House. Pours orange with a thin white head. A bit of leafiness on the nose. Has a toasted quality on the tongue. Finishes clean with a bit of hop bite. Nicely balanced. Hides its alcohol well. Nice overall, solid for style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2044) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at the Gate. Golden orange with white ring head. (They overfill their glasses there.) Beautiful floral citrus tangerine aroma that I could smell from two feet away. Nice mild tangerine fruity sweetness. Slightly bready with a nice clean medium bitter citrus fresh hop finish. Very well balanced and easy drinking for abv. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Dégustée en fût chez "The Reservoir Restaurant & Taproom" à Waterbury, VT. De couleur orangée et voilée. Nez de houblon fruité (agrumes, surtout de tangerine, faibles notes de fruits tropicaux), moyennement résineux, légèrement citrique et herbeux, léger de malt sucré avec des notes de pain et quelques traces de biscuits. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes résineuses et huileuses. Goût moyen-amer de houblon fruité (agrumes sucrées, surtout de tangerine, petites notes de fruits tropicaux), légèrement citrique et aux notes herbeuses (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt moyennement sucré, un léger goût de caramel doux avec des traces de pain et de biscuits puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se fait légèrement asséchante, plus herbeuse et résineuse. Post-goût long et légèrement sec, moyen-amer de houblon fruité (zeste d’agrumes), moyennement résineux et herbeux avec des notes citriques. (1er mai 2013)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
On draft at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC. Smooth palate with grapefruit and some pine. Excellent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorSA (179) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 På ølsmaking med Garrett Oliver. Garretts personlige flaske. Distribueres kun på fat. Dobbel IPA. Rødlig ravfarve med hvitt skum. Skikkelig blast! Fruktig aroma med blomster, nektarin og humle. Noe dill og barnål. Samme i smaken med god humlebitterhet. God ettersmak. (Den Gode Nabo, 28.04.13)


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