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RATINGS: 694   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours honey orange with a thin white head. Spotty lacing. The nose is floral hop, some citrus and bubble gum. The flavor is again floral hop, the is a weird sweetness in there. Medium high carbonation, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Keg at Evening Star, Brighton. It pours hazy orange-amber, with a long-lasting thick off-white head. The nose is sweet orange, tangerine, apricot, peach, white grape and sweaty socks. The taste is orange, clementine, marmalade, white grape, pine and resin, with bitterness in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and easy drinking. Good Stuff.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
on tap. a little hazy from the start. Perfumay aroma, not bad on the nose. weird off ipa impy thing happens at the commencement. Plastic somethimes. barely any carbonation. mouth coating fer sure. nasty an on rude ipa style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (719) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
On tap. Rich golden color. Aroma is very heavy hops with citrus mixed in. Taste continues with lots of hops. The advertising does not lie. Grapefruit and orange are blended I to this flavoring. Strong hops aftertaste. Alcohol content is very noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Tap at Haymarket Chicago. Dark golden pour with a thick, white head. Big citrus hop nose. Taste is citrus peel with apricot and resin.medium mouthfeel. A nice big hoppy DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Peach apricot, cereal malt. Captain crunch. Clean golden orange color. Ok head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Thick body, creamy viscous mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Darn nice beer. Going down easy for abv level. Aroma is my favorite part. Nice mix with hops and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draft at Mad Mex served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a tiny white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel malts, and pine resin. Flavor of pineapple, resinous hops, mango, citrus, a good amount of spice, and sweet malts. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Juicy, resinous mouthfeel. Solid DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Nice orange color with a great white head. Nice citrus aroma and taste. Extremely smooth and drinkable. Well made.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Served in a Brooklyn Brewery snifter at the Beer Bistro, Chicago, IL Ar: Strong floral and citrus aromas dominate with a very. very slight note of pine here and there. Ap: Thick three finger bright white head that takes several minutes to fully dissipate leaving beautiful lacing. Deep golden color with slight amber hues T: Opens with a flood of citrus hops, orange and lemon, grapefuit, transitions into sweetness, malt, orange, and banana notes. Finishes with continued sweet citrus, light orange juice, a very subtle touch of pine, and a bit of alcohol. P: Well-carbonated, very noticable malt backbone, fairly hefty body for a DIPA. O: One of the fruitiest, sweetest DIPA’s I’ve had. In fact it was a bit too fruity and sweet for me. The smell and opening of the beer was fantastic, however I kept waiting for some hop bitterness to balance out the sweet which never came. A solid DIPA that fans of sweeter, fruiter beers will love.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at Revolution Brewing. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of grassy hops, grapefruit citrus, and pine. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, grassy hops, moderate amount of hop bitterness, and some caramel malts. Not overly bitter and easy drinking. Solid DIPA.


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