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RATINGS: 655   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 thatís beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You wonít even know what hit you.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (289) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
On Tap at Vine and Barley, Color is a amber hue with decent head retention. Im not getting a lot in the nose. There are some hop notes but not a lot. Taste is nice with a good amount grapefruit. I didnít think this beer was still being brewed so I wonder how old it is because the hop profile seemed lighter than than when I had it a year ago.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 On tap at Good Beer. Piney aroma. This is an astringent, resiny IPA, but it feels a bit thin. Pretty dry and woody, with a nice autumnal feel, making it appropriate for the beginning of autumn. A little orange peel and some sharp hops. It is hard to believe the ABV is over 8. This seems like a regular good IPA to me. If this is Mr. Oliverís killer IPA, then Iím still not a convert.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (860) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Poured golden with a quickly dissipating thin head. Aroma was pine needles and sweet malt. Flavor was too malty for my taste for an IPA. I just really donít see all the fuse over Brooklyn brewery. Pretty below average in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sampled at Music City. Sweet and big bodied double IPA. Smooth hop and malt profile makes it incredibly easy to drink. Deep orange color and a citrus sweetness that is very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6633) - 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 (6789) - 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 (3795) - 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 (2420) - 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 didnít sense the 8.2% abv or the body of a DIPA.


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