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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4006) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Draught at Milltown. Pours a clean soft gold with one finger of white head. Nose is intensely hoppy and resinous with notes of pine and citrus flesh upfront. Flavor is oily and resinous , grapefruit zest and some honey. Palate has a bite to it but the bitterness doesn’t stick around.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
(Sample Date: 9/29/2010 Source:Mekong) Earthy hop nose with moderate carmelized sugars. Lightly cloudy golden with small white head. Resiny earthy hop flavor with medium caramel and hints of burnt sugar. Medium finish dries quickly. Fairly bitter with moderate residual bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2011
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Clear golden body with a diminishing white head. Strong fruity aroma, peaches, grapefruit and pine with malt. Flavor is mainly fruity and bitter on a nice malty background. The alcohol is well integrated and so goes for the rest of the flavors, a fine and well balanced IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer. A clear and light gold-orange color with a small head and some small lacing. The nose is strongly tangy and citrusy with some sweet crystal malt. Flavor is heavy on the crystal malts; rich and a little bit spicy. Soft mandarin orange-like hops are present throughout and especially notable in the finish. A sweet beer, no doubt, but very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1240) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2010
10 oz. goblet at the Draught House- served a transparent light caramel/brown color, medium carbonation, white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of hops by the tractor trailer load, consisting of pine and grapefruit. Hits the mouth with a light medium body, caramel malt is slightly restrained, mild hop wave in the middle, finish is slightly acidic and sweet at the same time. Sort of run of the mill for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
on tap. Orange/amber pour with a cream head that dissipates to a ring fast. Huge fresh florals, very fruity, slight tingle of sweetness. Great palate, seems more like an apa with the thickness and how smooth it is, fresh sticky fruity hops and a great finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Nice hoppy aroma of course. Amber-gold in color with no head (poured from cask). A nicely balanced beer...cant read the rest of my notes haha, guess I have to have another! :)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3473) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a light hop and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop with caramel and a nice smooth finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink. A very good IIPA from Brooklyn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac. Clear orange pour. Caramel and honey in the nose along with piney evergreen hops. Bready malt flavor with pungent but amazingly balanced evergreen burst of hops. Crackery balanaced hoppy finish with enough residual sweetness, body, and blast of hops to give the definite "imperial" impression but with well-hidden alcohol. A really nice double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap. Pours and orange color with a small off white bubbly head. Notes of booze, candi sugar, citrus hops, and honey. Enjoyed it, feels more british than west coast dipa.


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