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RATINGS: 677   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 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.

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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Huge nectar fruits and orange citrus lead to bready dough grassy citrus peel, and hints of herbal hop. Medium body with prickling carbonation, leaving a dry resinous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (649) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Very good double IPA. Pours a clear golden yellow, with little head. Very strong aroma of floral hops. Flavor is a nice sweetish combination of hop-citrus and bitter, piney flavor. Mouthfeel is quite pleasant and full. Good clear finish--no bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
b_fizzle (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
The nose is fantastic on this beer, though the taste does not quite live up...itís still a fantastic ipa. The head disappears a little quick. The mouthfeel is what you would expect from a bold ipa. Taste includes notes of grapefruit with a hint of floral.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
on draft poured an orangish color with white fluffy head that lingered. the lacing was ok thought it would be more considering the style of beer. the aroma of hops and citris and some pine. the flavor of grapefruit and other citrus type hops was dominate. very good flavor from this. havent had a good brooklyn beer in awhile..but this one rocked.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden to lightly orange hued body with a thick and lasting, fluffy white head. A darker hue than "The Companion" (a barley wine), which isnít a good sign for me. Great lace though. Aromas are hoppy, spicy, pine, pineapple. Citrusy hops, canned pineapple, a touch catty. Caramel and alcohol. Flavors are sweet, bready, malty with what seems like a very mild butterscotchy/diacetyl character. Hop notes are herbal, grassy, and dank with medium fruit (mostly mango). Balanced overall. Alcohol is better hidden than on the nose. Lively bubbles with a medium body. Warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
2011-12-03. Crisp dark orange amber body with a small beige head that fades. 3+ Lovely citrusy hops on first sips persist throughout, gaining a good amount of alcohol as well, not burning but noticeable. Sweet undercurrents, sweet orange notes. 7+ Aroma is a bit muted at first, the beer is a bit col, modest sweet citrus and light alcohol. Sweet orange, very mild orange seeds. Tropical fruit touches as it warms up. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate is lightly carbonated. 3+ Pretty nice double IPA, nice citrus. Tap at Coles, Buffalo

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2321) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draught a long time ago. Nice hoppy notes, well camouíd alco, very good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (636) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Very good on tap. Pours hazy golden colour and holds a foamy white head. Good strong aroma of pine and floral hops. Tastes a little sweet and not much bitter, a very smooth drink that hides the 9% alcohol content very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Location/Date: Draft at Brookyln Brewery, 10/22/11.

Appearance:Pours a copper orange.
Aroma: Aroma is of cirtus and hop.
Taste: Nice amount of hop bitterness.
Palate: Finish lingers on the tongue.

Summary: One of my favorite brooklyn brewery beers Iíve had, nice selection of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5483) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft at Rattle with Andrew and Dubra. Pours an amber body with no head, some minor lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus and pine, a nice balance between the two top hop noses - neither one over dominated by the other. Mouthfeel is average, with similar notes of pine and citrus hops in the flavor. This is a really solid IIPA, nothing incredible, but a great beer nonetheless.


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