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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours yellow to brown with a nice white head, aroma of honey, marmalade and tangerine, flavor is slightly sweet, tangerine, boring, medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden. Hoppy aroma, slightly stale, a bit fruity. Flavor has some chewy malt sweetness and lots of bitter hops, fruity and a bit piney. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 24, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Almost clear gold with a decent airy white head. Hoppy nose - some fruit, some pine, some floral. Caramel and honey as well. Sweetish malt, some alcohol, juicy hop flavor (ripe fruits), tea, caramel, med-hi bitterness. Med-full body, somewhat balanced, though a bit tired. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (981) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler..nice orange pour with fluffy white head..aroma of citrus, hops, pine, resin..crisp..not as bitter as I expected..but well balanced..very good DIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - APR 19, 2014
amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; a fantastic well balanced beer with plenty of bitter, citrusy hop flavor on a bready malt base

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2014
Hazy orange amber copper. Big fluffy cotton white head that laces down to a nice coating. Aroma is candied caram ale malts and tropical citrus. Taste follows with an abrupt piney bitter hop finish. Aftertaste brings back echoes of sweet citrus with a base of booze and bitter. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (3009) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a rich golden color with a finger of white sticky foam. Lots of duality between spicy earthy english style hops with an underlying fruity citrus quality that adds come complexity and contrast to the lightly bready malt backbone... long linger earthy bitterness with hints of citrus rind and fresh grass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy honey with thin white head that lasts and laces. Smells of biscuit, earthy and piney hop notes, and light citrus. Drinks with a moderate hop bite and moderate lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of earthy hop notes, slight resin, slight biscuit, light mango, and slight woody notes. Finishes dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed orange amber with sparse particles and an off-white head. Perfumy floral aroma with a bubble gum tone. Floral hops with spice and bubble gum and a touch of orange peel. Not really what I expected, but it’s quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Orangey gold, lots of sticky lacing, fluffy head. Aroma grainy malts and tropical citrus. Taste adds pineapple, tangerine, and mango hop notes - balanced with light German malts. Medium carb, clean mouthfeel especially at a hidden 8.5%, very drinkable. Better than I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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