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RATINGS: 713   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1905) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Draught at bar. Reddish color, white head. Super hoppy taste with caramel, citrus, some roastiness and dry bitter finish. Excellent DIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1014) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Cask at the Rake, 12th May 2012. Strong and sweet, not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2772) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Cask at the Rake. Very hazy & almost no head. Lots of spicy hops and tangerine on the nose, rich and hoppy palate with notes of orange juice, pine, a little wintergreen, and a faint touch of pineapple. Dry hop and lightly citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4275) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Draught at Beer Trappe. Citrus. Malt and caramel. Tangerine. Very different for an IPA. The fruit flavors dominate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4275) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
Draft at Barcade JC 1st Anniversary party. Poured a hazy orange/reddish body with a tiny head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus rinds, toast and bread crusts. Very full body with strong carbonation and a lingering bitter bite on the end, dry overall. Flavor of hop cones, citrus, dry rinds and sweet pulp, orange, lemons and apricot. Solid DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5082) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
On tap at Akkurat during Brooklyn tap takeover, April 27, 2012. Slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Nice hoppy aroma, perfume and grape. This beer felt balanced, sweet but not extremely bitter or hoppy. I enjoyed it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm when Oliwer Garret was there. Lasting off white head and litle clowdy appearance. Big but balanced bitterness. Big lemon hop taste (could be Citra hops). Big body that balance the bitterness.Very enoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5345) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
750 ml corked bottle, as Brooklyn Blast! (Ghost bottle), at an exclusive tasting with Garrett Oliver. ABV is 8.2%, 65 IBU. Brewed with "half-and-half" American and English hops. Orange colour, moderate white head. Both aroma and flavour are dominated by American hops, but not too extreme. Also notes of crystal malts, some sweetness. Decent beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
This poured a darker yellow colro with a white head. Aroma was perfumey and grape juice. Flavor again was very floral and perfumey, too sweet, lots of alcohol, and no good hop flavor at all. Bleh.

3
   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.


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