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RATINGS: 686   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Probably the most impressive offering that I have had from Brooklyn Brewery. Blast is a great name since that is the feeling that you get when youíre hit with the intense citrus and resin of the massive hop profile. The malts donít do a tremendous amount to add to the flavor profile but their sweetness provides a nice balance. Inspite of the huge bitterness of the hops and the apparent stickiness of the sweet malts, the finish is clean. If only everything from Brooklyn were this good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Golden pour with ample head. For the high alcohol content this is unbelievably smooth and easy drinking. Not overly hoppy either. Solid beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sample at the 2012 Cincinnati Brew-haha. Clear orange-amber color, minimal off-white head. Really nice tangy-sweet hoppy aroma, good light bitterness. Light crisp carbonation. Citrus, pineapple aroma. A pretty good and bright brew... But I couldnít tell at the time whether this was an IPA or a Pale Ale. In retrospect, one one hand, that lends points to this beer for the level of drinkability for a suprisingly high level of alcohol, but on the other, it doesnít really seem as assertive or obviously hoppy as Iím used to imperial IPAs being. Itís possible that at this point during the event, I was starting to get a bit intoxicated...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Keg at Brooklyn night at North Bar, Leeds. Small taster, but still enough to rate from. Pours a slightly cloudy orange-gold, with a small head. Aroma is hops, whacking you in the nose. Citrus, mostly, slightly floral and grassy. Malty hints too. Taste is pungent hops, resin, grapefruit, with a malty backbone. Fairly full body. Very respectable, hard to fault technically, but does nothing for me personally - not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1757) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Draft. Pour is clear/golden orange with a good off-white head. Aroma of citrus/floral hops, walnut skins, caramel. Taste is citrus, pine, resin, walnut skins. Very bitter/astringent. Palate is oily, average carbonation, astringent finish. I expected a better effort from Brooklyn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2028) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Tasted in October 2011 from a corked and caged bottle that was brought to Nashville for a beer dinner. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is intense citrus hops with some resin, grapefruit, bread and cereal malt. The flavor is lightly sweet with the same resin and grapefruit hops, along with the cereal and bread. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long resin, citrus, and light malt finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1488) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods, Orlando. Pours golden with a nice head. Aroma is citrusy . Taste is nothing but delicious. Easy drink for a double IPA.....nice Garett . Quaff Score ( drink ability with hearty enjoyment ) 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1439) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours orange with a white head and hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy, sweet with taste of pine and grass with a nice bitter, malty finish. Flavorful, enjoyable double IPA from Brooklyn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6124) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
1/21/12. On tap. Cloudy orange pour with a nice head. Surprisingly wonderful citrus aroma with orange, tangerine, and dank hops. Nice flavor as well. Floral, citrusy, dank, and more. Quite tasty from a normally disappointing brewery!

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.


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