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RATINGS: 611   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at Farmhouse in Burlington. Copper pour with a good sized white fluffy head. Aroma is incredibly dank, with heavy resin notes of pine sap and dirt mixing with a dark citrus character and a touch of caramel malt-- really nice aroma. Flavor drops off a bit, with less complexity; mostly citrus and evergreen, but not quite as sticky and bold as the nose. Palate holds good hop bitterness through to the finish. Good beer, but not in the upper echelons of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Draft at Pinocchio’s into a tulip Poured a hazy gold with small pure white head which became a coating but lasted throughout. Lacing was spotty white. Nose was citrus, especially orange, grapefruit and pineapple, with pine and floral notes. Taste is citrus hops - mango, pineapple, orange, grapefruit - with some piney and grassy bitter end and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with light to medium carbonation. This was awesome. As soon as I think I know something about beer, something or someone proves I am an idiot. I didn’t think I liked ANY Brroklyn beers but I LOVED this. If you were like me, TRY THIS!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 4th July 2010. Slightly hazy bright amber with a hint of a head. Nose of orange peel with a hint of vanilla. Bitingly refreshing on the sip without being too bitter. Light golden syrup flavour to the malt combines wonderfully with great citrus flavours the hops are delivering. Divine. Spot-on weight, great condition. Very little hint of the strength. It’s like painting your mouth with sunshine. My beer of the festival.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a clear and amber beer with a big offwhite head. The aroma is complex and hops with peach and citrus. Flavor is hops with citrus and peach. The palate is bitterness. Overall a well balanced and complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1342) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Had this at Mad Mex up against nother Imperial IPA. Cloudy dull golden color, with no head and modest lacing. Great hops of course but also a unique oily minty taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1818) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap at the Brewery tasting room) Pours a very cloudy coppery orange brown hue; poured with a half-finger of pure white head with good retention. Rich maltiness is a key feature of this brew, but not really all that sweet which was nice; dank piney hops that are not nearly as aggressive as ’west coast’ versions; really lovely aroma. The aroma very much reflect the taste; remarkable balance for a DIPA, but nicely hop-forward; solid malt backing that was a tad sweet at the end, but still a nice pine burn on the back of the palate. Medium to full MF; a little soft on the carbonation. Hugely drinkable for the style, not quite a hop bomb and the strong malts do not strangle the hops

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at Rose Alley Ale House in New Bedford. Pours a clear deep golden color. Aroma is of pine, floral, hops, and citrus. Flavor is of fresh hops, grapefruit, and pine. Leaves a nice and crisp hop finish. This is one refreshing brew on this super hot day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3805) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours a nice golden color. Aroma of citrusy hops. Full bodied and sort of thick texture. Hops dominate the flavor of this beer. A lingering finish. Definitely worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Draught. Orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet floral and pine. Flavor is sweet then bitter dry hoppyness. Bitter dry through finish. Good but not great! but I’d expect more from Brooklyn...booze is very well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2010
Had this one @ CBF 2010. Golden colored brew. Good hopped aroma. Flavor is smooth, nice hopped IPA, citrus.


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