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RATINGS: 752   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours blond, a little cloudy. Some citrus hops in taste, some florals. A little malt in aroma. Not a bad dose, a little bitter but beer is nothing stunning. On tap at Blue Monk.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3736) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Comes out of the growler a clear amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head - not impressive, but never judge a book by its cover. Aroma is very strong and very hoppy with a firm grapefruit note and a hint of orange. Very hoppy flavor has little bitterness but plenty of sour citrus, mainly grapefruit and some orange. Lively texture has about average body and firm fizz. Have a blast!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with frothy white head that d dissipates to leave light lacing. Aroma of citrus and hop sweetness. Taste follows with a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bomber----> snifter. Pours a dark straw with fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves good lacing. Aroma is nice sweet tropicals, grapefruit, and sweet malt. Taste is pink grapefruit, lemon zest, with a little malt backbone. Palate is extremely thin and could use a lot more carbonation. Smells great and tastes good enough, but the palate on this one totally turned me off.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wanja (682) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2012
Very interesting and tasteful IPA. Full of hops and bitterness. A pleasure to drink it...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours clear golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of trace on the glass while slowly dissipating. Smell is sweet, hoppy and spicy with biscuits, wood, black pepper, slightly dry grass, pine, mango, pineapple and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, spicy and herbal with cookie dough, caramel, alcohol, orange and lemon zest, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine, aporicots, pineapple, lemon balm, peppery dry wood and hints of dill. Mouthfeel is tiny round, tiny tart, tiny watery and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, orange and lemon peal, wood, sweet dark bread, alcohol, tropical fruit juice and hints of moist green herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3312) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Tap at Hoppy Monk in El Paso, TX August 2012-pours clear orange with a soapy sudsy eggshel head. lots of carbonation nose is totally tropical-orange, passionfruit, tangerine. Wow some nice dank hop notes in there as well. very lite airy palate here-not alot of bitterness, mostly citrus and sweetness. some very sharp tropical notes and cheese. hmm seems a bit old but not bad for being a little on the old side. Decent IIPA that i would like to have fresh sometime!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Clear golden pour with big head. Hoppy aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours hazy gold into a snifter. White head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet tropical fruit aromas. Medium bodied with caramel upfront turning to stale summer pit and tropical fruit. Lasting hot pine burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
tap - Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. The aroma is primarily of grapefruit. It definitely tastes on the sweet side for an IIPA though there’s also good bitterness to be found and ample citrus. It’s medium to full bodied and has a lingering bitter finish. It’s a little syrupy, IMO. Good beer, but could be better...


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