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RATINGS: 893   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1753) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine, wet grass, and pine needles. Good bitter hop flavor of citrus and pine with caramel malts to balance. Finish in somewhat bitter but this is certainly more balanced than most American DIPAs. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
This has a fairly translucent, golden yellow-colored body with an orange glow and a lovely white head. The aroma is sweet, hoppy, lightly alcoholic, a little piney, and spicy. It has an aroma of a light-bodied imperial IPA. The flavor is different, a little grainy, with something distinctive that you feel in your breath as you exhale. Itís a little musky, really. Itís very good. Iíd love to know what the special ingredient is in this. Itís a very familiar flavor that I canít place. Whatever it is, itís a very good addition to the beer. Wow, this is good. Thin and light, itís not overly bitter for an imperial IPA, and thereís just enough alcohol to make this enjoyable and not weak. Itís a very well-balanced beer in all respects. Itís almost rye-ish, but not. I donít know how to explain it. In the throat itís very easy going down and comforting in the throat, not harsh, neither in respect to alcohol or hops. Itís just insanely easy - too easy, even - yet it holds its own. It still has a slight hop finish as it goes down your throat, but itís very clean. Itís one of those beers that makes you want to keep drinking it. Even the finish, after itís all gone down, gives you slight hint of what was there. Iím very impressed with this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (3001) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft sample at Crossroads Spirits. Poured a dark golden orange color with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma of alcohol, loads of caramel malt, and old citrus fruit. Taste is the same. Very malty, with light citrus bitterness, and some alcohol burn in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (2210) - - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big white head. Aroma is tea like hops and some corn/wheat like malt. Taste is tropical fruit and a big alcohol burn. Thick sticky palate and strong carbonation. Not my favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (762) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Crystal clear orange with a medium off white head. Big green hoppy nose. Well balanced citrussy malty flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pretty delightful brew. I enjoy the bright fruity notes. Loads of citrus from the hops. Plenty of sweetness from malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep golden light copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is mild citrus, apricot, with a lager-like character. Flavor loses a lot of the hops and has a strange lager tinge to it. Light to medium in body with a lingering funk. Not sure how I feel about this one. Drinkable, but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1456) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a golden amber with a light tan head with good lacing. Aroma is citrusy lemon mixed with bread. Taste is malt sweet with an herbal lemon note mid palette. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is mostly citrus hops. Flavors of apricot, peach, pine, orange creamsicle, Well rounded finish. Bitter but fruity and zero astringency. Super fresh, clear, and focused. Dangerously high drinkability for 9%. A superb DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours orange-gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity with pine and caramel. Taste is more of the same with nice hop/malt balance. Smooth finish, quite light on the bitterness.


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