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RATINGS: 761   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (693) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. No IBU listed for this one, but it’s very pleasantly bitter! Color is somewhat lighter than many of it’s style. A bit of malt lurking in the background.

And Sep 23, 2014 at Alibi Room in Vancouver. Still good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2249) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at Fire Works Pizza in Leesburg, MD. Mildly hazy amber-copper with medium-sized off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel, pineapple, mango and citrus. Taste of pine, floral hops, tropical fruit and caramel. Quite bitter. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
[keg at the Brooklyn Brewery] Hazy deep golden pour, large fluffy white head. Enormous aroma of resinous, piney hop mixed with fruity, citrus zest. Fantastic aroma. First elements of the flavour are the fruit – citrus and tropical, with mango and passion fruit on the taste. Great balance into the sweeter, bready malt as the finish arrives with a moderate whack of alcohol. Love the way the beer switches between the hops and the malt. A cracker [26112012]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of resinous hops galore, caramel malts and some feint tropical fruits. Flavour is rich and resinous, with full-bodied resinous hops coating the palate, along with a big whopping caramel malt backbone, a bit of citrus and tropical fruits. Like many others out there, but executed very well. Great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Had on tap. Arrived a hazy dark gold topped by a thick white head with amazing retention and great lacing. Aroma has a nearly perfect balance between hops and malt. Tons of tropical citrus, pineapple and mango along with a light bready malt that reminded me of some pilsners. Just a huge, huge aroma. This great aroma carries over into the flavor. Tons of citrus once again: mango, orange, and pineapple. There is a definite tropical characteristic to this. The malt is quite prominent as well but it is light and bready, not much caramel in this at all. Bitterness is moderate with a full, smooth mouthfeel. A slight touch of alcohol towards the finish. Overall, a perfect example of what a fresh IIPA can be. Perfect balance of malt and hop with a full, but not sweet or sticky, mouthfeel. Really wish I could get this on a regular basis.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Golden hue with abundant off white head, decent amount of lacing. Nose and mouth of resin, pine, citrus held together by an ample malt and caramel body. Body is full but abrupt on finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Deep gold hue. Bright, clean, and green hops. Fresh grass flavor, slightly sweet. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Poured a nice light brown, hazy, a bit of a foamy head. Had a nice citrus scent to it, and a similar taste. Complex flavor...nice honey sweetness but definitely not overpowering. Almost has a chewy mouthfeel. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On draft at Rattle N Hum NYC. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Lemon aroma. Lemon zest and some caramel in the flavor. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4888) - 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.


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