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RATINGS: 627   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2519) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Pretty good DIPA. tap at Draughthouse 42nd anniversary. Hoppy, but not over the top. solid. re-rate Pretty orange color, rich looking with nice head. Smell is pine and caramel and orange like hops. taste is hoppy and bitter with orange and pine and some noticeable alcohol while not bad, detracts from drinkability. Didn’t realize I’d had this already. Probably won’t get it again, but it is decent despite the alcohol presence being noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
11 ounce goblet - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a hazed, dingy gold body with a half inch of whitish foam on top. Smell: Predominately hop-centric nose with emboldened notes of pithy citrus peelings, evergreen sap and ground spices along with dehydrated flowers and meadow grasses. Underneath is a scent of basic, bready malted barley. Taste: Opens with an ample bready malt backbone and even a fair degree of sweetness, though the malts are second to the main feature of hops rushing in with a big, resinous presence and tastes of citrus, spice, spruce tips, and dried herbs. Firmly bitter, but not harshly so. Stronger taste of white grapefruit on the back half. Dry, bitter finish with a lingering flavor of citrus pith. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: A fine, interesting brew with the blend of heavy-handed doses of American and English hops coming together nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10414) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2010
On tap at KØ-2010. Aroma is sweet, apricot, peaches, grapefruit. Flavour is sweet, apricot, peaches, grapefruit, citrus, alcohol. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Richmond on 06/12/2010. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Sweet spice and citrus hop aroma. Sweet citrus and floral hop flavor with a spicy background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Sample from tap at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
On tap @ the Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours a light orange color with a small head. Aromas of citrus and pine, flavor is the same. A huge citrus hop flavor...awesome!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Fairly mild for a DIPA actually (to me). Hops are present in both floral and pine flavors. Not bad and rather harder to find than their EIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2082) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Its orangy coloration and is hoppy and bitter. You get floral and pine maybe some citrus. A decent dipa but is missing a little in flavor department.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
Sample at Vermont brewers festival.
Appearance : clear yellow.
Aroma : Fresh and leafy hops. Sugary.
Taste : Leafy and crisp hops. Slightly resinous and quite sugary.
Overall : Nose better than taste. I like those fresh leafy hops. interesting sugar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
I generally look down on Brooklyn Brewing as a mediocre company, but this DIPA is beyond most of the products they produce. The appearance is golden/orange; very light for a DIPA. The aroma is floral and pine, as any good IPA should be. The taste is primarily citrus. This is a solid DIPA and I would have it again.


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