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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
18.8°


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (82) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2015
Coloro dorado intenso y reflejos anaranjados, Limpia y brillante. Buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En nariz aromas a lúpulo que recuerda a mandarina y pomelo junto con suaves notas resinosas que dejan una leve sensación picante. En boca resulta más compleja, fuerte presencia de malta en boca con notas dulzonas y bien equilibrado por el lúpulo que deja también esta vez en boca la suave sensación picante al final del paladar. Cuerpo medio, buena carbonatación. Amargor de intensidad media y media persistencia. Retrogusto seco, astringente, amargo y licoroso.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet orange, mango, toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1321) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, fruity, grape, citric aroma. Sweet, caramel, citric, fuity, grape taste. Medium to full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3709) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap, pours hazy orange gold color with small white head and pretty nice lacing. Aromas of pine, pineapple hop, orange sugar, and a nice balanced malt bill. Medium bodied with a hoppy but sugar fruity finish, but in a good way. Solid stuff from Brooklyn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (689) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
Gylden farge med medium høyde hvitt skum. Aroma av fersken, mango og annen tropisk frukt. Smaker medium bittert, men ikke overveldende. Det er også en viss sødme her som balanserer det hele fint. Ellers mango i smaken, samt antydninger til grapefrukt. Medium konsistens, og litt tørr.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Red/orange pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy hops, malt. Taste is yum. Nice balance of spicy and earthy hops. Spicy on the tongue, earthy in the finish. Nice malty backbone bringing it all out. Nice to see Brooklyn beers in my rural area finally. So-so lacing. Alc. well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4076) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 15, 2015
Glowing golden body, bit too clean for my taste. Grainy malts, golden biscuity tones, not very hoppy actually. Modern but dead. Not sure if this arrived as it was intended. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1165) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Fles gedeeld met peltmeister. Amber met een snel slinkende witte kraag. Geur en smaak met aardbei en perzik. Mooie fruitige aandronk. Volle body met een afdronk die siervol omdraait naar salmiak met een beetje Bourbon. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (250) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Pours a golden amber colour with minimal white head. Smell is nice, orange/marmalade, mango and tropical fruit with slight piney resin. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, nice long lasting taste hich is quite dry. Quite full bodied this with a slick texture and mild crbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
DATE TASTED: February 10, 2015... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: pre-meniscus surgery drinking... APPEARANCE: swiftly thinning off-white head suggests heavy alcohol; misty, peach amber body that shows little vibrancy; spotty ... AROMA: goodness--an alluring powder keg of hops that range from strong orange peel and melon, to resin and fragrant flowers, to some metallic pilsener elements and apple late; each breath evokes a separate scent, almost impossible for a beer to accomplish ... PALATE: a soft, smooth, West Coast feel, with a lingering, palpable mouthfeel--not rambunctious at all, come to think of it; dry at the end...TASTE: complex mix of vanilla, orange peel, and bubblegum; pixey stick-like sugars cloak the 8.4% ABV to dubiousness; ...OVERALL: from its attractive label to its pleasantly sippable intensity, a beer that snuck up on me once before; by the drink’s end, an amicable warmth pervades; disappointing this only comes in four-packs that steep a price, but on tap at a happy-hour price, quite a steal ...


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