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RATINGS: 892   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (777) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber from a bottle, thin, white, quickly-dissipating head leaving some lacing. Grapefruity aroma. Lemon/grapefruit flavor with a bit of an odd pine punch a second after you sip. Biscuity flavor as well, sort of tastes like some refined jam cookie, just with that weird pine bit thrown in. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop downtown. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small off-white head. Lovely aroma of orange juice, ruby-red grapefruits, melon, grass. Taste is very similar. Not overpowering some some double IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (698) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Smells of orange and grapefruit. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - very citrus hops orange and mango.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2016
from Bier-Bienne - hazy orange beer with a fast collapsing foam; hoppy aroma of passion fruit, melon and spices; full-bodied, fair carbonation and a solid bitterness; spicy, fruity hoppy finish with light earthy tones

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1505) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 355ml chez Anne. Couleur blonde un peu trouble, peu de mousse effervescence moyenne. Nez sur le houblon le malt et fruit de la passion. Attaque forte sur l’amertume. Puis sur les fruits de la passion fin de bouche maltée sèche en bouche et trop pataude.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Changed (460) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draft @ ICC. Pours slightly hazy yellow, white head, a little lacing. Aroma is resinous hop. Flavor is the same hop profile, and some tropical fruits. Booze burn is there, but not unpleasant when cold. I could see how it would become unpleasant when warmed. Medium to high carbonation, bitter hop finish. Kind of oily mouthfeel. Good, but intense beer that leaves something slightly to be desired.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1068) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle, 35.5cL. Home. A golden orange-yellow opaque beer with a medium white foamy head ; medium retention. Fruits (citrus, tropical fruits, red berries), resin, alcohol. Medium to heavy dry bitter ; medium sweet ; warming. Full body, average texture, oily (too much), average carbonation, dry fruity warming lasting finish. Overall, definitely enjoyable but much too much warming (unbalanced) and oily...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (747) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2015
355 ml bottle. Hazy golden body capped by a thin white head that subsides to a collar. Aromas of crusty bread, stewed apricots, flowers, lemon, spice and a bit of ’hot’ alcohol. Taste has a sharp lemon and pine bitterness up front before some fruity notes of stonefruit emerge along with citrus and pepper. Crisply bitter citrus finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cityzen (145) - FRANCE - DEC 10, 2015
Quel goût ! Une note de pamplemousse de l’amertume, un régal pour les papilles. Splendide.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are pine, citrus, and flowers - with a bitter finish.


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