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RATINGS: 889   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (568) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours a golden orange with off white head. Pineapple and orange nose, caramel too. Slightly dank, stone fruits, rounded orange hop finish. Pretty good, but slightly off kilter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (692) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle. Clean orange in glass. Thin white head. Reserved lemon pith and floral hops on the nose. Moderately carbonated and dry. Peach and pomelo fruit notes, with some brown sugar sweetness. Good effort and a great DIPA considering the normal bodega selections.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
threedap (12) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle...pours a clear light copper. Pine, citrus & malt on the nose, much of the same down the hatch. Nice bitterness, not too overpowering, well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 3, 2014
Pours clear golden orange with average head and lacing. Aromas of citrus, coriander, orange peel. Remarkably tame for a double IPA, well balanced with generous hops and notes of tangerines and grapefruit. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (999) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On draft at Bocktown Robinson. Poured hazy orange with just a skim of head present. Flavor starts sweet with grass and light citrus then turns a fairly sharp bitter with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ home, via trade. Pours a slightly dark orange appearance with a lasting cream colored head. Slightly metallic and a bit of bubblegum in the nose. Pretty juicy, herbal hoppy nose. Slightly doughy, chewy malty flavor. A bit juicy. Pils grainy / herbal. This bottle seems a bit dated, but the beer seems not too shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Very nicely balanced. Strong hops, hints of citrus zest, smooth with some malt underlying it all. Not too bitter or sharp, and surprisingly drinkable given the alcohol content.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
355 ml bottle from the brewery. Pale clear blonde, big frothy off white head, lasting. Looks great. Pine, spruce, resin on the nose. Flavour is sweet malt and an aggressive bitterness. It’s light, fizzy with a bitter sweet finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1695) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Best by July 2014.
Appearance: The body is a vibrantly hued orange with perfect clarity. Perched on top is a creamy off-white head that has great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of citrus, but overly harsh in a way. There’s definitely an astringent quality to this. I also get a sort of marijuana presence.
Taste: The hops are very prominent showing a lot of citrus from bitter orange to candied orange. The malts are slightly prominent, giving a light sweetness to somewhat balance the bitterness. The finish lingers with some hop bitterness and a slight booziness.
Palate: Medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall: I find myself enjoying Blast, but not being impressed with it. It’s a good beer, without a doubt, but it has a very simple hop character that I find is used in so many other beers that it’s hard to get excited about nowadays.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4233) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, light caramel, light honey, bread, light pine, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of bright citrus hops and moderate malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, light caramel, light honey, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, light honey, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt sweetness; with nearly balanced malt/hop flavors and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly sticky, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good DIPA style. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hop and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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