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RATINGS: 894   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2591) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours orange-gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity with pine and caramel. Taste is more of the same with nice hop/malt balance. Smooth finish, quite light on the bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7324) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
The nose is intense hooy-fruity, the beer itself starts smooth with nice floral hop aroma. The body is slightly sweet, but not too much. The floral hops have hints of citrus and pine, but are smoother and not as "blast-off", as expected. The aftertaste is fresh, floral-grassy, slightly sweet and very smooth. The bitterness is well-balanced.
A nice brew, but nothing that special. --> 11/12/11/11

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glucose (4) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Draft from freshly tapped keg. I had the first non-foamy pint from the keg. Delicious! Not much of a nose, but mostly due to my having a sinus issue at the time. Gave this a mid-range value since I was unable to tell. Color a clear light amber. Head was as previously described by others - once the newly tapped keg stopped acting up, there was about a finger of slightly off-white head, which dropped off to a few mm after about 4-5 minutes. Pretty direct taste of citrus, pine, resinous, very very intense. No fooling around here. Mouth feel was sharp, shocking sharp, but in a good way. NOT something you can quaff - the flavor and mouthfeel was too intense for that. I had to sip it very slowly. Savor the intensity. Shazam! would also have been a good name for it!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - MAR 8, 2014
On Tap at The Vega Lounge in Pompano Beach FL. Is an Orange-amber color with a big off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma of resin, pine oil, caramel, and citrus. Taste is pretty mildly bitter and quite malty. It’s pretty well balanced. Palate is very smooth for an IPA of which I am no fan of the style.But this is not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (555) - - MAR 7, 2014
En närmast perfekt balanserad Dipa. Saknar dock andra tyngre nyanser . En bra lätt sommar Dipa. Dock för 9% borde man fått mer karaktär..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (588) - 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 (697) - 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 (1022) - 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.


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