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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (531) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Good, full bodied beer. Nce thick palate. Full of citrus hops, wish it was a little sharper on my tounge, still extremely enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2008. A dark gold to copper coloured beer. A lovely piney, hoppy aroma, which hits you from afar. The beer is very bitter with more great piney hops and a top blast of alcohol. Very full flavoured and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Cask, GBBF 08... Amber ... big american hop nose ... slight sweet malts and loads of hops quite a bitter linger.3.2 keg at red squirell 2012 ... amber ... thin white head ... sweet pine and grapefruit nose ... harsh fizzyness ... juicy ornge and pine ... zezty orange sherbert ... decent enough3.5

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Orangeish golden colour, small beige bubbly head. Aroma is fruits, spices, alcohol, some pine and mild notes of yeast. Flavour is alcohol, tropical fruits, yeast and being very balanced. Alcohol gives a nice burn in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4184) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Cask@GBBF 2008. Golden and syrupy looking beer. The aroma is malty, and the flavour is vinous, malty and rich. Overall a nice strong beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear copper with thin white head. Aggressive hop aroma. OK in mouth, some alcohol sweetness, lots of bitter hop on end. Hops are hot and good, but not sure the rest holds it up. Some good lime. It’s ok, if a bit harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Cask, GBBF 08. Amber gold with a small head. Aromas are sweet toffee malts with woody spicy hops. Floral with grapefruit bitterness. Flavours are sweet chewy malts with herbal notes. Spicy and fruity on the finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Darkish gold colour with not much happening in the head department. Decent hoppy fayre but a little too sweet for my liking. Fairly clear alcohol and I’m not overly keen on the malt. Nice lingering bitter finish though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2008
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, and soap. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine, herbal) and malty with a dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel and alcohol notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol notes.


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