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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Cloudy golden yellow like a hefeweizen, except without the head. Cardboard, light resin, hop aroma. Weak lace. Thick texture, but only mildly strong hops to accomodate it. Delicious no doubt, but too flat to be pure enjoyment. At least the finish is bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 On draft at Taco Mac Decatur. Clear yellow pour with ring of bright white head. I hope this keg is old and somehow oxidized. Kinda weak nose is grapefruity, with a dark blackberry note, which is kinda cool. But the flavor dissappoints with a grassy, cardboardy, breadiness, that turns into a very bitter lingering finish. Very low carbonation. Not too impressed with this. But not horrible. Sampled again at Brewvival 2011. Piney and great fresh green hop flavor. Enjoyed much more this time around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Orange citrusy, and pine aroma notes. Some warming but most flavor attributed to the hops, both fruity and pine in charcater. Nice IIpa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours a golden yellow color with a grapefruit, hops, and pine aroma. Well-balance flavor of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and hops. Easy drinking for a higher alcohol content. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Hazy light golden pour white head with light lacing ..... aroma of floral piney and citrusy hops .... taste doesn’t disappoint after the great aroma ... sweet malts and bitter citrusy hops and a lingering bitter hop finish a smooth and very sessionable double ipa .... abv hidden well the aroma on this one is very good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Draft @ Brooklyn Bowl. Real sweet and juicy hops with strong grapefruit notes. Very delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2010
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery. This one has a very strong florally hop smell. It is light bodied and well carbonated. The florally and citrusy hops dominate the flavor. The orange hop flavor lingers after finishing. Great refreshing IIPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (915) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at Amity Hall, NYC. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Big citrus and pine in the aroma. Citrus flavor at first but really becomes much more akin to pine shortly after. This brew is all about the hop with very little malt profile stepping in. Overall finishes clean but ’pine’ does begin to linger a bit as you finish the pint.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Draft at The Pub. Light amber, thin head. The aroma is quite fruity. Very smooth and light bodied, with an almost breakfast cereal fruitiness. Quite q nice way to end an evening. (#3859, 3/1/2010)

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Cask: Fantastic fruity nose of apricot, whole grapefruit, strawberry, rosehip. Shimmering amber, thin head. Less complex flavor of grapefruit, flesh then peel, then back to flesh, and ending with a lingering lemon grass. Very well hopped and juicy. Much more hoppy than malty. Alcohol not noticeable. Delicious!


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