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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2015
Tap @Olutexpo 2015. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, hay, straw, yeast and some sour notes in aroma. Sweet, citrus, fruity, bit metallic in taste. Soapy aftertaste. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2015
Tap (OlutExpo2015, Helsinki)
Some shampoo soapiness - head and shoulders. Getting some US-05 fingerprint in there too. Bright gold, clear, small tight head. Smells a bit alcoholic, but there’s none in the taste. Super freshi hops in the taste, simple caramelly and bready malts too. Finish has dry bitter husky grains, bitter hops and alas some soapiness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danjo312 (103) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
Lecker, hatte davor ein Mikeller Green, Zeichen den beiden liegen Welten! Toller Geruch, schön fruchtig, relativ alkoholisch. Tolle Krone und goldgelbe Farbe, ganz leicht trüb, keine Schwebstoffe! Geschmacklich ein klassisches IPA, tropisch, Zitrus. Toller Weizen, Pilsener tut jedem Bier gut. Schöne Auswahl der einzelnen Zutaten. Nichts was man nicht schon probiert hätte, aber extrem gut hergestellt und tolles Bier für die Abendstunden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Tap at Olutexpo 2015, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5457) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Sample from tap. Thx Tonagi. Amber, thick white head. Tropical fruity, fresh hoppy, floral notes. Flavor Flavor tropical fruits, pineapples, mango and hops. Bitter finish. Fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1588) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 20, 2015
on tap at the brewery june 2015. Fantastic aroma of tropical fruits, grass, pine. Somewhat sticky and full mouthfeel, mellow finish with nice balance of fruit hints and bitterness. Really solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1306) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 15/10/2015. Pours a medium golden with a small white head. Has a quite strong, dense fruity, syrupy aroma. Flavour wise, it’s not at all typical of a DIPA - there’s heaps of sweet and sour citrus fruit, with the flavour quite dense and a touch boozy. There’s biscuit and caramel malt, a touch of spice, and a decent dash of hops, but it’s quite light on bitterness wise for the style. The palate is a touch syrupy and the carbonation soft. Interesting enough, but not a home run for mine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1343) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Kräftige Hopfen Aromen. Kräuter, citrus. Antrunk wuchtig bitter. Dann kommt der Alkohol. Sehr langer bitterer Grapefruit Abgang.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Very strong floral notes, almost burns the nostrils. Appearance is a gorgeous sun fire golden brown yellow red. Taste is very alcoholy, floral notes, some sting and burn and a nice crisp aftertaste. And with a high ABV, it’ll get you drunk!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (228) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2015
Pours golden yellow with creamy white head. Strong hoppy aroma, a blend of citric, tropical fruits and herbal. Taste is sweet and bitter, some alcohol is noticeable. Medium body, light carbonation.


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