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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Clover honey yellow with a small off white head. Smells like mixed floral arrangement, little malty too. Taste is sweet malts, honey, and light colored fruits. Body is med full. Seems to be lacking the bite of a strong hop presence, and slightly too sweet for a double ipa. I expected more bitter hops. Still not bad.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1816) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle from beermoth, manchester. Hazy orange color, white head. Aroma has sweet malts, fruits, hops, mango notes. Medium bodied, sweet malts, tropical fruity notes and hops. Body could be stronger, alcohol is little pushing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (398) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 25, 2015
Alaranjado escuro, espuma branca de média formação e persistência. Aroma caramelado, levemente amadeirado, açúcar queimado, fermento. Paladar segue em sua maioria o aroma, mas trás amargor leve do lúpulo, também um resinal queimado inesperado. Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste resinal leve, amargor adocicado. Um pouco abaixo do esperado.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: pine and citrus hops, mild caramel malt, and toasted grains. A: pours a hazy orange golden color, with bright white head. good retention and lacing. T: soft, sweet malt beginning that quickly gives way to a ...Blast!...of citrus fruit! P: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweetness from the citrus upfront, bitterness in the back but it is balanced, sticky Overall - solid DIPA, Worth a try!!!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChtiBreizh (222) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
Orange with nearly no head. Alcoholic, sweet malts, bitter pine. Fruits nearly absent, weird hops. Medicinal. Just confirming I hate dipas...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy darker golden amber color with off-white head. Pine, herbal notes, floral notes, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice stickiness for a DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (979) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at home orange beer, small head, aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, some malts, taste is the same, sweet with a hint of bitterness, very nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Too much alcohol! Hop profile was strongly pine and herbal, rather than fruity. Too many hop varieties might just muddy the flavor profile!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, honung, persika med toner av karamell, örter och granskott. Tjock, fruktig marmelad, rund och len, mycket smak, välbalanserad, annorlunda, fin maltsötma, goda smaker, fin beska. Mycket gott!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (929) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Lätt dimmig, gyllene orange, lätt färgat skum. Doft: Barr, humle, torkad papaya, persiko godis. Smak: Barr, humle, torkad frukt, sött svart te, lite persiko godis.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8578) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Small yellowish head over hazy orange beer with very small bubbling. Fruity/veggie nose, with celery, very light citrus, faintly catty. Not very tremendous, in fact. Arachide, fatty acids, tannine-like hopoils. Retronasal some citrus, grapefruitpeel, finishing with a touch of walnutbread. Feels more spritzy than it looks; not very well-bodied; slight astringency. Garrett, don’t tell me you never heard about the virtues of simplicity.


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