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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmisko (356) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1578) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Seafood in Wilmington DE. Clear pale gold with a one-finger off-white head and nice lace. Aromas of earth, tea, biscuit, pine and pear. Woodsy flavors including earthy hops and leaf, bready malts, pepper and pine notes. medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1854) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Nice citrus aroma with pine notes. Citrus and resin taste with caramalt. Sweet with moderately bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1190) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2016
Citrus pine aroma in a golden amber pour. A nicely balanced brew with the hops and malts in perfect harmony. Finish is the same - and decidedly ’moreish’.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (429) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (386) - Rastatt, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
Flasche 0,355l: Golden, ganz leichte Trübung, wenig grobporiger Schaum; in der Nase recht trocken, frische Hopfenaromen, Zitronenschale, Grapefruit-Zest, leichte süße Malzigkeit, Getreide, wird mit der Zeit süßer; im Körper leichte Süße, kräftige eher trockene Hopfenaromen, kräftige Würze, leicht alkoholisch, sehr cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, Grapefruit-Zest; langer angenehmer süßlich-würzigerer Nachgang mit mehr Hopfenbitterkeit

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (667) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle@o’leary Nyköping. Hazy golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, apricot, citrus. Taste is malty with quite long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of apricot, grape, pine, spices and malt. Not the bitterest imperial IPA but tasty one still.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (711) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours golden orange with a thin head. Citrus and earthy hops. Medium body. Bitter sweet finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (820) - FRANCE - MAR 25, 2016
Pours hazy pale golden with a medium white head that quickly disapears. Nose is tropical fruits and citrus. Aromas are tropical fruits and citrus, caramel, with a alcoholic note. Average/low carbonation, with a medium body. Long bitter and fruity finish. A rather well-done imperial IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (344) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from whole foods nyc. Orange and muted passionfruit is what I got. A little pepper and slightly sugary. The difference with this is the otter Maris malt which gives this mor of a Pilsner backbone. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (929) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from Abbot Ale House. Almost clear deep gold. Pine hops with citrus and sticky malts.


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