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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 (352) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2444) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Draft. Pours opaque amber with a fizzy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like creamy caramel, dry grapefruit hops, nutty malt, and light booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like creamy caramel, nutty malt, booze, and dry grapefruit

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjmc64 (18) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a nice copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus, especially pineapple and melon. The mouthfeel is medium, just right to deliver a superbly balanced beer. The hop flavors of grapefruit, melon, and pineapple are present but equaled by the malt backbone. Nice dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1970) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
2x355ml bottles, 1 pre and 1 past 10/2014 BB. Note: (DE import label by Braufactum mentions all 11 hops used, some of which are fairly new and one experimental). Intensely pungent-fruity in aroma, indicating layered of intense hop engineering: the core sweeter exotics of mango and pineapple are well contoured by lime zest, green grape, earthy berry, kiwi and stone fruit, some aniseed. Olfactory dessert delivered to the nostrils upon opening with high-impact precision by nearly 9% abv, well done. Taste develops most of those, introducing resins and zest on a condensed marmelade mouthfeel for great balance. Not a taste bud number, with just enough staying power to make you want to consider a 2nd hit at the bottom of the bottle, until the true blast sets it. A bit bolder, rounded and maybe slightly more "cutting edge" than its same-league competitor SN Torpedo Extra IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (299) - HONG KONG - DEC 17, 2014
Tap at Branded in Prospect Heights. Dark copper pour. Aroma is great - fruity hops with white grape, mango and citrus. Taste is less aggressively hoppy but still has fruity character. Strong carbonation and pretty bitter. Quite drinkable. Would get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (186) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Orange hue, murky clarity with somewhat diminishing fizzy white head. Excellent lacing. Citrus, honey, floral and malt aromas. Orange citrus hop and light malt flavor up front with a medium honey and light citrus finish. Crisp carbonation on the palate. I was surprised and pleased with this beer, pretty good, I will try again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (155) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska på bishop. Brunröd med vitt skum. Söt humlig doft med inslag av blodapelsin. Mindre fuktighet i smaken tyvärr.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (177) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska Bishops. Orangefärgad med vitt skum. Fuktig och citrushumlig doft med kokta grönsaker. Maltig smak med smått syrliga citrustoner. Lite ovispad grädde i eftersmak. Blöt kartong och viss sötma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours cloudy amber with wispy white head. Spruce, pine, grass, peach. Big caramel sweet malt background with a grass, resinous finish. Low carbonation which lifts it away from treacle. Mild bitterness on finish with a peach aftertaste. Lovely IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1434) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Ja, jag hade verkligen inga problem med denna. Kraftig i aromen, väldigt fruktig. Framhäver beskan och humlen tydligt, tjock fyllig kropp.


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