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RATINGS: 686   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (135) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft @ Bocktown, PIT. Nice citrusy aroma. Beautiful medium amber color, with quickly dissipating white head. Nice citrusy hop flavor. Medium to full bodied. Overall, I pretty nice DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
355ml bottle, pours hazy golden brown with a white head, caramel malt, nice citrus hop, lots of tangerine, mandarin notes, nice bitter finish with fruity aftertaste. Medium body, oily, sticky texture with fine carbonation. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1379) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a hazy brown orange with a white head. Aroma is malt, floral, some fruit and hops. Taste is sweetish and bitter. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (783) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, orange, nice white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, floral notes and some malts. Taste is very well balanced, starts sweet with a bitter finish, it does have a strong alcohol undertone but over all is very enjoyable and drinkable. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
355 ml bottle at Pipes of Scotland. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma hoppy, fruit, mango, a bit pungent, light marmalade and sweet malt. Taste is mellow, fairly well balanced, fruity, caramel, marmalade with a lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (951) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured a clouded pale amber colour with a one-finger white foamy head that retained well but laced poorly. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of pine, tropical fruits and citrus; alcohol quite well hidden. Taste similar to aroma but not as strong; slight sweetness underlies the hoppiness. Light to medium body. Finish with a lingering hoppy bitterness. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1035) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2014
I enjoy IPA’s that use experimental hops as you don’t know what to expect. Strong earthy and floral hop aroma. Nice copper color with a tame white head. Medium body with complimenting carbonation to the bitterness, which is strong and up front but not abusive. Some malty sweetness reminiscent of scottish malt with a sharp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3053) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: hops, Cointreau, pine, malt, alcohol; mouth: hops, Cointreau, pine, malt, alcohol, caramel, finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, malty texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, Cointreau, pin, malt, alcool; bouche : houblon, Cointreau, pin, malt, alcool, caramel, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture maltée; en résumé : correct

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vili (20) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from bierdeluxe. Foggy, dark amber pour with white lacy head that holds long. Hard hoppy aroma with notes of grass and faint alcohol. Taste has multiple levels of bitter hops well balanced. Good malty body but could not hide the over aggressive alcohol attacking from the shadows. Aftertaste mainly bitter alcohol. Good hops but to much alcohol, even for Brooklyn boozers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4961) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de. Clear orange golden color with small white head. Strong hoppy aroma with flowers, tropical fruits. Taste, solid malty base followed by nice hoppy kick with tropical fruits, oranges, pines, grapefruit zest. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.


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