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RATINGS: 694   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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RAYBOY01's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Tap Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL.: Golden orange pour with moderate white haed. Nose is strongly hop-forward...citrus and pine. Flavors are similarly hop oriented...orange, lemon, pine resin...but pretty well balnced by the sweet lighly roasted caramel and toffee malt. Alcohol pretty strong and drying in the finish as well. Enjoyable hop forward IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (294) - 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 (185) - 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 (151) - 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 (166) - 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 (618) - 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 (423) - - 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 (1421) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (97) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Pours copper with a good white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. A nice citrus initial taste with a hint of bitter after. Lovely

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (145) - 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 (966) - 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.


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