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RATINGS: 894   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Draft courtesy of GT2, thank you sir! Cloudy golden colir. Arona of pine, grass, flowrrs. Taste is not overly bitter, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007
Hazy golden color; creamy head. The aroma is very fruity (hops), and resiny, with Fuggles aroma too. Good body strength, malty, a lot of sugars. Extreme hopping (bitter, fruity, resiny…). One more hop juice. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17798) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Had a sample at the Great World Beer Festival. Big beer here. Strong hop aroma, notes of pine. Taste is lightly tangy and bitter, like grapefruit. Finish is clean. I had another try of this at The Diamond recently and noted: "Fresh, very floral, very sweet. Some caramel, slight grass. Full bodied with average carbonation. Bit of stickiness to finish. Very clean. Solid." I gave it the same rating, 3.8. I like it when I blindly stay consistent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Draught. Golden color, offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy aroma, fruity, citric and malty. Hoppy, sourish flavor citric, with grass and grapefruit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16841) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear copper with thin white head. Aggressive hop aroma. OK in mouth, some alcohol sweetness, lots of bitter hop on end. Hops are hot and good, but not sure the rest holds it up. Some good lime. It’s ok, if a bit harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Clear orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - flowers and grass. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Good balance. Poured by Garrett Oliver at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. 070510

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 On tap at Fynske Øldage, Odense, Denmark. Served by the brewmaster himself. Clear golden beer with a dense offwhite head. Nice lacings. Aroma of american hops, citric and fruity. Full bodied taste of citrus, grapefruit with hops and pine in the background. Dry, hopbitter finish. Rating: 8-4-8-4-18-4.2. 051029

On tap at KØ-10. a clear, golden beer topped by a dense, off-white head. Lots of citrus and resins on the nose, some alcohol, and a biscuity maltyness in the back. The flavor has a biscuity background, with citrusy, piney bitterness up front. Some alcohol warmth too, full-bodied and dry. Lasting finish with some sweetness, but it’s mostly hoppy flavors. A really lovely DIPA. 100507

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (16284) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Deutlich hopfiger Antrunk, bei dem die Trockenheit nicht stört. Blumig, bitter grasig mit Alkoholtouch. Etwas klebrig, frisch hopfig genau im richtigen Maße. Gutes IIPA! 11/12/12/12//12

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16261) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Keg at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, on my 40th crawl 11/10/14. Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent beige covering that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, bread dough, spice, bitter orange, light tropicana. Taste comprises bitter tropicals, light pine, orange pith, grapefruit, caramel malt, mandarin, candied fruit peel. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Ok DIPA, hides the ABV fairly well, not one I’d rush back to though - kind of a safe bet offering, this Bois prefers more hoppage!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16187) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 Draught at Charlie’s. Huge head with excellent duration. Hazy golden color. powerful aroma with lots of hops and fruit! Taste is likewise. Rerated as sample at Copenhagen beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is folden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, elderflowers, citrus and malt.


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