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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Cask, GBBF 08... Amber ... big american hop nose ... slight sweet malts and loads of hops quite a bitter linger.3.2 keg at red squirell 2012 ... amber ... thin white head ... sweet pine and grapefruit nose ... harsh fizzyness ... juicy ornge and pine ... zezty orange sherbert ... decent enough3.5

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13796) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13477) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 Draught. Very nice aroma. Dry-hopped? Almost clear, golden colour. Small white head. Very nice, dusty maltiness, and some very nice, aromatic hoppiness. 8 3 8 3 17

Cask at GBBF08. Good caramelly aroma, a bit of cabbage. Car flavour. Quite dry with veg. 6 3 6 3 13

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Clear golden - white head. High hoppy, fruity, flowery, grass, straw, pine, hay, sweetness, syrup. Dry. OK-nice but not fantastic !!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13144) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13104) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
Draught, Moonraker
Cloudy beige-straw colour. Very heady hop nose (lime, resin, kumquat, grapefruit). Somewhat full and yeasty body. Kumquat, pine and seabreeze notes are almost cologne-like. Both sweet and hoppy...a fairly unique characteristic. Distinctive, and extremely American.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2008
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, and soap. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine, herbal) and malty with a dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 (draft, 3/22/08) Rocky off-white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapfruit/herbal, some pine, berry. Taste is medium sweet, pine/herbal, berry, some spice, alcohol. Medium body. (7/4/7/3/14)

(draft, 1/19/10) Medium off-white head, lightly hazed apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, catty. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, some cattiness. Smooth medium-full body. (9/4/7/4/15)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Tap. Pours a light golden yellow with a fine head. Aroma is woody and sweet. Flavour has some pine and a caramel sweetness - it seems a touch unbalanced.


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