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RATINGS: 712   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
18.8°


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11973) - 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 (11710) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2010
On tap at KØ-2010. Aroma is sweet, apricot, peaches, grapefruit. Flavour is sweet, apricot, peaches, grapefruit, citrus, alcohol. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11317) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Yellow with a small white head. Hoppy aroma and hop-dominated bitter flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11287) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11277) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
GABF -pours an offwhite head with gold color. Taste is citrus with bite, not far from an IPA, faint malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Draft at the Dilly Deli. Poured cloudy copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11147) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10974) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
Draught at Charlies. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Very powerfull and flowery hoppy aroma. Nice strong flowery flavor (please try to say this) Oily palate.


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