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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13538) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13379) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12730) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12655) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12637) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, peach, hop, caramel and citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, caramel, peach, citrus, medium sweet and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12413) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12268) - 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 (12115) - 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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11903) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2015 Previously on tap, Danish beer festival in Odense 2005. 4.1 rating - without sorachi ace... Re-rate Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015 Bottle. Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Herbal aroma, with dill, citrus and a hint of malt. Sweet malty, herbal, citrus flavour. Too much dill


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