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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11156) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Yellow with a small white head. Hoppy aroma and hop-dominated bitter flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11049) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Name: Blast!
Date: October 12, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with spicy citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice spicy hops, lasting sweetness balanced by a nice bitterness

Name: Blast!
Date: May 16, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet fruity candya aroma, malty sweetness, citrus fruityness, touch of orange
Flavor: flavor starts off sweet and fruity, a big blast of bitterness kicks in to balance the sweetness, touch of orange citrus, bitter citrus rind leads to a long astrengent bitterness, light spicyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10781) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - 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 (10513) - 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 (10480) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10453) - 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.


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