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RATINGS: 807   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°


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2084) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Hazy yellow/golden colour, white foam, doesn’t stay long. Fruity with notes of lychee, pineaplle and pine. Medium sweet with long bitter aftertaste. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Has a feint scent of caramel, taste is awesome mix of alcohol and toffee. St. Paul Beer Fest ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2066) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Clear golden pour with big head. Hoppy aroma and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2063) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Nice!!!! Heavy hoppy aroma with a burgeoning smack of resin and big floral fruity notes. The pour is a mild orange hue with a finger of foamy white head. Sweet honey and caramel malts with a hint of malt character up front. Then full on hops and resinous hops with boozy warmth on the finish. Overall a big hopped up brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2050) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Flaska @ Grappa, Varberg. Klar orange öl med ett stort frostigt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av grapefrukt, citron, karamell och sura bär. Syrlig eftersmak där beskan lurar lite i bakgrunden. Friska smaker av citrus, gräs, persika, sur apelsin och örter. Medelstor kropp, något torr munkänsla. Riktigt bra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2038) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Very nicely balanced. Strong hops, hints of citrus zest, smooth with some malt underlying it all. Not too bitter or sharp, and surprisingly drinkable given the alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Thanks to iNBe. Somewhere in between a strong English ale and a DIPA, I think it really got the best of both worlds, the hop mix is very tasty, a little citrus and also grassy. Lots of malt but still bright flavored. Bready a little boozey at the end and minerally. Serving: Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
From a bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a white head that had great retention, some lace. Aroma certainly had pilsner malts to it. Some citrus hops and a almost minty note. The pilsner malts were certainly more delicate than usual caramel malts. It was still sweet, but had more of a lightly toasted bread flavor to it. Hops were all citrus. Not a big fan of citrus hops, but luckily it was not aggressively hopped. Somewhat dry in the finish. Very easy to drink and alcohol seemed well hidden.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (2019) - - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big white head. Aroma is tea like hops and some corn/wheat like malt. Taste is tropical fruit and a big alcohol burn. Thick sticky palate and strong carbonation. Not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2018) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle - hazy orange amber with slim white head. Aroma of orange citrus, some sweet maltiness. Nice fresh taste, citrus orange, other fruit, nicely balanced, touch of alcohol warmth. Medium bodied, softly carbonated. Nice DIPA.


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