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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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°


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2131) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at the Gate. Golden orange with white ring head. (They overfill their glasses there.) Beautiful floral citrus tangerine aroma that I could smell from two feet away. Nice mild tangerine fruity sweetness. Slightly bready with a nice clean medium bitter citrus fresh hop finish. Very well balanced and easy drinking for abv. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Tap at Hop Devil Grill - Amber, creamy white head. Rich nose of butterscotch pudding, tangerine, and florals. Well bittered flavor throughout with more of the same from above. Additional tones of earth, pine, caramel and toffee play out upon further warming. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Great stuff in my book. They should consider bottling this as a seasonal....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2118) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I looked at the overall RB scores before picking up a 4-pack of this, but unfortunately I cannot agree with them after tasting it. The flavors were way too sweet. I felt like I was drinking a glass of sweet red wine. The hops lent a sour taste to the beer as well. I also tasted a bit too much alcohol flavor in the finish and aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2117) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
Sample at Vermont brewers festival.
Appearance : clear yellow.
Aroma : Fresh and leafy hops. Sugary.
Taste : Leafy and crisp hops. Slightly resinous and quite sugary.
Overall : Nose better than taste. I like those fresh leafy hops. interesting sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2104) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2098) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Growler poured a golden in color with a ring of off white head on the glass. Aroma has sweet citrus, resins, grapefruit, caramel malt, and some light heat. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation on the lower side. Flavor brings in some bitterness, citrus, resins, sweet malt, and some heat on the finish.

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This is an awesome ipa. Awesomely citruscy an hoppy. Very strong yet goes down easy. Pours yellow in color. Had at haymarket ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2076) - 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.


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