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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 thatís beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You wonít even know what hit you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 Slightly hazy deep copper colored pour with thick, oily looking white head. Aroma is very piney, with notes of apricots, peaches, bready malt. Flavor is very dry in the fore, tastes of resiny hops and more ripe apricots, peaches and some mango and cantaloupe leading into a really sticky finish of solid hop nectar. Malt does play second fiddle here, but is present from beginning to end, providing a nice balance and making this delicious beer very quaffable. Alcohol is noticeable but unintrusive. Good strong ale. Similar characteristics to Victoryís Hop Wallop, but more malt and less grassiness. I wish this were available in bottles, time will tell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Nice orange color with a great white head. Nice citrus aroma and taste. Extremely smooth and drinkable. Well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1080) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed orange amber with sparse particles and an off-white head. Perfumy floral aroma with a bubble gum tone. Floral hops with spice and bubble gum and a touch of orange peel. Not really what I expected, but itís quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1059) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz bottle: A nice pungent but not overpowering hop note in the aroma. Appearance is a golden pour with a slight hue of red intermixed with a big white head that lingers. Taste is a bit mellow for a double IPA, but it is nicely flavored and not overpowering at all. Palate is medium carbonation with a lingering aftertaste of hop textures. Overall, Pretty darn good Imperial IPA for that matter. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Draft at redlight. Pours a mostly golden color topped by a small, foamy white head that settles to a thin film leaving rings of lace around the glass. The aroma shows some grainy cereal malt, sweet toffee, and some light citrus hop bitterness. The flavor follows with more of the citrus and spicy hops up front, but quickly smoothed over by the bready, cereal malts and sweet toffee. I was hoping for more hop bitterness in this one. Medium bodied with good carbonation, a touch of alcohol and a slightly dry, bitter finish. Not bad, but I was hoping for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1051) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at the Leaf. Pours a pale clear yellow color with white foam head. Aroma of pugnant resiny hops. Ooo wee sticky icky. And a ton of grapefruit. In your face. Sweet sticky grapefruit taste with a heavy harsh hop hit and caramel and citrus notes on the backend. Impressively hoppy despite the clear color. Magic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
1 oz sample at Beer Revolution, courtesy of plunkie. Consensus winner at our table (session 1), namely due to the orange/tangerine/meyer lemon sweetness. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Nose is tangerine, pineapple, essentially the tropics in a blender. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey/meyer lemony notes with the spicy tang and hoppy bite. Unreal that this is 9%, not devoid of Imperial character however. Shwanky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2009
Draft at the Brewery - Golden amber in color. It has a very sweet, citrusy aroma. It has a medium body and a slightly slick, oily mouthfeel. The flavor is heavy on the citrus with a nice malty sweetness balance. Canít wait to go back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac. Clear orange pour. Caramel and honey in the nose along with piney evergreen hops. Bready malt flavor with pungent but amazingly balanced evergreen burst of hops. Crackery balanaced hoppy finish with enough residual sweetness, body, and blast of hops to give the definite "imperial" impression but with well-hidden alcohol. A really nice double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is lemon zest, spicy malts, musty. Flavor is grapefruit, sour apple, tart fruits, dry finish. Interesting.

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