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RATINGS: 775   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
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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Amber gold with good, creamy, white head / Bright ose of citrus and cut pine / Medium body, chewy and creamy, with fine, balanced body featuring only modestly biting hops and good, bitter, finish / Mellow flavors of orange, grapefruit, cut pine, bubblegum, and resin / Tastes like more of a regular pale than a double, with only a modest hop profile and bitterness levels. It is a very nice pale, though, with lovely flavor and balance.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (1938) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1935) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Light floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a large white head. Strong bitterness throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
on Tap at coles hazy light yellowis body with white foam, nose is grassy and fresh, sweet like mango and some resinis pine. flavor is sweet and dry odd as it sounds so well done

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
On tap @ sheffeilds. Hop bomb! 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1920) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Hazy amber pour with a large soft off-white foam. Sweet smoked orange peels. Cloves. Vanilla. Pine needles. Lemon curd. Clementines. Honeycomb. Lychee. Pink peppercorns. Remarkably smooth with a strong bitter bite only after the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Aroma: tropical, exotic fruits, citrusy, sweet resin. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: gets slightly bitter after initial fruitiness, mango, tropical all over, grassy flavours, bitters intensify, floral flavours, dry finish, lively carbonation. Overall: nice IIPA, excellent aroma, bit average in palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
[keg at the Brooklyn Brewery] Hazy deep golden pour, large fluffy white head. Enormous aroma of resinous, piney hop mixed with fruity, citrus zest. Fantastic aroma. First elements of the flavour are the fruit – citrus and tropical, with mango and passion fruit on the taste. Great balance into the sweeter, bready malt as the finish arrives with a moderate whack of alcohol. Love the way the beer switches between the hops and the malt. A cracker [26112012]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
I would like to see this type of thing on bottles from BB. Nice overall rich and juicy beer. Some citrus and caramel with a nice hop bitterness, a bit oily but balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1873) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Keg in the Head of Steam, Durham. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Starts with loads of juicy tropical fruit flavour and a hint of spice before a pleasant bitter finish. Very tasty and refreshing.


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