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RATINGS: 589   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 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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
From a growler. A: Smells very piney. An earthy citrus smell. A: Looks fine. Head is small. color is reddish amber. T: When cold very piney and earthy. A sort of body odor funk on the back of the palate. This beer gets better as it warms. It keeps that sort of pine note but the BO funk disappears. Goes down easy... almost too easy: light and not overly flavorful. P; Rough when cold. good when warm. A little light. Good hop balance. Was gonna give it a three but if you let it linger it has a nice creaminess. And after the beer is a bit warmer it can sit on the palate comfortably for a long while. Much better than many IPAs. Overall like mentioned above this beer is gross when its cold, but very good when it’s warm. Nice pine note in the hops and extremely easy to drink. A very great brew.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (17) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Drukket på Bakklandet skysstasjon i Trondheim. Overraskende lyst med lite skum. Komplekse smaker som henger i lenge.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1313) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
A nice gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, bitter, slightly floral. Flavor is robust with a great hop flavor followed by a sweet and malty finish. The alcohol is masked extremely well and this beer is very sessionable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (592) - - JUL 6, 2014
On draught at the Brooklyn Brewery’s bar (inside the brewery) in Williamsburg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bluegoosed (24) - - JUL 5, 2014
Not overly deep/flavorful for a double IPA. Mild hops, some citrus/grapefruit, and pine. Very average in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (776) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Gold with giant lacy beige head; soft aroma slightly hoppy and grainy; Flava is mild hops grainy herbal; feels creamy silky; finishes dry slightly bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4292) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear orange golden color with a fine off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Harse fruity and grapefruit hoppy.
Palate: Medium to full body. Slight sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Malty, deep overripe fruity and grapefruit hoppy. Some alcohol coming up. A bit unbalanced.
Overall impression: A bit to much fruity for me and to much alcohol coming up.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2575) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
35,5cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours clear amber with a decent off-white head. Moderate malty aroma with noticeable hoppy notes, pine, fruits, caramel, malt and hints of citrus. Medium sweet, caramelly with hoppy notes and a nice bitterness in the finish. Decent and pleasant DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours golden with a white head. This is an excellent IPA but a dangerous one because it goes down very easy despite the high ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (946) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 6/23/14. Bottle from Total Wine Tampa, FL. The aroma has strong floral notes, some pine & a mild resin. Taste has floral notes & a mostly sweet with a strong malt that offsets the bitterness. Overall a little sweet for my taste but overall not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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