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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pmarren144 (36) - Auburn, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2012
I love this beer. Bought a "growler" of this last night, and been drinking it tonight. Nearly gone. 9% ABV? Oh yeah!!!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3090) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo. Golden color, good foam. Immediate hops & caramel, high aroma intensity- also good malty bakbone. Medium body & complexity. QUite swwet, good bitterness- but ends up on the sweet side.Enjoyable

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
A somewhat murky orange color, with a surprisingly low hop aroma. The flavor is hoppy, alcoholic and sweet, just a bit too much. Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Franzen (330) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Some resin in aroma but otherwise too little hops and too much caramel. Mild taste for dipa, malt and bitter balanced resulting in too low bitterness. Ok but too low in hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
August 13, 2014. Bottle, best before October 31, 2014. Pours clear light amber with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is caramel, resin, pine, floral and some ester notes. Taste is medium sweet caramel with a growing grassy bitterness. finish is medium bitter dry grassy bitterness with a medium caramel sweetness in the background, light alcohol. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2045) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
growler on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber with a frothy white head, swirls of lace. Nice aroma of hops and malt. Taste is solid, biscuity malt that allows citrus hops to join in for the final half of the run. A big brew with alcohol warmth emerging late in the palate. To be savored on a cool evening.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 14, 2014
Keg at London Fields as ’Brooklyn BLAST!’. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is light spice, some citrus. Body is light but very foamy which makes the body seem bigger. Taste is tangy citrus - mostly lemon, some caramel, crisp finish with very little bitterness or aftertaste. Very drinkable and not at all harsh for a DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (570) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours hazy orange amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, sugary alcohol notes, yeast, mild citrus. Taste same as aroma with some mild bitterness. Palate is a med to full body, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast, citrus orange notes, mild herbal earthy hops bitterness, slightly dry ending with sweet alcohol. Overall seems a bit subdued on the hops but still a good drinking and easy on the palate brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (894) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Semi hazy golden orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, apricots, pine needles and nuts. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs, spices and apricots. Insanely well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rustbucket0873 (275) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
pours a golden to orange color with a fulffy white head. the aroma is grapefruit, bubblegum, citrus. there flavor is bubblegum, citrus, grapefruit, some hard candy. at the end there is a nice warming feeling.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Pint on tap. Mostly clear burnt orange with a film of cream. Nose is lightly earthy toffee, resin and citrus. Tastes of caramel, evergreen, pineapple and grapefruit. Near-medium body is dry and smooth with a medium carbonation. Long bitter finish.


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