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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
setauketone (10) - setauket, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Pours a clear amber with very little head. Nose is hopped, but I wouldn’t say overly powerful. Flavor is hopped,yes. You get the pine tones and that syrup like flavor quality to it. But is stays smooth and even and never goes over the line. Feel is thick on liquid and good on the bubble. Overall a verysmooth DIPA and well worth trying. If you want smooth and even and well crafted, this is more your style.

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!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seantaylorus (14) - - FEB 13, 2014
Not bitter but tasty and powerful. Very good! I like the taste and the clean finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2013
On tap. Damn near perfect. Nice piney hop aroma with some tangerine sweetness. Although high abv, can't really notice the alcohol. Very well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2006
On tap @ HDG. Another masterpiece by Mr Oliver. Orange/amber color with a lasting white head. Aroma is both apple and caramel with a piney nose. Taste is perfectly balanced between the apricots and peached and the sweet, chewy hops. Call this an IIPA or American Strong it doesn’t matter. This beer is World Class and has a GABF medal written all over it.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Deep gold hue. Bright, clean, and green hops. Fresh grass flavor, slightly sweet. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2010
On tap at Taco Mac Kennesaw.Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with a white medium head.nose is beautiful floral and citrus hops.Taste is really spectacular with a perfect balance of hops and malts with sweet citrus hops shining through.I would love to try this side by side with Hopslam,Vey nice Dub IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kjb135 (20) - - JUN 28, 2012
Aroma is citrus and hoppy with some honey. Appearance golden honey amber, slow but consistant lacing. Taste citrus, hops, grapefuit, floral a bit of honey. Palate is mostly hops an citrus smooth solid beer. Definitely a solid beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Had on tap. Arrived a hazy dark gold topped by a thick white head with amazing retention and great lacing. Aroma has a nearly perfect balance between hops and malt. Tons of tropical citrus, pineapple and mango along with a light bready malt that reminded me of some pilsners. Just a huge, huge aroma. This great aroma carries over into the flavor. Tons of citrus once again: mango, orange, and pineapple. There is a definite tropical characteristic to this. The malt is quite prominent as well but it is light and bready, not much caramel in this at all. Bitterness is moderate with a full, smooth mouthfeel. A slight touch of alcohol towards the finish. Overall, a perfect example of what a fresh IIPA can be. Perfect balance of malt and hop with a full, but not sweet or sticky, mouthfeel. Really wish I could get this on a regular basis.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ellery (22) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Wow great big ipa from Brooklyn big floral aroma great hops exploding in the mouth and smooth as you want it..again wow..


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