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RATINGS: 702   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 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.

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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4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
birch (1) - USA - OCT 27, 2009 does not count
Very hoppy, my son and I drank three at the brewery, thought i couldnít get enough, three might have been enough.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (709) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours a clear amber with slight head. Nose is hopped just right . smelled like pink grapefruit with sugar on top. Barley wine & cotton candy. Definate pine overtones that lend a syrup like quality. Finishes clear and crisp. Really nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Sampled on draft at The Headkeeper in Greensburg PA this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized yellow-white head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was very strong, tart and sweet with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and pine. The flavor was tart, tangy and sweet with strong notes of grapefruit, pineapple, pine, Sweettart candies, pepper and caramel. The finish was long with fruity and floral hops lingering. Full bodied. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2010
on tap at Taco Mac, Cumming, GA served in a snifter glass. Arrived at the table a pale yellow with a quarter inch white head... beautiful citrus hop filled aroma with apricot, peach and orange notes... quite different from most IIPA aromas... medium creamy body with some heavy bitterness up front, while soft on the sides... the fruit notes shine through over the top of the mouth, while some malt balanced things out towards the finish.... with some lingering bitterness on the back. I really enjoyed this special beer from Brooklyn... wish it was bottled.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 4th July 2010. Slightly hazy bright amber with a hint of a head. Nose of orange peel with a hint of vanilla. Bitingly refreshing on the sip without being too bitter. Light golden syrup flavour to the malt combines wonderfully with great citrus flavours the hops are delivering. Divine. Spot-on weight, great condition. Very little hint of the strength. Itís like painting your mouth with sunshine. My beer of the festival.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Probably the most impressive offering that I have had from Brooklyn Brewery. Blast is a great name since that is the feeling that you get when youíre hit with the intense citrus and resin of the massive hop profile. The malts donít do a tremendous amount to add to the flavor profile but their sweetness provides a nice balance. Inspite of the huge bitterness of the hops and the apparent stickiness of the sweet malts, the finish is clean. If only everything from Brooklyn were this good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CincyBeercat (17) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sampled at Cincinnati Beerfest. Great fruity aroma and taste to match, along with the usual bitterness youíd expect.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepeter (288) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Had this on tap at The White Horse during the American Beer Fest over 4th of July weekend. Poured a clear orange and had a lightly frothy head that turned into delicate lacing thoughout the drink. This smelled of everything I love about a great Dipa. Well balanced, sweet smelling but still holds a heavy kick of hop presence. then to top it off, a outdoorsy sweet flower, citrus zest and pine aroma that is what sets it apart from other ipaís. The flavor is full of Citrus, floral, and sweet yeast which comes through nicely and mingles with the sticky pine and hop flavors that perfectly define the style. The feel is close to perfect with itís mild carbonation (almost like a cask ale) and medium body. As with any DIpa, I usually have them towards the end of the night as they can wreck the palette and this one being 8% I canít say that I could drink it all night . . . but I would certainly try to.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle at Craft Beer Co, London on 21st July 2012. Hazy amber with thin but lasting white head. Exquisitely fruity, spicy and cheesy aroma. Intense citric lemon and grapefruit in-mouth, with touches of smokiness. Developing bitter and citric finish on a zingy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (513) - - APR 19, 2014
amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; a fantastic well balanced beer with plenty of bitter, citrusy hop flavor on a bready malt base


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