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RATINGS: 762   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2009
Draft at Capital Grille in Fredricksburg, VA. Pours a hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Medium bodied but a tad lighter on the mouthfeel. Pale malts take a back seat to a simple tangerine and grapefruity bitterness. Simple but good. My notes are not very detailed on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Tap. Moderate malt aroma of roasted, heavy hop smells of pine, citrus peel and herbs, light soap for the yeast, and hints of date and alcohol. Head is frothy/fizzy, white, with good sticky lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then the long finish is moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. The flavor is just okay, but the hop profile is superb in the aroma of this DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Cask Festival at Chelsea Pier. The pour was a hazy orange color. The Aroma was nice, peaches, grapefruit, other citrus, excellent. The flavor was citrus, grapefruit, caramel, toffee, excellenrt balance between sweet and bitter. The finish was a rsiny hop flavor not noticeable previously. Medium mouthfeel, thin for the style. Very Good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Chelsea Cask Festival: Pours slight cloudy, yellow copper/ orange amber. Strong nose of young fruits and citrus, slightly metallic. The fruits and citrus come back in the taste enhanced with warming esters. The hops are much more noticeable on the finish... a very surprising and complex brew, changing from front to back. Would really like to try this on tap as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a light golden color. Citrus hops are strong in the aroma. Flavor is lighter than expected, but still fairly good. Solid, and smooth, double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours a golden yellow color with a grapefruit, hops, and pine aroma. Well-balance flavor of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and hops. Easy drinking for a higher alcohol content. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
On Draft - Deep amber color with a nice carbonation and an egg shell colored head that produced nice lacing. There is plenty of fruity hop flavors, apricot, orange peel, and lemon. There was an initial hit of malt sweetness on mouth followed by a side hit of hop. The finish is a nice rounded crisp feel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Was a little worried about an ipa with the name blast being over the top but this is very drinkable. Hazy orange from tap looks like a summer wheat beer. Medium body with big piney grapefruit type hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimay67 (41) - hunt sta, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2010
A little lighter in color than one would expect in a DUIPA/Imperial IPA. But everything else is present and accounted for. I really enjoyed the tropical fruit flavors in the finish from the hops. I got pineapple, guava, passion fruit and grapefruit in the tail end of this one. Nice body, no noticiable alcohol present, great aroma. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On tap at Taco Mac Metropolis in Atlanta. Pours a cloudy, pale golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter citrus with pineapples and tangerines. Lots of fresh florals with some pine and a light herbal spice. Sweeter caramels with a light candy. Flavor is similar. Sweet caramels with some candy and bread balance nicely with a good amount of citrus pines and florals. Lots of sweet oranges, pineapples, and tangerines with a few tropical fruits too. Finishes with a light resin and residual sweetness as this dries with a moderate, piney and floral bitterness as well as a hint of earthy spice. Leaves a lengthy aftertaste following a medium, creamy body and light carbonation. Overall, a nice DIPA. Lots of fresh, sweeter hops with a solid balance. Easy drinking and enjoyable.


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