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RATINGS: 602   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2005
On Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. A high alcohol content strong malty flavor. It’s like if you mixed an IPA with their Oktoberfest. Nice fragrant aroma but tastewise the hops didn’t really stand out to me as I had hoped. Medium bodied and easy to drink. It has a caramel sweetness on the palate that also has hints of a sweet fruitiness. A nice interesting experiment from the Brooklyn Brewery that’s definately worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
Tap at Waterfront Ale House, Manhattan. hazy pale amber beer with a thick white head. Great big hoppy aroma orange, mango, very fresh and citrusy smelling. Flavour is also fruity, orange, apricot and a bit of bubble gum as well. A bit of earthiness, but has very low cohumolones. Sweet and smooth and very tasty. Light prickly alcohol in the finish. A lovely DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
Draft – Orange golden body, creamy white head; Lots of very fruity orange like hop aromas, it has lots of both depth and complexity but is a little to sour; Soft full carbonation, soft textured body, slightly bitter and a little sour; Lemon like sourness evolves in finish and there is to much of it, lots of lemon like aromas. Pleasant but somehow strange, to sour and not balanced enough. Maybe the beer I had was broken?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Draught at Charlies. Hazy golden colour with a huge white head. Rich aroma and taste of hops with notes of fruit and citrus. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2007
on tap at the bling tiger grand opening night. coppery cloudy dark golden color, creamy/dimply off-white head. aroma is bitter hop, a little pithy grapefruit. flavor is citrusy bitter hop, mostly like zester grapefruit rind. finish is more resiny hop like pine needles. tasted like something between a double and a single IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
CBF07 sample from tap. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet floral. Flavour is aroma hops, bitter and sweet malty. Good malt finish with a bitterness on top.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Warm golden, slightly hazy. The aroma is pleasantly sweetish and nicely hopped and the flavour has a nice, slightly sweet caramel and fruity foundation witn piny notes. The body is smooth and pleasant and the finish is dry and hoppy. 2087

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
(Tap @ Brooklyn Brewery) Described by the tour guide as a triple IPA. Pours a shade of orange with a dense white head. Strong aroma of pine and citrus hops. Taste is similar, with a sweet malty character that is slightly cloying. This throws off the balance a bit. A good beer, but could have been a little less sweet. Still has a decent hoppiness that imparts a long, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Draft at Tyler’s, Durham. Very nice pour, like a IIPA with a deep amber color. Fluffy head, potent nose with a big hop fist to the face. Intense pine and citrus that don’t back off, even with some mild protestation from the malts. A slight sour pucker and a very long finish. This one’s pretty good, but not something I’d have too often.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
Draught, Moonraker
Cloudy beige-straw colour. Very heady hop nose (lime, resin, kumquat, grapefruit). Somewhat full and yeasty body. Kumquat, pine and seabreeze notes are almost cologne-like. Both sweet and hoppy...a fairly unique characteristic. Distinctive, and extremely American.


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