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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
[At Fynske Øldage 2005] A hazy orange beer with a nice off-white head. The aroma is quite hoppy with flowery and grassy notes, while the flavor is sweet and quite hoppy combined with some notes of grass and fruit - I’m thinking grapefruit. Nice not too overwhelming double IPA - though it is not listed as such.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(On tap) Slightly hazy, pale amber with a creamy, off-white head leaving some very neat lacework in my glass. Distinct, oily hop aroma. Fruity, slightly caramelish sweetness, but mainly dominated by the aroma hops which only are pleasant, not overly bitter. Dry, hoppy finish. Really hope that Brooklyn will bottle this at some stage. 291005

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2006
On tap @ Red Bones. Pours a cloudy orange amber with off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with light citrus. Taste is very hoppy with out being too bitter. Citrus, grassy. It’s good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Poured light amber with a thick off white head in the sampler glass. Hints of orange, citrus, graitfruit, caramel and currant were in the aroma. Taste was dominated by orange complimented by the citrus, and graitfruit. This was quite malty and not quite hoppy enough for me. That being said it was a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
Cask. Lightly hazed golden ale with a thin creamy white head. Nice dry hoping with notes of oranges and pineapples. In mouth, a citrusy IPA with noes of blood oranges, mint, berries. Short bitterness, but well balanced. Light alcohol in finish. The Real Beer Expo - Rochester, NY, Oct. 21, 2006.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3654) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
Sampled at Real Beer Expo (Rochester). Cask. Med. golden with a slight haze and no head. Lots ofhops on the nose: floral and citrus. Esters (pear, pineapple, tropical fruit). Med. carbonation and med. body. Sweet malt, citrusy hops up front. Pineapple, blood oranges, and tropical fruits follow. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2006
GABF 2006: Clear light golden color with off-white head. Hop foward aroma of pine and citrus with a good malt base. Again flavor pine and citrus with a malt back bone stiff enough to balnce the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Draft at drafting room. Yellow with fruity hop aroma. The taste was very interesting, grapefruit,pine,champage grapes and mildy sweet. Good lacing. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 In short: Well malted body, citrusy and pine-cone tree hops, very bitter, clean and crisp. Another archetypical American IPA.
How: Re-rate for a tap glass directly at the brewery
The look: Clear golden body topped by a long-lasting medium off-white head
In long: Nose is a mix of pine-tree, citrusy and earthy hops. Well malted body. Half caramel, half honey, no sugary notes. Well balanced. Lots of hops with a citrusy, pine-cone and spicy character. Quite bitter and pleasantly dry. Very good beer. This was a great experience to be able to drink that beer fresh while visiting the brewery, I had a Blast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10793) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
On cask at Blind Tiger, this was a top-performing double IPA. Very smooth bitterness. Hop aroma, light colour.


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