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RATINGS: 749   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
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
[4171-20111203] Tap. Grassy pine resin hops aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light bitter resin hops flavour has a grassy bed of pine needles base. Medium body. Tasty, repeatable. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft at The Square Pub in Decatur. Pours light orange.  Floral aroma.  Sweet flavor, too sweet.  Weird IIPA.  Decent but not what I was expecting.  Minimal hop bite for IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Keg at Evening Star, Brighton. It pours hazy orange-amber, with a long-lasting thick off-white head. The nose is sweet orange, tangerine, apricot, peach, white grape and sweaty socks. The taste is orange, clementine, marmalade, white grape, pine and resin, with bitterness in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and easy drinking. Good Stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm when Oliwer Garret was there. Lasting off white head and litle clowdy appearance. Big but balanced bitterness. Big lemon hop taste (could be Citra hops). Big body that balance the bitterness.Very enoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5268) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
On tap at Akkurat during Brooklyn tap takeover, April 27, 2012. Slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Nice hoppy aroma, perfume and grape. This beer felt balanced, sweet but not extremely bitter or hoppy. I enjoyed it!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4407) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Draught at Beer Trappe. Citrus. Malt and caramel. Tangerine. Very different for an IPA. The fruit flavors dominate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
light ruby coper color, aroma of tropical fruits, pine, caramel, flavors of citrus/tropical fruits, toast, caramel, well balanced, pretty smooth, not as bitter as i expected

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
On tap @ TCT. Amber orange color with a small amount of head. Smell is full of resiny, floral, and citrus hops - some caramel malt sneaks in. Flavor is quite balanced but still has a nice hop punch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2114) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Tap at Flying Saucer Sugar Land. Orange-amber with a big off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma of resin, wet dog, caramel, and citrus. Taste is pretty mildly bitter and quite malty. It’s pretty well balanced, but the hops are a little muddied. Medium bodied. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3860) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Churchkey, DC tap ($7): Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma is really fruity, with a sugary malt backbone. Taste is very hop forward, but not very bitter. The hops are really citrusy and have a few layers of additional complexity. Malt backbone is nice and provides a nice balance to the hops. Mouth feel is perfectly good for the style and allows for rapid drinking as well as sipping. Overall, this was a good DIPA, although it don’t reinvent no wheel.


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