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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
(Draft at Odense Festival) A treat for a hophead like me. Apparently it holds 5 different kinds of hops. Fully golden color and a small head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Tap at Hop Devil Grill - Amber, creamy white head. Rich nose of butterscotch pudding, tangerine, and florals. Well bittered flavor throughout with more of the same from above. Additional tones of earth, pine, caramel and toffee play out upon further warming. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Great stuff in my book. They should consider bottling this as a seasonal....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 I didn’t think that I would ever get the privilege of trying this brew since according to the Brooklyn Brewery web site, it’s "only sold here is our tasting room". Regardless, I had a couple glasses of this on draught at Dilly Deli in Cincinnati (Mariemont), Ohio today! This is good stuff and very underrated... According to RateBeer this is an American Stong Ale. However, its characteristics remind me more of an IPA/IIPA... The color is light orange and hazey with a large ivory head and moderate visible carbonation. The aroma is slightly sweet with grapefruit hoppiness. The flavor has a nice light caramel maltiness with a great orange peel flavored bittereness. It really reminds me of eating the peel of a fresh sweet orange or tangerine, but it isn’t over done or too bitter. It’s just right and quite a unique flavor. The beer is pretty smooth on the palate. The alcohol is well integrated as well. I really enjoyed this beer and, in my opinion, is probably the best Brooklyn brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2007
Hazy golden color; creamy head. The aroma is very fruity (hops), and resiny, with Fuggles aroma too. Good body strength, malty, a lot of sugars. Extreme hopping (bitter, fruity, resiny…). One more hop juice. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Pours a clear amber with very little head. Nose is hopped, but I wouldn’t say overly powerful. Flavor is hopped,yes. You get the pine tones and that syrup like flavor quality to it. But is stays smooth and even and never goes over the line. Feel is thick on liquid and good on the bubble. Overall a verysmooth DIPA and well worth trying. If you want an insane hop bomb, this is not the one. If you want smooth and even and well crafted, this is more your style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2010
This poured a yellow color with a white head. The aroma contains a ton of citrus and pine also. The flavor is bitter with oranges and lemons showing through. This one was rather malty in the typical east coast style. Overall I really enjoyed this beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
On tap @ the Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours a light orange color with a small head. Aromas of citrus and pine, flavor is the same. A huge citrus hop flavor...awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac. Clear orange pour. Caramel and honey in the nose along with piney evergreen hops. Bready malt flavor with pungent but amazingly balanced evergreen burst of hops. Crackery balanaced hoppy finish with enough residual sweetness, body, and blast of hops to give the definite "imperial" impression but with well-hidden alcohol. A really nice double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Amber gold with good, creamy, white head / Bright ose of citrus and cut pine / Medium body, chewy and creamy, with fine, balanced body featuring only modestly biting hops and good, bitter, finish / Mellow flavors of orange, grapefruit, cut pine, bubblegum, and resin / Tastes like more of a regular pale than a double, with only a modest hop profile and bitterness levels. It is a very nice pale, though, with lovely flavor and balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Golden pour with ample head. For the high alcohol content this is unbelievably smooth and easy drinking. Not overly hoppy either. Solid beer!


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