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RATINGS: 736   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1521) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle at Craft Beer Co, London on 21st July 2012. Hazy amber with thin but lasting white head. Exquisitely fruity, spicy and cheesy aroma. Intense citric lemon and grapefruit in-mouth, with touches of smokiness. Developing bitter and citric finish on a zingy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psyphilis (1) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery, NY. Very citrus-y aroma, passion fruit. Taste hoppy but fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rman18 (311) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Excellent IPA... Has a fair amount of hops and a taste of caramel. The palate is smooth. I had this from a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - APR 19, 2014
amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; a fantastic well balanced beer with plenty of bitter, citrusy hop flavor on a bready malt base

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tobiasbq (9) - BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Lúpulo bem floral, cor ambar, corpo persistente, amargor na medida e final marcante. Recomendo

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 (3095) - 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 (15420) - 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.


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