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RATINGS: 808   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Probably the most impressive offering that I have had from Brooklyn Brewery. Blast is a great name since that is the feeling that you get when you’re hit with the intense citrus and resin of the massive hop profile. The malts don’t do a tremendous amount to add to the flavor profile but their sweetness provides a nice balance. Inspite of the huge bitterness of the hops and the apparent stickiness of the sweet malts, the finish is clean. If only everything from Brooklyn were this good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CincyBeercat (17) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sampled at Cincinnati Beerfest. Great fruity aroma and taste to match, along with the usual bitterness you’d expect.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepeter (325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Had this on tap at The White Horse during the American Beer Fest over 4th of July weekend. Poured a clear orange and had a lightly frothy head that turned into delicate lacing thoughout the drink. This smelled of everything I love about a great Dipa. Well balanced, sweet smelling but still holds a heavy kick of hop presence. then to top it off, a outdoorsy sweet flower, citrus zest and pine aroma that is what sets it apart from other ipa’s. The flavor is full of Citrus, floral, and sweet yeast which comes through nicely and mingles with the sticky pine and hop flavors that perfectly define the style. The feel is close to perfect with it’s mild carbonation (almost like a cask ale) and medium body. As with any DIpa, I usually have them towards the end of the night as they can wreck the palette and this one being 8% I can’t say that I could drink it all night . . . but I would certainly try to.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1614) - 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 (312) - 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 (816) - - 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 (10) - BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2015
Lúpulo bem floral, cor ambar, corpo persistente, amargor na medida e final marcante. Recomendo

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salwal (75) - - APR 10, 2015
Very nice unfiltered amber color. Nose of citrus and wild flowers with hints of barley. As you would stay at the edge of a summerly field. Taste is bitter and long citric finish. One of the better beers I had...

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.


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