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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

Svesse's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, - MAY 11, 2013
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 6 May 2013) Golden amber colour with rocky, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of orange, caramel, wine-gum, mandarin, citrus peel and hints of resin. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, treacle-toffee, orange, mandarin and a generous citric bitterness in a finish with a certain alcohol bite. Almost full body, fairly sweet. Tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1048) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.80):
This was a beer that started out really well for me, there was a lot of tropical fruits on the nose and plenty of hops too but when it came to the taste I felt it was all over the place with too much sourness and the hops being overpowered by the apricot and citrus flavours. The beer still remained drinkable but it was a real let down after smelling the beer, the balance seemingly off a little and a body that felt over-carbonated into the bargain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1018) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
355ml. Bottle.
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel, bread, earthy.
Taste caramel sweets, citrus piney and earthy bitters.
Mouthfeel oily.
Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1827) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Flaska @ Grappa, Varberg. Klar orange öl med ett stort frostigt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av grapefrukt, citron, karamell och sura bär. Syrlig eftersmak där beskan lurar lite i bakgrunden. Friska smaker av citrus, gräs, persika, sur apelsin och örter. Medelstor kropp, något torr munkänsla. Riktigt bra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4924) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
pours cloudy pale golden with a nicely reviving off-white head showing some retention and lacing. pineapple and coconut-plenty, sweetish and powdery ginger root, sweet oranges and mangoes - orange blossom, fat yet intricate pale maltiness - touch of honey and pineapple juice sweetness; pine, woodsy and cedary, hint of vannila, alcohol. average to light carboantion, medium body - oily; balanced spicy-pineapple-piney-citrusy finish. not a hop blast but a unique funked up double ipa. enjoyed it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (80) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2015
Coloro dorado intenso y reflejos anaranjados, Limpia y brillante. Buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En nariz aromas a lúpulo que recuerda a mandarina y pomelo junto con suaves notas resinosas que dejan una leve sensación picante. En boca resulta más compleja, fuerte presencia de malta en boca con notas dulzonas y bien equilibrado por el lúpulo que deja también esta vez en boca la suave sensación picante al final del paladar. Cuerpo medio, buena carbonatación. Amargor de intensidad media y media persistencia. Retrogusto seco, astringente, amargo y licoroso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet orange, mango, toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, fruity, grape, citric aroma. Sweet, caramel, citric, fuity, grape taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3570) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap, pours hazy orange gold color with small white head and pretty nice lacing. Aromas of pine, pineapple hop, orange sugar, and a nice balanced malt bill. Medium bodied with a hoppy but sugar fruity finish, but in a good way. Solid stuff from Brooklyn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (652) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
Gylden farge med medium høyde hvitt skum. Aroma av fersken, mango og annen tropisk frukt. Smaker medium bittert, men ikke overveldende. Det er også en viss sødme her som balanserer det hele fint. Ellers mango i smaken, samt antydninger til grapefrukt. Medium konsistens, og litt tørr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Red/orange pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy hops, malt. Taste is yum. Nice balance of spicy and earthy hops. Spicy on the tongue, earthy in the finish. Nice malty backbone bringing it all out. Nice to see Brooklyn beers in my rural area finally. So-so lacing. Alc. well hidden.

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