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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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b33r's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Nice amber color with small white head and amazing clean lacing. Aroma and flavor had light citrus notes and light bitter hops. Good overall, balanced, but a little boring. Still a good drink


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (446) - - MAY 18, 2016
Flarra. Svag doft lite frukt o lite metall. Smaken hyfsad men något tunn. Det finns frukt o lite gräs men för lite. Det bästa med ölen är faktist efterbeskan som är bra balanserad med lång eftersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: pine, bread, caramel, lemon peel, some tropical fruits. Palate: full body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a nice deep golden amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1586) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Seafood in Wilmington DE. Clear pale gold with a one-finger off-white head and nice lace. Aromas of earth, tea, biscuit, pine and pear. Woodsy flavors including earthy hops and leaf, bready malts, pepper and pine notes. medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1873) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Nice citrus aroma with pine notes. Citrus and resin taste with caramalt. Sweet with moderately bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1208) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2016
Citrus pine aroma in a golden amber pour. A nicely balanced brew with the hops and malts in perfect harmony. Finish is the same - and decidedly ’moreish’.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (410) - Rastatt, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
Flasche 0,355l: Golden, ganz leichte Trübung, wenig grobporiger Schaum; in der Nase recht trocken, frische Hopfenaromen, Zitronenschale, Grapefruit-Zest, leichte süße Malzigkeit, Getreide, wird mit der Zeit süßer; im Körper leichte Süße, kräftige eher trockene Hopfenaromen, kräftige Würze, leicht alkoholisch, sehr cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, Grapefruit-Zest; langer angenehmer süßlich-würzigerer Nachgang mit mehr Hopfenbitterkeit

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (692) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle@o’leary Nyköping. Hazy golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, apricot, citrus. Taste is malty with quite long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of apricot, grape, pine, spices and malt. Not the bitterest imperial IPA but tasty one still.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (750) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours golden orange with a thin head. Citrus and earthy hops. Medium body. Bitter sweet finish. Good stuff.


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