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RATINGS: 677   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (679) - 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de. Clear orange golden color with small white head. Strong hoppy aroma with flowers, tropical fruits. Taste, solid malty base followed by nice hoppy kick with tropical fruits, oranges, pines, grapefruit zest. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1312) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, karamel og grapefrukt. Smak av malt, karamel og grapefrukt. Søtlig bitter avslutning. Melkebaren.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1551) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
Duft av citrusfrukter og honning. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tynn hinne skum, heng langs kant. Fin smak av honning og citrus med en ettersmak av lyng og honning.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
The aroma is OK zesty citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste is rather sweet even with the different varieties used no wonderful blend or layering of flavors came about. Mouth feel was a little thin and heavy on the carbonation. The sweetness outlasted the hoppiness on this one. Glad I scored two of these in a 9.99 mix six pack instead of buying a four pack as I had almost done several times

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1415) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy orange with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is orange, citrus, medium pine. Taste is resinous, piney, some citrus, medium caramel. Fairly full with medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (4286) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
Bortle at Woodys cons 2014-10-23 Karlskoga AR: trocadero, roasted malt, butter AP: hazy golden coppery, high frothy/stouthy golden white steady head F: roasted malt, trocadero, wee bubbly carbonation, bitter, grape fruit,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (2958) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
22-OCT-2014, bottle @Taphouse, Brooklyn Night. Hazy golden with lasting White head. Aroma is spice, pepper, earth. Taste much better than aroma. More fruit, fresher. Sweet and hoppy. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1996) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Draught at Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green on 17 Oct. Poured a hazy, light amber, with a dense white head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and lychee. Toffee sweetness in the flavour, with some grain and grassy hop. Finish was spruce, brown sugar and biscuity malt.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1431) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Hop herbal spice aroma. Murky yellow colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal spice flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1273) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle(21-Oct-2014)Sweet orange spicy herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Herbal orange spice flavour.Big bitter herbal orange finish&herbal orange aftertaste.


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