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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Draft at brewery. Pours a opaque brown with a thick white head. Aroma is mostly cascade hop. Tastes of caramel malt and hop mostly. Palate is a little sticky with a strong malt finish. Decent.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - JUL 30, 2015
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, orange-golden colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Piney and complex fruity hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pineapples and grass, backed by a mildly biscuity malty touch. Sweet and mildly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Biscuity malty base with loads of fruity, slightly floral and resiny hops; lingering, moderately sweet and discreetly bitter finish with mainly fruity hops in the aftertaste. The alcohol is very muted and thus deceptive. 20.III.15

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Sweet tropical fruity and biscuity caramel malt aroma. Hazy honey gold with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel malt, orange/grapefruit, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (179) - FRANCE - JUL 27, 2015
Robe orange. Bulles abondantes en bouche / étonnant comme quoi le plus anodin comme le plus sympathique se côtoient chez Brooklyn. Celle-ci est pas mal du tout avec de jolis arômes fruités tout en douceur, il faudra que j’y revienne ... ....

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle.Bronze with a small head. Unusual nutty and slightly sweet flavour which makes it stand out from the crowd. In many ways this is quite stunning.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
echudy (70) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Excellent citrus and some other sharp scent. Color is far too weak for a double IPA. Very hoppy and sweet flavor, solid after taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: 8-oz. glass From: Whole Foods in Albany, N.Y. Price: $10.99 for a 4-pack Purchased: July 4, 2015 Consumed: July 8, 2015 Misc.: N/A Poured a golden, pale, clear color with two fingers of frothy, white head. Good foamy layered lacing on the sides. Great retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled wet Cascade, Citra, orange rind, pine, pineapple, tropical and soapy notes. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted Citra, tropical, nectarine juice, pineapple, mango and pine. (Taste - 3.88) Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 4.00) This was a pretty good IIPA. The next three will be nice to have as well. (Overall - 3.88) 3.88 87 B+

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (704) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours golden with almost no head. Aroma of deep malts, barley wine?. Taste is caramel, dild, malts, sugar. Not an imp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14647) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Caramel, bread, vague alcohol and faint hops, Sorachi ace still. Bubblegum and dill. Well crafted and quite sippable BarleyWine

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Brought back from Buffalo for my by my lovely wife. A cloudy ice-tea amber-yellow with some lumpy white head. Nice malty nose with tangerine citrus, and caramel. Nice creamy,malty mouthful with a lot of citrus, some mild bittering hops, a touch of hop resin. Great beer, but sadly just one bottle to be had. Le sigh. Damn you LCBO.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (242) - - JUL 14, 2015
Caramelly, fruity aroma. Really soft sweet bread with earthy hop balance. Least bitter DIPA I've had. Nice balance. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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