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RATINGS: 894   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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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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (145) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Nose has lots: caramel malt/mince pie sweetness; honey/spice of a Belgian tripel; somewhat piney fruit (orange juice; apricot; unripe mango). In the mouth, a tea-y/bread-y flavour; slightly fizzy, but also slightly cream-y afterwards. A slightly bitter citrus/apricot hop hum to finish. A little too balanced in favour of the malts (despite the variety of hops put into it), but very enjoyable. Put me in mind of Porterhouse’s “Brainblasta”, which is no bad thing, but that comparison may be off (and either way, this has way more hops in it). Feels more like a 7%-er than 8.4%, which is arguably quite a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (798) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
On tap it has an amber color with a medium head. Aroma of tropical fruits and some malts. Taste has some hops, pine and some resin. Beer falls a bit flat for me.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (462) - - 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 (1566) - 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 (4914) - 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 (1590) - 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 (1895) - 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 (1245) - 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 (432) - 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


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