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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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

muzzlehatch's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4822) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Draught goblet (12 oz?) at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT (May 2008). Bright, oily translucent gold with a lasting bit of bright white foam and nice lacing....fresh, sweet aroma: honey, resinous hops, very inviting with no alcoholic harshness...body is sweet, juicy, lightly syrupy, with floral and faintly bitter notes...dry, clean, slightly mineralic-salty finish, verging on crisp with the syrupy thickness almost entirely washed away....nicely done, one of the best beers I’ve had from Brooklyn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pilsnertest (90) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle @ Ballbreaker. Pours cloudy and with almost no head. Citrus, metal, pine and grapefruit. Misses some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (1026) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2016
Blonde légèrement cuivrée, belle carbo, petit collet persistant. Aromes bien marqués sur le résineux, agrumes et caramel. Amertumes sèches sur une finale resineuse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from The Food Emporium, NYC. Bold amber body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, rhinds, fruits. Taste is similar of hops, some caramel and sweet rinds taste. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarrach76 (27) - FRANCE - SEP 19, 2016
La brasserie Brooklyn nous habitue à de très bons produits, et celui-ci ne déroge pas à la règle. Belle couleur or/orange légèrement troublée, carbonatation moyenne avec une mousse fine. Au nez aucun doute, nous avons ici une double IPA. On sent très nettement les agrumes, en particulier le pamplemousse et le citron vert, et on décèle aussi des notes de pin et de fleurs. L’alcool est moyennement présent au nez. En bouche, on retrouve ces parfums d’agrumes mais aussi l’amertume des câpres, l’alcool est assez neutre malgré les 8.4%, et cette bière est relativement sucrée ce qui est presque dommageable pour une IPA. L’amertume est longue, elle colle bien au palet, le goût global est très droit, la finale très sèche, malgré une texture assez souple et huileuse. Une bière assez simple en fait, avec des goûts et des saveurs très distincts, sans vraiment de complexité. Une bonne double IPA qui ne va pas non plus nous renverser.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Blueshawk (383) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2016
- schöne gold-orangene Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - fruchtig-blumiges Aroma - perfekte Kohlensäuredosierung - ausgewogener Geschmack - die Bitternis drängt sich im Gegensatz zu anderen Double IPAs nicht so sehr in den Vordergrund - ebenso unbemerkt bleibt geschmacklich der höhere Alkoholgehalt - der Abgang hinterlässt eine spritzig fruchtig-bittere Note Fazit: Unfassbar gut und das auch noch zu einem annehmbaren Preis

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elosop (315) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
Dimmigt halmgul med tunt vitt skum. Doftar lite citrus och kåda. Smaken angenämt besk, halm och malt. Eftersmaken lång med fin humlebeska. Mkt god för en DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Slightly hazy gold with persistant creamy beige head. Full body with medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: citrusy hops, bready wort, grassy herb.

Taste: pine and citrus hops, bready malt, wet stone, sharp dirty resinous bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1946) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Smell of hops, honey. Amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, spruce, honey, alcohol. Sweet, medium bitter. Flat carbon, slightly oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is way bigger than the flavour. The aroma is complex, with every non-New Zealand hop flavour being accounted for. The flavour is interesting, with stuff like tobacco and medicine, and pot, but it doesn't match up to the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (490) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at Harrys, Uddevall. Semi hazy golden, huge white head with yellow nuances, lots of lacings. Aroma is soft sweet malt with floral and tropical notes, citrus and flowers, as well as some dough and bread. Taste is medium sweet with lychee, flowery hoppy feel, slight peppery note and a dryness in the finish. Medium body with very rounded mouth feel, low carbo. Solid!

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