RATINGS: 911   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 24, 2006
Draught at Collins Bar, NYC. Bright orange-amber with a thin, lacey white head. Beautiful aroma - lots of piney and citric hops, with an underlying complexity that I couldn’t quite identify, it was just really nice. Flavour is great as well, with a powerful hoppiness balanced with some tasty fruit notes and a hint of caramel. The first beer of my NYC trip, and after a day of airport line-ups, a delayed flight, and other travel frustrations, it went down very nicely.

jamestulloch (5088) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2018 Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy golden body with a thick white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of burnt orange, stewed tea and marmalade. Flavour pine, orange peel, honey and menthol. Medium body with a slick, oily texture that coats the mouth. Light fizz. It’s packed full of hops but it’s quite heavy and syrupy. Verging into Barley Wine territory?

jybi (827) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2017
Brooklyn a mis les moyens en houblon : Summit, Celeia, Cascade, Bravo, Simcoe, Amarillo, excusez du peu! L'attente en est d'autant plus importante, espérant alors une bière pleine de complexité. La déception n'en est donc que plus grande lorsque lors de la dégustation. Résineux, orange, pamplemousse et caramel et point barre avec peu de variation et une alliance pas exceptionnelle. La densité aromatique est cependant importante (le nombre de houblon aide en cela) avec de plus un Maris Otter conférant une bonne ampleur et une douceur certaine en arrière de l'amertume qui est élevée sans être saillante (IBU de 53). En verre, cette Blast est couleur abricot (EBC aux alentours de 28), voilé, avec une faible effervescence et une mousse très peu présente. Le nez n'est pas extraordinaire : orange, caramel et résineux. Peu complexe, un peu lourd et relativement simple. A l'attaque, c'est le résineux qui prend les devants et qui les gardera jusqu'à la fin. Orange, pamplemousse et caramel viennent tout de même en support mais sont écrasés. La texture, légèrement sirupeuse est cependant intéressante. La deuxième bouche est purement linéaire. Sur l'arrière bouche cependant, le Maris Otter prend de l'ascendant, conférant une bonne ampleur à la bière sur un bon équilibre malt/houblon. La troisième bouche monte alors en intensité sur l'amertume, atteignant son maximum sur des arômes de résineux et pamplemousse. Le final retombe alors laissant en bouche le résineux sur une bonne longueur. Rien à dire sur l'alcool et le sucre. Pas transcendant tout cela....

CraftBeerNick (3881) - Wokingham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Cask at the Rake, 12th May 2012. ...................Strong and sweet, not for me.

nickel (1477) - UKRAINE - SEP 19, 2017
Aroma: mix of citrus, honey and grass Taste: balanced taste of malt, grapefruit, pine and herbs. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste appearing in a while. Tried after black ops and cloaking device, so perception could be not clear.

Christos (6047) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
(Brooklyn Blast!) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 8.4% Deep orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with a small but thick white head on top. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, orange, tangerine. Taste has citrus, grapefruit, caramel malts, ripe peaches, pine on the finish, quite hoppy. Medium body. Nice one.

ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - AUG 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden orange with a small white head. Citrus, pine and caramel. Nice.

psilosophy (861) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2017
Bouteille de 35,5cl. Couleur orange profond, trouble, mousse moyenne de belle tenue. Des arômes d’ agrumes et de fruits exotiques, alcool. Beaucoup de corps et de longueur, carbonnation moyenne. Trouvée à Cash Flandres artois - Ferrin.

imdownthepub (17330) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Bottled, 355ml from Beermerchants of Kent. Clear amber with white head. I found quite an odd, farmy aroma in this, just a touch off-putting. The beer itself was clean and fresh, fruity malts, then fruity, tropical hop notes. There is an earthy character to this late on. Pretty reasonable.

CH-303 (2774) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 3, 2017
Appearance: Slightly hazy, pale orange golden. Some fizzy white head.
Aroma: Light fruits followed by hops.
Taste: Clear hops, pine, light fruits. Slight perfume. Lingering bitterness. Pretty good balance.
Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 355 ml, CHF 2.75
Info: 1/4-2017, BB: 1/4-2017

Cool_Bond (3267) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2017
Fruity aroma. Fruity and slightly bitter taste. Good as Bitterness fills the upper part of the mouth en long while. Really good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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