overall
95
80
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 thats beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You wont 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Backlog. Bottle sample. Hazy orange/gold with moderate white head. Pine and floral hops, bittersweet malt. Bit messy, doesnt stand out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2823) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Tap. Moderate malt aroma of roasted, heavy hop smells of pine, citrus peel and herbs, light soap for the yeast, and hints of date and alcohol. Head is frothy/fizzy, white, with good sticky lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then the long finish is moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. The flavor is just okay, but the hop profile is superb in the aroma of this DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Sampled this on tap at a Brooklyn Promo at the Bishops Collar Pours a clear dark golden orange/amber color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger head that has decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing are left behind. Very earthy uber-fresh floral hop aroma with lots of dank resinous oily bitterness. Very piny with a strong citrus presence, especially grapefruit and mango with a bit of apple but the earthy pine needle character dominates the aroma. Chewy resinous mouthfell that is on the fuller end of medium bodied with a lot of fresh skunky dry floral hops that produce a bitterness that lasts throughout into a very dry pine finish. Decent graham cracerky malt backbone with a slight alcohol presence mid-palate that lasts into the finish. Very subtle alcohol warmth. Flavor is dominated by the dry earthy pine but theres also some nice citrus character, namely pineapple, mango and grapefruit with a bit of orange peel. The alcohol heat hurts its drinkability a bit but I still find myself drinking this way too fast. Malt backbone also adds a bit of sweetness and although it provides a nice backbone, this is really a dry piny hop monster.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2788) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy darker golden amber color with off-white head. Pine, herbal notes, floral notes, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice stickiness for a DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
An excellent double IPA. Pours a nice peachy color with fizzy white head. Great tropical fruit nose. Then bready malts. Flavors are deceptively smooth for the high abv. Citrus and mango flavors with a seamless hoppy finish. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2766) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Hazy orange thin head. Aroma is fruity taste is mango grapefruit caramel sweetness good hoppy bitters no sign of alchohol. medium body prickly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap. Pours and orange color with a small off white bubbly head. Notes of booze, candi sugar, citrus hops, and honey. Enjoyed it, feels more british than west coast dipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2705) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, fruity, grape, citric aroma. Sweet, caramel, citric, fuity, grape taste. Medium to full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Cask @ Blind Tiger. Hazy amber with a small off-white head, faded to a thick film and lasted the duration. Spicy orange herbal hop nose followed by some sweet malts and alcohol heat. Smells a little fresher than the flavor. Flavor has orange hops dominating with some spicy earth and dry hopped notes, light toast and caramel sweetness. Finishes earthy and semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 4, some alcohol noted. Lots of earth. Low carbonation with a medium body. Not bad, but nothing stands out. And far too earthy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2701) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Tasted in October 2011 from a corked and caged bottle that was brought to Nashville for a beer dinner. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is intense citrus hops with some resin, grapefruit, bread and cereal malt. The flavor is lightly sweet with the same resin and grapefruit hops, along with the cereal and bread. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long resin, citrus, and light malt finish.


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