Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by AaronHomoya:
4.23/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured at the Black Market Garrett Oliver dinner. Paired with a great Indian chickpea Scotch egg.
Appearance is a pretty standard auburn, double IPA look. Maybe a bit more reddish than average. Very nice look. The aroma was really great on this one. Best part, I think. A unique smell dominated by English hops (Fuggles? EKG?) and alcohol, but with some American citrus notes too. The flavor really is nicely balanced and smooth. Hoppy but not too bitter. Hides the alcohol quite well. Could have been more bitter, really. Mouthfeel was nice. Not too thick or syrupy. Overall a great beer that I would love to have again.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2012 23:43:51 | More by AaronHomoya
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2.99/5 rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Not gonna waste much time on this one:
A: Clear, golden
S: Not what I've come to expect from modern-day DIPAs. Tons of bready, biscuity malt notes fighting to suppress the mild, citrusy hop bouquet.
T: Very sweet/malty for a DIPA. It has a definite English malt characteristic with some citrusy, piney hops sprinkled into the finish.
M: Slick and medium-bodied. I would love the mouthfeel for the style if the carbonation was a lot higher to help accentuate the hops...very little carbonation in this one.
O: More hops, please!
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2014 17:16:51 | More by Dirte1096
3.81/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
No bottling date info anywhere that I can see, but this is likely a recent product, bought in a mixed six just last Wednesday at a store that I'm pretty certain did not have it the last time I was there in January.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.
a: Clear amber with a figer thick white head which receded slowly to thin surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Moderate resin
t: Indeterminate fruit up front followed by moderate hop bite. Oil in the aftertaste early on and slight vinegar towards the end. Does not have much lasting hop oomph.
m: Medium. Considerable carbonation tingle somewhat makes up for the lack of hop bite.
o: Not a bad brew, but the hops fall short on blast, and the taste, which is mild but almost approaches Belgian yeast fruitiness, is curious. Based on this sample bottle I would not be looking for more unless it was cheap.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 06:20:54 | More by scotorum
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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