Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
3.66/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Orange with tannish hues and pretty clear, not a whole lot of head or lace,l but it was a careful pour into a smaller that I usually use glass (due to location), so I won't ding it too much on that.
I'm a little conflicted on this one. This is my fourth of a four pack, and I've been noting what I think of it but waited till the last one to actually rate it. it's hoppy, and bitter, but in some ways it seems more pale ale like than DIPA like, and I actually had to do a double-take on it when I saw the classification and the ABV. ABV is pretty well hidden when it's cold. I didn't have a clue it was over 8% till I looked it up. It became a bit more evident as it warmed.
However, my beer-angst shouldn't be cause for a low rating of a tasty beer. Maybe my pallet just isn't as perfect as it should be. This is a tasty one, and I'm in no way disappointed with one of my favorite breweries, Brooklyn brewery.
Overall it's got a pretty clean hoppiness, with a little perfume and some piney notes, but no single hop type standing out individually, relatively high bitterness, and a solid malt backbone.
I'd say that lovers of over-hopped abominations probably won't go gaga over this, but given its categorization, I expect the ratings will be quite high anyway (they always are for anything IIPA or high ABV stout).
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 00:31:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.43/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Gary's
Pours a slightly hazy deep straw color with a decent sized creamy bubbly white head that slowly dissipates. Aromas of orange, earth. pine, and resin with a solid light sweet sugary maltiness to back it up. The flavor is quite sweet like the aroma suggested with sweet sugar covered oranges and apricots. The earthy pine is less prevalent in the flavor as is the bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Its got some nice flavors and I'm guessing most of the fruit flavors might be hop derived. Needs more attenuation and more bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 00:37:04 | More by johnnnniee
4.06/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This reveiw is based on a draft enjoyed on my birthday at Max's in Baltimore. It has an average appearance: light amber body crowned by a thin head. It offers a caramel nose and a mildy sweet molasses bite with a quick hoppy finish at the end.
Nice balance with moderate carbonation - and suprisingly smooth for a beer of this caliber. Sometime next year I gotta get up to Brooklyn and visit this place, one of America's finest craft breweries. Nuff said. Forgeddaboutit!
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 00:34:55 | More by jjboesen
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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