1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

Not Rated.
Brooklyn Blast!Brooklyn Blast!

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,112 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 54
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005)
View: Beers (70) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,112 | Reviews: 292 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
Photo of CalgaryFMC
CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Beer Revolution in downtown Calgary, last beer of the afternoon (hey man, I'm on holidays!). First off, look this beer up and feed your head. The hop bill is gigantic, looks like a hop growers' global convention, and the malts are Scottish and German ... The intent seems to be to create more of an English-style IPA base and then turn this sucker into an American flavor hops war zone after the fact. Does it work? Well, I've tried a great many IPAs and IPA variants, and finding something truly unique is tricky. Sure, you can train the palate to taste different hop varietals and IPAs DO differ from one another with regards to this factor but also malts used as well ... Not to mention yeast used, fermentation temperature ... Many variables contribute to the diversity of IPAs. But this one, ladies and gentlemen, tastes truly unique to me. It looks mundane enough, standard double IPA hue like darkish golden honey with a nice dollop of white froth on top. The smell, however ... I get tons of dank, rank tropical fruit: Fermenting pineapple mainly, but also some other more sweet/floral perfume elements like guava, pina colada, even a little banana. On the tongue, the malts yield mellow caramel and sweet/sour gummy candy effects. And the hops? A whole fucking fruit bowl really. The tropical flavors on the nose predominate, but I also get all kinds of other influences. Poached pears, peaches, strawberry creme, pink grapefruit, pineapple skin, green bananas, unripe plums, gooseberry ... And oh look, there's some honeysuckle floral perfume, cantaloupe, tomato leaf musky notes, woody twigs, black pepper, holy shit, the different flavors cycle though like some mad brewer's codex on speed. Maybe I'm delusional here but the number of different hops used could yield this sort of cornucopia. At the bottom there are some earthy and woody flavors ... Curiously enough though? There's not a lot of pine! This one is skewed towards hop flavor rather than bitterness, and it avoids the massive pine attack that shows up in many other DIPAs. This brew is sweet and tropical but not cloyingly so thanks to some earthy, woody influences to provide balance. Maybe they could have worked a little more pine in there somewhere. But damn. Do try this field guide to hops in beverage form.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2013 18:25:00 | More by CalgaryFMC
More User Reviews:
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2014 00:31:25 | More by DrBier
Photo of Ilafan
Ilafan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-23-2014 22:34:51 | More by Ilafan
Photo of jrein0254
jrein0254

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-21-2014 23:36:36 | More by jrein0254
Photo of Wolfsley
Wolfsley

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2014 05:19:15 | More by Wolfsley
Photo of jjboesen
jjboesen

Maryland

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
Photo of Miggy
Miggy


5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-20-2014 23:39:52 | More by Miggy
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-20-2014 16:21:45 | More by Howlader
Photo of Leschber
Leschber

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-19-2014 20:50:15 | More by Leschber
Photo of FreshHawk
FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-19-2014 05:30:03 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of anhigdon
anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-19-2014 01:51:29 | More by anhigdon
Photo of JohnK17
JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2014 15:22:48 | More by JohnK17
Photo of Sudonym
Sudonym

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-18-2014 14:52:48 | More by Sudonym
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-17-2014 12:10:34 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of Philippe1960
Philippe1960

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-17-2014 10:45:39 | More by Philippe1960
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-17-2014 03:32:15 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of Ewhite2121
Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-17-2014 02:40:28 | More by Ewhite2121
Photo of Sethyergin
Sethyergin


3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-16-2014 23:28:55 | More by Sethyergin
Photo of SlothB77
SlothB77

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-16-2014 23:09:38 | More by SlothB77
Photo of ChaseTheAce
ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 04:05:15 | More by ChaseTheAce
Photo of tabhill
tabhill

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-16-2014 02:57:04 | More by tabhill
Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
AngryPenguinBrewCo

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-15-2014 23:59:40 | More by AngryPenguinBrewCo
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-14-2014 04:26:30 | More by harpus
Photo of pat_usher
pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-14-2014 03:34:46 | More by pat_usher
Photo of Ohiovania
Ohiovania

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-13-2014 23:19:04 | More by Ohiovania
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.