Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by MacQ32:
4.78/5 rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
So I had this at the Brewvival at the end of February and despite my drunkenness immediately realized this was the greatest beer at the festival (and I had several, from top breweries, which I never considered Brooklyn one of). I remembered it as a tropical fruit like citrus hop bomb! Thank you Beer Exchange once again! Fast forward 7.5 months later and I give this review
A - Pours a nice clear copper with a finger of off white head with nice retention and nice lacing. Looks fairly light but not watery by any means
S - Smells of citrusy fruits like grapefruit, lemon and orange but also sweet tropical fruits. Hoppy sweet fruit smells.
T - 5.5, pretty earthy/piney for the initial taste/split second then citrusy and sweet (i can only describe as tropical, passion fruit/pinapple etc) hop flavorings. Slight dry finish.... if you like two hearted ale (one of my favs hands down) you will LOVE this
M - Medium body, is this really 8%, didnt know that until now very sessionable, well carbonated. Drinkable, enjoyable ass brew
O - Ok so when I took my first sip a few days ago since the brewvival all I could think was "holy shit, i wish every beer tasted this good" there were other expletives as well but I'll try to limit vulgarity. Have you seen pineapple express? With the same enthusiasm I must say: this ish is the Bee's Knees
Serving type: growler
10-07-2011 02:16:24 | More by MacQ32
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3.84/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
(on tap at City Tap House PtY event, poured into a tulip)
A: light, bright orange hue, a touch hazy... some white foam at the start, but not much retention or lace
S: piney and citrus sugar aromas.... slight medicinal background... touch of toasty, bready malt... the aromas are fairly delicate and restrained
T: the "blast" is in the first sip - a popping, bitter sting.... mild showing of malt flavor - sort of a graham cracker sans cinnamon .... could swear I taste Sorachi Ace in there - really? 11 different hops used in this?! the Sorachi certainly stands out in what is otherwise a flat, static fuzz of perfumy, citrusy hops
M: very dry... medicinal, parching booze bordering on hot.... quaffable but a bit too desiccating
O: tasty enough, though I wouldn't crave another... a little too mellow/neutral on flavor, too dried-out
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2014 01:07:03 | More by Bouleboubier
2.15/5 rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
First up, I've never really appreciated their style. And this one is no exception.
Appearance is orange with scattered white lace.
Sweet, herbal, malt extract smell.
Taste is big and malty. An earthy, bitter "Blast!"
Spicy heat. Herbal. Rough.
Mouthfeel is corse, slick.
Drinkability is poor, tough to power down.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 03:11:44 | More by ccrida
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
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