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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%


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)
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Ok, ok, I've had this twice since (once on tap, freshness unknown, and now the bottle I drink from as we speak, freshness date is August 2014.

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. Call me crazy, but i get strawberry like aromas here.

T - Minimally piney for the initial taste/split second then citrusy and sweet (i can only describe as tropical, passion fruit/pinapple/lemon and that damn strawberry again) hop flavor. Strawberry/blackberry seed type flavors at the finish, rather dry and tons of sweet fruit lingers.

M - Medium body, well carbonated, a breeze at 8%+

O - Not the holy grail i experienced at brewvival but still some fantastic sweet fruit/citrus bomb. Lots of lemon, and i still cant get over the strawberry characteristics - I know, i must be the only one.

Serving type: growler

10-07-2011 02:16:24 | More by MacQ32
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