Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by MacQ32:
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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4.16/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy orange body with golden highlights. Three fingers of level white foam, quickly decaying. Thorough coat of lace.
Cornucopia of fruit in the nose, and some bready and herbal notes too. Aroma really stays in the glass, you get it as soon as you pick it up.
Soft sweet malt beginning. Quickly gives way to a ...Blast...of fruit. Mild bitter snap. Fruity and earthy finish.
Big smooth full mouthfeel.
A really good IIPA carving out its own three coastal niche.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 02:52:17 | More by RonfromJersey
4.26/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Orange/Copper, 1" head that quickly settles and leaves some decent lace. Looks inviting!
S: Wow! Much more here than I expected. Grapefruit, sweet oranges, pineapple, white grapes. Big alcohol at first whiff but that disappears shortly after. Its got some warmth though.
T The citrus and sweet tropical fruit is there but its more subdued than in the smell. The caramel comes in as well as some of the earthy/spicy notes. Its very good.
M: Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Medium oil/resin.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 02:14:52 | More by vitALEity
4/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a golden body, somewhat clear and orangish, along with two finger head and minor lace patches and a aroma that is very hoppy, citric and possible grape but mostly earthy and somewhat fresh smelling. Smooth, light to medium bodied, the hops aren't overkill in this beer but are just very hoppy and have enough caramel/bread malt to offer balance and a touch of sweetness and overall just a good sipping "DIPA".
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2014 22:37:59 | More by clayrock81
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