Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by bobhits:
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I must say this one just blew me out of the water. I just didn't expect such a dry and hop forward beer out of these guys.
The beer is rather clear with just enough density and haze that you know the 8% is legit.
The nose is an attack of hops with hints of alcohol to dry and clean things up.
Tangerines, pineapple, and grapefruit from start to finish. These flavors pushed to the next level with just enough caramel malts to give it sweetness and enhance the fruity elements. Then finishing with just the right dry finish to put this up there with the best.
There's something missing from making this one of the best IPAs out there, perhaps a bit more malt blending with flavors vs just enhancing the hops. Either way this one needs to be bottled and distributed everywhere!
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2011 00:46:24 | More by bobhits
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3.63/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
pretty massive head on an easy pour, tons of wilding through the environs of the glass, bright golden straw color and lots of clarity, the head has good staying power and the lacing is also very good, a nice looking beer
definite musty-earthy hops, slight mango/citrus underneath, bready sweet malts hold this up, a well balanced mongrel, I personally would prefer a bit more kick from the hops in the aroma
fairly weighty in the mouth, very hefty and syrupy, more sweetness than bitter here, there is a mere twinge of bitterness that does linger in the background for some time which makes this drinkable considering the sweetness level, however it is definitely more of a malt peep show here (and I am out of quarters), this is a very smooth brew, the carbonation almost reminds me of german wheat beers for some reason, it drinks very light but yet the body is so deceptive, it also certainly packs a nice punch
a tasty brew, not the love of my life but I wouldn't kick it out of bed, well crafted but a little lax in the hop department for my personal tastes
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 04:50:44 | More by Ego
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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