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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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90
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1,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 65
Gots: 129 | FT: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005)
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Reviews by braedon_peluso:
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

braedon_peluso, Jan 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of mattcrill
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Brooklyn Blast

Aroma: Pungent combination of lemon zest and pine tar up front. Light honey notes and orange blossom floral notes abound. Clean fermentation character. A caramel base asserts as the beer warms and is agitated.

Appearance: Very cloudy amber pour with hazy golden edging. Moderate off white head that retains well. Effervescence noted in the glass.

Flavor: Firm pine-like bitterness up front. A honey malt character is noted and well-knit with lemon and pine hop flavors. A crystal malt presence is noted but it dries quickly and is beat back by the pine and earthy bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is long with a powdery resin-like hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A slight warming alcohol presence noted. No hop astringency. No oiliness or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A well-crafted double IPA. A bit heavy handed on the malt which blurs the line between American Barleywine or American Strong Ale but it’s firmly in range of a double IPA. A nice change but not sure I’d put this in my regular rotation.

mattcrill, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Coles,poured a deep burnt orange with a tight fluffy one finger head that stuck like glue to the pint glass leaving at least three nice rings of lace.Big fruity esters in the aroma along with some pine resin and citrus a light caramel sweet malt base is noticable,juicy fruity flavors up front along with a touch of caramel sweetness a big resiny piney hop flavor bowls over everything into a dryer resiny finsih that lingers inducing some nice piney burps.A bold DIPA with a definent malt profile but the hops are the show a dryer resiny "big" beer here.

oberon, Oct 24, 2006
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

tectactoe, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

CavemanRamblin, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

npala86, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Tiernan, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

tbryan5, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

ricksrealm, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of SIRIUS2
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on tap at Tyler's Taproom in Apex, NC.

Served in a Brooklyn tulip glass, the brew was a pale yellow in color with a rather abundant white head of perhaps 2-3 fingers. It was hard to judge in the lighting of the restaurant but it seemed just a touch hazy.

Lots of citrus hops on the nose, very floral and fragrant, but it didn't seem to sting the nostrils like some heavy hitting IPAs. It was more even and light. Very nice.

The flavors of this were not as I expected for an Imperial IPA. Light clean maltiness made up the backbone of the brew but it was the wonderful mix of hops that brought it together. There was plenty of hop flavors without that intense hop bite that is so common. The finish was clean and crisp with just a nice delicate hop linger. Very good! The mouthfeel was perfect for the brew - light persistent carbonation helped to keep everything light on the tongue.

Very enjoyable. If you like hops you would probably like this but don't expect that hard bite. Nice and enjoyable. This should be a standard product for Brooklyn!!

SIRIUS2, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of steelerguy
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear golden color with a tall white head. Typical low carbonation from my Whole Foods, but head still lasted awhile and left some lacing.

S - Hop dominated with some citrus, pine, and flowers.

T - The hops are upfront and a bit strange. The floral hops really come through along with a good bit of malt sweetness. Gives it a strange flavor profile, not bad, but not great.

M - A little heavy and coating, the alcohol helps but I think a bit drier would be nice.

O - Glad I got it, but not my favorite IIPA.

steelerguy, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

supa0525, May 26, 2013
Photo of nickadams2
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Uptown Grille Commerce MI.

A_Hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head. Thick lacing.

S_Pretty faint for an IPA. Grassy/floral hops.

T_Floral hops upfront. Grassy,earthy hops as well with a hint of citrus and pine. Honey. Very smooth and well balanced flavor.

M_Full bodied and sticky. Not too heavy at all though.

D_Refreshing brew. Very drinkable.

nickadams2, Sep 26, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pigs Fly.
In a pint glass the beer was a gold color with a medium-sized off-white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Mostly citrus aroma, some herbal hops. Sweet malt.

A lot of grapefruit in the taste. A little bit of a piney taste. Biscuity background.

Crisp, nicely hopped.

Very drinkable, went well with my pizza.

lordofthewiens, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

csmartin6, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

gmartinez1981, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

bigdipip, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Fcip78
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Some thoughts:
- Brooklyn Blast is a bit deceiving. Based on the labeling you would think that this a big hop monster, but no such case. The "blast" comes from the hop bursting technique they used.
- I would not classify this as a Double IPA, the iBUs are too low.
- The selection of hops for the hop burst does not seem to have a theme. Why the Sorachi Ace?
- The taste of this beer, leads one to think they should of made used wheat and flipped this into a wheat IPA with all the higher carbonation and banana yeast flavors. Not sure why they chose bready, biscuit English malts for this.
- There is potential for a real blast, but this "IPA" is no Saturn V.

Fcip78, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Vitar, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hoo ha, glad to find this one on tap at the Hop Devil in NYC's, Lower east side...this East coast style DIPA arrived in all it's Brooklyn glory, slightly cloudy light amber, tiny bubble near white head, leaving fine sheeting and nice wispy lacing. Grainy hop nose. This is a pleasant East coast hop bomb. plenty of citrusy hops, lemon/lime/grapefruit goodness. Another Brooklyn Brewery Home run, this is one tasty DIPA. Love the style and love this latest offering from the BKLYN crew. Hop lovers rejoice and go get some.

Billolick, Sep 28, 2006
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