Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by gr0g:
3.94/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Amber(-ish) gold in color, with a semi-aggressive pour yielding 2+ fingers of foam. Lacing was good but not nearly as intricate as I've found with some (D)IPAs. The aroma is fresh and, of course, hop-forward. According to the best-before date, this bottle is probably 8 or so weeks old so some fading has likely occurred. It's a more floral, fruity aroma than dank and pungent, for which it scores points from me. Some orange and even peach notes. A caramel maltiness comes through in the aroma as well.
The flavor profile is quite balanced for an DIPA, even though doubles can be less dry and thus less perceptibly bitter. Some characters of Brooklyn Lager in the malt backbone. There's still a solid citric astringency going on, but this isn't a typical big IBU take on the style. Still, between the citrus hop character and the not over the top malt bill, this is pretty enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, if perhaps the slightest bit undercarbed.
The "Blast!" moniker is quite a bit of a misnomer, as this is far from a west coast hop bomb. It's more of a gentleman's DIPA. Reminded me a bit of Chillwave, though not as well executed.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 03:21:12 | More by gr0g
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3.43/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Gary's
Pours a slightly hazy deep straw color with a decent sized creamy bubbly white head that slowly dissipates. Aromas of orange, earth. pine, and resin with a solid light sweet sugary maltiness to back it up. The flavor is quite sweet like the aroma suggested with sweet sugar covered oranges and apricots. The earthy pine is less prevalent in the flavor as is the bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Its got some nice flavors and I'm guessing most of the fruit flavors might be hop derived. Needs more attenuation and more bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 00:37:04 | More by johnnnniee
4.06/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This reveiw is based on a draft enjoyed on my birthday at Max's in Baltimore. It has an average appearance: light amber body crowned by a thin head. It offers a caramel nose and a mildy sweet molasses bite with a quick hoppy finish at the end.
Nice balance with moderate carbonation - and suprisingly smooth for a beer of this caliber. Sometime next year I gotta get up to Brooklyn and visit this place, one of America's finest craft breweries. Nuff said. Forgeddaboutit!
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 00:34:55 | More by jjboesen
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.