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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Blast!Brooklyn Blast!

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

876 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 258
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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Ego

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
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

nose...
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

taste etc...
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

verdict?
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
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange with tannish hues and pretty clear, not a whole lot of head or lace,l but it was a careful pour into a smaller that I usually use glass (due to location), so I won't ding it too much on that.

I'm a little conflicted on this one. This is my fourth of a four pack, and I've been noting what I think of it but waited till the last one to actually rate it. it's hoppy, and bitter, but in some ways it seems more pale ale like than DIPA like, and I actually had to do a double-take on it when I saw the classification and the ABV. ABV is pretty well hidden when it's cold. I didn't have a clue it was over 8% till I looked it up. It became a bit more evident as it warmed.

However, my beer-angst shouldn't be cause for a low rating of a tasty beer. Maybe my pallet just isn't as perfect as it should be. This is a tasty one, and I'm in no way disappointed with one of my favorite breweries, Brooklyn brewery.

Overall it's got a pretty clean hoppiness, with a little perfume and some piney notes, but no single hop type standing out individually, relatively high bitterness, and a solid malt backbone.

I'd say that lovers of over-hopped abominations probably won't go gaga over this, but given its categorization, I expect the ratings will be quite high anyway (they always are for anything IIPA or high ABV stout).

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:31:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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dank203

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

this one is actually very nice and clean. getting a lot of fresh pineapple , orange peel and lemon zest notes. slightly dry and bitter but mostly wet and palate coating, spice. quick bite of intensity into a rather mellow finish. good drink, lot of intense flavors

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 00:27:52 | More by dank203
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keithmurray

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark, hazy bronze color with white head

smell - nectarine, mango, pine

Taste - mango, nectarine, pine, resin

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweetness from the citrus upfront, bitterness in the back but it is balanced, sticky

Overall - solid DIPA, Worth a try

Price point - $3.50/12 oz single

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 17:01:03 | More by keithmurray
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(on tap at City Tap House PtY event, poured into a tulip)

A: light, bright orange hue, a touch hazy... some white foam at the start, but not much retention or lace

S: piney and citrus sugar aromas.... slight medicinal background... touch of toasty, bready malt... the aromas are fairly delicate and restrained

T: the "blast" is in the first sip - a popping, bitter sting.... mild showing of malt flavor - sort of a graham cracker sans cinnamon .... could swear I taste Sorachi Ace in there - really? 11 different hops used in this?! the Sorachi certainly stands out in what is otherwise a flat, static fuzz of perfumy, citrusy hops

M: very dry... medicinal, parching booze bordering on hot.... quaffable but a bit too desiccating

O: tasty enough, though I wouldn't crave another... a little too mellow/neutral on flavor, too dried-out

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 01:07:03 | More by Bouleboubier
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ccrida

Oregon

2.15/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

First up, I've never really appreciated their style. And this one is no exception.
Appearance is orange with scattered white lace.
Sweet, herbal, malt extract smell.
Taste is big and malty. An earthy, bitter "Blast!"
Spicy heat. Herbal. Rough.
Mouthfeel is corse, slick.
Drinkability is poor, tough to power down.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2014 03:11:44 | More by ccrida
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Dirte1096

California

2.99/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not gonna waste much time on this one:

A: Clear, golden

S: Not what I've come to expect from modern-day DIPAs. Tons of bready, biscuity malt notes fighting to suppress the mild, citrusy hop bouquet.

T: Very sweet/malty for a DIPA. It has a definite English malt characteristic with some citrusy, piney hops sprinkled into the finish.

M: Slick and medium-bodied. I would love the mouthfeel for the style if the carbonation was a lot higher to help accentuate the hops...very little carbonation in this one.

O: More hops, please!

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2014 17:16:51 | More by Dirte1096
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No bottling date info anywhere that I can see, but this is likely a recent product, bought in a mixed six just last Wednesday at a store that I'm pretty certain did not have it the last time I was there in January.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear amber with a figer thick white head which receded slowly to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderate resin

t: Indeterminate fruit up front followed by moderate hop bite. Oil in the aftertaste early on and slight vinegar towards the end. Does not have much lasting hop oomph.

m: Medium. Considerable carbonation tingle somewhat makes up for the lack of hop bite.

o: Not a bad brew, but the hops fall short on blast, and the taste, which is mild but almost approaches Belgian yeast fruitiness, is curious. Based on this sample bottle I would not be looking for more unless it was cheap.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 06:20:54 | More by scotorum
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jmw4437

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale amber rust color. Thin white head dissipates to a thin coating over the entirety of the pour and lasts through the majority of a pint.

S: The aroma of this beer speaks strongly of citrus and pine but also hints at malt.

T: This beer unlike what I have come to expect from other Double IPA's is fairly well balanced. The strong hoppy notes are present but not off-puttingly stong while also being complimented with a malty flavor that is somewhat pronounced and not completely lost as with many other similar beers.

M: The carbonation of this brew seems very fine, there is that initial nip at the tongue but that is all. After swallowing the beer leaves the mouth fresh with no off after taste.

O: Overall a good beer, especially for those looking to appreciate a more balanced representation of the the Double IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 00:54:18 | More by jmw4437
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brurevu

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts also give this brew a unique flavor profile from all the Double IPAs around. The beer poured a clear golden amber with a significant white head. The nose leans more on the American hops with a dank citrusy aroma with just a hint of the grassy undertones. The taste starts with a grassy hops that immediately heads into the citrus tropical hops and ends with a piney resinous finish. It’s quite a Blast of flavors that all seem to complement each other. The bready malt body exerts itself more on the finish and the German Pilsner and British Maris Otter malts begin to shine. The Blast is a well done Double IPA that superbly intermingles the traditional English hops and new American varieties to great success.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 19:03:50 | More by brurevu
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, light caramel, light honey, bread, light pine, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of bright citrus hops and moderate malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, light caramel, light honey, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, light honey, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt sweetness; with nearly balanced malt/hop flavors and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly sticky, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good DIPA style. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hop and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:05:08 | More by superspak
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a perfectly clear amber color with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Not much for retention though it does leave some thin strands of lace.

Nose is herbal and grassy, old world hop influence for sure. It does a nice job of still smelling bright and dank, unlike most IPAs that dont use newer, citrus-forward hop varietals. Malts are toasty but surprisingly light.

Taste is crisp and tasty with a completely different hop flavor than any other IPA I have had. Malts do a good job of giving it some toasty biscuit complimentary flavors but manage to let the hops do most of the talking. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side, but I wouldnt want it any heftier really for this particular beer - the way it is now makes you want another sip with the quickness. Alcohol is well integrated and if offered the over/under on 8.4 I would have taken the under all day. Good stuff, I am impressed...I hope to see this again as a fresh release.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 00:26:13 | More by twiggamortis420
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes: On-Tap at Bocktown Monaca 10-20-13

A - Cloudy orange color half a finger of white head, some medium lacing
S - Big caramel sweetness, some tart orange, citrus juice.
T - Lots of sweet caramel malts, orange marmalade, some spicy hope bite, a little grapefruit.
M - A bit soapy but good body and well carbonated.
O - Very good double IPA, potent and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2014 15:58:09 | More by Omnium
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kojevergas

Texas

2.96/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with generally appealing label art acquired at a local bottle shop and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the beer's current 91 rating as well as the brewery - which I really respect. 8.4% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as an IPA since the description on the label's neck clearly refers to it as such.

Served cold - straight from a quick stint in the freezer. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a two finger wide head of white colour. Disappointingly thin. Not much creaminess or frothiness here. Has a decent complexion and consistency. Head retention is pretty good - about 4-5 minutes. Lacing coats the sides of the glass when I tilt it, but little of it sticks.

Body colour is a clear translucent textbook copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles or sediment is/are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it looks like a pretty standard IPA. There are no obvious flaws. It's not unique or special, but I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Caramalt, biscuit malt, English pale malts, floral hop character, light herbal hop character, and a kiss of pine. This isn't the grapefruit resin explosion of most American IPAs, and I appreciate that. Lightly bready. Sweetness/bitterness balance seems en pointe.

Clean; no yeast character, alcohol, or other off notes are detectable.

A pleasant if timid aroma of average strength.

The caramalt presence intensifies as it warms.

T: English biscuit and pale malts dominate the malt profile, with some caramalt in there too. Light hints of toffee and bread. Unfortunately, there's some soapy character - indicative that the beer spent too long in primary. Hopwise, I get floral hops, light herbal character, a kiss of pine, a touch of resinous character, and some Czech-y noble hop character (think Saaz). Lime.

The flavour profile isn't all that balanced - even in terms of sweetness/bitterness, and there isn't a whole lot of hop flavour here. I respect the choice not to go with your typical American hop profile, but this doesn't offer a lot in its place. Below average depth and intensity of flavour. Average duration of flavour. Build lacks cohesion. It's not nuanced, complex, intricate, or subtle.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Aside from the soapiness, there are no off flavours except maybe a hint of diacetyl.

Mf: Overcarbonated. Lightly coarse and wet. Medium-bodied. Unrefreshing. Too thick and weighty on the palate for its lack of diverse and/or deep flavours. Filling. Decent presence on the palate.

Not gushed, oily, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Overall, the texture doesn't suit the flavour profile or style particularly well.

Dr: A very disappointing IPA from Brooklyn. Maybe it's a freshness issue? I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I plan on revisiting it because I fear I might have gotten an old bottle or something. It's not the easiest beer to drink if only because it isn't a high quality one. I've had losers from Brooklyn (e.g. Monster) but this feels off; take this review with a grain of salt.

C

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 05:39:26 | More by kojevergas
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a clear light copper color with a one finger head of a fizzy white foam. The head has a light level retention fading moderately quickly and leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A nice mix of tropical fruit sweetness and hops are the bulk of the aroma. The tropical fruits are a blend of pineapple, mango and tangerine with the hop being largest of a pine aroma but also containing a rather strong and balancing grapefruit and earthy hop smell as well. With a little bit of caramel and a bready aroma rounding out the smell, a very balanced and pleasant sweeter double IPA aroma is created.

Taste – The taste begins rather bready and sweet with some flavors of tropical fruits. The tropical fruit flavors are heaviest of a tangerine and mango flavor with some hints of a caramel sweetness present within there as well. Right at the start, the hops are on the lighter side being mostly of a pine and earthy flavor. As the taste advances however, the fruit flavors and the caramel begin losing ground with a grapefruit and lemon hop taking their place and becoming more and more potent as the taste moves to its end. Along with the grapefruit growing more intense, so too does the pine and earth hop tastes, which in the end, leave a slightly drier and moderately hopped and balanced bitter-sweet, crisper taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for an 8.4 % abv. brew with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. While the average carbonation was rather nice for making the beer rather refreshing and for complimenting the drier flavors of the brew encountered at the end of the taste, a slightly thicker body would have likely been nicer for the blend of hop flavors present throughout the taste. All in all however, the feel was decent.

Overall – A rather pleasant drinking double IPA with a fairly nice blend of hop flavors. One well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:57:25 | More by Darkmagus82
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BeerFan95

New York

3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: a golden body with a white head. Nice retention and decent lace

S: Lightly toasted and mildly sweet pilsner malts. A mild sense of citrus hops. There was also a mild minty quality to it.

T: Very well balanced. Malts had a nice toasted bread like quality. There was a subtle sweetness from it. Hops were all citrus hops.

M: Seemed very light on the palate. It was very easy to drink. The carbonation was appropriate.

O: The beer overall was good. The pilsner malts were a nice change from the caramel malts. I was happy the citrus hops were not overdone. I am not a big fan of citrus hops. It seemed really easy to drink and the alcohol was well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 21:29:01 | More by BeerFan95
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goldish orange copper hue with a nearly white head head, fine bubbled even laced looking brew in my chalice. Aroma has earthy citric hop bursts, vegetables, hints of onion mild garlic all out hop assault with candied malts in the backend. Flavor comes off citric hops, grassy herbal earthiness with a mix of hop bitterness and malt sweetness that works with each sip. Mild blast of hops floral notes, herbal German hops, even bodied hop oils, and a blast of holiday bread sweetness. Wow, it's a weird mix in the finish semi sweet malts with spicy bittering hops...mouthfeel is dry finish lingering bittering hops and dry yeast notes in the finish. Overall a decent DIPA that's hard to translate into beer on the American beer front with hops from America and England and malts from England and Germany it's a hybrid piece of work.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 17:06:29 | More by WVbeergeek
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BradC

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper with a thin head and nice lacing.

Smells of citrus, lemon, a little pine and some bread

Taste is a lemony citrus, nicely balance by some bready malt and a slight pine finish.

Sort of thin mouthfeel for a DIPA, not as syrupy as others out there.

Overall a nice easy drinking DIPA, good, but nothing to go crazy for.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:00:04 | More by BradC
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kbrokhoff

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first Beeradvocate review - as well as my first beer review - ever written. Please do not let that affect your consideration of it.

*Please note, being my first review, I am establishing a feel for the rating system, which will surely take several reviews and beers drunk to hone.

Personal Drunkenness: Approximately 30-40% (maybe more); this is my 3rd beer today after a Hooker's Nor' Easter and Rochefort 8

No. of Tasting: This is my first Blast!

Coldness: Opened, poured and tasted within about 5 to 7 minutes out of the fridge

Pour: Light to medium

Glassware: Snifter (why not?)

Filtering: Unfiltered; a bit cloudy

Coloring: Um, a light bronze with a dark orangeness hue? (I am not good with adjectives and my vocabulary is weak)

Head: About a half inch

Summary: This is a great beer. I am a huge Double/Imperial IPA fan, and this one holds a candle. Its bottle will be going up on my Hall of Fame shelf. It has been a while since I have tried a Brooklyn Brewery brew and I believe this is the first of their IPAs I have ever tasted. It is delicious and a real joy to nurture for an hour or two. The smell and taste are truly unique. It is not a heavy beer, and it leaves a dry aftertaste (I believe), but with its pleasant flavor still on the tongue. It could be my imagination, but this beer actually tastes lighter as I suck down more of it. I dare say this gives the Dogfish 90-Minute a run for its money.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 20:36:30 | More by kbrokhoff
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cavedave

New York

3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A thin, off-white head o'ertops briefly a clear light golden beer, and retreats to a thin ring and skimmy head.

Smell is grass and lemon zest, make that Lemon Pledge, make that lemon drops. Some yeasty tart is what changes the hop to lemon drop, with light amount of herbalish bitter along the way in the scent as I sip.

Grass, grainy sweet, lemon drops,orange zest, and a grassy, herbalistic end of sip. Alcohol heat enters the mix as it warms, not in a good way.

Nicely low carb., but too viscous, not clean, harsh finish,.

Had high hopes, dashed on the rocks of reality, another disappointing beer I cannot recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 02:23:32 | More by cavedave
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy gold with almost no head and a little lacing. Nose has bright fruity hops with a nice malty background. Hops present in the form of candied apricot, orange and tangerine. The taste has a thick malty body paired with the bright tropical hops. Notes of honey and bread support the heavy hop character. Mouthfeel is moderate with low carbonation for the style. Overall, decent dipa here, not something I would necessarily return to.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2014 01:09:09 | More by homebrew311
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange with a little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, fruity, caramel, toasted, earthy, and some orange too.

Taste: Same as above with balance between hops and malt with a little booze and mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly hop bitterness, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid DIPA. It was a blast.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 06:38:06 | More by Flounder57
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brewtus

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange, hazy, single finger white head. Smell is hoppy, English style malt, pine, lemon, strawberry, peach. Taste starts with some subtle berry flavors, piney, sweet hops, English malt again, very well balanced though. Mouthfeel is not too thick, or thin, just right. Overall a nice balance between west coast ipa and English style ipa, I'd say that's the easiest way to describe it. Very easy to drink, bold flavors that aren't overpowering. Pretty unique but very delicious and worth trying for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:29:20 | More by brewtus
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic

Pours a pale copper color with a finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is fantastic, full of pine and spruce and grapefruit and a hint of papaya.

First sip is a rush of tropical hop flavors with suprisingly little bitterness. I pick up a lot of papaya and pineapple. This is full of hop flavor and I'm totally digging it. There is no harsh bitter finish, and the malt sweetness fades to the background and complements rather than overwhelms the hop centric nature of this beer.

I'm very pleased with this beer. I'd certainly like to pick up another 4 pack the next time it is released, to see how it compares. Regardless, I would order this if I see it on tap somewhere.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:21:58 | More by FickleBeast
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was able to snag a single of this at Vintage Estate. Always love a new (affordable) Brooklyn offering!

A - Has a very solid deep amber brown color with a 1/2 inch of white head that sticks around for quite a bit. Lacing is stellar.
S - Best part of a DIPA I can smell the hops from my desk! Juicy sharp pineapple hops and citrus hops blast. Very solid with a bready malty backround.
T - I look for two things in my DIPA's and yes this one meets my first perfectly the ABV is super well hidden with no evident ethanol to the taste. The hops have a great taste mostly sweet rather than bitter and not very sharp. A very easy going and drinkable experience.
M - It's smooth never really going over medium bodied. Flavor is constant and enjoyable.

Overall a very solid DIPA that I would totally have again. Balanced hop/malt flavor and massive ABV.

Nice!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 04:57:11 | More by DrDemento456
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Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.