Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev -4.5%
Appearance: Pours crystal clear, amber with a golden tinge; two fingers of foam retain well and leave the foundations for a wall of lace
Smell: Caramel and biscuit tones from the malts; the hop tones are rather restrained, though there is an earthy bitterness, a herbal element and a hint of pine
Taste: The hops jut forward, bringing orange marmalade, a touch of green herbs and a resinous pine character while the malts build, underneath; in the middle, the caramel and biscuit continue to develop, though the finish is surprisingly bitter and quite resinous
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: An interest twist on the style, bringing British and German malts as well as British and American hops; unfortunately, I can't honestly say that the continental merge creates any synergies that would warrant another look at this one
08-23-2014 19:42:09 | More by brentk56
3.75/5 rDev -6.5%
Served in a pint glass at Miller's ale house.
A. Citrusy with just a hint of pine.
T. Typical IPA taste of citrus, piney melon flavors melding together.
M. Not too bubbly, which is welcomed. Full bodied yet light (if that makes any sense).
For a DIPA it isn't very "hoppy" as one might expect. I found it to be enjoyable. Lightly floral, lightly citrusy ale that goes down very easy despite its 8+ abv. Definitely not for "hop heads" but highly recommended for those who enjoy milder IPA's.
08-21-2014 20:44:37 | More by RexBanner
4.25/5 rDev +6%
12oz brown bottle with pry-off cap and Best by date of Sept 2014 poured into a snifter
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden amber with 1/2 finger of head
Smell: Citrus hops and orange zest with a little underlying malt
Taste: A whole lot of hop flavor up front and very complex; citrus up front with more earthy notes in the middle and finishes lemony and clean with some biscuit
Mouthfeel: More than moderate carbonation; feeling a little aerated
Overall: This is a very complex double IPA with hop flavors from all over the spectrum. I would imagine the wide variety of hops lends to good consistency between batches. This good example of the double IPA style and would pair excellently with any spicy or full-flavored dish.
08-20-2014 01:53:47 | More by Tuck_leepulin
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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