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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 62
Gots: 117 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005)
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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
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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

hsus0225, Tuesday at 01:40 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

Dbutera1282, Monday at 01:42 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Jasmine1326, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Bobbymozz, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

schimschim, Oct 17, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +22.7%

Lalaa15, Oct 17, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -13.2%

dertyd, Oct 17, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep orange with a big off white foam head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is light citrus, with grass and floral hops. Lemon zest pairs nicely with the floral notes (reminiscent of a witbier). Alcohol comes through a bit upon agitation. Taste has more of the citrus, a little muted, with notes of orange, peach, pineapple, mango, and lemon. Sweet caramel malts. A surprising amount of hops, and some solid bitterness. Some pleasant pine notes give it a nice stickiness going down. One of the more subdued DIPAs, but masterfully balanced, and very tasty. Easy to drink despite the bit of stickiness. Not much alcohol is evident. Overall, this would be a very good beer to start with for someone not ready to take on the most intense of DIPAs. Gives you a good sense of what flavors you'll be seeing, and the hops aren't gonna put you on your butt. Overall a solid and easy drinker.

majorbase2, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

nilesschmidt, Oct 16, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%

Coopersbeer, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

NoProblem, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Amber color with a one-finger head
S: Burnt orange, tropical fruit and toffee
T: Matches the nose. A touch on the sweet side
M: Medium-bodied, a touch thick from the sweetness
O: A solid, well-made IPA though I prefer a bit drier style

ONUMello, Oct 14, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +8.7%

hoppy91, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

dajerzy52, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

nitter, Oct 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

Delicious goes down nice and easy.

Darcness, Oct 12, 2014
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Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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