Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

341 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 341
Hads: 1,552
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 82
Gots: 249 | FT: 2
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Sammy
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Blind Tiger, this was a top-performing double IPA. Not extreme hop flavour, but certainly ramped up from a regular IPA. Good fruitiness, orange and grapefruit. Very smooth bitterness. Hop aroma, light colour. Soft carbonation. I could drink a growler of this without problems. (287 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head with excellent lacing on a cloudy golden amber body. Citrus and floral hop aroma which is mild overall. Flavor is more malt forward with toasted malts mosty. Hops provide earty and mild citrus notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is almost like a double pale ale. Sort of weak on the hops for an imperial IPA. Overall though it's good tasting and drinkable for the ABV. (399 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The appearance is clear golden yellow. Not much carbonation is visible.
S: There is a moderate level of very hoppy aromas. Cascade hops seem to stand out in the aroma; overall the hops smell very floral and citrusy.
T: Like the smell, the taste is also very hoppy but well balanced by malts so it's not overwhelming. The hops taste a little piney and there's also some dryness, particularly in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: This is highly drinkable for a beer that packs a lot of punch with hops. (525 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%

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 (860 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Scaling the fence of high-gravity India pale ale, Brooklyn crawls over with a delicious ale that's squarely concentrated on hop aroma, flavor and smooth bitterness; but also with a candied and jammy balance.

Its vivid copper-stained orange hues, give a glimmer into the caramel coat that the ale lays on the palate along with those bright tangerine, nectarine and apricot aromas. Its powerful taste seems slightly honeyed with a boost of fructose.

Bursting with fruit sweetness, the beer's underbelly of biscuit sweetness is both bready and sweet, resisting much of any fade while hop complexities pile on. Red grapefruit, blood orange, peach, mango, pineapple and apricot all bridge the gap between exotic hops and natural fruit esters.

Fading into a verbena-type herbal presence, the malty-sweet finish turns mildly grassy, resinous but still smoothly bitter. Tangy lemon and gooseberry come to mind while the medium-bodied sweetness reluctantly dissolves. Its spicy and somewhat solventy alcohol heat tucks in nicely behind the bitter sweetness for an eloquent disguise. (1,076 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to try Blast at the Tap & Table a while back, it poured out as a bright looking orange yellow color with a half inch white head on top. The head settles and leave a bit of lacing. The smell of the beer is very citrusy on the nose, some pine and malt in there too. The taste of the beer gives off plenty of hoppy goodness. Have a really nice bitter sweet aftertaste. The mouthfeel has a good tingle to it and leaves the mouth dry. Overall this beer is pretty tasty, I wish they'd bottle it so I could get more. (513 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of intense citrus notes with light bitter flavors. Taste is dominated by intense citrus hops flavors with light piney notes and some residual sugar. Some bitterness is discernable. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed but doesn’t really stands out from the pack and a bit too much bitterness for my taste. (457 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz chalice at The Underground's tap takeover for this brewery. Called 'Blast!' by the powers that be around here.

This beer appears a hazy, dark apricot amber hue, with two fingers (on a small glass? weak sauce, guys) of tightly foamy, somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a beautiful pocked limestone wall of lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of a fairly prominent grapefruit, lemon, and pine needle bitterness, bready caramel malt, a sharp herbal tincture essence, and a soft booze warming. The taste is restrained in its bitterness, with grapefruit rind, lemon juice, and pine resin sort of swaddled up together, and thus not allowed to get into trouble; green herbal alcohol, semi-sweet caramel malt, and a further leafy, grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is average to low in effect, the body a decent medium weight, generally smooth, and somewhat creamy. It finishes off-dry, the whipped-up fruitiness sort of shedding its bitter qualities.

A decently pepped-up DIPA, but the typical English bent of this brewery cannot be denied, apparently. I'm just not getting that palate fear that comes with the best examples of the style. Now, if it's balance and safety you're looking for, this is for you, no judgment at all. (1,260 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fischman's Liquors. It's about time Chicago got this...

Looked to be a 10-12 oz. pour in a fluted tulip glass. It arrived with a sizable head of creamy off white foam. Brightly clear saturated orange color with visible carbonation trails rising. It leaves concentric rings of lace in the glass.

Pungent orange citrus aroma, fresh and slightly sweet.

Flavors of fruity hops and light grassy bitterness, fairly medium to light bodied for a double IPA. Grapefruit peel and a light tropical element, though not well defined. Light to medium bitterness level in the dry aftertaste. Well balanced and very drinkable. Would try this again. (647 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well well well, I see we have reached the pinnacle of our Brooklyn release party down at Barleys tonight. After just finsihing off some more of the Abbey Single and having my dinner of pizza long gone, it was about time to get to the heart of the real resaon I made it down there this night. The decribtion on the bar placard decribing insane hops and rediculous IBU's with an 8+% abv had me curious to say the least. Comes at me in a pint glass, very dark amber, actually more of a hazelnut brown color with a two inch thick off white head that was dripping with lace and visibly sticky. I could not get over how dark this looked, really had a cloudy thick appearence to it and looked like it meant business to say the least.

So I go in for a whiff, just to try and see what I may be up against here in the next couple of minutes. Wow, big hop explosion in my nose, that sounds funny but it was how it felt. It was like oine sap dripping out of a tree, into a glass or orange juice, that was splashed against your face, intense was an understatement. It just smelled thick. Nice sweetness balancing it out as well as it warmed up and a notable presence of perhaps some burnt caramel? Something else in the back was thicking it up but I never could put my finger on it. Now for the taste, chewey, in a word very chewey, I thought there were whole hops in there it was that chewey. The feel was honestly a little thin to me at first, but as it went on, really started to gow on me and I really think that it was more of a slickness due to the large amounts of resin than a thinness that I was detecting. Naturally there was a huge hop presence in this, so no need to elaborate any more on that other that to say it made my mouth sticky it was so resinated, damn it was yummy. There was a little more to it though, and a caramel or sugary side was obvious as was almost a nuttiness. This seemed more to me like a rediculously dry hopped brown ale, and an absolutly superb one at that. Very robust and very pleased that I came down for this, took me a good long while to get through it that is for sure.

Overall superb and by far the best brew I had during the evening. Hopped to heaven and full of malted goodness. This actually was more than what I had thought it would be and I had very hight expectations going in for some called BLAST!. Needless to say if you are one of the few lucky establishments in the country that get a keg of this, try it, you must it is simply superb. But be careful, the alcohol could sneak up as it is in. But the blast is definatly worth head, damn fine job on this one from Brooklyn. (2,624 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (565 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11 ounce goblet - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dingy gold body with a half inch of whitish foam on top.

Smell: Predominately hop-centric nose with emboldened notes of pithy citrus peelings, evergreen sap and ground spices along with dehydrated flowers and meadow grasses. Underneath is a scent of basic, bready malted barley.

Taste: Opens with an ample bready malt backbone and even a fair degree of sweetness, though the malts are second to the main feature of hops rushing in with a big, resinous presence and tastes of citrus, spice, spruce tips, and dried herbs. Firmly bitter, but not harshly so. Stronger taste of white grapefruit on the back half. Dry, bitter finish with a lingering flavor of citrus pith.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine, interesting brew with the blend of heavy-handed doses of American and English hops coming together nicely. (939 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, copper colored body. The head settles quickly but leaves nice lace.

S - strong tropical fruit aroma with pineapple and mango.

T - fruity hops and some sweet malt up front. More pineapple in the middle with a note of clove. Finishes with sweet malt, toffee, and moderate bitterness.

M - medium body, average carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - a very nice, pungent hop aroma, though the flavor isn't quite as robust. a nice beer overall. (518 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

I remember trying a sample of this down at McGee's almost a year ago and not being all that impressed, but I figured I'd give it a full shot while I'm here at Firkin. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, light lemon peel, and a backbone of light toffee. Everything is bright and happy and expressive. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a few flowers tossed in for good measure. Now everything comes through a touch rindier than before, but not by very much. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a tasty little DIPA, one that doesn't overdo the hops, creating a generally pleasant drinking experience. (796 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewery with Andy, Garrett, and someone from another brewery (I think Sixpoint) while discussing the new 750ml cork & cage bottling line. It was my first beer of the night, although in the end I had two large glasses.

It poured a perfectly clear golden-orange-amber beneath a frothy-then-creamy head of white that held tenaciously and left remarkable walls of lace about the fresh, previously un-used, gold-rimmed stemware.

The aroma offered a soft but dizzying combination of sweetish and bready malt, yeasty fruitiness, grassy/leafy and floral and citrusy hops, and snappy alcohol.

In the mouth it was medium-bodied with a decidedly dextrinous edge, and a crisp, fine-bubbled carbonation that almost appeared as if it'd been naturally carbonated... perhaps most of the carbonation came from spunding the tank.

At first sip I was confused as to what it was. I'd never heard of "Blast", and I'd overheard lots of talk of "Local 1"; and the richness of the bready, lightly sweet, and toasty/biscuity malt combined with the apple-like and subtly berry-ish fruitiness had me thinking it was Belgian. There were lots of hops there, but it wasn't raspy bitter - and I'd just been talking to Chris from La Chouffe about Houblon which had me in a hoppy-Belgian kind of mindset. When Andy told me it was Blast, and that it was a double IPA, I was incredibly impressed. It was so smooth and round and supple - not at all what I think about as a Double IPA. Where were the resins? Where was the raspy bitterness? Instead, it offered a very nice balance between softly sweet caramelish and toasty malt and hops with a grassy, leafy, herbal, gently piney and mildly citrusy character. In fact, it seemed to embrace the whole of the hop-gamut with European, English, and American hops coming together as one. The bitterness was omni-present, and always just a slight-edge beyond balancing, but never blunt or oppressive. It was remarkably round, well-balanced, and smooth from start to finish; ending in a surprisingly short-lived, lingering, and mainly dry finish.

Brilliant, all in all, and excessively drinkable despite the fact that it will sneak up on you and take you down in the end. Kudos for one of my best beers of the year! (2,263 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap 6/22/10 at Rose Alley Ale House in New Bedford, MA, served in a large tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts with a hearty malt character up front and sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in and the beer maintains an excellent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a great beer to drink for a whole evening especially if you want a 2IPA that doesn't try to go too extreme. (875 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This looks like it could be interesting, blend of Pacific American hops and U.K. hops. There is a code on the bottle but no legible date, but picked it up a couple weeks ago when I first noticed it.

Pours a creamy but fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, or attempts to as many bubbles stream up to reinforce it, and leaves a mild spotty lacing, a crystal clear tan apple juice brown colored beer.

Nose is quite fruity, but not like I expected, some apple and pear juice at first, with apricot and generic stone fruit, before a mild citrus component comes through, more like a candied orange peel citrus though, and a big sweet coppery malt base with little caramel and candy and a hint of booze in there somewhere. Also a mild earthy spicy hop hides in the background, juicy hop character though.

Taste starts off with hops, but that herbal earthy kind, big time black tea leaves and grassy earthy hop flavors, moss, forest, touch of pine tree, tobacco, leather, chewy hops with fair bitterness. Then comes a sweet malt, copper malts and a little toasty with some sweetness and a little caramel like malt but not really caramel, hint candy like, little toasty caramel biscuit thing. In the background are hints at fruits, apple pear like as well, with just a touch of citrus in the background, candied orange peel like citrus again. Again a hint of booze warming the palate and bringing a hint of ester profile. Finish is still a bit sticky sweet, bringing some bitterness with more of the grassy tea herbal hop profile, little candied orange peel, and mild candy malts.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall not a big fan, the American hops didn't come through much, and the U.K. ones brought some interesting flavors but they didn't seem to do it for me, a nice balance, and well executed aside from lack of American hops, but just not quite my style. (1,897 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at New Albanian Brewing Company in IN.
A - Golden and clear w/ 2 inches of foam, the lace sticks well. The stickage of lace is thick and does rings around the glass, Very nice clarity w/ plenty of visible effervesence.

S - Fruity hops are noticeable right off w/ ale esters. The aroma is slightly beefy w/ a subtle floral aspect like peach or another sweet stone fruit. Hints of apricot, much like a Cali-common w/ the esters. Pleasant fruity nose w/ floral and sweet hop dominance

M - A nice sweet yet spicy feel, very light bodied for the abv yet nice bitterness. In accordance w/ this mellow semi-dry malt influence backed by full carbonation.

T - Very crisp w/ nice noble hop and smooth malts w/ German dry pils notes and slight fruitiness of ale yeast. The flavors are clean w/ a nice finish that behaves like a big ale but doesn't assault the palate with hops either. The flavor is simple yet very well done w/ tart notes that are similar to cherry w/ a hint of warming alcohol in the flavor. This is impressive in the realm of high gravity pale ales w/ a very tasty sweet by dry finish.

D - Very flavorful, Well Done Brooklyn - a nice surprise a Blast! even. I consider this one of the better IPA's I have had recently. It doesn't seem to fit the IPA style, more of strong and golden but w/ hidden 8% abv that might be part of it. Very drinkable the flavor is above most. The craftsmanship of this is top notch (1,432 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with very little head. Nose is hopped, but I wouldn't say overly powerful. Flavor is hopped, yes. You get the pine tones and that syrup like flavor quality to it. But is stays smooth and even and never goes over the line. Feel is thick on liquid and good on the bubble. Overall a very smooth DIPA and well worth trying. If you want an insane hop bomb, this is not the one. If you want smooth and even and well crafted, this is more your style. (463 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Hey there, Brooklyn. Upping your game, it seems. Nice happy hour treat here. Hazy, golden-amber pour into a snifter, topped with a solid white head; nice retention and lacing. Nice aroma of citrus hops and tropical fruits, sweet malt base in the background. Similar taste, lots of good hops, citrus zest, tropical fruit, pine needles, bready malt background noise. Not the freshest IPA in the world, but still crisp and tasty; good work for this brewery. Medium body, easily drinkable for the style, higher alcohol well-hidden. No problem ordering more than one of these. (609 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.81/5  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. (830 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.97/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent head, but minimal lace--a couple of spots. Greenish, dark gold color. A bit hazy.

Dry caramel and floral hop are the predominate aromas.

Dryish pale malt start. The biting hop and the warming alcohol come on quickly when swallowing. Long lasting aftertaste with good balance. Smooth, rich body with a dampened level of bubbles. I'd love to try this one in a flight of excellent DIPAs. I think this one would do well. (426 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, had this on 2/19/10 at the Brooklyn Brewery.

a - Poured a very nice looking golden color with about an inch of white head. Nice retention, little carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells strongly of citrus and piney hops.

t - Hops, citrus, pine. Sweeter than I was expecting. No traces of alcohol at all. Very enjoyable.

m - Moderate carbonation, light to medium body.

d - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. The taste was a little sweeter than I was expecting and it was not quite as hoppy as I thought it would be for a DIPA...I thought it would be more bitter. did not taste the 8% ABV at all. Worth checking out if your'e at the Brewery. (659 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber to copper with a thin lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is very mild - soft citrus and earthy tones with a hint of caramel.

The taste is of juicy, tropical, earthy hop tones with a strong malt backbone. It has a dry, somewhat chalky finish. It has a mild juicy hop aftertaste. Alcohol is well-covered.

It isn't as creamy and full as I expect in the style, but it is smooth.

This is a well-balanced DIPA with noticeable English character. (463 characters)

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Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.