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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 71
Gots: 171 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

Best before Sept 2014 (just snuck this in under the wire). 12oz. botte served in a tulip. Pours a murky, dull, golden-orange with a loose, quarter inch, white head that sizzles and dissipates into a froth. Nose expresses candied citrus fruit and a slight herbal/medicinal character and a hint of malt at the back. Taste consistent with nose - citrus is not as present and malt is a bit biscuity and more in the foreground. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with an even carbonation that falls just short of lively and just a trace of acidity. An interesting DIPA somewhat akin to an English IPA with more of a kick to it.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

A: Appears a hazed golden orange color with a big, sticky white head that clings to the side and leaves alot of lacing.

S: Stupidly hoppy, with a ton of citrus, pine and herbs. Some malt sweetness and warming alcohol in the background.

T: Similar to the nose, with a ton of resinous citrus, pine, earth and rosemary flavors from the combination of hops building upon the initial sweetness. Finishes a bit dry and coats the mouth with residuals. Alcohol can definitely be felt in the throat and the chest on the way down.

M: Full bodied with a gentle, creamy carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden but still persistent and warming.

O: Delicious DIPA. Excellent stuff.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was served from the tap at The Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT. The beer arrived in a tapered pint glass, and glowed a muddy golden amber. It held a one finger white head, showing nice retention. Sheets and legs of lacing were left around the glass as it disappeared, and a film, with small aggregates of bubbles were left across the top of the liquid. The beer was certainly hazy, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared light. The aroma rose with fruity, citric hops, rind, pear, and apricot. A soft cotton candy sweetness helped to sweeten things up further, while pale malts, fusel booze, and spicy clovey phenols pulled us more towards the bitter side of life. Our first impression was that the hops were spicy, and the flavoring was nice throughout. As we sipped, sweet syrupy hops, pale malt bitterness, and sweet esters started things off. Caramel and buttery sweetness pulled us to the middle to sit at the peak, with more earthy, sweeter hops. The finish was of more esters, wet wheaty grain, and spicy booziness. The aftertaste breathed of hollow grain, citric hops that were still more sweet than bitter, and drying tannin-like tea leaves. The body was medium, and the carbonation was huge, prickling the tongue, all the way to the stomach. This enlivens the palate. There was nice slurp, cream, and froth, and a steely dryness was left around the mouth. The latter was due to the booziness, which sucked the cheeks dry. Still, the mouth was slightly more wet feeling than bone dry. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nice inclusions of spice and phenols throughout the nose and the aroma. While the beer smelled sweeter than it tasted, the citric hops stuck a nice, sweeter note than expected. This added an additional layer of freshness, making for a very refreshing beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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