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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 77
Gots: 187 | 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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Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Meadhall in Cambridge for 12 Brewers of Christmas.

A: Golden orange with a fluffy, frothy, white head that hangs around for a while. Great lace and retention. As a double IPA should look...but sexier.

S: Holy citrus! Now this is how a Double IPA should be! An Imperial in my opinion is boozier but this is crazy hopped as expected. Fruit, bubblegum, and citrus are there.

T: Whoa. WTF just happened? Still super hoppy and delicious but chili pepper snuck in there. I imagine that's intentional because it's very noticeable. Not strong but the chipotle pepper spice is there. Dry and flavorful but surprisingly spicy. The heat never overpowers.

M: Awesomely smooth and flavorful with great citrus hops and proper carbonation. Dry and bitter.

O: This is a chili IPA. It has to be. Chipotle adobo spice with hops and bitterness. Well done. Big fan.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap.

Arrived a hazy dark gold topped by a thick white head with amazing retention and great lacing.

Aroma has a nearly perfect balance between hops and malt. Tons of tropical citrus, pineapple and mango along with a light bready malt that reminded me of some pilsners. Just a huge, huge aroma.

This great aroma carries over into the flavor. Tons of citrus once again: mango, orange, and pineapple. There is a definite tropical characteristic to this. The malt is quite prominent as well but it is light and bready, not much caramel in this at all. Bitterness is moderate with a full, smooth mouthfeel. A slight touch of alcohol towards the finish.

Overall, a perfect example of what a fresh IIPA can be. Perfect balance of malt and hop with a full, but not sweet or sticky, mouthfeel. Really wish I could get this on a regular basis.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler from Joe Canal's Iselin into my Brooklyn Nonic Pint Glass

Appearance: this pours a beautiful light orange/ burnt yellow with a very nice inch high head, that does dissipate and leaves some lacing. The head persists on top of the beer throughout the session. The lacing is just beautiful. The color has a hazy character to it.

Smell: I love DIPAs and the aroma from this just consumes me and makes me weak in the knees. A beautiful hoppy aroma that has a nice floral and citrusy front, but a deep resiny aroma exits underneath and is just so pleasant. I want to keep my nose in my glass, beautiful.

Taste: This is oh so tasty. The floral and citrusy aroma follow this into the taste, and create a wonderful beer. This is a very smooth beer, and I am want to find the alcohol in this. If I had not known the ABV level, I would have suspected 6.5%. This is so balanced in the hop resin and the lightness of the malt.

Mouthfeel: a really tight carbonation with a very nice resiny feel, and a really good hoppy back taste. So incredibly silky smooth

Overall: If you can find this, do so. It is an incredible DIPA. This has a great aroma, great mouthfeel and great taste. I find nothing wrong with this beer. I am only sad that the growler is empty. I am making a special trip to refill before this disappears. Brooklyn, please keep producing this!

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A: Pours a light amber in color with two fingers of white head. The majority of the head does not linger for very long but a small cap of foam remains throughout.

S: Fruity, earthy, and spicy hops. Along with a hint of alcohol which contributes to the spiciness. They definitely put a lot of different hops in this beer.

T: Quite Sweet, almost too sweet. A healthy amount of hop flavor but not enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness. The hop flavors are similar to the nose, perhaps a bit more spicy than earthy though.

M: My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel. I would not guess that this was 8% abv. It is smooth and the flavor does not stick around in your mouth for very long.

O: I don't know what to think about this beer, its obviously hop bursted with a ton of hops because it has a lot of hop flavors and aromas but its just too far on the sweet side for my liking..

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Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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