Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,378 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,378
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 69
Gots: 142 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of korguy123
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz growler. Fresh filled from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo NY

A- Crystal clear dark copper pour with a half finger white head and decent lacing.

S- Pungent floral hops, slight pine with some citrus. Sweet malt backing.

T- Musty floral hops with some pine and citrus finish. Juicy up front, dry and bitter in the middle finishes slightly sweet. As it warms further the hops really brighten and shine through. Mandarin oranges, slight grapefruit and a little lemon rind.

M- Light bodied, good carbonation.

O- It is good, I don't find the wow with this. It was a great price IMO ($16.99 for 64oz) and I will enjoy finishing this. But it just isn't as spectacular as the ratings show.

Edit...
Beginning of second glass the beer had warmed to the point where everything had opened up and I was enjoying it more and more.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head with good lacing

S: Aroma of dank fresh hops, floral bouquet from fresh hopping, a light caramelized sugar presence.

T: Wow, hop bomb without the caramel flavors to balance it out. Light and refreshing and I enjoyed the refreshing mixture of hops on pale ale flavor. I have no idea where they hid the booze in here, because it tasted like a 5% beer to me, which is a good thing. Citrus and earthy grass hop flavors mostly.

M: Light crisp and refreshing. Not a ton of body, good for an American IPA.

O: Glad to have tried this. I had two of them after work and thought they went down quite well. Refreshing and light for a nice summer beverage.

Photo of jmathis
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Twenty Tap

Pours hazy dark straw with a soapy white head and excellent retention and lacing.

Maybe I'm just in a NY state of mind, but the aroma reminds me of a higher ABV Flower Power. Big floral presence that came out more as it warmed along with a citrus undertone with notes of grass as well.

Alas the taste isn't nearly as pleasant. The floral notes which I enjoy in small doses are way too heavy on this creating that soapy flavor. Also the grassy notes cause a slight astringency which doesn't help matters. A little citrus peaks through, but for the most part isn't nearly as prevalent as I'd like.

Medium on the mouthfeel side and a bit too much for the current heat, but not a detriment. Carbonation is moderate.

An off-balanced mess for me disappointing after the appearance and smell got my hopes up. Not horrible, but much better examples of the style are easily available so I doubt I'll go back to this one.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The fresh growler pours a crystal clear dark amber beer with thin, yet resilient white head. The nose is a light and malty, but not a lot of hop character for a DIPA. Very floral nose thats only better when it warms. The taste is just as malty with a slight bitterness on the back end. Overall this beer should definitely be listed as a pale and not a double. I would probably not try this beer again, but it was decent.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark golden color, with a nice strong head presence that leaves some sticky lacing around the glass as you drink it.

S: Nice floral and citrus notes right off the bat, a nice hint of pine as well, great hops.

T: Same as the nose but very sweet and well balanced, a great brew from Brooklyn. Up front the floral notes and citrus hit ya hard, a great IPA.

M: Medium bodied, and mid carbonation, well balanced beer, a nice malty finish that leaves the tongue warm.

O: I loved this brew, the sweetness to me was like having some candy, very good beer.

Photo of neckbracesub
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ONN8
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of keenan41
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of gbrill
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Kendo
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is golden-honey in color with no real head.

S: Hoppy (citrusy) and vibrant. Not terribly strong in the nose, but it has a solid citrus smell (grapefruit, lemon and even orange peel) that's very nice.

T: Mild bready/cookie dough malt underneath the hops, which dominate: apricot and citrus, with a touch of tropical fruit. The hop profile makes it seem a bit lighter than your typical DIPA (the relatively low ABV of 8% probably helps as well). Finishes with a touch of spice that's more noticed as it warms.

M: Medium in heft, a tad bit flat.

O: Good stuff. A relatively easy-drinking DIPA that's nice and bright. Call it a "summer DIPA."

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half pour at Milltown.

Pour is what id expect from a DIPA. light orange body with no head. I wanted a bit more, but this will do. It doesnt smell like much. good amount of grapefruit and orange, but theres some medicinal, earthy, and piney hops. They went for balance in the hops, and they got it.

The taste goes the same way. Very balanced hop profile, with some graefruit, orange, and lemon; a bit of pine; and just a hint of this medicinal earthy thing. I like how the balance of the hops makes it more drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,378 ratings.