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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,442 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,442
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 77
Gots: 190 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at the Black Market Garrett Oliver dinner. Paired with a great Indian chickpea Scotch egg.

Appearance is a pretty standard auburn, double IPA look. Maybe a bit more reddish than average. Very nice look. The aroma was really great on this one. Best part, I think. A unique smell dominated by English hops (Fuggles? EKG?) and alcohol, but with some American citrus notes too. The flavor really is nicely balanced and smooth. Hoppy but not too bitter. Hides the alcohol quite well. Could have been more bitter, really. Mouthfeel was nice. Not too thick or syrupy. Overall a great beer that I would love to have again.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a vibrant orange hue with a big, bubbly head. Head retains pretty well too and it leaves thick, consistent sheets of lace. Body is bright but also translucent. Good looker.

S-Big whiff of citrus flesh hops at first. Pine is also well stated but it plays second fiddle to the citrusy hop aroma. Citrus is very focused upon oranges. Lighter maltiness shaves down the hop attack but not much. Smells bright, lively and very well hopped.

T-I enjoyed the nose a tad bit more but that tastes great still. Concentrated orange juice hoppiness. More orange than grapefruit. Pine is still a secondary aspect of the flavor. Maltiness is set quite well. This happens to be a very tasty DIPA.

M-Feels great. Lighter than some of the same ABV and easy to imbibe. Carbonation is tickling. Lightly resinous.

O/D-A pretty nice DIPA that doesn't really set itself apart of break the mold, but I truly enjoyed it more than I have given it credit for in this review. Brooklyn Blast is one standard deviation above a 'good' DIPA. Not 'great' but exceptionally tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear golden orange to copper in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of malt body in the aroma with caramel malts taking the main stage but the dominant aroma is the huge presence of citrus hops (grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel). There is also a lighter presence of floral hops.

T: The taste of this beer is a very similar to the smell, with a light malt body that has some amount of caramel malt sweetness. That malt body is then overtaken by the hops flavors including grapefruit/lemon/citrus with some hints of floral and pine. Light amounts of bitterness.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very slight amounts of alcohol heat and dryness in the finish.

O: This is very nice DIPA with a very good flavor and aroma. The beer is very enjoyable and the alcohol is pretty well hidden which makes this beer very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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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%

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4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,442 ratings.