Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,378
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 69
Gots: 142 | FT: 1
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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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4.25/5  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%

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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 lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pigs Fly.
In a pint glass the beer was a gold color with a medium-sized off-white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Mostly citrus aroma, some herbal hops. Sweet malt.

A lot of grapefruit in the taste. A little bit of a piney taste. Biscuity background.

Crisp, nicely hopped.

Very drinkable, went well with my pizza.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at J. Ryan's and was served in a pint glass.
Hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head and decent carbonation.
Aroma of this ale is just fantastic. Citrus, tropical fruit, sweet notes, a literal blast of tropical fruit, hints of pineapple, grapefruit/tangerine like notes. This has got to be one of the most pleasing aromatic DIPA's and one of the best from Brooklyn.
Taste upfront is of hop bitterness. In the middle the bitterness is taken over by a papaya/cantaloupe like fruity taste. The finish has hints of bitterness but is more on the sweeter side.
The hops are more dominant in the aroma than on the palate.
This is just a fantastic brew, and it was also from a freshly opened keg. Alcohol is very well hidden making this ale very easy to drink.
Overall, I would say this is an exceptional brew. If you see it anywhere, make sure you absolutely try it.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours a cloudy burnt amber color with a half inch of head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is a big whiff of tropical fruits. Sweet and hoppy with some floral notes as well. Taste is more of the tropical fruits and bitter hops. Floral at the end. A little bit of pine as well. Medium bodied. Overall, a pretty good Double Ipa. Worth having again.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of timtim
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a golden orange with a bit of just barely off-white head that holds for a bit and leaves just a little lace. nose is a very pretty mix of grapefruit, pineapple and tropical fruit with just a hint of sweet, caramel malt in the background. taste is grapefruit juice and fruit with a proper sweetness and a pleasant bitterness. even though it is a relatively big beer, everything is turned up to the proper level. kind of like jazz dipa instead of metal ipa. good balance in other words. creamy, medium-full body. mild carbonation. alcohol is barely detectable. overall, actually one of the nicest beers i think i've ever tried from brooklyn. even though it is named for the soccer team i believe, it is quite a blast of hops, and quite a blast to drink.

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

on tap in pint glass

A= pours a slightly hazed autumn golden color with a nice white head and good looking lacing

S- citrus and tropical hops i smell papaya and grapefruit, sweet malts

T- nice hop presence here mango and peach with grapefruit and orange its balanced with caramel malts , sweet baked breads

M- oily hop resins, nice carbonation, sweet creamy smooth on the palate

O- whats not to like a nice ipa/dipa

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kelly88
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at keystone in Covington. Served in a unibroue tulip/chalice hybrid glass

A- raw gold appearance with a very airy light 2 finger bright white head with lots if air bubbles inside. Halos of thick delicate lace hang around the glass. Pretty style correct. I likies.

S- very aromatic beer. Sweet hop resin with a trace of cantaloupe. Definately smells sweet and if possible, oily.

T- oranges and cantaloupe create a very fruity taste. Not the fruity taste like a starburst, but fresh fruit that has been violated by lots of hops. It can become overpowering and I think this 12oz serving is the ideal amount.

M- on the heavy side for an IPA. The sweetness thickens the feel I think but is neccessary to make you appreciate the intense flavors.

Overall a beer that is right up my alley. Tastes like a dipa should, extreme flavors that is enjoyable to look at while you drink it. A tad more bitterness to cut the sweetness and this beer would go from insanely good to great.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of nickfl
4.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of suspect
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler I got from the Ithaca Coffee Company into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Golden color with amber hues. Crystal clear. Aggressive growler pour leads to a 2 finger fluffy, rocky white head that is sticky and fades to thick consistent lacing.

S: Resiny hoppy front followed by lots of fruit and a strong malty back end. Picking up a nifty bready yeast smell in this one too that makes it a unique spin on the traditional IIPA.

T: Follows the nose but the malt profile takes over in the taste and really tosses a monkey wrench into what is a pretty nice tasting beer. It feels just a touch unbalanced, yet it's a very full flavored hoppy beer. I just wish the malt would back down a touch.

M: Nice creamy mouth coating with the hop oils drawing my cheeks in. Perfect carbonation.

O: A nice IIPA. I'm glad I tried and if this were readily available, I'd readily drink it.

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An Ipa, run of the mill to say the least but very drinkable, not sure what kind of hops they use but taste more like a California beer than a Brooklyn. Maybe centennial hops I would say grafruity nutty, very fresh hop aroma and a gleaming coperish color doesn't seem to be filtered. I'm not a big fan of brooklyn but this beer is an exception hop lovers rejoice! 

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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