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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,441 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,441
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 77
Gots: 188 | 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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3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of magiczach
4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep hazy amber orange colour. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... no carbonation at all... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of piney, peppery and grassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), light tobacco, some cardboard traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Big blast of grassy and spicy hop bitterness, piney resin traces, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples, bananas), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), warming alcohol, sweet caramel and toffee maltiness, lightly toasted malt loaf, some butterscotch, medicinal traces, soapy...

M&D - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little oiliness... full bodied... fairly drinkable for 8.4%

Overall - A very good DIPA if maybe a little rough round the edges... definitely worth a try though...

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antc2382
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Not overly hoppy but I could definitely taste the alcohol. By no means the best IPA I've had yet, but it was an enjoyable, tasty brew with food.

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heystevec
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quietflightxv
4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kec184
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beltz15
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travis_smith
3.21/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevin_malo
3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Bill69
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of millerm25
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of torwart94
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of torwart68
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Hazy orange, nice compact half finger white head that slowly recedes to a sticky lace.
Really cool hoppy smell, fruity with lots of citrus (tangerine, lime, pink grapefruit), bit of mango, faint melon, faint berry, but also herbal, some pine, peppermint, grass. Caramel malt to hold it down.
A really mixed, chaotic hoppy start, with stale fermenting peach and tangerine, mint liqueur, floral notes, lime juice, bitter grass. Grapefruit, lychee, kumquat/yuzu as it settles, with a bit of mango too. A bit of honeyed malt, but not much, quickly pummeled by pine resin, mint, faint dill and bitter leafy hops. Big fruity-herbal mix up.
Aftertaste is really hoppy, an agglomeration of English and American hops, leafy, spicy, earthy and dry at the same time. A fermenting fruitiness (alcohol a bit too present), with oranges dominating some other tropical and peach notes.
It deserves the name, truly a "blast" of hops, but not one that seems tailored before-hand, just simply.. thrown in there. Still quite good, and i'm not really a fan of Brooklyn brews.

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,441 ratings.