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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,462
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 76
Gots: 204 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale amber rust color. Thin white head dissipates to a thin coating over the entirety of the pour and lasts through the majority of a pint.

S: The aroma of this beer speaks strongly of citrus and pine but also hints at malt.

T: This beer unlike what I have come to expect from other Double IPA's is fairly well balanced. The strong hoppy notes are present but not off-puttingly stong while also being complimented with a malty flavor that is somewhat pronounced and not completely lost as with many other similar beers.

M: The carbonation of this brew seems very fine, there is that initial nip at the tongue but that is all. After swallowing the beer leaves the mouth fresh with no off after taste.

O: Overall a good beer, especially for those looking to appreciate a more balanced representation of the the Double IPA style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts also give this brew a unique flavor profile from all the Double IPAs around. The beer poured a clear golden amber with a significant white head. The nose leans more on the American hops with a dank citrusy aroma with just a hint of the grassy undertones. The taste starts with a grassy hops that immediately heads into the citrus tropical hops and ends with a piney resinous finish. It’s quite a Blast of flavors that all seem to complement each other. The bready malt body exerts itself more on the finish and the German Pilsner and British Maris Otter malts begin to shine. The Blast is a well done Double IPA that superbly intermingles the traditional English hops and new American varieties to great success.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, light caramel, light honey, bread, light pine, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of bright citrus hops and moderate malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, light caramel, light honey, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, light honey, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt sweetness; with nearly balanced malt/hop flavors and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly sticky, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good DIPA style. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hop and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a perfectly clear amber color with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Not much for retention though it does leave some thin strands of lace.

Nose is herbal and grassy, old world hop influence for sure. It does a nice job of still smelling bright and dank, unlike most IPAs that dont use newer, citrus-forward hop varietals. Malts are toasty but surprisingly light.

Taste is crisp and tasty with a completely different hop flavor than any other IPA I have had. Malts do a good job of giving it some toasty biscuit complimentary flavors but manage to let the hops do most of the talking. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side, but I wouldnt want it any heftier really for this particular beer - the way it is now makes you want another sip with the quickness. Alcohol is well integrated and if offered the over/under on 8.4 I would have taken the under all day. Good stuff, I am impressed...I hope to see this again as a fresh release.

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