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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,379
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 69
Gots: 141 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005)
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Photo of BradC
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper with a thin head and nice lacing.

Smells of citrus, lemon, a little pine and some bread

Taste is a lemony citrus, nicely balance by some bready malt and a slight pine finish.

Sort of thin mouthfeel for a DIPA, not as syrupy as others out there.

Overall a nice easy drinking DIPA, good, but nothing to go crazy for.

Photo of TripelMark
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of kbrokhoff
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first Beeradvocate review - as well as my first beer review - ever written. Please do not let that affect your consideration of it.

*Please note, being my first review, I am establishing a feel for the rating system, which will surely take several reviews and beers drunk to hone.

Personal Drunkenness: Approximately 30-40% (maybe more); this is my 3rd beer today after a Hooker's Nor' Easter and Rochefort 8

No. of Tasting: This is my first Blast!

Coldness: Opened, poured and tasted within about 5 to 7 minutes out of the fridge

Pour: Light to medium

Glassware: Snifter (why not?)

Filtering: Unfiltered; a bit cloudy

Coloring: Um, a light bronze with a dark orangeness hue? (I am not good with adjectives and my vocabulary is weak)

Head: About a half inch

Summary: This is a great beer. I am a huge Double/Imperial IPA fan, and this one holds a candle. Its bottle will be going up on my Hall of Fame shelf. It has been a while since I have tried a Brooklyn Brewery brew and I believe this is the first of their IPAs I have ever tasted. It is delicious and a real joy to nurture for an hour or two. The smell and taste are truly unique. It is not a heavy beer, and it leaves a dry aftertaste (I believe), but with its pleasant flavor still on the tongue. It could be my imagination, but this beer actually tastes lighter as I suck down more of it. I dare say this gives the Dogfish 90-Minute a run for its money.

Photo of cavedave
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A thin, off-white head o'ertops briefly a clear light golden beer, and retreats to a thin ring and skimmy head.

Smell is grass and lemon zest, make that Lemon Pledge, make that lemon drops. Some yeasty tart is what changes the hop to lemon drop, with light amount of herbalish bitter along the way in the scent as I sip.

Grass, grainy sweet, lemon drops,orange zest, and a grassy, herbalistic end of sip. Alcohol heat enters the mix as it warms, not in a good way.

Nicely low carb., but too viscous, not clean, harsh finish,.

Had high hopes, dashed on the rocks of reality, another disappointing beer I cannot recommend.

Photo of homebrew311
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy gold with almost no head and a little lacing. Nose has bright fruity hops with a nice malty background. Hops present in the form of candied apricot, orange and tangerine. The taste has a thick malty body paired with the bright tropical hops. Notes of honey and bread support the heavy hop character. Mouthfeel is moderate with low carbonation for the style. Overall, decent dipa here, not something I would necessarily return to.

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of smooth_aleing
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of tommy5
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Ptzy13
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of soroka24
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange with a little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, fruity, caramel, toasted, earthy, and some orange too.

Taste: Same as above with balance between hops and malt with a little booze and mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly hop bitterness, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid DIPA. It was a blast.

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of magnusdave
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of thudean
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ribbit
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of brewtus
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange, hazy, single finger white head. Smell is hoppy, English style malt, pine, lemon, strawberry, peach. Taste starts with some subtle berry flavors, piney, sweet hops, English malt again, very well balanced though. Mouthfeel is not too thick, or thin, just right. Overall a nice balance between west coast ipa and English style ipa, I'd say that's the easiest way to describe it. Very easy to drink, bold flavors that aren't overpowering. Pretty unique but very delicious and worth trying for sure.

Photo of FickleBeast
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic

Pours a pale copper color with a finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is fantastic, full of pine and spruce and grapefruit and a hint of papaya.

First sip is a rush of tropical hop flavors with suprisingly little bitterness. I pick up a lot of papaya and pineapple. This is full of hop flavor and I'm totally digging it. There is no harsh bitter finish, and the malt sweetness fades to the background and complements rather than overwhelms the hop centric nature of this beer.

I'm very pleased with this beer. I'd certainly like to pick up another 4 pack the next time it is released, to see how it compares. Regardless, I would order this if I see it on tap somewhere.

Photo of samibr
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of KTien
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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