Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.48/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a chalice: color is copper, transparent; head is off white and bright white intermingled, fine bubbles and froth that present 1/2 inch thick, then dissipate to a top and ring with some banded lacing on the glass.
Smell is where this beer brings you in, even cold its got a kick, hops are earthy then powerfully floral with some citrus, pine is intermingled; malt sweetness is subtle and clean in the nose.
Taste is definitely a great malt - hop interplay: hops commence at first, kicking the earthy, pine flavors then overtaken by the floral and light citrus flavors; malt is clean, not sweet, not cloying, nice touch of caramel is noted, providing some backbone to the hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is really well done for an ale of this strength,, again the malt-hop interplay works so well together, mild sweetness compensates the big bitter bites, nice dry finish with flavors sitting throughout the mouth.
Overall, a great ale, great hop/malt balance and flavor, one of my favorites that I was very excited to find in bottles.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2012 01:02:53 | More by mvanaskie13
4.25/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear deep straw/golden color with a solid ivory head that has lingered a good 5 minutes without dissipation. Rockin.
Aroma is amarillo hops all the way... Undertones of citrus, grapefruit and pineapple, with fresh cut grass, onion, and resin adding complexity.
There's a bit of astringency present, but aside from that, grapefruit, mango, and pith flavors dominate, with a nice malt sweetness that doesn't add flavor, merely supporting the hops into the slightly peppery finish.
Body is on the heavy side, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Alcohol warmth present but not offensive.
Overall, love the aroma, and the flavor is not indicative of the alcohol strength. Very drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
04-30-2012 01:30:27 | More by barczar
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Fischman's Liquors. It's about time Chicago got this...
Looked to be a 10-12 oz. pour in a fluted tulip glass. It arrived with a sizable head of creamy off white foam. Brightly clear saturated orange color with visible carbonation trails rising. It leaves concentric rings of lace in the glass.
Pungent orange citrus aroma, fresh and slightly sweet.
Flavors of fruity hops and light grassy bitterness, fairly medium to light bodied for a double IPA. Grapefruit peel and a light tropical element, though not well defined. Light to medium bitterness level in the dry aftertaste. Well balanced and very drinkable. Would try this again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2012 03:22:35 | More by emerge077
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
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