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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,439 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,439
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 76
Gots: 187 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BigCheese
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep orange. Big head. Head lasts well. Good lacing

S: Pungent. Not citrus hoppy, more fruity and sweet. I get berries, pineapple, a little bit of grassyness.

T: A real blast! Lots of different interesting flavors. Blueberries, raspberries, honey. A very sweet ipa. Some Pine and grapefruit. Mostly sweet tropical fruits. Maybe kiwi's I dunno, I dont eat those kinds of fruits. I also get some sugar candy notes too. Gummy bears, lifesavers, ect. Not very bitter.

M: Syrupy and kinda heavy. High ish carbonation. Not a session beer but I could have 2 back to back.

O: I'm glad I got this. Its really unique/interesting. Very sweet. Not a hop head fix, but thats OK. Everyone should try it once. I'll come back to it at some point, would love to try it on tap.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Clear medium gold body, several lazy bubbles moving up through the beer; a coupla fingers of ivory foam off the pour remained as a slim fuzzy cover throughout the drink. Some brief lace.

S: Grassy and herbal, floral and mild, some suggestion of citric fruit

T: Big bitter blast right up front. Turned solventy briefly and then smoothed out its flavors and feel. English and Pacific US hops helped produce flavors reminiscent of grapefruit pith and mango skin; fresh malt grain backbone had just a trace of honey-grain sweetness

M: Medium body, smooth despite the bittering effect, not too drying, crisp and bitter across the tongue

O: A real nice DIPA, leans toward the bitter/drier end of the spectrum; real emphasis on bitter hop action. For a moment, I thought it was average, but the rugged character of the flavors and feel really developed nicely.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Pahn
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Nice hazy IPA. Decent lacing, not very long lasting frothy head.

Smell: Very citrusy and effervescent. Pungent but not over the top. Elevates each sip.

Taste: Dank, heavy grapefruit citrus along with distinctly flavorful East Kent Goldings hops (or something very much like EKG). Really refined, well put together beer. Love it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Dry but I want it even dryer. Above average, but not top tier.

Overall: Sooo glad this beer is no longer tap and festival only. Always loved finding it around NYC or at fests. Beautiful marriage of a West Coast IPA and top quality British hops.

Advice to anyone who likes IPAs or well put together beers (like geeky homebrewers) is: buy this beer super fresh and love it. Greater than the sum of its parts; masterful work.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A: Slightly hazy golden color. Two inches of bubbly white head retains well and leaves a thick foamy collar in its wake.

S: Very floral and pithy on the nose. Grassy too. Orange pulp, tangerine, mango, white grapefruit, and melon. Grainy malt base, shortbread, lightly honeyed.

T: Floral hop tastes shift into oily, grassy, and herbal. From there they transition further to ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, and just a hint of earthy pine. Alcohol is only barely perceptible. Clean cracker and shortbread malt base with just a hint of honeyed sweetness. Fading ruby red grapefruit finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and lush with modest prickling carbonation. Moderate hop astringency.

O: Sort of an East meets West IPA I guess. It's pleasant enough, clean and quaffable too. Doesn't drop the hammer by any means though. It's fairly polished, and moves away from that raw, punishing character that a lot of hopheads crave. Worth reaching for if you're into a more refined IPA.

Photo of adkrogue
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: brilliantly clear, in btwn golden/amber, off white head.
S: big pine, citrus, a little earthy but blAst is an appropriate name
T: earthy, piney, touch of alcohol on finish, long finish but very drinkable.
M: medium body, good carb for style.

BB is an under appreciated brewery and this beer, to me, is every bit as good as some west coast heavy hitters. I really enjoyed it. Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of justintcoons
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity, decent retention and moderate carbonation.

Nose
Lemon, mango skin, green tea and earth.

Taste
There's a big herbal green tea quality. Grapefruit, papaya skin, lemon and Fruity Pebbles. Nice maltiness keeping the balance. Biscuit, caramel and touches of toffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and oily.

Overall
Obviously a bridge between the English and American. But who wants that? AMERICA RULES!

Oh, the beer? The beer's okay.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,439 ratings.