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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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90
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1,125 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 55
Gots: 65 | 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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Thickfreakness

New York

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a sweet, clear orange blossom honey hue into my DFH glass. A three finger agressive head stands tall. Leaves a ton of sticky sweet lacing as it fades away.

S- Grapefruit, ripe nectarines, hints of caramel covered pineapple and pine sap. Orange blossom honey sweetness, nice malt balance shines thru. Nice fresh cut grass and floral notes.

T- Over ripe peaches, orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple and honey. Nice fresh grassiness, thyme, basil and wildflowers. Very nice caramel notes without being overly sweet. Really well done and extremely well balanced.

M- A touch on the thick side, but the bitter hop punch really evens things out. Nice fresh mint/basil/herb/lemon/honey finish. Decent carbonation and the alcohol comes thru just enough.

O- Without a doubt the best IIPA I've ever had from Brooklyn. It's too bad that they don't bottle this just yet, because this would definately be in my regular rotation. Try it if you have the chance!

Serving type: growler

02-18-2012 02:31:54 | More by Thickfreakness
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melissab318

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-17-2012 21:33:53 | More by melissab318
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-16-2012 20:41:20 | More by JAHMUR
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SmokeyJoesCafe

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-14-2012 15:55:59 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-14-2012 13:21:10 | More by sideshowe
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Novare Res 2/12/12, review is directly from notes.
12 oz. snifter

A: orange and opaque, cannot see through. Looks great. Minimal white head, good lacing though.

S: lots of citrus and pine, brightness from the hops. There is also some earthiness, hint of sweet malt in the background but mostly citrusy lemony/grapefruit and gin-like aromas of the hops.

T: Beginning is nicely hoppy bitter, piney and earthy, finish is bitter as well with a nice refreshing quality.

M: nice, very dry, very characteristic of a DIPA, good carbonation.

O: This is a very good IPA. Strong, very hoppy. While it's certainly a hop bomb it's not badly balanced, there is a solid malt backbone that makes this beer work really well. I commend Brooklyn Brewery for making a very fine IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 13:15:47 | More by beerbiatchMD
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-13-2012 22:04:08 | More by muletrane
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happy5930

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-13-2012 17:33:36 | More by happy5930
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-11-2012 23:02:16 | More by Tyrawlings
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DapperGrowler

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was truly a Blast! to taste. I really enjoyed this beer, one of the best IPA's I have had to date.

A: the beer was a light golden color with a decent head retention and lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: this beer had a bold floral hops smell along with a nice balance of citrus.

T: This beer had a great balance between floral and bittering hops. In addition to a floral, hoppy smell there was also a pleasant citrus taste.

M: this beer was very well balanced. Quite carbonated.

O: This is a great beer. Nothing more to say...

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 04:25:41 | More by DapperGrowler
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2012 19:40:40 | More by Lantern
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft poured into a snifter

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a finger of dense white foam.

S: Aroma is intensely hoppy with bright citrus fruits and a little bit of earthiness.

T/M: Flavor follows suit with more grapefruit, lemon zest, some more piney hops, followed by bready malts and earthy grains. Some caramel sweetness and low to medium carbonation make it quite smooth. A tiny alcohol bite lingers on the finish.

A very palatable experience.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 00:05:28 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Turbojet307

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-05-2012 20:01:56 | More by Turbojet307
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-05-2012 18:02:01 | More by Kenai4
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on cask at the Real Ale festival in New Haven last weekend.

Appearance is a cloudy amber tone with a finger of white head. Its` nose contains grapefruit, pine and hops. Taking a sip of it and I taste peach, more grapefruit, hops, malts and some spices. Mouthfeel is medium, dry finish. A nice dipa from Brooklyn that I had been aware of for some time, but not yet tried until now. It is another solid beer from the folks at Brooklyn Brewery.

Serving type: cask

02-05-2012 01:32:40 | More by mltobin
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doof116

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-04-2012 14:37:24 | More by doof116
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-04-2012 02:37:20 | More by ElGallo
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-04-2012 01:49:35 | More by hockenbeer
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-03-2012 05:18:45 | More by jacewg
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-01-2012 22:31:07 | More by HopsHopenstein
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M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-01-2012 00:12:14 | More by M27
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-31-2012 05:51:13 | More by stpaulsipper07
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larryi86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-31-2012 03:34:57 | More by larryi86
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-30-2012 12:40:30 | More by VikeMan
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-29-2012 18:32:59 | More by kaelingirl
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