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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,344 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 65
Gots: 128 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

goalie33, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

zonker17, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

ouits, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

SuyoonShin, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

GruntsterNJ, May 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Mike099, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

aztraz, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

JLapadura, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ItsBeer4Me, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

John_Schlaffer, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No no no. This is not an American Double, Imperial IPA (hopefully that will be corrected). This is an American Double Pale Ale. Well done and genre defining, I may add.

What an interesting ale. It comes out, full and strong with a pale ale aroma. It definitely looks a bit IPA in the glass, and the aftertaste (burp) is a big hoppy IPA, but the taste is pure pale ale. That's what makes this beer worth drinking and man, I can drink as much of the growler as I like and finish the rest tomorrow, so I am really all set with this exceptional beer.

That was more like social networking than a review! Gotta go drink some Blast. Bye.

schoolboy, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

boogercrack, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

djrn2, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

yokken, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ShanePB, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Larrydoherty, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

wvsabbath, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Lurkerson, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz chalice at The Underground's tap takeover for this brewery. Called 'Blast!' by the powers that be around here.

This beer appears a hazy, dark apricot amber hue, with two fingers (on a small glass? weak sauce, guys) of tightly foamy, somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a beautiful pocked limestone wall of lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of a fairly prominent grapefruit, lemon, and pine needle bitterness, bready caramel malt, a sharp herbal tincture essence, and a soft booze warming. The taste is restrained in its bitterness, with grapefruit rind, lemon juice, and pine resin sort of swaddled up together, and thus not allowed to get into trouble; green herbal alcohol, semi-sweet caramel malt, and a further leafy, grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is average to low in effect, the body a decent medium weight, generally smooth, and somewhat creamy. It finishes off-dry, the whipped-up fruitiness sort of shedding its bitter qualities.

A decently pepped-up DIPA, but the typical English bent of this brewery cannot be denied, apparently. I'm just not getting that palate fear that comes with the best examples of the style. Now, if it's balance and safety you're looking for, this is for you, no judgment at all.

biboergosum, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Jason1337, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

slay, Mar 24, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out in a light copper color.

The aroma has a bit of citrus and pine, but also tons of sweet caramel malt. Not a huge aroma.

The flavor follows with lemon, citrus, pine, grass, but just tons and tons of smooth caramel malt and syrup sweetness. Then with a gentle bitterness on the end.

The beer actually goes down quite easy, which disguises the alcohol extremely well. The beer is a bit blunted, while still being a bit hoppy. Without the strong malt bill, one may be tricked by this being a 9% beer.

dar482, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

kennethkearns, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

FLBeerGuy, Mar 18, 2013
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.