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Brooklyn Blast! - Brooklyn Brewery

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90
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1,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 62
Gots: 117 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kips, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of fmccormi
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 32oz screw-top growler to a Belgian Independence Day tulip; filled the same day at the Party Source beer store in Syracuse, NY.

Appearance (4.25): Two solid fingers of bone-white, extremely tight head forms on top of a crystal-clear, orange-golden body. It shows only moderate retention, but leaves some really fantastic collars and webs of lace with broad swaths marking each point the beer sat, and streamers of lace trailing down to the next. Also, there’s a steady stream of very fine bubbles making their way to the surface the entire time. Very good-looking beer.

Smell (4.5): This has a wonderful array of scents: some juicy pineapple fruitiness, some resinous, dank tones, some very subtle noble-type hop spiciness underneath, some herbal qualities like lavender and lemon verbena, and some sweet, oily, candied orange peel kinda stuff happening here. Great hop character in the nose.

Taste (4.25): Definitely one of those (D)IPAs with very little bitterness and all kinds of hop flavor: some more of that spicy-type hop character blends with some resinous, weedy tones for a slightly skunky finish, while some light, citrusy, floral tones play out on top of everything. There’s some moderately sweet, sugary malt underneath, like sugar cookies topped with lemon zest icing. Very pale in flavor, almost nothing toasted, roasted, or caramel about it. Still, there’s a good citrus zest bitterness on the mid-palate that helps it to finish dry, with only a hint of alcohol. Where the hell is the ABV? More than anything, this acts as a vehicle for some sweet, floral hop character with a modestly resinous core.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Relatively subdued carbonation in the feel, with a soft foaming action and only a slight tingle. Doesn’t quite feel like a cask beer, but it’s still pretty good. The body is medium-weight, maybe a little thicker, and finishes somewhat dry, probably thanks to the ABV (it’s almost weird how well-hidden it is) and some hop oils.

Overall (4.25): Personally, I always enjoy this beer. It’s one of those (D)IPAs that prefers not to show its teeth, hiding any alcohol and hop load surprisingly well. I’d be very curious to see a calculation of the theoretical IBUs on this beer, because it’s very hoppy but hardly bitter at all. Always psyched to see Blast! on tap, because it’s always a winner.

fmccormi, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

dcbeers, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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lupercmda, Jan 18, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

64 oz growler filled at Food Cellar & Co. in Long Island City, NY.

Gold to amber in color and clear with a moderate white head that leaves a ring clinging to the edges of the glass and a thin film on the surface. Sparse lacing on the glass. Soft carbonation but the head is easily revitalized with a few swirls of the glass.

Tons of pine in the aroma with some alcohol present. Biscuit and hay from the malt. Citrus comes through in the flavor but the alcohol is still noticeable and make it a bit "hot" on the tongue. Medium bodied and surprisingly drinkable given its ABV.

Jacobob10, Jan 18, 2013
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brandoman63, Jan 16, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great nose on this beer and it is a little over 2 months old, so it has held up well. Body is deep golden in color with a clean white head. The nose gives some tropical fruit notes like guava and passion fruit. This is a well rounded DIPA with just enough sweetness to make it completely crushable. I detect none of the high ABV. Really fruity and juicy. Seems like Amarillo hops maybe. No harsh bitterness or piney notes.

PHBoiler, Jan 16, 2013
Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.