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Brooklyn Detonation Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Detonation Ale
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brianmerrilyn on 08-25-2010)
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unclejimbay

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried this at the brewery Happy Hour in Brooklyn on a festive Friday evening in October 2010.

Enjoyed this poured on tap in a brand new snifter given to me by Mr. Oliver himself as I gave him a gift of a six pack of our homebrew.

Appearance was a vibrant copper color with an enduring head.
Smells and tastes of a fresh domestic hops on a noticeable foundation of caramel malt. This is a bold Imperial IPA on with a solid caramel malt backbone - but very well done.
Drinks very smooth with a medium+ body and medium carbonation.
Impressively drinkable for a beer this big, abv is very well hidden.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 16:54:36 | More by unclejimbay
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Served in a 9oz snifter for $5.25. Sampled 10/1/10.

A: A small white foamy head provides decent retention. The body has an 80% opacity that provides a color range from rustic orange through auburn, then dark copper at the core. There is a light smathering of lace in broken sedimentary fashion.

S: The nose absolutely bursts with orange, peach and pineapple plus a caramel component that is more than adequate. The crust of dark bread adds depth to the malt foundation.

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D: [DRINKABILITY] Detonation is a top echelon DIPA - but only by east coast standards. Easy to drink with enough complexity to add intrigue. Well done Oliver.

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Brooklyn Detonation Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.