Brooklyn Detonation Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by unclejimbay:
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
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
T: Summer and tropical fruits combine for good flavor duration. Moderate caramelly sweetness and restrained bitterness add a bit of east coast flare to a west coast style. Alcohol comes through meagerly to no real surprise.
M: Medium body with a perfectly lively carbonation.
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.
Serving type: on-tap
12-18-2011 15:12:31 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Brooklyn Detonation Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.