Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,871
Ranked #10,941
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Oct 21, 2022
Sep 15, 2005
We brew our beer in New York, about halfway between the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest and the hop fields of Kent, England. So we use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA we call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
There have been disappointing pours attempting to empty a pint can into a clear glass liter mug, but this is memorable as among the worst. The stark white foam produced is a bad as it gets. It seems to be ever expanding, then it quickly recedes, leaving an uneven and unattractive "head" that leaves some sticky, but sporadic glass lacing. Already, it will be shocking if this measures up to the best in the other categories. Foam like this usually indicates barley malt deprived, which isn't good for a proper IPA. The aroma is hoppy enough, in a piney and earthy way; but, no surprise here, there's no scent of malt. Even a good West Coast IPA should have a dose of barley malt. Another sign that things might not be close to optimal here is the near translucence of the standard beer amber. As expected, the mouthfeel is thin, not just light, thin. The taste is average for something that delivers some mild hopping, piney is as good a guess as any, without much starch backing. Even hop lovers will miss the malt counterbalance from this one and quickly move on. This may include barley malt as an ingredient, but not to the level that would salvage this mess. Bottom line, if you're interested, don't bother.
Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jul 07, 2022
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brooklyn Blast (draft)
A: pours an orange amber body with white head with solid retention and lacing.
S: grapefruit rind taste with some earthiness
T: pretty smooth, citrusy taste, with some subtle, sweet vanilla taste; hops are pretty strong
M: smooth mouthfeel; solid
D: good feel and taste combo; very smooth and solid overall; alcohol is warming and balanced; overall a solidly balanced beer
May 02, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by Cthokiebird from Connecticut

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by pwillson from Illinois

Dec 19, 2021
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Reviewed by The_Beer_Guru from New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid classic style of a DIPA. Not a NE. Heavy in the malt base alcohol hidden well with a medium body. Does surprising how down easy for a DIPA. Not much bitterness either.
Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Oct 13, 2021
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very hoppy aroma with the typical full IPA taste. A bit generic. Very boozy.
Sep 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750 ml corked bottle, as Brooklyn Blast! (Ghost bottle), at an exclusive tasting with Garrett Oliver. ABV is 8.2%, 65 IBU. Brewed with "half-and-half" American and English hops. Orange colour, moderate white head. Both aroma and flavour are dominated by American hops, but not too extreme. Also notes of crystal malts, some sweetness. Decent beer.
Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Blake3489 from New York

Apr 17, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by demonssouls from Missouri

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Growler from Lincoln fill station.
Pours a near clear gold color with a white head that fades quickly.
Aroma: Sharp acidic hops, herbal hops, alcohol.
Taste: orange citrus, hop resin peppery, bready some toasted bread.
Feel: dry, hoppy finish and warming from high ABV.
Jun 04, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by JPadilla from Florida

Mar 04, 2018
Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1763 ratings