Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,927
Ranked #10,833
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Jul 07, 2022
Sep 15, 2005
Very Good
Notes: 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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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
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by scottvanbelois from Texas

Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by florisj135 from Virginia

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft hazy bronzed orange color with a soft level off white foamy head that dissipated within less than about twenty seconds. The smell started off with some fresh melon, light sweet lemon, and glosses over light notes of sweet fresh cut grass. The taste was mainly sweet having a light bitterness coming about to balance. Sweet melon aftertaste leads to a semi-wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed good for the style and it has a light creaminess running over my tongue. Overall, decent DIPA, I could see myself coming back to.
Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BallsDeep from Florida

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by HermitDan from New Jersey

May 11, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

May 07, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Traditional rich golden color with strong head. Aroma is a mixture of dry tropical notes (tangerine, nectarine) but some must hope cone. Taste is good, follows suit from the nose, not super-bitter for a double but it is there in a grapefruit rind sense. Other flavors of nectarine, biscuity malt and grass. In a sea of IPAs you might be hard-pressed to remember it but it is an overall solid offering.
Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured the 12oz into a teku glass.

Smells appel peels, some herbal notes.

Taste good! A real blast! To the palate.

You can safely purchase this good product from Brooklyn.
Mar 15, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This might be my favorite Brooklyn beer, definitely my fave they put into 12 oz bottles for sure. Pours an orange and light amber color, 3/4" off white head. Nicest hop aroma from Brooklyn, something they've been below average at usually. Some malt sweetness, good amount of Chinook hops I think.

Taste, more of that slight sweetness, hoppiness stays leaning towards bitter pine, not a metric ton of crystal/caramel like malt heaviness. This is pretty much the standard west coast ipa from a decade ago, with a little bit more sweetness instead of being as dry as that substyle. Brooklyn don't make shit that ain't stouts that ever resonated with me, but this one is a keeper.
Feb 23, 2017
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Reviewed by MoohMooh from France

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear copper/amber, two finger head. Light lacing.

Smells of orange/citrus, caramel, bread.

Taste is bitter; orange/citrus, cocoa, caramel, bread, like the smell.

Medium body, carbonation is light.

Nice, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by Timtac from New Jersey

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2017
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap, poured a slightly hazy golden color with a one inch poorly retained white head that left little lacing. Smells of citrus and pine. Tastes of grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, honey and some malts. Well carbonated, medium bodied and a mouth feel that is a little thick especially for an IPA. Easily drinkable, goes down smoothly.
Dec 30, 2016
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
"Best before 9/20/14"; drank 6/28/14 so I'm guessing it's about 3 months old.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque pineapple color.

Noisy bright white head; nice lace.

Pine & mango nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Cold, this had a metallic character that melded with citrus notes to create an odd menthol taste; once warm, the metal disappeared, revealing mango & pine flavors. Sadly, so did an intensely bitter finish. Bold, certainly, but messy & not much fun.
Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by kalosjakar from Rhode Island

Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by striker2160 from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2016
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