Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
90
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1,739 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,739
Reviews:
365
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
375
For Trade:
2
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Photo of HermitDan
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of MoohMooh
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cliff1066
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.62/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of striker2160
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebLego_MTL
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevem1206
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brought back from my visit to NYC earlier this year. Pours a hazy amber colour with a small white head. Aromas of citrus, honey & hops. Tastes of citrus, pine, passion fruit, honey and a slightly sweet malt with an almond touch as well as some flora & bread with a nice sharp citrus bitterness at the end. Throughout the high alcohol is well hidden. A bottle I'd very happily have a second off, and my favourite so far from Brooklyn.

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Photo of MJSJr
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at TGI Fridays. Pours a hazy, golden hue with minimal frothing. Moderate pine nuances on the nose and tongue. Easily drinkable and quite thirst quenching. Subtle hints of grapefruit and lemon zest. Not bad.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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