Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

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4/5
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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:
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.

Added by ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,895
Reviews:
366
Ratings:
1,744
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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92
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,744 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of travelguy
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
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 +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjchristiano
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hop flavor profile. Higher ABV but not noticeable. Too bad it comes in 4 packs at $10 instead of 6 packs. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinzo12
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid, hoppy IPA. It goes down smooth with plenty of flavor. Definitely a beer you want to take your time with as the consistency is thick but enjoyable.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ojingeo
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeA21
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tdva82
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

But sweet

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Photo of aufie
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brown120
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy and unfiltered looking orange color with a thin lacing which unfortunately left a thin lace that soon disappeared entirely. The orange color was kind of neat though.
A nice juicy and tropical smelling brew. Mango predominated for me. Also, apricots, orange, sweet honey malt and semi pungent earthy hops.
As with the aroma, juicy and fruity sweetness was evident. However, the hops flavor also hits you like sharp pine, the bitterness moderate but biting and evident in the aftertaste. There is also some peppery spiciness and mild tartness.
Medium bodied and low carbonated. Although easy to drink, there is a fullness in the mouth that makes it slightly chewy.
A pretty good DIPA from B.B.

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Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,744 ratings