Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
4/5
1,742 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
Ranking:
#3,568
Reviews:
366
Ratings:
1,742
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
376
Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Brooklyn tulip.

A- Hazy orange-copper. White head is a little bubbly, and retention isn't great.

S- Pine, earth, and some citrus. Can definitely get the mix of English and American hops. Malt character is a bit sweet. Caramel and honey

T- Strikes a balance between this honey-sweet malt, and some citrus and pineapple hop. Just a slight, earthy hop presence.

M- Smooth, sweet. Finish is an interesting mix of juicy and bittersweet earth.

O- I really like the mix of hops here. However, for how the beer tastes and feels, I don't know how or why the ABV is so high. Very deceiving. I wish this one was a little lower.

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5/5  rDev +25%

The best light colored dark Imperial IPA I have ever had ... amazing!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -3%

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by January 2015

Pours cloudy deep yellow with generous white head. Good lacing and okay carbonation.

Aroma is of floral hops.

Mouth is medium, not very strong on the hops. A different take on an american ipa.

Overall, a decent drink. wouldn't turm it down, but likely wont seek it out either.

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4.52/5  rDev +13%

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Brooklyn Blast

Aroma: Pungent combination of lemon zest and pine tar up front. Light honey notes and orange blossom floral notes abound. Clean fermentation character. A caramel base asserts as the beer warms and is agitated.

Appearance: Very cloudy amber pour with hazy golden edging. Moderate off white head that retains well. Effervescence noted in the glass.

Flavor: Firm pine-like bitterness up front. A honey malt character is noted and well-knit with lemon and pine hop flavors. A crystal malt presence is noted but it dries quickly and is beat back by the pine and earthy bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is long with a powdery resin-like hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A slight warming alcohol presence noted. No hop astringency. No oiliness or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A well-crafted double IPA. A bit heavy handed on the malt which blurs the line between American Barleywine or American Strong Ale but it’s firmly in range of a double IPA. A nice change but not sure I’d put this in my regular rotation.

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Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,742 ratings
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