Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

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1,740 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:
1,740
Reviews:
366
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
376
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,740 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of KWolf
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beebs22
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a medium-thick, white foamy head. Lacing is low, with minor head retention. Wonderful pine, and citrus hops with a zip of lemon in the aroma. Taste is near identical to the aroma, but with a smooth malt bass tone. Mouth feel leaned moderately heavy, and yet is easy to drink. Overall, a great Imperial IPA. Just solid all the way across the board.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of sposter4
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allistermcg
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buddha8
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WestmontDon
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elpadrino42069
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A big citrusy double IPA with a decent malt backbone.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vert balanced brew. I can feel the Sorachi Ace. Refreshing and really drinkable for it's high abv. Once again a really good brew from the Brooklyn brewery

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Photo of Tank880
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wizcheekss
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of damndirtyape
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best before Sep 2015, served in a Tulip glass. I could not see the date stamp in the store, but the bottle wasn't dusty. When home, I could see the date stamp on the label of the neck of the beer.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden yellow with an initial 1/4" white head that died back to ring at the edge and a few floating islands. Fine islands and a few thick strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Fruity and herbal - a combination of juicy fresh cut citrus, tropical fruit, and something sweet - almost honey like. Maybe pears?

Taste: For something past its best by date - full of flavor, and an unusual hop and malt flavor combination. Hops cover the range of flavors from fresh cut tropical fruit to pineapple, mango, woody, and end with some tea-like leafy bitterness. There is some lemony character to the bitterness as well. Malt sweetness takes on some honey-like taste that blends with all the hops.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, but a bit sticky on the teeth. Light carbonation. Some lingering spiciness that blooms a bit on the palate.

Overall / Drinkability: I wonder how this would be fresh, but for an old bottle it held up rather well and was indeed a blast of flavor. A sipping beer and just one per evening with me for this one, but I think I will revisit when I can get it fresh for comparison. Overall I expected a typical American-style DIPA, and instead I get a hybrid between an American IPA and an English IPA, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. So I think I'll just state it is a full-flavored DIPA with an atypical hop profile and worth trying out to expand my taste horizons.

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Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hit728
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of narddawg314
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't remember the specifics, but I really enjoyed this beer while in New Orleans, and have been trying to track it down ever since. Excellent example of an IPA.

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Photo of CHager94
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wbp64
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Blast! from Brooklyn Brewery
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,740 ratings.
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