Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

1,742 Ratings

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ommegangpbr on 09-15-2005

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow-orange hue with a faint hint of white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Pine and citrus hops, mild caramel malt, and toasted grains.
T: Pine and sweet citrus hops (much better here than in the aroma), moderate caramel malt background, and mild toasted grains.
M: Light-medium body (drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest). Mildly sweet. Smooth and slightly oily feel. Mildly bitter finish.
D: Overall, a solid--but not outstanding--DIPA. A nice brew to enjoy in the humid summer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Scaling the fence of high-gravity India pale ale, Brooklyn crawls over with a delicious ale that's squarely concentrated on hop aroma, flavor and smooth bitterness; but also with a candied and jammy balance.

Its vivid copper-stained orange hues, give a glimmer into the caramel coat that the ale lays on the palate along with those bright tangerine, nectarine and apricot aromas. Its powerful taste seems slightly honeyed with a boost of fructose.

Bursting with fruit sweetness, the beer's underbelly of biscuit sweetness is both bready and sweet, resisting much of any fade while hop complexities pile on. Red grapefruit, blood orange, peach, mango, pineapple and apricot all bridge the gap between exotic hops and natural fruit esters.

Fading into a verbena-type herbal presence, the malty-sweet finish turns mildly grassy, resinous but still smoothly bitter. Tangy lemon and gooseberry come to mind while the medium-bodied sweetness reluctantly dissolves. Its spicy and somewhat solventy alcohol heat tucks in nicely behind the bitter sweetness for an eloquent disguise.

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