Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

1,741 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A juicy, earthy, and very hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, mango, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy and herbal hops with hints of grass and pine resin. Pale malt background with hints of grains, cracker, straw, yeast, and biscuit. Slight honey like sweet hints as well. A pretty good IPA aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a ripe, juicy, and earthy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus fruits and grassy hops. Juicy upfront taste of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange pulp, pineapple, lemon, mango, and tangerine. Herbal, earthy, and floral hops with some notes of grass and pine. Soft bready malt background with some notes of cracker, straw, grains, biscuit, and yeast along with a slight note of honey. A very good and nicely bitter taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and somewhat oily and chewy. Finishes dry with a little alcohol heat being noticeable.

Overall: A very good take on an imperial IPA. Good mix of citrus and earthy hop flavors with a nice pils malt background.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange body with golden highlights. Three fingers of level white foam, quickly decaying. Thorough coat of lace.

Cornucopia of fruit in the nose, and some bready and herbal notes too. Aroma really stays in the glass, you get it as soon as you pick it up.

Soft sweet malt beginning. Quickly gives way to a ...Blast...of fruit. Mild bitter snap. Fruity and earthy finish.

Big smooth full mouthfeel.

A really good IIPA carving out its own three coastal niche.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange/Copper, 1" head that quickly settles and leaves some decent lace. Looks inviting!

S: Wow! Much more here than I expected. Grapefruit, sweet oranges, pineapple, white grapes. Big alcohol at first whiff but that disappears shortly after. Its got some warmth though.

T The citrus and sweet tropical fruit is there but its more subdued than in the smell. The caramel comes in as well as some of the earthy/spicy notes. Its very good.

M: Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Medium oil/resin.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Poured a golden body, somewhat clear and orangish, along with two finger head and minor lace patches and a aroma that is very hoppy, citric and possible grape but mostly earthy and somewhat fresh smelling. Smooth, light to medium bodied, the hops aren't overkill in this beer but are just very hoppy and have enough caramel/bread malt to offer balance and a touch of sweetness and overall just a good sipping "DIPA".

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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