Brooklyn Blast! | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,740 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of Dbrag
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AFchino
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of piconaut
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Jpohling
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of IPAIsaac
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of patm185
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of GFish
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Sparty55
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mhbarber
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jemarent
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of rkcrozier
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of superdoopersauce
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange with tannish hues and pretty clear, not a whole lot of head or lace,l but it was a careful pour into a smaller that I usually use glass (due to location), so I won't ding it too much on that.

I'm a little conflicted on this one. This is my fourth of a four pack, and I've been noting what I think of it but waited till the last one to actually rate it. it's hoppy, and bitter, but in some ways it seems more pale ale like than DIPA like, and I actually had to do a double-take on it when I saw the classification and the ABV. ABV is pretty well hidden when it's cold. I didn't have a clue it was over 8% till I looked it up. It became a bit more evident as it warmed.

However, my beer-angst shouldn't be cause for a low rating of a tasty beer. Maybe my pallet just isn't as perfect as it should be. This is a tasty one, and I'm in no way disappointed with one of my favorite breweries, Brooklyn brewery.

Overall it's got a pretty clean hoppiness, with a little perfume and some piney notes, but no single hop type standing out individually, relatively high bitterness, and a solid malt backbone.

I'd say that lovers of over-hopped abominations probably won't go gaga over this, but given its categorization, I expect the ratings will be quite high anyway (they always are for anything IIPA or high ABV stout).

 1,322 characters

Photo of bsizzle74
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dank203
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

this one is actually very nice and clean. getting a lot of fresh pineapple , orange peel and lemon zest notes. slightly dry and bitter but mostly wet and palate coating, spice. quick bite of intensity into a rather mellow finish. good drink, lot of intense flavors

 264 characters

Photo of Dhamma73
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of OldManBike
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ant880
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of nodder
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of gr0g
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber(-ish) gold in color, with a semi-aggressive pour yielding 2+ fingers of foam. Lacing was good but not nearly as intricate as I've found with some (D)IPAs. The aroma is fresh and, of course, hop-forward. According to the best-before date, this bottle is probably 8 or so weeks old so some fading has likely occurred. It's a more floral, fruity aroma than dank and pungent, for which it scores points from me. Some orange and even peach notes. A caramel maltiness comes through in the aroma as well.

The flavor profile is quite balanced for an DIPA, even though doubles can be less dry and thus less perceptibly bitter. Some characters of Brooklyn Lager in the malt backbone. There's still a solid citric astringency going on, but this isn't a typical big IBU take on the style. Still, between the citrus hop character and the not over the top malt bill, this is pretty enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, if perhaps the slightest bit undercarbed.

The "Blast!" moniker is quite a bit of a misnomer, as this is far from a west coast hop bomb. It's more of a gentleman's DIPA. Reminded me a bit of Chillwave, though not as well executed.

 1,147 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.