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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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We brew our beer in New York, about halfway between the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest and the hop fields of Kent, England. So we use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA we call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.

Malts: Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter, German Pilsner Malt

Hops: Willamette, Magnum, Cascade, Fuggle, Aurora, Zythos, Bravo, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Amarillo, Experiment 6300
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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ellery (28) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Wow great big ipa from Brooklyn big floral aroma great hops exploding in the mouth and smooth as you want it..again wow..

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows dried fruits, honey, figs, apricots and sweet clean malt. Sweet flavours, with a fair bit of clean malt alongside fruity hops, honey and a custard/dill-like sorachi note. Lovely. Nice moderately high carbonation and slight syrupy body works perfectly. Delicious stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Aptly named this beer blasts your taste buds all over your mouth. Hop bomb goes off.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1441) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Brooklyn Blast has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a rather hazy, somewhat bubbly, orange-gold appearance, and a few scattered lacing rings left on the glass. The aroma is of bursting, fruity, and bold sweet malt and hop oils, and the flavor is the same, with a pleasant and not harsh, but present and strong bitterness to balance the sweetness. No alcohol notes with this one. Brooklyn Blast! has a medium-to-heavy and slick mouthfeel, and it finishes on the puckering side and more drinkable than one would expect for the style. RJT

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baraa (1) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly light in taste, the volum of alcohol considered. Sweetness from malts, fruitiness from hops, and a dry finish from the british hops. "only a couple of beers a day" - beer, but worth every mouthful.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
DATE TASTED: February 10, 2015... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: pre-meniscus surgery drinking... APPEARANCE: swiftly thinning off-white head suggests heavy alcohol; misty, peach amber body that shows little vibrancy; spotty ... AROMA: goodness--an alluring powder keg of hops that range from strong orange peel and melon, to resin and fragrant flowers, to some metallic pilsener elements and apple late; each breath evokes a separate scent, almost impossible for a beer to accomplish ... PALATE: a soft, smooth, West Coast feel, with a lingering, palpable mouthfeel--not rambunctious at all, come to think of it; dry at the end...TASTE: complex mix of vanilla, orange peel, and bubblegum; pixey stick-like sugars cloak the 8.4% ABV to dubiousness; ...OVERALL: from its attractive label to its pleasantly sippable intensity, a beer that snuck up on me once before; by the drink’s end, an amicable warmth pervades; disappointing this only comes in four-packs that steep a price, but on tap at a happy-hour price, quite a steal ...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
Floral and haylike hops are joined by a round sweetness of lightly toasted malts and plenty of fruits - citrus hops blending with yeasty esters suggesting mango, tangerine, pineapples.Opaque body is easily forgivable considering the cask had only just arrived from it’s transcontinental journey. Yellow tan coloured body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, creamy white head that lasts throughout and Leaves some nice lacing. At first sip, the hops seem to dominate but they are quickly joined by that full sweet, round, bready, toasty malt character. No shock and awe here, this is the real deal. Floral, citrus and pine hop flavours offer more nuance rather than being up front. Doughy malt character is strong but balances well with the pronounced bitterness. Some alcohol is notable in the finish but again it’s harmonious to the main flavours. This one is all about balance. Medium-full body with gentle, sparkling effervescence that is strong enough to display the flavours and interest in the mouth without harming the creamy smooth texture. Absolutely fantastic. Wonder if I’ll ever have a chance to sample an aged version of this beer? Delightful. Yes, I will have another please and thankyou! Sampled on cask at The Whip.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (4371) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Cask: Fantastic fruity nose of apricot, whole grapefruit, strawberry, rosehip. Shimmering amber, thin head. Less complex flavor of grapefruit, flesh then peel, then back to flesh, and ending with a lingering lemon grass. Very well hopped and juicy. Much more hoppy than malty. Alcohol not noticeable. Delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2011
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery. If only they bottled this. Poured what appeared to be a bit of a hazy deep gold (again, plastic glass). Glassware had no effect on the great aroma of sweet citrus and grass. Tastes like if I sprinkly sugar on a grapefruit and wait for it to dissolve before eating, mmmmm. Could’ve sat there all day for more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 13, 2013
Draft. Served in a snifter. Color is somewhere between a deep golden and an amber. ˝-inch head. Strong citrus aroma (Cascade?) but surprisingly less hoppy in flavor than I expected. (The culprit must be the subdued English hops Brooklyn says they use as the foundation.) Don’t get me wrong—this is a fantastic IPA that I would drink again and again. However, with a name like “Blast,” one would anticipate more of a bite. Instead, the strongest hop flavors are floral, and the malt stands up nicely to them. Almost no bitter aftertaste.


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