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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Had on tap. Arrived a hazy dark gold topped by a thick white head with amazing retention and great lacing. Aroma has a nearly perfect balance between hops and malt. Tons of tropical citrus, pineapple and mango along with a light bready malt that reminded me of some pilsners. Just a huge, huge aroma. This great aroma carries over into the flavor. Tons of citrus once again: mango, orange, and pineapple. There is a definite tropical characteristic to this. The malt is quite prominent as well but it is light and bready, not much caramel in this at all. Bitterness is moderate with a full, smooth mouthfeel. A slight touch of alcohol towards the finish. Overall, a perfect example of what a fresh IIPA can be. Perfect balance of malt and hop with a full, but not sweet or sticky, mouthfeel. Really wish I could get this on a regular basis.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ellery (29) - 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 (2773) - 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 (5145) - 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 (1782) - 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 (850) - 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 ...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2015
APPEARANCE - 1FH, light, foamy, hazy. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, sweet. TASTE - Hops, bitter, nutty, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, bubbly, clean, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing VALUE - $8 for 12-oz draft. OK. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Quaffable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schlumpfhunter (143) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Farbe: rötliches gold Schaum: gut immer was da Nase: ipa- fruchtig hopfig: Zitrone orange, Grapefruit, Pfirsich aber auch was erdig holzigesGeschmack: überraschend vollmundig, nix mit leichtes ipa. Feine mittlere Kohlensäure, hopfig bitter, aber auch süß. Das malzig süße kommt auch richtig im Abgang bevor sich wieder das Bittere des Hopfen für den Nachgeschmack durchsetzt. Dazwischen der volle frucht geschmacklich aus der nase mit mehr Betonung auf dem erdigen, orange und Gerste. Wow echt coole Mischung!

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. ½-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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