Brooklyn Brewery ‘Brooklyn Blast!’ Craft Beer Review
Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Serve at 48-50°
Availability: Year round
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 abreadynd aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.
Enjoyed from a tulip glass
A: Pours a clear amber-orange with two fingers of creamy eggshell head. Nice lacing throughout.
S: Strong blast of piney, floral hops mixed with an impressive malt note. Grapefruit, orange rind, and lemongrass notes.
T: Sweet, bready malts on the front end prepare you for the immensely resinous, grassy, hoppy wave that follows. Red berries, mango, apricot, pineapple, and lemon dissipate, leaving a nice, sweet finish.
M: Medium bodied, creamy, perky carbonation. Oily and bitter.
O: This could be dangerous on a hot, summer day here in the Bluegrass. Give it a shot.
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