Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brooklyn Blast! IPA

Brooklyn Blast! IPA…This one's draft only, never bottled. An American/English double IPA. 9% ABV.

clear golden hue, white head, leaving lace

aroma: some citrus, some pine, but played rather lightly. sweet and bitter, in that order. A little prickly, and a lot of pleasant.

Taste: Bittersweet again, much fruit, with minor bitterness, which only returns on the palate again and again. There's mango and pomegranate and tangerine and such. Medium bitterness, medium body, maximum deliciousness. It's a big beer, and you can drink it. It's a quirky blend of fruity and earthy, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Here's how they describe it at the brewery:
"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."

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