Next up from Garrett Oliver and Brooklyn Brewing is another offering from the Brewmaster’s Reserve Series – Detonation Ale. Detonation follows Dark Matter and more recently, Buzz Bomb Ale. This edition starts shipping from the New York based brewery this week for a draft only appearance.
Garrett Oliver writes in his blog about this release –
“For about eight years now, we’ve brewed a Brooklyn-style hop monster called BLAST! It’s a robust IPA using both British and Pacific Northwest hops. We haven’t had enough space to brew much of it, but we hear that people really enjoy BLAST! when it shows up. And it’s one of our favorite beers here at the brewery. Well, now we’d like more of you to see our hoppier side. Meet BLAST!’s big brother, Brooklyn Detonation Ale.
It’s a copper-colored pale ale with British malt character, American hop ebullience, Brooklyn attitude and disturbing drinkability. British caramel malts lend richness and depth, while a blend of American hops give the beer a minerally backbone and explosive aromatics (with a special guest appearance by our pal East Kent Golding as ‘The English Aristocrat’).
Brooklyn Detonation Ale is mighty tasty. It probably even gives you fresher breath And whiter teeth, but we can’t prove that part. Nor can we support the claim that it concentrates the mind on life’s better aspects. However, we can guarantee that it’s terrific with pork tacos, Thai food, Indian dishes, burgers, and sharp cheeses. So have yourself some Brooklyn Detonation Ale — after all, isn’t it about time you blew up?”
Style: American Imperial IPA
Hops: Willamette, Amarillo, Palisade, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, Cascade, East Kent Golding
Malts: British floor malted maris otter, German pilsner malt, British crystal malt
Sugars: First Pressing Demerara sugar, Mauritius
Availability: Draft only offerings, for 6-8 weeks.