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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn East India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,775 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1775
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998)
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Pahn

New York

2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing (nor does the beer). Color is a rather beautiful translucent amber.

Smell: Sweet, somewhat grassy. Maybe some apple. Cloying.

Taste: First sip: Decent malt breadiness at first, then a hit of characterless hop bitterness, a strong note of apple, then very nice malty finish. Not as sweet as the smell would imply, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, the balance doesn't last. The flavor is predominantly weak, though the bready aftertaste is decent. There's some watered out, faded and ambiguous citrus notes. The hop bitterness drops off for awhile, replaced by unpleasantly sweet malt, then comes back and dominates occasional sips. The nice finish disappears about halfway through, with the leftover weak hop and bland-but-sweet malt fighting a pointless battle for the rest of the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Too watery, like the flavor.

Drinkability: The 6.9% ABV is undetectable, but unfortunately I wouldn't want to drink a lot of this anyway.

This beer was very disappointing, not just because it wasn't good, but because Brooklyn Brewery makes good beer. More to the point, Brooklyn Brewery makes good India Pale Ale--on tap at the brewery. I had this at a visit to the brewery and it was excellent; lively, refreshing, balanced, delicious. Bottled, I can't see any reason to ever buy this beer, especially with so many other amazing IPAs available.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 04:13:41 | More by Pahn
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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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