Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
3.43/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy orange golden color with a small 1/8" head at its peak, and it faded pretty quickly to settle in as a ring of various sized bubbles where it meets the glass. There are very few bubbles rising, but there is already some lace appearing just from swirling.
Aroma: I initially got quite a bit of catty hops that were bordering on ammonia. Thankfully that faded quickly and now the beer is coming across pretty sweet with a defined caramel malt presence to mix with the hops. The hops are starting to get more floral as the beer sits a bit.
Taste: The flavor is pretty close to the aroma. Quite a bit of hops up front with some very defined medium caramel going on. The carbonation is quite low, so there is a mildly watery note to the mouthfeel. There is a little bit of interaction between the hops and minerals in the water, but it doesn't make it harsh, it's just notable. The alcohol is well hidden though the carbonation is low, so this must have been fermented pretty cool for an IPA.
Opinion: This is a decent beer. There really isn't all that much about it that stands out, but it isn't flawed or anything. I like it that it manages to show off the caramel malt like it does, and that helps this beer a lot. That said, once I finish the sixer that I got, I doubt that I will feel the need to go back to this one unless I see it on tap or something.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2011 02:46:03 | More by SkeeterHawk
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a half finger of head on a darker straw colored body.
The aroma is bright fruit: pear, pineapple and mango. Nice.
The taste is an assertive pine bitterness balanced with sweet malt layer. Good depth.
The taste is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable EIPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 13:17:58 | More by Fatehunter
3.71/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a shaker glass
A - Golden ambar color with some haziness. White head that decreases to a tiny head, but there's some lacing
S - The smells is citrusy, with a touch of pine, but there's also sweet malt presence. Quite balanced, though a little bit more on the hops side.
T - Again there's more sweet/caramel malts presence than on some other IPAs, but they are well balanced with the hops, predominant in the dry finish and the bitter aftertaste.
M - Medium body and medium-low carbonatation. It's smooth and very drinkable
O - Not too impressive, but a good beer overall. The malt base is nice, but I would have loved a bigger hops presence
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 19:43:49 | More by Leviathan5
3.41/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This will be a more casual review. I've had this from the bottle, on tap, from the can and poured from both the bottle and the can. My most recent experiences were pours from cans and straight from the can. For this, I did a poured can and a straight can.
The appearance and scent are the high marks here. It pours a beautiful white head and a nice amber-ish color. Scent is a nice balance of hops and malt.
The taste is typical of Brooklyn's year round beers. It's very conservative and perhaps almost too balanced of an IPA (or even an English IPA). It doesn't sing to me in any way. It's not bad to session from bottles or cans but it's not good enough to buy on draft and there are too many better IPAs and EIPAs to make this a good find. It's best asset is its availability in my region and it's appearance, be it a pour or the design of the bottle or can.
This just isn't a "must have" beer in any way, and it's kind of a bummer. I always end up having it hoping for it to be more than it is, but it never is and I always wish I picked up a different IPA or EIPA or even Pale Ale. It's even a bit strong in terms of ABV to be a session IPA.
Serving type: can
02-14-2014 20:41:13 | More by ColdWaffles
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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