Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.73/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This was served from the tap at The Distillery in Victor, NY. It arrived in a nondescript 24 oz. Hefeweizen glass glowing a honey-gold color. It held a one finger soft and creamy white head which showed good retention. This left a thick sheet of lacing all around the glass. No sediment or haze was noted, and carbonation appeared average. The aroma showed pale and wheaty malts, which were as soft as the look. The hops were bright and fruity, adding a light citric and strawberry sweetness. Herbal, tea leaf was noted on the far back. With warmth came a bit of a metallic bite, and in the end this smelled much like an inviting Belgian IPA. All of the components here were soft, yet clean and potent. Our first impression of this guy was that it was kind of different. The taste opened up with bitter hops of citrus and rind. Blueberry and strawberry sugars mixed in here, giving a cutting sweetness. With warmth, these components took on a synthetic cherry vibe. The middle peaked with even sweetness of light bubblegum esters, but this is quickly washed by bittering, earthen hops. These took us to the finish, but had a deeper, grassy feel here, with an additional darkness to the malts, with clove and spice. Peppery booze and faint metallic yeastiness comes up at the very end. The aftertaste breathed of nail polish remover and alcohol, bittering hops, puckering lemon rind, grass, dirt, and minerals. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. The feel was bubbly and tickled with each sip, but at no point was it really overbearing. There was soft cream and slurp to each sip, with nice froth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank nicely.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the softness to everything. The nose was clean around the edges, and all the components were blended nicely, but everything had a light and airy quality to it. This, however, never took away from the flavor, which was robust and present throughout. Everything balanced nicely, with the robust malts, and the bright grassy hops giving a unique product in the end. With such a big malt profile, we actually felt this to be rather similar to a Belgian IPA. Regardless of style, this beer was tasty, and perfectly complemented our jalapeno quesadillas.
Serving type: on-tap
04-24-2012 15:12:54 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice english IPA of a hazy orange/ocher color that goes to a yellowish tone in the corners of the glass. Foam is ok.
Smell and taste are full of citrus, specially lemon, orange and grapefruit. Pear and apple tones also appear and that makes this beer quite juicy. Maltiness, bitterness and hoppines are at an ok level but could be higher, specially maltiness.
Body is ok too. Didn't enjoy the mouthfeel too much because of the acidity that comes in corners of the lips.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 13:21:28 | More by JaimeLondon
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.