Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.08/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
355ml bottle, served chilled in a Duvel glass. 6.8%abv
Pours with a rich shimmering copper toned body, hints of rich amber and a few red hues. Dense, tight off white head with great retention. Amazingly thick strands of lacing stick to the inside of the glass
Smell, alcoholic estery tinged english hop aroma, fresh berries, some faint pine aroma. Little bit of almond and zesty lemon and lime. A slightly buttery malt character also, tiny little bit of mustiness too.
Taste, initially a crisp solid malt profile soon kicked into touch by tonnes of crisp english bittering hops. The hops seem very distinguishable, the flavours seem to comes through in easily identifiable stages. Rich almost quinine like bitterness from the hops, little bit of freshly squeezed tangy orange juice. Lots of lasting bitterness on the palette
Another winner from the Brooklyn brewery. A very drinkable IPA considering the strength, tasty and full of hoppy bitterness. That said its not quite as well rounded and balanced as say Stone IPA or Celebration Ale.... the flavours seem a bit uncontrolled and don't seem to mould well together, however still a very drinkable brew
I paired this with a hot pepperoni and jalepeno pizza, good combo
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2007 18:20:44 | More by cypressbob
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
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 -6.3%
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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