Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by mizzourah:
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A- It's a orange/copper color with a one finger white head. While I liked the color, the head cleared off quicker than I would have liked.
S- I enjoyed the smell as I noticed hops at first and then picked up some sweet, caramel malts. This definitely is not the West Coast IPA's that I typically go for, but I liked the balance.
T- I was a little shocked about how malty this beer was. I knew that it wouldn't be as hoppy as the beers I was used to, but it was less though than I imagined. It started off somewhat bitter and overly carbonated. I taste some mild hops in the middle but not too much. The finish is mostly sweet and malty.
M- Nothing to significant here. It was a little thin compared to other IPA's I've had but nothing terrible. Pretty average.
D- Since it is not very hoppy or bitter, it comes across as drinkable. However, it's not what I was expecting out of an IPA. The hops were almost nonexistant in my opinion and it seemed more like an ESB than an IPA. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it's not an IPA I'll turn to again.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2009 22:04:06 | More by mizzourah
More User Reviews:
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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