Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - A tad more than a finger's worth of slightly fluffy light khaki colored head... Decent retention... The color is pale mix of gold and amber... Loaded with moderate paced carbonation... Not a bad looking beer...
S - Slightly subdued... A near perfect balance of hops and malts... The hops are earthy in nature... The malt takes the form of doughy biscuit, crust, caramel... There is also a very slight spice component as well...
T - The malt leads the charge... Lots of dough, bread crust, and caramel to start... The hops take on a much more assertive role and are surprisingly bitter... Lemon zest as well... The finish is slightly bitter and a bit metallic and lingers for a while...
M - Very nice mouthfeel... A slight lushness to start... Sturdy and medium bodied... Light carbonation... A pronounced sharpness throughout... The finish becomes bone dry...
D - An interesting English IPA from Brooklyn... Quaffable enough... Unique enough amongst its style brethren, but nothing too note worthy either... I would gladly throw a couple back in a pinch, but I'm not too sure this is something that I would buy with regularity either... About what I expected...
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2012 02:00:37 | More by philbe311
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3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
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 +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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