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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,939 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,939
Reviews: 932
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 24
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998)
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-27-2011 07:24:13 | More by dcevans
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

03-18-2013 04:24:51 | More by wendymerissa
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-18-2011 16:03:42 | More by tylmorelli
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New York

5/5  rDev +38.1%

04-09-2014 01:57:31 | More by spazx
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-28-2011 01:54:24 | More by TheSquire23
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-19-2011 04:52:39 | More by koolk
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

01-26-2013 07:17:02 | More by Iztok
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4.9/5  rDev +35.4%

Enjoyed in a pint glass in late Feb 08; bottle says enjoy by May 08.
A: Moderate pour yields 1/5 finger of white fizzy head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Crystal clear golden brown color is beautiful and has terrific luminosity. I want more head!
S: Delightful bright hop levity and nice sweet malt backbone. Hops are a great floral smelling variety!
T: So bright! A good hop start segues into great sweetness that is then followed by a drying flavor from more hops. Delicious and perfect. Definitely an English IPA as the hops are not too dominant.
M: Fizzy foam at first but not sharp. Finishes with a drying feel that makes me want another sip, then another!
D: Wowsers, even at 6.8%, it's so good! I want a whole six pack!

02-26-2008 22:31:31 | More by dfillius
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4.88/5  rDev +34.8%

Light amber pour, with some sustaining white head.

Sweet citrus notes in the nose. Caramel sweetness as well.

Blood oranges up front. Sweet maltiness carries the beer through to a pleasant bitternee at the back of the tongue.

Rounded carbonation with a medium body, a tasty offering.

04-15-2006 00:14:00 | More by nortmand
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4.85/5  rDev +34%

The East IPA from Brooklyn poured a copper color with a nice white head. I noticed something while pouring this beer, Chinook hops! Not visible in the beer but the smell wafted to my nose even during the pour. The taste followed the smell, a great IPA level of hop bitterness with a pleasant citrus taste most likely from the ample Chinook hops I smelled in the aroma. This beer was also very smooth but finished crisp and clean with no funny aftertastes. This one is worth a try if you are an IPA fan!

01-03-2006 01:37:32 | More by DevilDogBeer
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North Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +32%

Picked up a bottle from Total Wine for $1.75. Poured a nice staw clear color and average head, instant hop smell, citrus and piney. I was not disapointed, a great smooth taste with a killer hop and oak finish. The higher alcohol is hiden, this one could sneak up on me, the oak really stands out, a great ipa from Brooklyn!

10-02-2005 01:16:51 | More by buckiflyer
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

03-25-2012 02:59:15 | More by GuidedByVoices
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

07-06-2012 23:43:26 | More by bspain5
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

you won't regret it.

a- great foamy head, that settles to a bit less than a finger. follows the glass all the way down. clear, and PALE enough for me to enjoying calling it an india PALE ale

s- malty, bit of spicy hop. could be stronger, which could be due to freshness (this store does not have very much business for craft beer, things sit there for a very long time)

t- a bit of grapefruit and pine. not too bitter, but a good strong bite, and a clean finish

m- lively at first, then smooth.

o- one of my favorites. told my shop to get more when they ran out, took them about 4 months to get more, and now i'm happy again! going to have to find clone recipes.

01-30-2014 23:48:58 | More by davidguydude
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

05-23-2013 14:21:16 | More by Ecxeeder616
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

08-07-2014 15:13:53 | More by Sheroan
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

06-09-2012 04:08:40 | More by Dapperticus
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4.6/5  rDev +27.1%

Tried this on draft in a shaker. The head was 3/4 to 1 inch.

Aroma is nice and balanced. Appearance is a pale, bright yellowish gold and very clear.

Taste is clean upfront, a nice mid-palate and a small burst of hops, some understated maltiness, citrus and bitterness. Finish is very clean with some effervescence to cleanse the palate and leaves you wanting more.

Lacing is good.

It is interesting how different fresh on-tap beer can be compared to bottled. This is a great food beer with excellent balance. It has the pop you want in an IPA without too big of a complexity. I love the DIPA's but sometimes they are too malty. Try it with burgers, fried oysters and grilled chicken.

09-30-2010 14:07:26 | More by BaronRVH
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New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +26.5%

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale !
My favoret pale ale by far.
Nice apperance good head.
Very hoppy, hops ,hops, hops.
Nice amber color.
Very crisp, flavorful and bitter.

It's on my A list!

11-08-2002 22:09:48 | More by Kwak
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4.55/5  rDev +25.7%

I bought this originally on a whim, and it's now one of my favorite IPAs. It pours a golden amber color, with a tall cream colored head. There is a good citrusy hop aroma. Taste is quite bready, to me, almost like a hopped up cornbread (I don't know why I taste corn when I drink this, perhaps there is flaked maize in it?). The breadiness is balanced nicely with hops to yield a tremendously smooth beer for a 7% ABV IPA. Despite the high alcohol, I found it easy to tilt back several...

01-27-2004 15:17:00 | More by PartyHatjo
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4.55/5  rDev +25.7%

It pours a nice golden amber with small head. There is very little lacing. The aroma is nice, with hints of citrus and a good deal of hops. The mouth feel is somewhat spiced but leaves a nice smooth finish. The beer is very drinkable and I often forget how much I do like it, going months with out having it. This is probably one of my favourite IPA's, very true to the tradition.

01-10-2006 02:20:47 | More by Freshie
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New York

4.55/5  rDev +25.7%

I'm suprised by all the sub par reviews this gets, as It may just be on of my favorite East India Pale Ales. I've had it many many times but I figure I'll finally write up a review of the pint I had at Brooklyn Fish Camp last night.

The apperance is really only a little above average. Pouring a hazy golden orange, with a finger thick foamy head. This beer is super sticky and leaves viscus and syrupy trails on the sides of the glass.

The aroma's given off by this beer are citrusy (somewhat spicy) hops with a subtle scent of bready malts. I notice the citrus most though... This is a very fragrent beer with a slightly grassy or floral quality on the nose as well

The tase it an absolute hop explosion, and the citrus flavors kick in big time here. The taste really follows suit of the what the nose leads you to believe. Starts off with the killer hops and finishes crisp and some what dry. Very floral and slightly complex. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation...the active carbonation is a combo with the kick in the pants hop flavor.

This is one of my old stand-by's... along with Brooklyn's Lager it's the type of beer I could drink anywhere and anytime.... perhaps not the most earth shatteringly unique beer, but none the less a tasty SOLID and VERY Drinkable brew

03-25-2006 20:59:15 | More by DaggerEyes
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4.53/5  rDev +25.1%

I thought this was a great brew especially for the style...I think lots of folks were expecting a super hopped American IPA which this isn't... Its an English IPA...more subdued and balanced...

Pours a beautifully golden color with a smallish head... Laces beautifully...

Very nice balanced aroma of roasted malts with a noble hop presence that won't quit....not a hop monster but its not supposed to be...

Well, this is a terrific example for the style... Its definitely hop forward but not overly so... Very well crafted brew... The malts have a strong presence providing a solid backbone to the noble hops that finish with a tasty kick and leave me wanting another sip...

Very very well crafted brew here... Spot on for the style and if it weren't for the 7%, eminently drinkable..

I loved it..

10-17-2009 00:09:35 | More by Tilley4
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New York

4.53/5  rDev +25.1%

Ordered it on tap and was told they were out, my wife couldn't understand why I was so upset. Anyway, pick up a sixer, it was clearly marked with freshness date which is months away! Poured very nicely into a Pilsner glass (is that okay?) Here we go:

A - Dark golden reddish, nice carbonation with very nice head retention.

S - Hoppy! - Yeah

T - Fresh up front with a nice clean hoppy finish.

M - Full, with a nice feel on the tip of the tongue.

D - Very dangerous, it went down rater quick. With the 6.75 ABV (that's what the label says) I felt the effect right away, stopped at one, just glad I have 5 more to enjoy.

I haven't been to disappointed with the Brooklyn styles, I strongly suggest checking this out, it's a true IPA for the ages!

08-13-2007 16:06:09 | More by shabbtastic
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-24-2012 22:58:15 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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