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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,138 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 37
Gots: 228 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998

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Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had several bottles of this that have been over the hill - check the bottle date. Fresh ones are good releasing bready malt aromas seasoned mildly with hops. It pours brilliant amber under a persistent 2" foam cap. On the palate it has a creamy malty attack with a pleasant hop accent and a dry finish. It is an easy drinking medium bodied beer with slightly above average carbonation.

Photo of Fortheloveofthecraft
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jyacco15
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nate139
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, this one I really enjoyed. Forgot it was 6.9% as I drank it, so alcohol is well hidden. And not too over powering on the hops front. Could easy have had a second, so will buy again next time I see it.

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmartin75
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Bills downtown NYC. Thin tan head. Cloudy copper color. Pine, hop resin, citrus finish.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – Amber colouration with light flowing CO2. Brilliant shaving foam cream head that dies to a ring of lace cover after 5 minutes. This lace sticks lightly to the edges of the glass

Smell – Instant Lemon Geranium aroma that is best described as citrusy and piney. This is an aroma I have come to expect from many modern IPAs. There is only light evidence of sweeter malts in here but they are evident in the aroma which is an improvement on Brew Dog offerings.

Taste – Actually very well balanced. This beer is definitely hop forward but the malts also make a good showing for themselves giving a great base to the citrus fruit and pine hop. The fruits in here range from grapefruit and blood orange to mandarin sweetness. Although there is some sweet elements in here by and large this beer sticks to the bitter sour end of things and it does it pretty well.

MF – Pretty smooth but also slightly thinner than I had hoped for. This beer despite some great flavour does not boast a good linger and it is not drying or cloying so that you wonder did you drink anything at all. I would probably be best describing this beer as crisp but a little pedestrian.

Overall – Great balance in the flavour compared to some modern IPAs I have had. The only drawback to this beer as I can see it is the mouth feel that does not provide much to chew on so to speak but it is still a very fine beer.

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brianwsnyder
4.54/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hops taste is there but not overpowering. Easy to drink.

Photo of KegJeff
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I went all in with this beer, buying a half keg for the kegerator as my first taste (a bit pricey as craft beer kegs go). I must say I'm happy with my choice. A little tricky getting the foam under control in the keg, but has a nice slow pour, 2-3 finger head out of the tap, dissipates quickly though. Seeing some other reviews, I have to think it's a different experience out of the keg. Nicely balanced hoppy/floral aroma, and the taste follows suit with satisfying carbonation as well. If you have not had this out of the tap, I would recommend it.

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lelepat
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice brew from the Big Apple

Photo of beerinabottle
4.9/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Not as hoppy as I expected but the alcohol well hidden.

Photo of almostjay
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgmm77
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dduquette
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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