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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn East India Pale Ale

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2,157 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,157
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 36
Gots: 248 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 2,157 | Reviews: 955
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a small, fading head.
Nose shows herbal, spicy and earthy hops. Very spicy. Underneath is sweet clean malt.
As a flavour the malt is more restrained, with the spicy, sprucy hops taking centre stage instead. Finishes with a sharp, bitterness and continuing harsh sprucy notes.
Carbonation could be higher.

Photo of 1Adam12
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours in the middle of light and dark caramel color. Floaties in the beer. Smells like liquid caramel. Gave it a 3.5 due to lack of hops on the nose, however, it smells very good. Taste is loads of caramel, light floral hops, and finishes like the back end of a cherry blowpop. There's another taste that I can't place that reminds me of something that I've eaten in my childhood, very interesting. Mouthfeel is a bit too light IMO. Good body, but not stellar. Overall, this is tasty. Very different, but tasty.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of dgilks
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colour with a small, smooth, off-white head. Decent head retention.

Earthy, caramelly aroma with some light citrus hop notes. This is, however, a distinctly English IPA with all the earthiness that is present and the big malt presence.

Again, this is a malty IPA with a big earthy presence and some nice fruitiness. The caramel and toffee malts add depth. To me this is a little too malt forward but it ticks the boxes for an English IPA.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent English IPA. The flavours are right but it doesn't excite.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint.

This beers color is a nice honey color (clover type honey.) The head died fast. The aroma was very sweet with mild biscuits and just a touch of hops. Here the sweetness seems to dominate the aroma. The flavor is also remarkably sweet with a little bit of hop bitterness, just barely though. The dominant flavor is the honey like sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation stings a bit and seems a little high.

This beer seems like a pretty decent English IPA. The other English IPA's I have had seemed to have a little more hop bite to them. Most notably Yard's, but I only had that once and I was at a Pavement concert at the Mann Center so maybe I wasn't paying too close attention to the beer.

This is a solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to storminspank for this.

A: Light orange in color. Medium haze. Lots of carbonation bubbles on the side of the glass. Half finger, bright white, head with unimpressive retention and minimal lacing.

S: A very different IPA aroma. Citrus, apricot mainly, Floral hops, a slight spiciness, maybe some coriander. Grassy and earthy. Some grains. A somewhat biscuity malt backbone.

T: Grainy and bready upfront. A floral, citrus hop flavor, with a very different herbal spicy flavor. It's not bad, but not really good. Don't know if this is the English side of the IPA or what. Very light bitterness. Finishes pretty grassy.

M: Light body. High carbonation. Fairly crisp and light dry finish.

O: A very different IPA. I believe this is my first English IPA, so not much to compare to. Definitely willing to try more of the style.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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