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Brooklyn American Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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77
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 05-02-2009)
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Photo of tempest
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend shared a few bottles of this export-only beer. The label reads it's a mix of chinook and cascade hops for Sinebrychoffin in Finland. This beer reminds me of an English ESB (with American hops). There's a mellow caramel and bread crust malt profile followed by bigger pine and citrus hops with a herbal twist from the chinook. Very tasty and drinkable. This a great session ale I wish we had in the U.S.

tempest, May 02, 2009
Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -8.5%

dmorgan310, Feb 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

LoveStout, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is quite a decent beer that Brooklyn has made.

The hop profile is quite smooth, so it almost seems like it adjunct with wheat. There is a light hop start and then it has a bread and caramel profile and has a really good smooth malty finish. The malty clean finish is quite nice.

This is a great summer beer. I do prefer more hoppy beers, but the smooth and wonderful malty clean finish is done really well.

dar482, Apr 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

hockeyfighter19, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of JRed
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours transparent orange with white head. Aroma of subtle spicy hop character, barley, and grain. Sweet malt towards the finish and a note in that malt that I am not a fan of. Maybe some adjunct possibly. Light in body and mouthfeel. Brooklyn's take on the American Ale is worth noting but I don't quite understand its purpose. A craft brewery putting money to make their product worse. Macro drinkers will keep reaching for Bud/Coors and Craft drinkers will try this once and then shy away from it.

JRed, Dec 22, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Benesi88, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

yuenglingade, Jan 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39%

gnikola, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev +7.3%

LooseMoose1978, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

baconman91, Jun 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Ropowers3, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Arborescence
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale yellow, bubbly. Pours a small one finger head that recedes very quickly.

Aroma: Flowery hops with a hint of honey sweetness. Refreshing.

Taste: Quite light, but rather drinkable. Has characteristics of a hoppy lager rather than an APA in fact. The hops give way to a light malty sweetness, with some citrus undertones.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, medium carbonation

Overall: It's okay, but nothing amazing. A nice session ale, which I've in fact often had in bars in Helsinki, as you can get it in quite a few places. Decent value for money.

Arborescence, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

osant37, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mini4x, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

petluo, May 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

KevinDanger23, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

JTuomi, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

BuddhaBrowett, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Bellonc, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Skibum211, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +22%

fortheunheard, Jan 26, 2012
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Brooklyn American Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.