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The Defender - Brooklyn Brewery

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The DefenderThe Defender

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BA SCORE
87
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 10-12-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-12-2013 18:17:14 | More by aorloski
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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Gorgeous, piercing amber color that it incredibly clear. Almost crystalline-like shine on that amber.

S: Subdued nose of clean grass which hits you first. Then on come the hops which are definitely apparent, but not in excess.

T: Very light and crisp. Thirst quenching, even. Very flavorful.

M: Not as aggressive as other Imperial Pales, but has a good amount of bitterness that works well with the malts.

O: I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this. Maybe they'll be a redux of this in the coming years under a different name.

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New York

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Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered a pint at One Mile House in LES, Manhattan, and I'm glad I did. This is an interesting red. It seemed to pair a smooth and creamy caramel with a fruity, juicy hop character that comes off with a pleasant cherry kick. It's on the more drinkable side for a 7.2% ABV, which given how tasty it, is dangerous. Give this a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into imperial pint glass at Mugs in Brooklyn. It pours a nice amber/slight brown with a good amount of head. Look is good...but the smell is FANTASTIC! This was a debatable 5 for me...just fresh hop bombards the nose. It actually smells like there is a glass of wet hops under the nose - pretty fantastic. Taste is hop bomb but very very well balanced with the malts. Very resinous fresh piney hops, sweet caramel like malts...
fantastic brew - better than Nugget Nectar for me - but not as good as Zoe.

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metter98

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at New York Beer Company, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops in the nose- grapefruit and orange seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with hints of caramel and toasted malts from the underlying malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little chewy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the taste has a nice balance between malts and hops.

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scootny

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the Bronx Ale House. Bought it over a week ago finally getting around to cracking it open. Pours a hazed dusky burnt amber. Big head with lots of lace has an off white color and it fades slowly leaving a nice covering. Some carbonation visible along the sides of the glass. Smell is sweet with a light fruitiness that carries dinner rolls and pine as well. A healthy toasted malt comes through with a bit of toffee. Taste is smooth and bready with a bit of sun dried grape tomato, ( had some earlier ). It has a light floor malt signature as well. Hops are oily and firm but not over the top. This is a skilled, artful presentation of a hop forward beer. The grapefruit is firm but never covers the malt which is caramel sweet and accented by a distinctive fruitiness. Dry clean finish leaves light hop oil and a touch of whole grain rolls. Feel is almost cask like with a low carbonation that at first seemed too low, but it grows on you and gives it almost English pub feel. Crisp with a quenching character. It goes down very quickly and with a great deal of pleasure. You could session it but the abv is quite well hidden and trouble looms after the second glass. A good solid brew and it certainly defends the home Comic-Con crowd with big flavor and thirst abatement.

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