Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Plenty of IPAs will promise you the moon and the stars, looking to seduce you with words of smashing bitterness and hops everlasting. Actually, we're not here to "blow you away with a lupulin cannon," or "peel the enamel off your teeth." East IPA is a clean, drinkable IPA that's packed with flavor and offers a bold balance, not a smack in the head. American hops soar in the bright piney aroma, while East Kent Goldings hops bring the taste of stone fruits and firm bitterness from IPA's ancestral British home. Give our East IPA a try with some rich crab cakes or salmon, strike up a conversation with farmhouse cheddars, and find harmony alongside spicy dishes. East IPA's blend of tradition and exuberance sets the standard for hop-driven deliciousness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998

BEER STATS
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#39,349
Reviews:
994
Ratings:
2,514
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L. Mid-amber, crystal clear, pours with 1cm white head, slowly clearing to lacing.
S. Fresh with some citrus/conifer
T. Wow, takes an age to get beyond the initial impact. A wall of deep flavour. Deep resinous conifer, leaving dry aromatic 'zings' on the tongue and in the throat.
F. Much richer and more muscular than the three other Brooklyn beers I've had today. This one really leaves a clear and zinging alcohol singe-trail in my mouth. That's ok, I prefer some body and presence rather than glass after glass of anodyne over-hopped under-weight alternatives.
O. I don't think this is a thing of restrained elegant beauty to gently sip, it's a solid no nonsense very good beer to appreciate but get stuck into. Would make a nice 1st beer when off duty for the week, as part of a session.
Bought as part of an 8-pack of 4 types of Brooklyn beers, from Waitrose London.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Managed to try this at the Brooklyn brewery from the tap, which is much better than from the bottle.

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Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Druminmule
2.06/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Simply did not resonate with me. A full uneventful beer.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a snifter glass; best by November 2018.
A: Pours a crystal clear, orange amber color with a half inch, white head, low retention and little or no lacing.
S: Floral bouquet. Aromas of caramel and apple with a spicy note.
T: Palate largely follows the nose. Maybe a little corn sugar. Light bitterness leading to a refreshing finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.
O: An enjoyable American-made version of the English Pale Ale style.

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Photo of gabrielg
4.83/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best I had tried.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

See through and golden with lots of bubbles and a thin white head. IPA scent of citric hops mixed with slight malt. Simple hops in the citrus area with some malt on the finish and some bite to the flavor. Decent carbonation but maybe a bit watery on the flavor.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. More close to an american amber than an english IPA, has a delicious malty profile, with biscuity and resinous notes and perfect bitterness

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Photo of Dazka
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanLane
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Manthon
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doctortobogggan
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a bottle at Wegmans. Golden. Taste is as faint as aroma. Only $9 for a 6pack but still wouldn't buy again unless it was fresh.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jadpsu
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours crystal clear, brass color with a copious all white foamy head that has some decent retention.

Aroma: good balance, spicy citric hops, rind along with bread malts.

Taste: Good drying hop flavor. Hops are mild for the style but they are definitely present, and at a level I personally prefer.
Nice, refreshing and easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- Crystal clear golden liquid w/thin white head

Aroma- flora and spicy hops, crackery malt

Taste- Follows nose- bright floral and spicy hops and a nice and crisp crackery malt flavor

Feel- light/medium bodied, medium carbonation

Overall- very refreshing, brightly hoppy IPA

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Photo of RMW66
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks about a 12 on the SRM color index. Smells like tropical fruits, candied malt, fresh baked sour dough. Taste is hoppy and tangy with a quick caramel malt fade. As they state it is not a west coast style hop bomb. Comes together very well. Almost has a quality in it's finish like a lager.Refreshing,good carbonation. I would drink this again. Tastes like a high quality beer.

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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,514 ratings