East India Pale Ale
Brooklyn Brewery

East India Pale AleEast India Pale Ale
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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ranked #111
Ranked #40,697
3.65 | pDev: 12.33%
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
East India Pale AleEast India Pale Ale
Notes: 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.
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Photo of UnevenSurface
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been drinking this occasionally in 355ml bottles, but was in Oslo at the weekend and couldn't find a decent beer anywhere - until I found two restaurants right next to each other both selling this on draft. Ridiculously expensive, but I couldn't resist the 75cl option. The draft is far maltier than the bottled version, and while not at all the usual 'tropical' hopped West Coast IPA, nor is it truly an English one. The body is far too heavy for that. In fact I can't think of another brew that really matches it, in order to propose the right category, but it was very pleasant to sip on sitting outside in decent weather.

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Photo of Beertsipper
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An average beer. This is a different take on your American IPA. English malts are on the front. Nice refresher on a hot summers night. Goes down easy. $9.99 for a sixer. I buy this beer occasionally when I see it available locally, but not a beer I'd seek out.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle best by 8/19. CBF Tulip pint.

A: pours a brassy copper with one finger of off-white head that fades to a foamy island in the middle. No lacing.

S: not much in the way of aroma. Some faint malt, some fruity English esters. Mellow. Should treat it like s real English ale and let it get to room temp.

T: arrives dry, malty; herbaceous and floral hops take over in the middle, lingering light, herbaceous, green, stemmy hops.

M: lighter side of medium weight; active carbonation. Crisp finish for a 6.9% IPA. Probably the highlight of this beer.

O: it is what it says it is: an easy-drinking English style IPA. I had this eight years ago, and thought it was very middle of the road. I bought six, and kind of wish I hadn’t, but nostalgia got the better of me, and I couldn’t find singles of this anywhere.

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Photo of HardCider
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured yellowish/orange, somewhat cloudy, with a small head that dissipated quickly. Mild hoppy aroma. Very mild hoppy taste overshadowed by strong bitterness. An average/sub-average IPA IMO.

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Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L4 Classic amber good head
T4 Sweet start, hoppy finish
O4 Nicely balanced, not overpowering despite 6.9%. Solid 4 across the board. Personally prefer some of the hoppier alternatives at this ABV, but still very nice.

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Photo of Profundobaso
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Light amber in color, transparent, nice two-finger head with good retention and lacing.
Smell - pine and floral notes, more of the former, less of the latter. a hint of spiciness, some malts as well detectable.
Taste - hop-forward in flavor, almost immediately followed by the balance of malts. clean finish, with a little bit of lingering hoppy bitteness.
Feel - light to medium body, average carbonation, and alcohol is well masked at 6.9%.
Overall - as the description suggests, this beer doesn't blow anyone away. It is a clean, balanced, and very drinkable IPA that is nice for any occasion, packing just an extra little kick in booze content. I like this one quite a bit.

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Photo of RockHop
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice alternative to over-hopped IPAs. Pours coppery orange and clean with good carbonation. Head is thin and quick to dissipate. Light malt and citrus aroma. Flavor is really well-balanced with more maltiness than you expect. Grains, peach, almond, with a malty slightly bitter finish. Very easy to drink, yet strong. Drank along with Torpedo Extra IPA, which was a nice match, another more traditional IPA.

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Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden body with a thick, rocky, fluffy white head. Mild spicy hop aroma. Peppermint and pine resin flavor riding atop a light cereal grain base; clean. Medium body; prickly and resinous; dull sweetness but with a decidedly dry finish.

A pretty solid IPA that lacks a bit in the aroma but otherwise delivers a tasty and fairly memorable IPA experience.

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Photo of marcbosch
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Golden to orange, decent head which faded pretty quickly.
Smell: Fruity hops (peach), also some grassy and resinous notes. Sweet malty aromas, giving a peach pie or candy-like aroma.
Taste: Aromatic hops, but no bitterness punch. Fruity flavours come first and leave a grassy aftertaste (nice in its way). Malt is definitely there with bread-like notes.
Feel: juicy, rich, and smooth, almost bordering on the oily/chewy. Not a beer to drink on a too full stomach. Quite strongly carbonated with a prickly sensation
Overall: juicy, smooth, aromatic... a true NEIPA, not the best I've had but overall good. A bit less body would help in my humble opinion.

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Photo of Spike
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355ml can.
L: Clear, caramel colour, couple of bubbles rising to a thin, soapy head.
S: Light malt, clean.
T: Solid, lightly sweet, malt base with bitter, autumn fruit & pine hops.
F: Best bit of this beer is the smooth mouthfeel. Medium body, rich coating on tongue, dry finish.
O: An American IPA with an English personality. Despite being very dry, it’s not a hop bomb. It’s rich and fruity. Beware the well hidden 6.9% ABV.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
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 VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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, balanced American-made version of the English Pale Ale style.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +10.1%
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 jadpsu
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
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 bret717
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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 Claude-Irishman
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
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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Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Excuse making aside, lets get into this East Coast/English IPA. Right away it comes out looking malty, looks like an amber ale with 1/2" off white head. Aroma is a slight EKG feel which is barely anything. Cool old world hops bro.

Taste, malty and slightly bitter. Your grandpa would probably check this out. Malty amber ale alert. Caramel for days. Grandpa's beer and grandma's candy. A slight amount of Cascade hopping peaks out giving it a little help in the bitterness and brings some grapefruit with it.

While the style is not my cup of tea (or anyone really other than hipster's hipsters) I also think its even tough to give a glowing review for it acknowledging even that.

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Photo of Yoann
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a pint
A - Clear gold on the dark side with a thin white head
S - Grapefruit hops of course but not exaggerated
T - Grapefruit still but tastes natural
M - Correctly carbonated
O - A good English IPA, nothing out of the ordinary

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance has a golden orange body that leaves a small lumpy white one finger head that dies within twenty seconds. The body was transparent enough to see streamy carbonated bubbles rising. Minimal lacing was left. The smell has some malts through nice citrus/floral hops. The taste is bittersweet through the malts which were then followed by the citrus/floral hops. On the palate, it sits about a medium with some slight harshness on the tongue. It was slightly creamy and smooth in my mouth. Overall, I would say I would have this again.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, best before august 17th 2017, so it wasn't a fresh one.

appearance: golden with some haze, small one finger head and low carbonation.

smell: weak herbal and piney hops, maybe due to being an old bottle.

taste: grapefruit notes and thin caramel maltiness/sweetness.

mouthfeel: it's a medium bodied beer that in my case got some strange olive oil aftertaste.

overall: correct beer but not the best IPA I've tried. It's a good one if you put it in the English IPA category.

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Photo of Lorgeous
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a caramel carbonated amber. Smells of citrus with malt. I taste resin after the hops. Something with the after taste doesn't sit right. Has a light head with some strong carbonation.

= A paculiar IPA. Maybe I'm just not use to this east coast thing. Not nearly what I like hop wise in an IPA. Regardless it's easy to drink and goes down well.

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Photo of Artur13777
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle.
Amber gold, very clear color. Tee head fades away quite fast, stays only thin layer and white ring foam around the glass.
Clear but strong nose with citrus, orange peel, herbal and hoppy notes. Taste is lightly hoppy with orange peel and grapefruit notes. More than medium length aftertaste with hoppy bitterness and some citrus notes.
Very nice everyday IPA.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard American IPA...no frills, a bit flat and uninspired, but still better than most of the swill you will find on your grocer's shelf...pop a top and enjoy

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Photo of pro45
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wonderful gold pour into a 19 ounce snifter. White head disappears quickly. Smell is caramel, ready malts, boozy, pine. Taste is mandarin orange, faint grapefruit and orange peel, caramel malts. I also get some soap. Mouthfeel is a little sticky, average carb. Not a bad beer but doesn't have much of a hop profile and is a bit too malty. Goes down easy. Not bad, but not good either.

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