East IPA
Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
IPA - English
Ranked #61
Ranked #26,783
3.63 | pDev: 12.4%
Jun 04, 2022
Feb 14, 1998
East IPAEast IPA
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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3.45 by BeerWasp from Germany on Jun 04, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MrOH from Malta

Clear dark gold, nice off-white head , great retention and lacing
Toasty malt, earthy, herbal, floral hop aromas. a hint of pine and sulfur
Pretty much tastes like it smells. Malt character is spot on. Clean, bitter finish
Medium bodied with lower carbonation. Pillowy mouthfeel without being starchy
Really good English IPA.

May 30, 2022
3.91 by Shiredave from New York on May 25, 2022
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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.9%. Deep golden colour, big white head. Very nice aroma of fruity hops, hints of spruce. The flavour is definitely hoppy, but less so than most American IPAs. Some sweetness, the alcohol is noticeable. Notes of spruce again, moderate bitterness in the aftertaste.

May 15, 2022
3.68 by O-Meg from New York on May 13, 2022
3.53 by Arg914 from New York on May 13, 2022
4.1 by eluvah from New York on Apr 15, 2022
3.81 by smithj4 from New York on Feb 15, 2022
3.75 by DOCRW from Washington on Dec 08, 2021
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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Pours a nice reddish orange, eggshell head, decent lacing. Aroma of lemon, apple, citrus and pine. Taste has similar traits, mild hop finish. A bit thin, nice carbonation.

Oct 20, 2021
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3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

Look: Pours a light shade of orange with a big two finger head of off white foam that laces the glass very well. An insanely pretty looking beer I must admit.

Aroma: Harsh notes of lemon. Grapefruit peel and very light notes of sweet orange. A touch of bubblegum.

Taste: Upfront flavors of dried hay and ripe banana. Turns on a dime into flavors of spiced grapefruit and semi-sweet orange peel. Ends on spicy, borderline hot notes of pine resin and sweet toffee. Weird wet grass / lawn clippings taste to it.

Feel: Slightly prickly. Somewhat hot; but not boozy. Medium body, high carbonation. Dry / bitter sensations on the palate mostly. Sort of leaves you thirsty.

Overall: I've never really cared for this beer, English IPA's aren't really my thing but I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this since the last time I've had it. BB is a local brewery of mine and their beers are fairly popular and widely available so I've had this beer many, many times over the course of probably a decade or so. Personally I never really like it although it's tolerable.

Not that it's a bad ale, but it's very rough around the edges. It's trying to be too many things at once I've always felt. It's very bitter, dry and musky, almost west coast IPA like but at the same time vaguely fruity with notes of sugary sweet banana and orange; almost east coast IPA like. Then there's a strange English IPA side to it with notes of lawn clippings and dried hay, toffee and caramel; and the original concept of what they were going for just gets lost in the weeds in my opinion.

Oct 16, 2021
3.25 by altrio on Oct 04, 2021
3.74 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

Nice plain and simple IPA. Just tasty. No frills.

Aug 10, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Mostly clear, light Amber color. White head had good retention and left good lacing.

S---Vaguely hoppy with some balancing malts.

T---Same as the nose...vague hops and some maltiness.

F---Medium bodied with ok carbonation.

O---Functional, nothing special.

Jul 05, 2021
3.81 by BEZMEZ on May 29, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

First impression from a 12 fl oz pull-tab can:

Dried citrus peels, orange marmalade, tea-like hop flavour. Showcases Goldings hops nicely, even if it is a bit simplistic and shallow for my taste.


Apr 16, 2021
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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Danzifer from Ohio

It's a solid 3.5 out of five. Nothing special but nothing negative. Average in truth. I think the best quality is it's drinkability in that respect.

Feb 26, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Greywulfken from New York

Clear medium amber beer with a coupla fingers of tan foam on top... 6.9% abv English IPA - has that woody, dry shellac; malty, but with appreciable bitterness and a scrubbing of pine, both dry and dark citrus, and a tacky finish on the palate...

Feb 13, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Andrew_NYC from New York

Dark golden brown with a very thin head.

Smell is yeasty with a little hop presence. It's almost pilsner-y but with a little extra juiciness.

Pretty good taste. There's a little bit of apple juicy flavors that come through with a little bitter piney-ness as well. It's easy to drink fast.

Feel is a bit thin and watery but with decent carbonation that helps the flavor pop a little bit.

This tastes like what you drink at the dive bar with your friends because it's the only IPA they have. Not great but not bad either. It'd be pretty easy to drink about 4 of these over the course of a few hours if you're out with friends.

Jan 29, 2021
3.88 by Zilla from Hong Kong on Jan 03, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by matuto from Brazil

350 ml can, exp. 09/21, brewed in Brazil under license. Earthy hops, nice bitterness, well balanced, medium to light body.

Dec 23, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

Review: 355ml bottle of Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale: 6.9% vol.

Bottle, can, or, if you are lucky enough, draft.

On pour it looks fantastic, a good sized frothy head, some nice carbonation and a lovely dark golden colour, very appetizing, game on! Very good lacing.

Get a typical IPA aroma, nice and lovely on the nose, fresh.

Has a lagery smell, malty and citrus, also pine and floral notes, and a hint of spice, a bit of everything really, but it works.

Onto the taste, nice and crispy on the tongue, good start, hoppy enough but on the light level.

A very relaxing beer to down, easy to drink and easy to enjoy. Nice creamy tastes, caramel also noted.

Not extraordinary but does the business and I think that’s the whole point of this brew, an IPA for the everyman drinker to enjoy as well as the craft beer nerd.

Overall I like it, its nice, clean and well balanced, very drinkable, and has a little bite to it which I always like, of course! A 6.9% ABV. that is well hidden!

Recommended and I will be buying again. I knew Brooklyn Brewery wouldn’t let me down…….

Dec 21, 2020
3.92 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Oct 18, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BigGold from Mississippi

Thanks to Brooklyn's distribution deal with Carlsberg, had East IPA at himmel & hav Brasseri & Bar, Terminal 2, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, poured from 355 ml. bottle, stamped apparently best before "21/02/18," into Carlsberg logo pilstulpe.

I thought it a surprisingly easy-drinking IPA, before realizing it's a mid-Atlantic IPA, amber in color, with a fruity, malty aroma, a mild malt body and a moderately bitter finish.

Jul 12, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Steve555 from Wales

A cloudy amber hue. Very little head that flats out pretty quickly, thick body. Aroma is floral with some esters. Nutty malts, quite bitter floral hops with phenols, a bit perfumey but balanced and smooth. Didn't like it at first but I like it now, quite a distinctive taste and one that stands out amongst IPAs as quite original, to me anyway.

Jul 05, 2020
4.09 by BubbleBobble from New York on Jun 20, 2020
3.85 by smi69 from New York on May 25, 2020
4.24 by aatazebeats from Texas on Apr 20, 2020
3.25 by jlmontague from Connecticut on Oct 14, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by UnevenSurface from Hong Kong

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.

Aug 13, 2019
3.71 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Aug 01, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beertsipper from New York

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.

Jul 20, 2019
3.92 by Timfromthemainland from New York on Jul 15, 2019
3.83 by haines710 from Delaware on Jul 07, 2019
3.44 by osheamatth from New York on Jul 01, 2019
3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jun 29, 2019
4.68 by dieterdaxx from Germany on Jun 16, 2019
3.61 by TrojanRB from Texas on Jun 10, 2019
East IPA from Brooklyn Brewery
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