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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn East India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998

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4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear and golden with a three-finger length white head that dissipates slowly. There's a moderate amount of visible tiny bubbles in the beer. Grassy, piney, and citrus hop aromas come through in the nose. There's some maltiness in the smell as well. The taste follows the nose, through the citrus hop flavors come through really well. There's a nice malt backbone here that is mildly sweet and bready. I get those pine and grassy notes as well. There's some nice hop bitterness in the aftertaste. The alcohol isn't detectable in the favor. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer and a solid example of the style.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by Nov 2012 on bottle.

Appearance: Slight haze. Copper in color. Thinnish white head that fades after some time. No lacing.

Aroma: Smells very earthy with some grassy hops. Large malt presence, Biscuit, caramel. Something in this aroma I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste: Pleasant hops flavor and bitterness. Piney and earthy. Leafy with a touch of citrus. Solid malt backbone. Biscuit, caramel and some buttery diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Light-Medium body. Light on carbonation. Finishes dry and crisp. Lingering bitterness.

I didn't mind this beer. Not typically a fan of Brookyln. Average beer but but decent for an English IPA and one of the better Brooklyn beers I've had.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with a thin head that dissipates instantly, leaving a decent lacing.

Smell - The smell is amazing. A perfect blend of hops and malts, with somewhat of a citrusy aroma as well.

Taste - Very malty and bready.. which is nice. The hops are also nice, not too strong. Citrus and pine are also present. And the bitterness isn't overbearing like most IPAs I've tried. It's good.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - This is a lot better than most IPAs I've had.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first IPA from Brooklyn.

Pours out a nice slightly clear and hazy orange with yellow tints and about 2-3 fingers of fluffy, white head.

The aroma has some slight citrus hop notes along with piney hops and a hint of malt.

The taste is actually decently hoppy and the malt build is very clean and mostly in the background with hints of earthiness. Pine is the dominant hop character with some citrus quality as well.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium and has a decent amount of carbonation. This is very crisp, dry and refreshing. Not a bad beer at all, but nothing that is above average and there are many IPAs better than this.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold color with one finger of head that fades slowly with a curtain of lace.

Aroma: Toasted malt, grassy hops and wet hay and a little cabbage.

Taste: Bitter right from the get go, with a real earthy, dirty bitterness over a mild malt backbone. The bitterness isn't harsh, and there are some cooked veggie notes towards the back end. The finish is lingering with mild bitterness and the body is on the thin side of medium.

The Rest: Not too crazy about the aroma, but a nice, subdued IPA was hiding under that somewhat funky smell.

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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,486 ratings
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