Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

2,465 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small beige head on top, not much retention and minimal lacing.

S: Some faint grassy hops with much more of a caramel, grainy malt aroma going on.

T: I bit more hoppy than the aroma with some faint citrus and a hint of pine, but still a good bit of caramel maltiness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A decent beer, but nothing really special. Pretty much what I think about most Brooklyn offerings.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of philbe311
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A tad more than a finger's worth of slightly fluffy light khaki colored head... Decent retention... The color is pale mix of gold and amber... Loaded with moderate paced carbonation... Not a bad looking beer...

S - Slightly subdued... A near perfect balance of hops and malts... The hops are earthy in nature... The malt takes the form of doughy biscuit, crust, caramel... There is also a very slight spice component as well...

T - The malt leads the charge... Lots of dough, bread crust, and caramel to start... The hops take on a much more assertive role and are surprisingly bitter... Lemon zest as well... The finish is slightly bitter and a bit metallic and lingers for a while...

M - Very nice mouthfeel... A slight lushness to start... Sturdy and medium bodied... Light carbonation... A pronounced sharpness throughout... The finish becomes bone dry...

D - An interesting English IPA from Brooklyn... Quaffable enough... Unique enough amongst its style brethren, but nothing too note worthy either... I would gladly throw a couple back in a pinch, but I'm not too sure this is something that I would buy with regularity either... About what I expected...

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange-Amber in color, this beer is topped with a white head. It has a brilliant clarity and a grassy, hoppy aroma. The hop smell is not as intense as other IPA's (English style), with herbal and earthy overtones. The taste is dryer than I anticipated. It has a slight malt flavor up front, but dries out with a hop flavor and moderate spice note. Medium in body, this is a very easy to drink brew.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Haven’t found a Brooklyn Brewery pint I can really get into, even in my preferred styles. This being outside of those, it’s less likely to break the mold — and doesn’t.

STYLE: English IPA

ABV: 6.9%

LOOK: Fox tail.

NOSE: Teriyaki chicken wings, undercooked steak, leathery, smokey. I guess it’s making me hungry?

MOUTH: Softer than the bold nose suggests, you could even say it’s delicate, floral. Also a little flat, but that’s not the best-by date … that’s the roundness, or lack of it. The best thing it has going for it is a pretty nice weight, encouraged, I think, by the A-1 nose. Maybe it’s just a steakhouse beer and I don’t quite get it. There is, to that end, some sour cream and chive flavor settling on the finish.

Beeradvocate Rating: 83

Hayward Abbey Rating: 68

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 2,465 ratings.
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