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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rangerred
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy brownish orange with a 1.5 finger head that fades somewhat quickly.

Aroma has toffee and caramel along with some orange citrus and a little bit of wood and earth.

The flavor is somewhat woody and piny with the citrus being less prominent than in the nose. There is underlying caramel and roasted malt providing a nice base for the hops. A moderate to high bitterness lingers through the finish with the mouthfeel being fairly viscous.

Overall an extremely solid English IPA and one of the better ones I have sampled. While I prefer the more citric American IPA's, something like this is a nice change and one I would certainly pick up again.

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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brownish red amber colour with a very nice looking, foamy off-white coloured head that is about two fingers width tall and holds well. The clarity is also good with this one.

English style malts to kick things off followed by some caramel and sweet sugar notes. There is also some citrus and floral hops. The beer is rounded off with some roasted, earthy malts and some toasted grain as well as some orange zest.

Citrus to start off with some earthy malts following quickly behind. I also detected some orange peel and a little bit of grassy hops. There is a lingering citrus flavour that is blended with a fair amount of bitterness.

Medium bodied and with an initial creamy feel to it that seems to change as the carbonation becomes more noticeable. There is a bit of acidity from the citrus and it finishes with a lot of bitterness.

A nice enough beer for the style although it could have done with being a little stronger in flavour but with less citrus. The alcohol content of this one was well hidden and the beer had a nice balance to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a reddish amber with a small white head. Smells of piney and earthy hops with some malt tones. Tastes of nice earthy hops and light malt overtones. Light bodied beer goes down smooth with perfect carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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

A - Pretty nice IPA mostly a dark amber with a touch of haze (best by July 2012) Head is minimal yet has some good lacing.

S - Smell is mostly toasted English malts with mild hops and some grain. It has a good biscuit malt character.

T - Not a bad English IPA it is a nice sweet IPA with toasted english malts, a bit of bread and a crisp hop finish even though its close to it's BB date.

M - Light to medium easy to drink.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and may get it again just to see if the hops are more dominant in a 1 or 2 month old bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of omokoro
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated best before Oct 2012.

Pours a clear, light amber color with a white, one finger head. This is a very clear beer. On the nose I notice grass, pine and malt. There is also a little spice. Not a lot of hop flavor beyond bitterness. There is a good amount of malt character. Reminds me of a very light version of their Monster Ale Barleywine. I would say that this beer is of medium light body. There is not enough hop flavor to justify the bitterness, in that way it is not very well balanced. This may be to style. If all we had were English Pale Ales, I may not have become a fan IPAs. I have had this beer a few other times and felt disappointed. But since I have become more knowledgeable of beer, I figured what I had had may have been too old, or too cold to fully enjoy. That was not it. If you like bitter beer and don’t like citrusy American hops this may be the beer for you.

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