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

Best Before June 2012

Orange-y amber in color with a thin, loose and lumpy head that is slowly popping itself down to something smaller. 3.5

Metallic hops and toasted grains with a clayed earth character. Some very light and very rind-y lemon in there, almost tea-like. 3.5

Very tea-like in flavor with an invigorating spice that is totally unintentional. Something like cardamom. Pithy hops that aren't as musty as many English IPAs. Still a bit lacking in overall bitterness. The malts are right here offering up some toasted cereal notes along with a little brown sugar and some apple/quince. Right there with other EIPAs that I've had. 4.0

Prime drinking. Near perfect balance of carbonation and the medium slick body. 4.5

A great session brew from Brooklyn. I'm a fan of their English twists on ales. Better than '55 Pennant Ale. A delicious warm weather brew. 4.0

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into 16oz pint glass

A: copper orange color with great big head

S: Citrus hops and a with a bit of grain and grass smell.

T: upfront a grassy and grainy malts, then you get hit with some citrusy hops, then a little after taste of hoppy bitterness. Little on the dry side.

M: Creamy, medium sized on the carbonation. Very drinkable!

O: Its a very drinkable English IPA. Very balanced and leaves you waiting for another sip. Not my favorite style but this is something very interesting to me. A solid drink and very reasonably priced.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. One finger head, dark copper colour. Slightly cloudy. Very pronounced Goldings and Fuggles hop smell. Very fruity taste, I got a lot of apple with some pear. Well balanced, bitter but not in the extreme. Ok on the palate. Well produced English IPA.

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

Appearance: Pours golden with a moderate amount of head. Active carbonation throughout the tasting.
Smell: Mildly aromatic hops with a bit of diacetyl presence.
Taste: Quick work-up to spicy/grassy hops. Malts on the back-end are there just to help with a bit of balance. Buttery and biscuit, perhaps a tad bit of toffee. Hop bitterness latches on for the ride through the end. Dry-ish end taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, smooth. Can detect just a little alcohol warmth.

Overall- A bold IPA, unique in itself but not straying too far from the traditional IPA character. Worthy of a few pints.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber with two-finger, white, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Fruity caramel malt and just a bit of hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and high hop bitterness. Toasted malt flavor. Not much hop flavor, just bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and dry.

O: Pretty good IPA. Looks really nice and the nose is good. Dry mouthfeel.

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

A - Misty orangey amber, decent head and rings of lacing.

S - Sweet musty yeast, pine resin, slightly Belgian.

T - Slightly hoppy with pine and lemon flavours, spicy malts.

M - Medium in carbonation and body, nice bite of mild hop bitterness.

O - Like it. Sessionable for a 6.9% abv brew.

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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,479 ratings
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