Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn East India Pale Ale
2,478 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-1998

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3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps my expectations were too high just because it was an American IPA .
I was expecting a solid whack of biting bitterness , but got a tawdry flatness.
There was not a lot of uplifting fruitiness in the middle palate and things just tapered out in the mouth to a soury note.
Saying all that it was still a pleasant enough experience

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

*Review taken from notes*

A: Slightly hazy bronze color. Lost head retention fairly quickly.

S: Very sweet passion fruit slash citrus aroma. Almost like bananas or pineapples.

T: Lots of fruit flavors. Somebody described the taste and candied lemons, which is dead on. I'm getting pears, mangos, the works. Finish is quite bitter, and the alcohol could be managed a bit better.

M: Medium body.

O: Not bad, but not what I really look for in a IPA. A bit too fruity for me, and not enough citrus or earthy flavors. Kind of average, but I nice change-of-pace IPA.

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

draft, served in a regular pint glass.

appears golden copper in color, clear, with white head. very hoppy aroma - pine, floral, citrus. taste is hope forward as well, not much malt body. thin to medium, medium carbonation.

overall - an average IPA.

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

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.49. The neck label has a short blurb about the beer on it and it also says " best before the freshness date indicated". The only problem is there is no date or notching indicated anywhere on the bottle. So much for the freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy brass color and made a 1-finger white head that lasted about a minute. Only a trace amount of spotty lacing could be seen on the glass.

Smells like candied fruit, citrus fruits, pine, a little lemongrass, and a trace of alcohol.

This one doesn't have the big hop bite of most IPAs. Pale malt sweetness with a mild citrus hop kick. Some grassy hop bitterness and alcohol at the end make for a dry finish. Decent flavor, but I miss the lack of prominent hop assertiveness for an IPA.

Between light and medium in body with medum carbonation.

Interesting that a New York brewery chose to use all English ingredients for this one. Just wish they used more of them so the hops could assert themselves, or else use a more alpha variety hop to add more hop bitterness to make it more reflective of an IPA.

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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,478 ratings
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