Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

2,467 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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Photo of MrKennedy
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from the Parramatta Road, Camperdown Cellars. Finally pouring a Brooklyn beer into their tulip. This one listed at 6.9% ABV.

Golden appearance, nice white head of foam on top that retained well and provided spotty lacing.

Smell is not massive, but good nonetheless. Perfume-citrus with a bready malt base to it. A little bit of candied lemon on top of a largely orange and grapefruit smell.

Taste falls flat. Some bread and caramel, not a lot of hop definition until a bit of citrus comes at the finish.

Mouthfeel has minimal bitterness, evenly spread throughout. The body is about right and no booze gets through, but the bitterness falls well short.

Could be a lot better, lacks the punch in the flavour and bitterness to make it a real winner. OK to drink, but does leave you feeling a little wanting especially when you consider that this wasn't a grey import and had 10 months left on the Best Before date.

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Photo of SurlyZach
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice rich amber/orange color with nice head.
The smell is pretty bready/malty and sweet, less hop scent than most IPAs.
Interesting taste, can't decide if I like it or not.
The maltiness is strong, there is a dry sweet flavor, and just a bit of hoppiness.
Overall, it's a nice departure from many of the more hoppy beers I usually drink...not a favorite...but solid.

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Photo of dcloeren
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a beautiful and crisp sunset orange with 2 fingers of off white head.

Faint pine hops and some floral notes... not a whole lot goin on with the aroma.

Taste follows the nose but with a slight citrus kick on it. The english malt shines through in the middle and this one finishes up with piney hops.

Light to mediium in body, easy drinking for sure. Definitely on the higher side of carbonation but not overkill by any means. Slightly drying hop aftertaste.

Overall, this is just a very average IPA in my opinion. Not too much going on, nothing other than the nose to complain about but definitely nothing that is wowing me.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Lemke10
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binny’s in Downer’s Grove, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.

Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a slight white head. Scents are bready, citrus, malts, and some bitter hops. Taste is mild but has a decent texture. Taste is bready with some slight citrus and finishes with a semi-dry, hoppy bitterness. Very drinkable and quite refreshing. One of the more mellow IPA's that has a good taste.

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rogue in Vancouver.

A: 1/2" white head over honey/amber coloured liquid.

S: Faint smell of floral and citrus hops.

T: Tangerine citrus, floral and some pine hops over a honey malt backbone. Quite sweet.

M: Thin viscosity and medium to low level of carbonation.

O: An easy drinking and sweet IPA. Much less bitter than most.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of rdilauro
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, I admit I am a lover of all the beers that come from the Brooklyn Brewery.
I am also a lover of India Pale Ales, so, I put this one to the test.
The pour was a semi golden, light amber color with a large but compact white head.
The first thing I noticed was a good strong hop aroma. I was almost anticipating some real bitter but good hops in the 90 to 110 IBU range.
I was surprise. The hops were there, no question about it, but the beer was perfectly balanced. Just the right about of malt and yeast to go along with the hops.
The taste was a nice comfortable bitter flavor. About perfect for my taste. The finish was long and what I really look for.
This was a very enjoyable IPA, going back to the origins of what IPAs were all about.
Thank you, Brooklyn Brewery.

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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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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 2,467 ratings.
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