Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn East India Pale Ale
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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

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

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Ratings: 2,476 |  Reviews: 986
Photo of dgilks
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colour with a small, smooth, off-white head. Decent head retention.

Earthy, caramelly aroma with some light citrus hop notes. This is, however, a distinctly English IPA with all the earthiness that is present and the big malt presence.

Again, this is a malty IPA with a big earthy presence and some nice fruitiness. The caramel and toffee malts add depth. To me this is a little too malt forward but it ticks the boxes for an English IPA.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent English IPA. The flavours are right but it doesn't excite.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Banxx
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jifigz
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint.

This beers color is a nice honey color (clover type honey.) The head died fast. The aroma was very sweet with mild biscuits and just a touch of hops. Here the sweetness seems to dominate the aroma. The flavor is also remarkably sweet with a little bit of hop bitterness, just barely though. The dominant flavor is the honey like sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation stings a bit and seems a little high.

This beer seems like a pretty decent English IPA. The other English IPA's I have had seemed to have a little more hop bite to them. Most notably Yard's, but I only had that once and I was at a Pavement concert at the Mann Center so maybe I wasn't paying too close attention to the beer.

This is a solid beer.

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Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of doughanson78
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to storminspank for this.

A: Light orange in color. Medium haze. Lots of carbonation bubbles on the side of the glass. Half finger, bright white, head with unimpressive retention and minimal lacing.

S: A very different IPA aroma. Citrus, apricot mainly, Floral hops, a slight spiciness, maybe some coriander. Grassy and earthy. Some grains. A somewhat biscuity malt backbone.

T: Grainy and bready upfront. A floral, citrus hop flavor, with a very different herbal spicy flavor. It's not bad, but not really good. Don't know if this is the English side of the IPA or what. Very light bitterness. Finishes pretty grassy.

M: Light body. High carbonation. Fairly crisp and light dry finish.

O: A very different IPA. I believe this is my first English IPA, so not much to compare to. Definitely willing to try more of the style.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper golden with a huge, white, 2-finger head that lasts forever and leaves a persistent solid lace after leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Nice spicy hoppy aroma fills the nose. Backgrounds scents of citrus and pine.

T: Hoppy grassy flavor at first followed by some hints of pine and caramel malts.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this ipa – it was nice and hoppy and easily drinkable

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Photo of riored4v
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a tulip with a 1/2 finger copper head. Lightly hazed copped body.

Aroma is pretty minerally. Some mild, earthy and floral hop aroma. Maltiness and light caramel aroma also come through. Light metallic notes as well.

Flavor was pretty nice. Much better than the aroma lead to be. Nice amount of fruity/floral hop flavor in the middle with a bittering finish that lends a light spicey note. Some mild caramel flavors with a biscuity maltiness. Light sweetness in the back to help balance it out. No signs of ABV.

Mouthfeel had a medium body with a medium/high carb. Dry finish that help accentuate the hop bitterness.

Overall it was tasty. Pretty nice example of an english styled IPA. Definitely didn't have the over-the-top West Coast approach but the flavor and bitterness still let you know it was an IPA.

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 45.9% out of 100 with 2,476 ratings
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