Brooklyn East India Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
2,464 Ratings
Brooklyn East India Pale AleBrooklyn East India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,464
Reviews:
985
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
467
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,464 |  Reviews: 985
Photo of Valtteri
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Majestic
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L: Yellow-gold, thin head that lasted for pretty much the whole glass. Nice lacing.
S: Typical hoppy IPA, but very subdued -- a bit on the clean side, although not bland. I smelled something like butter, but it was a bit faint.
T: Mostly sweet malts, although you can feel the hops. Somewhat spicy too, with a nice bitterness.
F: Very light carbonation, almost flat, smooth but not too thin.
O: A very nice IPA.

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Photo of AndreRus
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably more like pale ale than IPA. Low on hops. Not the greatest ale from a good brewery.

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Photo of chebode2
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Finkline
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CohrsCA
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ctb6582
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.5/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Here is another hop beer that I wanted to try to expand my taste experience. Brooklyn has a couple others I am also going to try.

While this IPA, IMHO, is better than the other one I tried (Sweetwater 420 and its medicinal taste), it still isnt my taste. I prefer the maltiness of a full-flavored German beer, not the bitterness of USA overhopped beers. Octoberfest? Cant wait for it.

This beer has a decent, more full taste, but the hops is just too much for me. My gosh folks, there are more ingredients needed in beer than just hops. I cant stand the hops bitterness, but I understand some is needed.

Some. Not all. American "craft" brewers add 100% hops to give their beers 15 years of shelf life. Yuck.

IMHO, try German Krombacher or Weihenstephaner for a fuller taste that includes some - SOME - hops flavor which adds a great extra flavor that enhances the beer. I love those two beers, even with the hops. There, I said it. I plead no contest. Beer does better with hops. Agreed.

Just not 100 % hops, please. I will not buy this one again.

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Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an Ommegang tasting glass. Best before September 2016.
3.5/3.75/4/3.75/4
A: Very clear yellow with light effervescence and a half finger of white head that quickly subsides.
S: Smells like buttery, coppery malts and juicy, citrusy hops.
T/M: Yum. Softer, fruitier hops are the main accent, with a crisp, earthier backbone buttressed by malt. Hint of lemon peel and metal. English-ish. Boring, but tasty. Hefty, quenching mouthfeel.
O: I dunno if this will be winning awards, but it's a solid English-style IPA with American flair.

Notes
Malts: British Pale, British Crystal
Hops: East Kent Golding, Willamette, Cascade
Alcohol by Volume: 6.9%
Original Gravity: 15.4 Plato

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Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biernack
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.11/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tottel
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 2,464 ratings.
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