Winter IPA
Brooklyn Brewery

Winter IPAWinter IPA
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From:
Brooklyn Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,261
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,649
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 21, 2024
Added:
Oct 30, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
Cold weather calls for thick knit hats, swift sleds, and Brooklyn Winter IPA. this classic IPA layers Simcoe and Trident hops for notes of dark fruit, blood orange, and bright, frosty juniper and pine aromas. A touch of rye spice warms the finish to keep you cozy to the core. Stock up and enjoy the flurries while they last.
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours rust colored with copper highlights and a slight haze. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves rings of lacing as I consume.

Malty and piney. I get some toast and caramel notes as well as resin aromas.

Caramel and biscuit flavors up front with a citrus and pine flavor on the ass end. Mild bitterness that lingers briefly.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

I remember when east coast IPAs were a thing.
Feb 21, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Jan 27, 2024
 
Rated: 3.9 by beerrat from Virginia

Jan 16, 2024
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jan 04, 2024
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the bottle, it pours a clear reddish brown color with a modest, though long lasting, light tan head that slowly reduces and leaves lacing. The nose gets some slight spice. The mouth gets slight bitterness initially, followed by some spicy notes and malt.
Jan 03, 2024
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Reviewed by mcgiants from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Nice, light brown color with decent head. Some carbonation noticeable. Not much to speak of on the smell, especially for a Winter. Bitter tones on the taste and no spiciness to speak of (as is sometimes evident with a Winter). Malty/bitter is the tone. Nice, dark beer.
Dec 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.41 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2023
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Reviewed by JKENNEKE

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
December 2023. Des Plaines. Overall quite good Amber colored not too strong on the Christmas spice could drink more than one of these slight bitter hops.
Dec 24, 2023
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L-Pours a dark amber almost mahogany colored ale with a two fingered rocky head.

S-Malty up front with notes of cranberry and orange, maybe some nutmeg, heavy malt finish.

T-Bitter bite up front, slight malty sweetness, Notes of cranberry, orange peel and biscuit. Bitter bite towards the end as well.

F-Medium to lightly heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is heavy.

O-Ehh, not my thing. Too bitter without any real reward to me. Some slight winter notes, but not very enjoyable.
Dec 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by plaid75 from New York

Dec 03, 2023
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A bit more pale ale-ish than I expected, but nonetheless tasty and solid. Citrus and piney notes first come to mind, followed by a notable dryness. This one grew on me as I made my way thru a sixer over the course of a few days.
Nov 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.71 by vfgccp from New York

Nov 19, 2023
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
From the lower neck of the bottle: "2573U 10003948 07:30 BB 3/31/2024"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a dark reddish-amber color with hints of dark gold at the edge. It is much darker than a standard IPA. The head is medium-short and it has both a creamy and fluffy texture. The head is slightly off-white with a bit of a tobacco stained yellow tint to it. It has excellent head retention and leaves great lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It has a bit of a caramel aroma with hints of orange marmalade.

Taste: Up front there is a sweet caramel flavor which is followed by some mellow gummy orange character. The middle of the palate has a bit of citrus pith flavor with some lingering sweetness. The back of the palate is this weird mix of freezer burn flavor and citrus pith.

Mouthfeel: It has a strong hoppy bitterness so buyers are definitely getting their money's worth in that department. The body of the beer feels a bit light. Although there is some sweetness to the beer it doesn't work to combat the bitterness but rather it exists in its own little realm similar to how oil and water don't mix. It is just a weird feeling beer with an odd drinkability.

Overall: The orange marmalade character in both the aroma and flavor were nice but there were just too many weird elements to this beer that made it unenjoyable. It has this odd sweetness and this strong citrus pith character which mostly dominates the flavor. It's still a drinkable beer but it's not something I would want to buy again and it's not something I would recommend.
Nov 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by h4ger from Connecticut

Jan 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.85 by Khaack from New York

Jan 03, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Dec 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by TXRobbo from Texas

Dec 19, 2022
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12/18/22 can @ Winking Lizard Macedonia
Dec 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.72 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Dec 01, 2022
Winter IPA from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 55 ratings