Brooklyn Scorcher #366 | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Session IPA

Added by Jason on 05-16-2013

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3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Celebrating what's best about experimental hop #366, Brooklyn employs the driest possible malt base and low influence from complexity, strength, and sweetness in order to promote the true flavor of this up and coming spice. I can't wait to learn its name and to explore its citrusy flavor more.

Like a lot of light-bodied ales, Scorcher pours with such a terse amber color that it's easily mistaken for lager. Much like Summer Ale, its golden body is mildly hazed as it releases a creamy and slightly off-white head to cap the the beer with a fluffy blanket of foam. Moderately laced, the ale's foam clings to the glass with broken and organic patterns.

Its remarkable aroma hinges on ripe white grapefruit, slightly under-ripened oranges, and a tinge of lemon and juniper. Sharp and citrusy in its aroma profile- a slim honey and bread aroma only supports hops and never brings attention to themselves.

And to taste, the beer fares very similarly- bright citrus overtones govern the early palate with a burst of citrus and mild tartness. Mild pineapple and apricot come and go in brief glimpses as the beer fades into a sharp and gripping bitterness of citrus pith, fleeting grain, and firm mineral salts.

Light in body, the beer is further lessoned by the zesty carbonation that pushes the beer from the tongue and ushers in a quick and fast-fleeting malt sweetness that only allows an echo of hops to dry the beer in finish but linger with sharp and citrusy astringency. Alcohol warmth is never felt- yet the scrubbing power of carbonation and brewing salts close the session with crispness and slim harshness.

Following the trend of IPA flavor is a dry pale body- the beer seems to capture well the taste of summer 2013. With a boastful citrus note, captivating citrus taste but only balanced bitterness and dryness- Brooklyn employs this newfound technique with the hop that only has a number- #366

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A couple of fingers worth of off-white head on a clear, golden body. The foam fades slowly and leaves nice lace. Pine and tropical fruit in the aroma with sweet malt, notes of lychee and mango. The flavor starts out similar to the aroma with exotic fruit notes and a touch of fruity acidity, but it quickly fades to a light maltiness and lingering berry notes. Clean bitterness, medium body, moderate carbonation and a fairly balanced finish. Quite drinkable, the aroma is very nice, the hop character reminds me of Mosaic. The flavor is much flatter than the aroma, but still enjoyable, and the beer is unusually well balanced for what is basically a "session IPA" as it avoids the excessive, harsh toasty dryness that sometimes shows up in low alcohol hop forward American IPAs.

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3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another session "style" IPA out there,had on tap at Sessions.Poured a slightly hazed apricot color with a tight formed half finger white head that sat for a longtime.Aromas of juicy citrus fruits,orange and not overly bitter grapefruit,a firm not overly sweet biscuit malt base is on par with the hops.Thinner feel and kinda slick doesn't lend itself well to the flavor profile.Light citric hops along with some herbal notes up against a biscuit malt base.No frills and a little thin in the feel but not horrible by any means.

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3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Whitish straw color. Moderate head. Modest spots.

Light caramel with a touch of floral hop. Soft and attractive.

The taste is far more harsh. The malt flavor is dry and short lived. The hop is sharp but not strong. The aftertaste is relatively short, considering. The body and bubbles are in the middle of the range.

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3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 06/28/13 notes. Had this on tap at ABC Beer Company in NYC. 16oz pour into a chalice.

a - Pours a hazy medium orange color with one inch of bright white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, pine hops, grapefriut, floral hops, wheat, and bready malts. Nice fruit and some hops to the nose, pretty nice.

t - Tastes very lightly of citrus hops, light fruity malts, wheat, toasted malts, and some bready malts. Much less fruit and hops; much lighter. Slightly above average, big step down from the nose.

m - Light body and high carbonation. Would be easy to drink if the carbonation dropped a bit...overcarbonated.

o - Overall a pretty average IPA, and a bit disappointing. Nose is nice, but the taste is very light and doesn't have a lot of hops or flavor to it, and it was over carbonated. They also had Sorachi Ace on tap and would definitely rather have that beer; probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Bleh. Nice nose. Kind of an almost odd flavor profile on this as a whole. Grainy tang with just a load of odd going on. It's consistent. But unfortunately it's consistently lame. This is a poor attempt from Brooklyn. They can and should be doing better than this.

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Brooklyn Scorcher #366 from Brooklyn Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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