Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

Rated 3.449 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  IPA

6.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Inspired by the original East India Pale Ales brewed in England in the early 1800's for the troops in India. Eventually these beers became known as IPA's. Our East India Pale Ale is a deep golden beer brewed from British malt and a blend of hops featuring the choice East Kent Golding variety. It is traditionally dry hopped for a bright aroma of hops, lemongrass, pine and citrus fruit, and hass a robust bitterness, a warming malt palate and a clean hoppy finish.

ID: 2153 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank4239
Overall Percentile91.4
Style Rank355 of 4984
Style Percentile92.9
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.474
Weighted Score3.449
Standard Deviation0.549

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  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    355 ml capped bottle. Poured in an US shaker pint glass a clear and copper - pale amber coloured IPA with a one finger slightly beige, dense, creamy and pillowy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Great lacing. The aroma is resinous hops on a solid toasted malts base, a flowery touch. The flavour is sweety, caramel and toasted malts, fruity, citrus, resinous and grassy hops. The mouthfeel is light crispy, sweety, quite thick, a bit sticky and bitter. The texture is oily. This medium bodied IPA has a lingering acidic fruits and resinous hoppy bitter finish. A very enjoyable IPA from the World City, N-Y, tasteful and well balanced. I approve.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 2.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    This bottle has been carefully cellared for several years, so the review will be atypical compared to fresh. Unlike the Brooklyner Weisse, this did not age well. Cloudy amber brown with a thin ring of white. Smells like a quad with added hops, then sweeeeeet caramel and raisin, toast and orange juice. Likewise the flavor: very sweet with just a hint of hop bite. It's too juxtaposed, though, and isn't working. Feel is too oily and it's lost a lot of carbonation-- would probably feel better if it tasted better, though. Don't cellar this one, friends. Will re-review fresh someday.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pretty basic but well made. Clear orange color, but a decent cap. Body is a touch thin, but smooth at 6.9%. Aroma and flavor are solid for an English ipa, decent fruit, florals and bitterness. I could see myself drinking this again, but won't go out of my way. Best before next March, so this was pretty fresh. I don't imagine this will be all that great in January or February...

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    My first beer from Brooklyn Brewery and it was a disappointment. Orange-copper pour with an ample white head. Earthy hops and grainy malt dominate aroma and flavor--most certainly an English-styled IPA. Seems to be missing the bright hop kick of most IPAs.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Slightly darker yellow with solid white foam head. Aroma is good hoppy. Taste is nice bitter with some sweet caramel tones. Good long lasting bitter aftertaste (Houston 201208)

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I had this beer in New York City at a sports bar (Tonic). This was the only micro on the list and I gave it a go. Not bad. While I am partial to the Smuttynoses, Plinys, Stones, etc., this wasn't bad in a pinch. It wouldn't be my first choice for an IPA though.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice, partially hazy orange color. Some faint yellow highlights at the bottom of the glass. Off white head that was somewhat small and not much retention. Settled to a decent ring and left some ok lacing. Touches of grapefruit and orange citrus on the nose. Some mild floral and perfumy notes. A bit of alcohol is detected along with a bready characteristic. I also got hints of a nuttiness and maybe some resinous aromas. The taste had some fruitiness accompanied by splashes of pine. I swear I think I'm tasting hickory nut or something. Something is different for sure. Medium and dry mouthfeel. A touch of alcohol warmth. Leaves a bit on the palate. Smooth and mostly refreshing. Not bad. This is an ok beer. Nothing horrible. I could set back a couple during one setting. Worth a try. Maybe not the best IPA I've ever had, but solid none the less. The citrus aromas seem to be pushed to the backgound, which I think is a bit unusual for an IPA.

  • SIGMUND 4871 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.9%. Deep golden colour, big white head. Very nice aroma of fruity hops, hints of spruce. The flavour is definitely hoppy, but less so than most American IPAs. Some sweetness, the alcohol is noticeable. Notes of spruce again, moderate bitterness in the aftertaste.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A very popular beer in and around NYC, and a quite tasty one as well. A typical IPA orange, mainly transparent, with a thin cap. Aroma is certainly hoppy with pine and citrus hints. The taste is definitely IPAish with mouthful after mouthful of chewy cookie malt and grapefruit hops. Delicious!

  • HANTRAN 506 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Strong nose of pine and lemon with malt present. Pours a large egg-white head with tight foam that leaves very good lace. The body is clear and the copper color is slightly pale, this is a very nice looking beer! Mouth is medium and a bit chewy, nice tingle, coats the mouth nicely and the IBU's really kick the rear outside of the tongue. This beer is quite bitter (in a very good way). Flavor , well there is a big mouth of grapefruit, some sweet fruit, some pine notes, a late-in-the-taste carmel flavor, with may be a hint of concord grape. A dry bitter finish follows the sweetness. Also a hint of nuttiness in the finish. Another excellent offering from Bkly, probably the best large brewer in the US.

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