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Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, originally a summer seasonal, has been getting raves since becoming a year round offering in 1996. Garrett Oliver, a student of English brewing and beer history, uses English malts and hops to brew his EIPA in the classic, heavily-hopped style of the 19th century beers created for British soldiers serving in India.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle: Fruity aroma with apricots and peaches as well as a light citrus hop presence. Pours a bright transparent orange with a small off-white head. Apricot and caramel up front with some light citrus hops in the finish. Thereís an apple flavor that seems a little out of place.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
overall, a decent effort on an IPA. very fresh hop bite, but not as dominant as some would like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Orangey amber body, with a small white head. (3+) Mild orange citrus notes and hops. Flavour has a moderate bitterness, with very slight citrus and mild resinous character. Average palate. A pretty tame IPA but pleasantly quaffable. Thanks Jeff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2908) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle shared with Jerc. Orange, hardly any head. Some stale malt and hops in ok aroma. Medium tingly mouthfeel. More hops in taste than in aroma. Very orange citrus and tea-like. Pretty drinkable but ultimately ordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Orangish color, not much head. Smell not as potent as many IPAs, suprisingly malty. Taste is sweet, malty, with hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Pleasant and comparatively mild.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2005
I wouldnít go out of my way for this IPA, but it came in the six-beer sampler case, which was cool because of the Chocolate Stout and the Monster Ale. I thought the taste, while like a typical IPA, lacked that extra gear. Overall, it was just too clear and had a very minimal head. It did have a long, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle -- Best before Oct. í05. Pours a slightly hazy and mildly bubbly dark orange with a big diminishing white head. Nice aroma of fresh citrus hops and sweet malt, even past the íbest beforeí it still smells fresh. Flavour, also fresh, is equally malty and hoppy -- very nicely balanced. Goes down really easy. This would make a great session ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Bottled. Via trade with afterexile. Pours a bright, watery shade of copper. Whispy white head that clings a bit to the edge of the glass. Malty aroma with some grassy and orange notes. The malt character of this beer is weird to me. I mean, itís good but itís unlike most IPAís. Itís almost like the malt provides the floral aspect rather than the hops. Very clean tasting beer. Probably under hopped by our west coast standards but donít read that say itís bad. A bit dry in the finish but Iíd be cool with some of these as a session beer to keep in my fridge.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured slightly hazy amber-gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of floral, almost perfumy dry hops - hint of sweet malt, but more like dried violets. Taste of dried flowers, dry hops, almost a hint of turpentine. Mouthfeel - dry, minerally mouthfeel. Weird pale ale, but interesting - did I say it was dry?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2005
IPAs were never my favorite, but I think they should at least be a little more challenging than this one. Too easy to drink in my opinion, it just didnít pack the punch I wanted. Maybe Iím spoiled by their Black Chocolate Stout, but this Brooklyn offering let me down.


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