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RATINGS: 2015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12 ounce bottle from SS Summer 07
Hues of gold and orange with a white head that left a little bit of lace.
The aroma is very herbal and earthy. A pleasant dose of biscuits and toast. Some citrus rind as well.
The malt flavor starts off as biscuits, then quickly puches you with bitterness and that lasts well after the swallow.
The palate is sort of thin, and thereís a ton of carbonation. Sort of dry finish.
A fine beer, but not a fave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Pours a beautiful copper color with a sizeable, although by no means enormous, white head. The aroma is of sweet citrus peels coupled with a generous hoppy bite. The mouthfeel is smooth as a babyís butt. Tastes like a solid IPA, with hints of citrus fruits (predominantly orange) and a sizeable hoppy bite at the end. This is yet another terrific offering from Brooklyn Brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours golden with a nice fluffy white head. Smells as an IPA should, with hints of apples and lemon. Nothing too showy here. Pretty nice balance of malts and hops in the mouth. Malts drop out while hops ton continue to talk up a storm at the back of the tongue and beyond. Pretty citrusy too. This IPA is medium-bodied, with a tiny bit of carbonation and bitterness leftover from the hops. Considering the ABV though, this stuff slides down easily. Hardly any alcohol detected at all. Not too shabby for an IPA, but nothing down right exciting about it either. Could help someone start the ladder of IPAs, but not necessarily something I would care to come back to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (2185) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2007
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pale copper color with small off-white head. Faint lemony hop aroma. Medium honey-apricot sweetness with underlying and finishing bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Good but not exceptional or exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3/11/05 12oz. Pincholine restaurant, NY. Golden orange amber with large white head. mildly hoppy aroma. pleasant enough malt background with little hop taste. uninspiring but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Not the best IPA by a long shot. The malt was too strong, and the hops lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Light orange pour. Little to no head. Carbonated. Aroma or hops and sweet citrus. Bitter and carbonated. Very Little malt covering. A hint of the sweetness you smell can be detected. Not really drinkable overall. Too carbonated. Not one of the better IPAs I have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonsolms (38) - MŚlÝv, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
Excellent example of the style - quite strong but balanced in the bitterness. Good colour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12 Oz Bottle. Pours a surprisingly rich deep amber orange, with almost not head, carbonation. Totally clarity. Aroma is dirty, mingled with faint hops, rice noodles, and off-grains. Sure, itís got characteristic hop schmalz, but nothing anybody wants. Flavor was heading towards what I expected with a body that just failed. Weak and thin, but backed with bad grain flavors. Thatís not to say it was terrible, just mediocre and uninspired. There were standard caramels, noble hop sugars and candied citrus. Vegetal and lightly creamy. Any yeast characters play low and get lost in a weird spicy contingent thatís either derivative of the hopping or grain character. Not nearly as good as I was hoping for. Yeah, Garrett, Pad Thai is good. And pairing it with an IPA is better. Just make sure itís not this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1681) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Completely clear pour of a bland, dusty orange hue. Aromas of orange juice, juniper and spiced biscuits. Dirty bathroom stink, clean caramel sugar, and cayenne pepper with a little agitation. Crisp flavor of sagebrush and a really sharp, canned, pearlike sweetness. Underlying hints of mandarin orange, mango, wood. A little alcoholic warmth. Finishes on an astringent rush of plain soap. Uneventful and dull. A kiss of creamy texture does a fair job of neutralizing the vegetal bite. As an English rendition this works well enough.

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