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RATINGS: 2143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 Aroma is malty and very piney-hoppy. Strong piney-hoppy aroma is a little citrusy. Dry and bitter finish. Quite straightforward, but personal anyway.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
A solid English style IPA. Pours a golden amber color with foamy head. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is well balanced with some sweet malts that help to smooth the bitter hops producing an ale that is smooth, slightly sweet and has a dry bitter finish that lasts. Nicely done IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Cloudy dark golden pour with decent white head, this IPA has a pronounced hop presence but it not ridiculously bitter like so many American IPAs. The commercial description mentions that Brooklyn uses English hops and malts..they must also know how to make it better. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5119) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Pours a cloudy honey-golden, barely translucent, with a thick, cream-white head - very appetizing. Aroma is strongly hoppy with an evergreen hint. Flavor is very hoppy, rather but not fiercely bitter, with a whisper of fruit or perhaps spice, quite smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2008
nice hop flavor caramel notes a little on the hopppy side of balnce but a nice beer overall

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeSammy (612) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
More bitter then I expected. Crisp mouthfeel with lingering bitterness. Citeus undertones. On tap at the brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
I was surprised with this, one of Brooklyn’s stronger offerings to date. Good hop flavor and enough backbone without trying to become somethiing it cant. Only problem was the funky smell. Thats what is pulling it down - its like a wet dog or something. Maybe fresh on tap would solve that, but here in chicago ive got to deal with the funk.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Poured a nice pale bronze with a very nice head of white foam. Smells of floral hoppy goodness. A little malt. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I really like this. I am not normally an IPA fanatic, but this one is great. A bit of caramel to go along with the hops and floral notes. Try one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Clear copper colored pour with thin off white head. Fruity aroma, mild spice from the hops, mild citrus, some roastiness. Overall it seems overly sweet on the nose. Flavor starts with mildly roasty sweet malt character, hops contribute a somewhat spicey herbal bitter, no citrus whatsoever. Bitterness is a bit astringent for me. Like many of their beers I am getting a bubblegum ester which seems totally out of place. Body is medium to light. I’m getting a touch of metallic notes on the finish with mild bitterness and more esters. Meh... not my kind of IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This is how I like IPAs. Copper color, small initial taste with heavy carbonation then a heavy hop aftertaste kicks in and lingers. Nothing complex about it just good hops and very good. I would not get sick of drinking this beer.


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