holdenn (2101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/4/08 12 oz bottle from Liquor Store down the street. Pours a clear orange with a creamy off white head. Nose is muted hops. The citrus, pine, floral notes with oranges, and caramel malts. Flavors are a lot of the oranges, floral notes, with lemon and earthy notes that arenít all that enjoyable. Not a bad IPA, but nothing to write home about.
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with good creamy head. I was expecting American citrus hop aroma but got a strong floral and fruity hop aroma with a caramel malt backbone. Flavor is more high pitched; dominated by the floral/fruity hops with strong bitterness. Alcohol taste at the finish. Thin to medium body. An American amount of English style hops.
FatPhil (12719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 350ml bottle.
Lovely fruity bitter aroma, slightly sweet. Sticky in the mouth, alcoholic too, and the hoppiness is a bit resiny. Pleasant, but a little one sided - the malt is almost non-existent compared to the hops. Also, the alcohol is too prominent, there was no need for it to be brewed to this strength. I suspect 19th century English beers were absolutely nothing like this American brew. Get back to studying, Garrett.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of sour citrus hops, faint grapefruit. Pours a clear copper color with a nice thick white head. Taste is strong hops with a well-balanced malt presence. Some earthy notes as well. A nice IPA.
TET (2431) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Brooklyn East India Pale Ale is a copper-brown beer with an almost medium and white head. The nose of some caramell and fructose sweetness, some fruits and rainy pine forest. Taste is quite strongly bitter at the beginning, then slightly milder in the end, soem caramell and herbs. Medium bodied and slightly oily palate with moderate carbonation makes this nice to drink. A slightly one-sided IPA, but still enjoyable.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper beer with a small off-white head. Fruity hop aroma. Flavor is not as bitter as most IPAs, mostly sweet malt with some hoppy notes, dry finish. No trace of alcohol in the tatse, a solid IPA.
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with medium lasting head. Aroma is fruity with hoppy notes. Flavor comes out light sweet with pronounced hoppy notes. Ends wuite bitter.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite simply this is an IPA that does everything right. Good looks, good hop aroma, good bitter finish.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yíknow, I like this beer. I donít particularly like IPAís, but this one has something special most American takes on the style donít - balance. The aroma has a very strong ringwood sense to it, with iron, sulfur, copper, cat urine, fruitiness, and very earthy notes. The taste is quite pleasing, in that itís balanced. Not too hoppy, with a firm, strong malt body. Very traditionally English tasting, and not an over the top hop experience. A tad light in the mouth. Overall, I dig it, about as much as I can dig an IPA.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was pleased to see all these Brooklyn beers turn up here at Marrickville Liquorland. looks great - fantastic layer of dense creamy suds on top of glowing rusty liquid. plenty of aroma, a nice blend of the flowery earthy goldings, bready caramelly malt, and, surprisingly, for a USIPA, genuine english YEAST CHARACTER - baked apple. Falls away in the mouth - starts sticky and caramelly, disappears completely for half a second, then reemerges with a growing but thin lemony/peppery bitterness. that familiar english combination of flabby caramel and wateriness, washed out with perfumy/peppery goldings. doesnít taste 6.8% at all, more like a 4% swiller.