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RATINGS: 2099   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 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Draft at Brixx. Copper colored with a small white head. A little grapefruity hops on the nose. Tastes like a typical IPA, but leans more towards peppery spice than bitterness. The flavor’s actually quite thin for an IPA, so I was surprised to see how high the alcohol content was. Not my favorite taste in an IPA, but it is smooth, easy drinking, and high alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle at home ... copper colour .... sweet sharp hop quite a lot of resins ... lots of hop character to this, lots and lots of juicy resins ... well balanced...slight pepperyness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1097) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Red with orange hues. Nice foamy off white head. Nose is caramel with a touch of citrus hops. Good balance of malt an hops. Nice caramel maltiness with a touch of citrusy hops. Not really as much hoppiness as I like in an IPA. More like a Pale to me. Good beer, just not IPA enough for me.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
molsonfan9000 (59) - geneva, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Pours copper with thin head. Smells very hoppy. Taste is the same with a very bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Wheatgerm nose with little hop presence. Deep amber color, foamy head. Taste was rich grains, wheatgerm, some hop presence behind it. Very balanced all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4673) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 12 oz, bb May 08. Orange-amber with a creamy, three finger and lasting head. Aroma is molasses, grain, resin and citrus. Flavor is earthy tea leaf, grain, citrus and resin with some slight wood. Near medium body is pretty smooth and dry. Great session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2007
bottle - Pours copper with a one finger white head and a citrus hop aroma. The flavor is of course led by the hops, which are moderately bitter here, but not as crisp as I’d like. The medium bodied brew finishes with some decent bitterness. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a light, white head that dissipates quickly. Heavy aromas of hops, citrus fruit, and some hints of malt. Flavor is of bitter hops, caramel, and some citrus with a sour finish. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Not bad, but nothing to yell about.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bitter hops, but lacking ultimate bite. Kind of subdued. Malts here and there but nothing noticable. Adds a tender sweetness to it. Kind of softens it out though. If this brew was going to East India, it might barely make it on the ship ride over.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2007
IPA poured from bottle was a light copper color with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Malt backing doesn’t quite stand up and makes for a lack of balance. The mouthfeel is also a little thin. Overall, a decent IPA, but not the greatest.


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