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RATINGS: 2135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1994) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear yellow/orange colour with medium head. Hoppy aroma. Fruity and malty flavor with bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Strange how this started off tasting funny (possibly the bottle wasn’t well kept) and then it grows on you. Smell is kind of musty at first, forest floor and gym bag/sweat. Lots of hops and a little malt balance, but off flavours of soap, cooking oil, tin can make it less than enjoyable. But as it warms, becomes more palatable. Great body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (810) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Keller’s IGA" in Cincinnati, Ohio - This one pours a light amber brew with a tal, effervescent white head that quickly fades and a distinctly hoppy aroma. Tastewise, this is an interesting IPA, a bit more fruity than most, but with a definite bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3024) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours a clear orangey color, weak initial head for the style, as was the lacing. The aroma was oranges, pine, other citrus. The flavor was oranges, grapefruits, pine, lemons, finishing with a touch of bitterness, not all that harsh for an IPA though. The malty stickiness was there under all this, doesn’t really add much more than more oranges, but it was there. Mouthfeel was moderate for the style, carbonation not overly done (might have been able to use a tad more).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (628) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours a VERY light amber color. Large white head with large bubbles. No lacing at all. Earthy almost dirty aroma. Taste is somewhat sour, hop bitterness and nothing. Very watery. This beer is not worth the price of admition! $12 a six pack is out of line. I would buy Red Hook or Sam Adam’s Pale Ales any day before this. While they aren’t good neither is this and they cost half as much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2007
(Bottle BB 07/2007) Aromatic hoppy, citrus fruity and malty aroma. Bronze colour, very slightly hazy and small, more or less fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Citrus fruity, grassy, malty and moderately bitter flavour. Dry, softly carbonated and medium-bodied palate. Well balanced, crispy beer! 24/02/07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2007
Pours a amber colour with a small head. Nice bitter finish with citrus notes. Despite its lower raing , I enjoye this better than the Dog Fish 60 min.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. Light amber color. Fruity marmelade aroma with pepper, citrus, pineapple and orange. Flavor of exotic fruits with enough malt backbone. Some sharpness in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a lean transparent copper without any texture. The head is thin and offwhite. The aroma has an initially sweet bubblegum aroma and little else. Very subdued hop aroma. This follows through into the flavor. There is some of a hop bite, a slight sweetness, but lacks the hop of most IPA’s. The palate and finish were both average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 355ml bottle - pours deep golden/orange with a very small white head. Aroma is in the floral "west coast" character, but with a strong malt background. Almost smells like a sort of subdued American barley wine. Flavour is like a flip of the aroma - some citrusy hops off the top followed by a sweet English malt middle which then gives way to a medium bitter hoppy finish. Nice stuff, and much more English in overall character than your typical American IPA. Well made, nicely balanced ale.

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