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RATINGS: 1978   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Brooklyn East Indian Pale Ale ABV: 6.8% IBU: Volume: 12 fl oz Glass: Tapered 16oz Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors Consumed on: Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 first impression: Thick head calms down quickly to a thin foamy cover. The color is rich and varied and has subtle golden variations within a deep red hue. The hops are very present, and the carbonation is very active. Lace hangs nicely to the glass. The color is very nice. Aroma is mindful of a clean, wet brick walk. Lingering attention is in the upper back roof of the mouth. Aroma/Olfactory: Malt is creamy, flexible, and exquisite. Just a hint of nuttiness. Hops are grassy, citrusy, and very nice. Yeast/Bacteria is of a brick or basement aroma, but not bad at all. Reminds one of autumn. Raisins, soy and smoke, with impressions of a field after the rain. Visuals/Appearance: Color one of the most beautiful beers I know of despite a rather lame head. Liquid is quite clear, and actively carbonated Head is minimal but lace hangs if thinly for the duration, just slightly off white. The head is a downer, but minimal points off. Taste/Flavor: Lightly sweet, and ends with a rich, thorough bite. Slightly sour by design, and bitter is its most welcome aspect. Palate/Tactile: Body/Mouthfeel is full and luxurious - like a real hot chocolate in texture, but not in flavor at all. Texture is creamy with a finishing bite. Carbonation is lively and plays off the color nicely. Finish is thankfully long and bitter. Overall, a very nice exemplar of an IPA - slightly sour, very bitter, biting, beautiful. Stands up to spicy foods, delicious on its own. Easily available, affordable and one of my favorite beers to enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
gorangutang (5) - - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
I'm falling more and more in love with Brooklyn Brewery. Everything I've tasted so far has been right up my alley! This is absolutely no exeption, love this Pale Ale from "the brewery". Rich on taste, can recomend this one to every Pale Ale lover out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edisone (3) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
My current favorite brew, from anyone! But reading many of these reviews, I suspect that this one does not travel well - I always get it very fresh, so that might make a difference. Upon opening, the beautiful flowery aroma starts my mouth watering (no kidding) .... beautiful, deep amber in the glass ... decent creamy head which fades fairly quickly (although I drink it too fast to be sure, I admit) ... drinks sharp & dry, just the way a great IPA ought to. With an alcohol content of 6.9%, this one is too delicious & dangerous for me - but I keep drinking it, anyway! Still cannot find another IPA which comes close.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hansk (9) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
This is a very good beer. Try it! Bitter/sweet a full body for a pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 20, 2013
Mavavilhosa IPA nova iorquina, uma marcante presença de lúpulos florais, corpo e sabores dos maltes gerando complexidade, muito agradável, leve, equilibrada, nada extrema.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
assousa (17) - - DEC 21, 2014
Cerveja maravilhosa!!! Extremamente aromática, sabor marcante e equilibrado. Top!!!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (414) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Pours amber with almost no head. Smells mostly of honey and honeycomb. Also Seville orange and herbs. Fizzy and fresh, very bitter and long-lasting. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
One of my favorite IPA’s but I like Harpoon a little better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardGretton (4420) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
Dark amber looking lager like beer, with a great sherbert like aroma. Very fizzy drink with a bitter dry finish. A great beer, perfect for a refreshing drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
I was a little disappointed by the subdued hoppiness of this beer. Don’t misunderstand me, it has a good hop flavor, just not as prominent as I was expecting. Still a good all around IPA.

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