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Brooklyn The Defender (2012)

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Brooklyn The Defender (2012)
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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New York Comic Con is nearly upon us, and to celebrate this most imaginative and animated occasion we’ve tapped into our inner nerd (didn’t have to dig too far) and brewed up a limited-edition draft-only hoppy amber IPA named The Defender. The liquid portion of The Defender was designed by Brewmaster and certified Sci-Fi geek Garrett Oliver, the logo by vintage DC Comics logo designer Milton Glaser, and the hero himself by Tony Millionaire.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Mild Yeast, Mild Floral T: Mildly Yeasty, Mild Cherry M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, a pretty weak offering from Brooklyn, can’t grasp the hype.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity hops, flowery, and a hint herbal, light malty sweetness, and medium bitterness. Not bad, considering it’s possibly a bit old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
draft at blue Monk, Buffalo. amber orange pour, frothy white head, pine, orange zest, citrus notes in both aroma & flavor. creamy mouthfeel. Hefty malt backbone. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (948) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger, 11/8/2012. Cloudy amber orange pour. Aroma is light citrus, heavier pine hops with pronounced toasty caramel malts, subtly spicy. Taste is thick piney hops, some grapefruit, light caramel and biscuit malts. Medium palate, a bit resinous. Not overly complex but fairly tasty, easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a hazed amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Crisp sweet malt, caramel, toast, and more malt on the nose. Long bitterness, spicy hops, a touch of warming alcohol. Lingering bitterness, grainy musk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2048) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Draught from Waterfront Manhattan. Golden pour. Florals. Hops. Some citrus. Ok beer..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (521) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Amber hazy with a small off qhite head. Taste is malts, bitter pine, grapefruit, caramel, citrus, bread, orange. Aroma is quite hard to get but smells good. Good one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Draft at barcade. Pours a hazy amber with light white lacing. Aroma is grassy and pine hop and light bitter citrus in the back. Mouthfeel is medium, lightly bitter, with notes of grass, citrus and pine hop. Some malt and spice as well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
On tap at Barcade. Looks like an amber IPA, tastes like one. A little overly bitter, not particularly well balanced, but quite drinkable nonetheless. Not their finest, but fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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