peter48er (186) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
Full of hops,citrus flavours and a biting bitterness. Poured from the bottle a light brown colour with a creamy head which lasted well down the glass. A very acceptable version of this iconic style. illteez (11) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2009
A lighter style ipa that is well balanced. Very strong citrus smell and taste and light on the palate. Finished very smooth with a pleasant hops character. amckee (11) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Three parts Budweiser and one part shoe polish. Amazing! This was a cheap beer that I found in Vickery Park and was exactly as I expected. fredthecat (337) - CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 pine needle smell,dark orange with a head that dissipates, it has a preserved orange taste with candy sugar taste, but ver dry, a slightly harsh mouthfeel phaleslu (11071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Draft. I’m not sure where the "East" comes from but it’s basically an average IPA. Pours a clear gold with a moderate sized off-white head. Hops and a little citrus and floral scent on the nose, but primarily hops. Same goes for the flavor but a little more malt and sweetness than the first smell indicates. Dry, bitter finish. Re-rate: better than my early rating suggested.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale is a clear light amber ale with a thick, dense white head that shows outstanding retention and lacing. It has a strong hoppy aroma. It’s kind of medicinal smelling. It has a lively medium body that’s pretty smooth with a slightly chalky finish. It’s pretty well balanced between sweet and dry. It has a green bitterness. There’s nothing too stand-out here. It kind of reminds me of Ballard Bitter. (Old school!) This one was past its "best before" date. Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A clear golden colored beer, with an off-white head. The aroma of hop bitters with fruits like citrus and yeast. The taste is gentle bitter of the hops. There are fruits like citrus. A little dry. The aftertaste is bitter with a little sweet. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
She poured amber orange with a soft, cream-colored head which swirls with tempting lace. Her nose is a gentle breeze of soft floral hops in full bloom while succulent honeycomb and butter rolls end with a sweet kiss. She truly represents the floral side of hops which tend to be forgotten amidst the maelstrom of piney, grassy, grapefruity IPAs. There is a faint wisp of grass and pine needles, green and basking in the summer sun, but that quickly heeds way to mango, oranges, and aloe which blend perfectly with her heady floral nose. It never ceases to amaze me how just one beer style can be so varied and diverse; there truly is no end to the excitement. My first quaff is soft and sweet, highlighting her honey and butter rolls before blossoming into a field of spring flowers, their blossoms swaying under a slightly cool, refreshing breeze. The mango and orange is a subtle addition which leaves with a tinge of dry grass and orange skin. Licking my buttery lips, each subsequent quaff is brisk, clean, and exquisitely sessionable. A touch more pine needles and sweet grass further on, but the true star of the East India Pale ale from Brooklyn Brewery is her vast floral bouquet which soothes my weary soul.
Radek Kliber (7538) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Some will down-play Brooklyn for their clean precision, but I find that is what makes them stand out. Are they my favorite brewery, no, but then I don’t really have one to begin with. One thing I do know is that no matter what Brooklyn beer should be set down before me, I will enjoy each and every minute of it, some more than others, but always a pleasure.
On tap at Rattle N Hum Craybees (18) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Appearance: fine haze , amber tea , light top noted. 2+
Nose: blend of black tea , hint of alcohol , malt and pepper , flowery top.
Flavor/Palate : Dry alcoholic front , smooth oily body. Light bitterness swimming on top. Not very deep but dangerously drinkable bitter ale.
Really not bad--probably more of an English styled-IPA than other East Coast examples of the style.