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RATINGS: 2229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.

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3.8
djd07 (14561) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear copper amber color with a large frothy off white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and grapefruit. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is citrus and sweet hop, very smooth with a light bitter finish. Easy to drink, a very good IPA from Brooklyn Brewery.

3.5
Paul150 (37) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle Poured into a standard pint glass with a faint copper color and thin head. Aroma is very spicy and hoppy with a faint amount of malt aroma. Taste is slightly malty and fruity up front with a heavy hop finish. However, it was not overly bitter nor the most bitter IPA I’ve had. Mouthfeel is average with an average amount of carbonation and some alcohol notes. Overall I thought this was a good IPA, especially if you are making the transition from less hoppy styles.

3.3
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2008
(Bottle). Very hoppy fragrant aroma. Amber body, small off-white head. Pleasant hoppy flavor, restrained bitterness. Very nice finish. More malt and mildness than some IPAs, but tasty nonetheless.

3.3
bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2008
Bottle. Golden color. Malt, grapefruit and oily hops in the aroma. Sugary sweet, oily hoppy flavor with grapefruit. Thin. Oily hopbitter aftertaste with plastic. Love the aroma, but the flavor doesn’t stand out.

3.8
mekjubaksa (17) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Nice spicy notes make this an atypical pale ale. Quite malty with hints of apricot. Not recommended pairing this with spicy foods as the ale is complex and deserves full attention. We enjoyed this ale with Vietnamese food or just sipping while surfing the net.

2.7
jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Pretty dark in appearance, more than I would think for an IPA. Nice aroma of hops and grass. Flavor is weak. Slight hops, some malts, but tastes watery. Palate is light, thin, and watery.

2.9
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Copper-amber color. One finger head diminishes to nice, fine lace. Aroma is solid maltiness with some warming alcohol and a bit of citrusy hops. High carbonation gives a tangy bite to mouthfeel. Hop bitterness is the only flavor aspect that I’m getting real range in--the beer’s greatest strength. More body than most IPAs.

3.5
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber with a white head. Nose is malt and slight citrus hops. Taste is like peach-flavored iced tea. Mouthfeel is medium with a bitter finish. More like a pale ale than an IPA and not as strong on the citrus flavor as I’d prefer.

3.3
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
bottle, very dark amber pour, head is thin, nose is faint malt and little hops, flavor is a bitter malt with some grapefruit, finish is bitter dry also

3
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
I felt like this was a weak IPA. It tasted a little bit watered down for me. I expected alot because Brooklyn makes good beer but I was disappointed.


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