Brooklyn East IPA

New York
United States
Brooklyn East IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Plenty of IPAs will promise you the moon and the stars,  looking to seduce you with words of smashing bitterness and hops everlasting. Actually, we're not here to "blow you away with a lupulin cannon," or "peel the enamel off your teeth." East IPA is a clean, drinkable IPA that's packed with flavor and offers a bold balance, not a smack in the head. American hops soar in the bright piney aroma, while East Kent Goldings hops bring the taste of stone fruits and firm bitterness from IPA's ancestral British home. Give our East IPA a try with some rich crab cakes or salmon, strike up a conversation with farmhouse cheddars, and find harmony alongside spicy dishes. East IPA's blend of tradition and exuberance sets the standard for hop-driven deliciousness.

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
47
Hops: 
East Kent Golding, Willamette, Northdown, Centennial
Malts: 
East Anglian British Pale
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Nearly all of the IPAs in the market today are American-style, with huge expressions of a wide range of different hops in the aroma and flavor of the brew. In many cases, the hop character overwhelms the base malt backbone. Brooklyn East IPA is certainly not one of those. It is somewhat refreshing to indulge in the more subdued hop character and more interesting malt character of an English-style IPA. This clear, golden-colored brew has a moderate woody hop aroma along with subtle esters typical of English yeast strains. The fine, bubbly head lingers for an acceptable time. The flavor is a nearly 50:50 balance of caramel malt and hop expression (flavor and bitterness), with a malt sweetness that lingers into the finish and is accentuated by a rather low carbonation level. Even for an English-style IPA, the hop notes are simply too subtle in this brew.