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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

BOTD: Brooklyn East India Pale

Today we take a break from the hefeweizens to sample my traditional favorite style of brew, the IPA – or in this case the EIPA.

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Brooklyn has always been a solid brewer in my past sampling and this East India Pale is no exception. As soon as the beer is poured into the glass you get the floral nose from the strong hopping. This is, as it should be, well hopped all the way through. Little malt, no sweetness, a hint of citrus with a finish that’s not too bitter. And strong, it is an IPA after all. It’s beers like this that make me laugh every time I hear some nimrod say “American beers are like sex in a canoe”.

Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Year: 1996
Origin: America (Brooklyn, NY)
Style: IPA
Content: 6.5%
Rating: Solid performer.
Recommendation: Can satisfy the snobbiest of ale drinkers and a good leg up for those whishing to move into the higher levels of hopdom.

5 Comments:

At August 11, 2005 2:35 PM, Blogger Kristine said...

Good stuff. When I lived in New York, someone told me that Brooklyn Brewery's beers were so great because they were made with such good water. I never really figured out whether or not that was a joke...

 
At August 13, 2005 1:21 AM, Blogger Nightcrawler said...

It looks like a great beer!

 
At August 13, 2005 2:04 AM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

Agreed, that's a fine IPA. You may want to edit the comment under the photo, though.

 
At August 13, 2005 2:17 AM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

By the way, I don't know if it's the comp class or the blogging or both, but your writing (dyslexic spelling aside) has gotten much better in the last few months. Just thought you should know.

 
At August 13, 2005 10:42 AM, Blogger Dublin Saab said...

Don't you mean slysdexic? But thanks.

 

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