643. Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

643. Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

I picked up a six-pack of Brooklyn's East India Pale Ale a few days ago at Downtown Wine & Spirits to have something to drink on nights that I don't feel like reviewing. I let this warm a bit and served it in my NERAX pint glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Alcohol: 7.00%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: English India Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a lightly hazy copper with a thick, fluffy, beige head that fades to a sudsy layer leaving patchy lace.

Smell (4.0): Predominantly grassy, leafy, herbal and resiny hops. There are light pepper and even lighter citrus notes. Toasty and malty aromas come out upon swirling.

Taste (3.5): Upfront there's a toasty maltiness the becomes sweeter as it moves to the center, where peppery and citrus flavors appear. The finish has a mildly bitter, but flavorful resiny hop character, which is nice, but could have been stronger.

Mouthfeel (3.0): Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied, but it somehow still manages to feel a little thin.

Drinkability (3.5): Easy to drink, definitely something you could make a session of.

Overall (3.65)