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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brooklyn - East India Pale Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
East India Pale Ale
Brooklyn Brewery
#1 Brewers Row
79 North 11th Street
Brooklyn , NY USA
Est. 1988

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.9 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep amber gold color.
Carmel malt and some floral hops brightness in aroma.
Off white foaming head goes to about one finger high.
Great streaked lacing up and down the glass.
Malty  and grassy taste mixed with a slight hint of citrus; very tasty.
Light carbonation.
Light to medium bodied mouth feel. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Brooklyn does their IPA in the English style which is flavorful, but as the British say, "...not my cup of tea." I have grown accustomed to the American versions and the different hop varieties they bring to bear in flavor. I found the beer to be drier and lighter than most tried. Just my personal taste interjection and by no means a knock on the brewer. Let's face it, I couldn't brew anything near half as good as this at home with my paltry experience. But let's say for an English Style, it is close to the mark of what the Brits find in their IPA's.

While this is certainly a noble beverage, I will take a pass as IPA's go in my taste book.

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