Brooklyn East India Pale Ale (bottle)
Will this leave up to my last English IPA? I love Brooklyn beers, but that Meantime IPA is quite a tough act to follow....
Pours dingy yellow/orange with a moderate white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Slightly hazy, but mostly clear. Slight citrus aroma, nice crisp white hops, somewhat yeasty. Flavor is similar, lots of citrusy hoppiness and a slight yeasty finish. Somewhat drying on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is moderate-to-thick with a nice dose of hops and some carbonation.
Overall this is probably most notable for how well-executed it is and yet how almost totally unremarkable it is. English beers in general tend to be more subtle and subdued than their American counterparts, and this IPA would probably fit in quite well in the English beer scene. It doesn't quite measure up to the Meantime, but it's a nice beer all on its own.
My overall BA rating: 3.7/5