Beer: East India Pale Ale
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Serving Style: Draft
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: The Lamp Post, Jersey City, NJ
Primary Consumer: Ally
Secondary Consumer: Laura, Ally’s sister
Sight: Clear golden/orangey amber, with little-to-no head, just a tiny ring of bubbles on the edge of the glass.
Smell: Mild, clean citrus and floral notes.
Flavor: Mild hops–not bitter at all–with a fruity combination of apricots and grapefruit.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel, almost syrupy, with moderate carbonation.
Concluding Remark: Everything about this beer is very mild. No overt aroma, very light flavors–overall, it’s more in the style of a British IPA than an American one. However, if you’re okay with that, it’s a tasty and enjoyable enough brew. Brooklyn makes it using four different hops–East Kent Golding (which are English), Willamette (an American hybrid of the English Fuggles), Northdown (English), and Centennial (American)–but if you’re looking for an extreme American hop experience, this isn’t it.