In this beer blog, we are going to sample out another beer from Brooklyn Brewery and the beer is their East India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
This English India Pale Ale has a clear copper color with a white constant head on the beer. The smell is a heavy grapefruit to it. The taste of this full body beer is a carbonation grapefruit with a wet grapefruit hop to it. It is drinkable beer for what it is but to me, it is one and maybe two beers. I have to move on to the next beers.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
East India Pale Ale is our version of the sturdy ale made by the british brewer George Hodgson in the 1820’s to survive the voyage from London around the Cape of Good Hope to Calcutta. East India Pale Ale is brewed from English malt and hops and will taste best before the freshness date indicated.
Here is a description from their website (www.brooklynbrewery.com):
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale is inspired by the original East India Pale Ales brewed in England in the early 1800’s for the troops in India. Everyday English ales were spoiling during shipment from London, around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, to Calcutta. Using extra malt and hops, British brewer George Hodgson developed an ale with the bitterness and strength to endure the long sea voyage, giving rise to a great beer style. Our East India Pale Ale is a deep golden beer brewed from British malt and a blend of hops featuring the choice East Kent Golding variety. It is traditionally dry-hopped for a bright aroma of hops, lemongrass, pine and citrus fruit, and has a robust bitterness, a warming malt palate and a clean hoppy finish. We think Hodgson would be rather pleased.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, this is not my favorite India Pale Ale. I have to say with all the over the top hopped up India Pale Ales. This beer gives the hop head another aspect of this great beer style. Brooklyn Brewery hit a home run with the traditional beer style going back to England. They honor that great man on their beer bottles in their description. I will flip this beer in and out of my line up. This is a pretty good English IPA style. This is a great beer to start with if you are trying to like India Pale Ale. I recommend you trying it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser