Beer Profile: Brooklyn East IPA

Profiled by Maria Devan

This is a straight up good IPA. Pours clear and orange. Cream colored head that lasted well. Leaves sheets of shimmering lace.

Nose is candied orange peel with a splash of lemon. A malt that is not too sweet on the nose. As succulent as this is I am not seeing the nose run all over the place and I like that.

Taste follows the nose except for a permeating herbal from hop that is a perfect counter point to the sweetness of the orange peel. Bitterness underlies the drink rather than comes out over the top of it. Bitterness is firm but not sharp,clean and does not linger. This shows off a creamy biscuit with a faint caramel in the aftertaste. Lovely.

4.5
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Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

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mdMaria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY, is a great beer writer, and should be a beer judge. Really, Maria, you’d make a great one.

James Visger’s Beer Term O’ the Day

Beer Term ‘O the Day: Cold Break: This is composed of another group of proteins that need to be thermally shocked into precipitating out of the wort. Slow cooling will not affect them. Cold break, or rather the lack of it, is the cause of Chill Haze.

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11200622_10204207575965313_2069580751634047627_nJames Visger lives in Clarksville, TN. What, you wanna know more? He’s a BJCP beer judge and president of The Clarksville Carboys. More? His wife’s name is Jami and they are a great looking couple. That enough? Demanding, ain’t ya?