>Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Or the one I’ll be drinking a couple of whilst watching the England game.
In case I hadn’t made it clear enough, I’m a big fan of American Brews , and although Brooklyn hardly qualifies as a micro, I’ll generally treat anything they brew with interest. The East India Pale is new to me, and it doesn’t disappoint. Despite my leaning for IPA’s is of the ‘massively hopped’ variety, the East India Pale goes down well. Light, and not all ‘massively hopped’ – it has a light, almost fruity, grapefruit body; and the malt stays in the background, present, without overpowering. The EIIPA pours copper with almost no head, and doesn’t taste anywhere near its 6.8 abv; those piney flavours you expect to linger with IPA fade pretty quick. I’d drink this again, no problem.