IPA - Drake's Brewing Company

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Overall: 8.76/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American India Pale Ale

ABV: 7.00%

IBU: 65

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Dark Gold
  • Pours clear with a huge amount of off-white, frothy foam. Retention is quite good as is the lacing: wispy and sticky.

    Aroma doesn't hide that fact that it is full of hops. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and even spice come through. There is a definite caramel malt back bone behind the hops.

    Taste has malt up front that begins to fade into the middle as burst after burst of hop begins to take over. Grapefruit citrus, floral are the strongest with some spice hops lingering along with the grapefruit. Not an over powering bitterness but it lasts.

    Medium body with a crisp, clean, refreshing amount of carbonation, helping the body. Dries the palate some.

    This is one of those beers I would like to taste on tap. Really good combination of hops that give it a pleasant complexity that keeps one interested throughout. Nicely done. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Monday, June 06, 2011 at 18:08:31
  • Tasted: Monday, June 06, 2011
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • A "West Coast" interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Copper-colored from additions of light Crystal malt, and body-building Caramalt, carry the malt weight of this hop bomb. The hoppy aromas of pine and grapefruit are delivered from the abundant Columbus and Cascade hops.
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