Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Drake Tail India Pale AleDrake Tail India Pale Ale

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006)
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A: Cloudy amber, with a thin head that quickly faded. Lacing was fair, may have been better if I'd been more aggressive in my pouring.

S: Not a powerful nose, but peach and grapefruit stand out.

T: Pretty sweet up front, just shy of cloying (I suspect from some added sugar to kick up the AVB); very little flavor of the grain. The hops bitterness is medium, and outlasts the sweetness; I detect grapefruit pulp and pine notes.

M: Quite nice mouthfeel, with a good moist/crisp balance, and just a touch of dryness at the end.

O: A little sweeter than I like my IPA's, which I admit is just a personal taste thing. It's decent enough that I could see bringing a six'er of this to a party to share, and know that it would be appreciated (while keeping the "good stuff" at home in my refrigerator)

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Alewerks is fast becoming one of my top breweries. A Nother… Must buy…! If you haven't tried this, you have to! It is just a phenomenal beer. Well-balanced delicious not overwhelming in the least.

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A: Pours a hazy medium copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of fine visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass with some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy foamy dark beige head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glas. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with pine and citrus/orange rind hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet caramel malts. That is followed by slightly stronger flavors of citrus/orange rind and pine hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Interesting combination of hops aromas/flavors over the top of the sweet caramel malts - though the hops win out. Good but not great. Easy enough to drink with well hidden ABV.

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Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.