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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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BA SCORE
83
good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006)
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Reviews by MQ4188:
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MQ4188

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a very, very good IPA. No, it is not a huge, 10+ .abv iipa. It follows the style as described by the American ipa standard. Balanced, with a perfect lacing on the glass, hop forward with a peak hop kick near the end.

It finishes with a sweet hop finish.

This is a really great IPA! It follows the style and .abv nicely.

Of course, the beer snobs rate it down because its not Pliny, or Hopslam, give me a break!

Haters need to do a better job reading the criteria for what the different styles are supposed to be. Extreme doesn't always equate to good....

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 22:45:19 | More by MQ4188
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S: Predominant grapefruit and citrus aroma with a citrusy orange malt note coming through. slight bit of candied ginger.

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Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.