Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by MQ4188:
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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3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours an ever so slight hazy copper with a nice creamy dense white head. Good lacing, good retention.
S: Predominant grapefruit and citrus aroma with a citrusy orange malt note coming through. slight bit of candied ginger.
T: Grapefruit, pine and citrus in the forefront with a mild earthy hop underbelly. A mild orange malt sweetness fills in the background and fades fairly quickly. Nice lingering bitterness of grapefruit and an ever so slight green apple with a bit of bread crust late in a dry finish. I suspect being a pale beer, the Orange notes are coming from a hops addition.
M: Medium carbonation, not too overpowering. Doesn't bite the tongue. Medium light body with a slight oily finish.
O: Very good example of the style. The hop bitterness is nice and the hops are clean and fresh tasting. The malt notes are a bit underwhelming for my taste. I like a clean separation between the hop bite and the malt presence, the lines are a bit blurred in this area. All I all, It's a well done beer. I myself like a slight bit more malt presence but it's just a matter of personal preference. Still a really nice brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 21:12:16 | More by slusk
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.