Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by SDDanC:
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It pours a hazy golden color with about a pinky-fingers worth of white head which sinks quickly into a residual ring. On the nose there is a fair amount of malt and a hint of the piney hop profile. On the tongue it is sweet and malty, then comes the hops. Citrusy hop flavor. Mouthfeel is good, could be better with more carb. As it races around in the tongue it seems a bit thin. With regards to the large malt presence and 7.5% ABV, I would expect it to be a little fuller bodied. Nonetheless, it is very tasty. Im quite thankful to have tried this treat, a nice break from all the local IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2011 04:45:50 | More by SDDanC
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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 183 ratings.