Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by ackleydg:
4.22/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light amber/orange color with about a finger width of off-white head.
Smells nice - mostly citrus hops.
Similar flavor - citrus/grassy hops. I like this kind of hops flavor, only criticism is the beer is not very complex overall.
Perhaps a little too carbonated. Light mouthfeel with a lingering bitterness.
Overall I think it's one of Williamsburg Alewerks' best brews and would definitely get it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2011 03:34:37 | More by ackleydg
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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.