Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by obywan59:
3.99/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchase on vacation from Wine Cheese & More, Chincoteague Island, VA
Pour a transparent but hazy orange with a 1 1/2 finger off white head that leaves some attractive lacing.
The aroma is definitely hop forward. Over ripe citrus and pine. Caramel and sweet malts.
Sweet malts are the backbone, but again the hops dominate. Spicy and piney. Tart citrus and dominant bitter hops in the end.
Medium to medium full in body. Peppery and slick in a good way. Decent alcoho burn.
Definitely worth a repeat. Full in flavor and aroma. Great mouthfeel. Maybe a little more bitter than the usual, but it works. Good balance.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2013 03:24:50 | More by obywan59
More User Reviews:
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.