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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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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006

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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 100
Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big scent of hops and citrus
Appearance- Pours a clear golden yellow with almost no head.
Taste- Very hoppy with a hint of citrus.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation.
Overall- A pretty good American IPA. I recommend that you try it.

Photo of leantom
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Visited Virginia and picked this up before going home to Indiana. Here goes:

A: Alright. Cloudy orange-brown with a decent head and moderate lacing. Some carbonation.

S: Very light, but still detect citrus, pine, and some grapefruit. Also some cloying malt sweetness.

T: Follows the nose but with some added orange peel. Moderate hops and good malt.

F: Well carbonated but somewhat light.

O: Very average.

Photo of JodyPowers
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery from a pint glass.

4.0 A: Yellow orange color. Creamy off white head with lots of lacing.

4.25 S: Mango and grapefruit. Floral with some earthiness.

3.75 T: Moderate bitterness. Flowers as above.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth.

3.75 D: Solid all around.

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CBodamer
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ragarazor
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brucefraser
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rbodacious
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of cjgiant
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

A: Cloudy amber, with a thin head that quickly faded. Lacing was fair, may have been better if I'd been more aggressive in my pouring.

S: Not a powerful nose, but peach and grapefruit stand out.

T: Pretty sweet up front, just shy of cloying (I suspect from some added sugar to kick up the AVB); very little flavor of the grain. The hops bitterness is medium, and outlasts the sweetness; I detect grapefruit pulp and pine notes.

M: Quite nice mouthfeel, with a good moist/crisp balance, and just a touch of dryness at the end.

O: A little sweeter than I like my IPA's, which I admit is just a personal taste thing. It's decent enough that I could see bringing a six'er of this to a party to share, and know that it would be appreciated (while keeping the "good stuff" at home in my refrigerator)

Photo of Brewndruid
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Alewerks is fast becoming one of my top breweries. A Nother… Must buy…! If you haven't tried this, you have to! It is just a phenomenal beer. Well-balanced delicious not overwhelming in the least.

Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy medium copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of fine visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass with some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy foamy dark beige head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glas. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with pine and citrus/orange rind hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet caramel malts. That is followed by slightly stronger flavors of citrus/orange rind and pine hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Interesting combination of hops aromas/flavors over the top of the sweet caramel malts - though the hops win out. Good but not great. Easy enough to drink with well hidden ABV.

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.45/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JLD78
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of RHorne
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of hophugger
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
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