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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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101 Reviews
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Reviews: 101
Hads: 244
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 18.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GenCornwallis for this opportunity

A: Somewhere between cranberry juice and rootbeer...quite thick looking. Lots of little bubbles meander from the bottom of the glass to the top. Head is fairly creamy, light beige with a greenish tint. Its fallen quite a bit but some good swatches lay across the top of the body and a quality ring remains around the sides of the glass.

S: Sweet malts and citrus...you know this is gonna be good. Some pineapple, earthy pine hops and a touch of OJ.

T: Begins with an interesting flavor right on the tip of the tongue. Mixture of sap, hoppy oils and bittered orange peel. Moves towards juicy grapefruit and some earthy, dirty bitterness. A huge blanket of pine bittering hops move and streak right down the center of the tongue leaving a wake of destruction in its path. Aftertaste has a bit of red berry off the vine and more serious hops.

M: Medium body, a bit thinner than I would have suspected

D: This beer could easilly pass as an xmas ale IMO. Only drawback is the dirty bitterness that plagues this (and so many other) beers. At least its not cookie cutter and can stand out in a crowded IPA marketplace.

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Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.