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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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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006)
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Photo of tanner1980
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mdillon86, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
3/5  rDev -18%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jereb33
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jereb33, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of rhhjr
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

rhhjr, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Yabev15
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Yabev15, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

HarmonMW, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +9.3%

AndrewMichael, May 20, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -18%

TheBigBoy, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of littlelorib
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

First thing i noticed when i opened the bottle was a big whiff of grapefruit. It pours a golden amber, not quite clear, with slightly less than a fingers worth of head. Smells of the previously mentioned grapefruit with grass and spice. Taste is a bit disappointing, a little of a watery mouthfeel with fairly one dimensional bitterness. Overall, drinkable, but several IPAs with better flavor are easily obtainable.

littlelorib, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%

Hazy orange with a small head that dissipates almost immediately.

A bit of orange rind on the nose - a little faint. Orange marmalade and sweet biscuit lead to herbal hops, finishing with an astringent, peppery bitterness.

Medium body. Mouthfeel is dominated by puckering bitterness.

CliffBrake, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Hanzo, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
3/5  rDev -18%

LambicKing, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of DMPollock
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DMPollock, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +9.3%

2dogbrew, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of keithwalk
4/5  rDev +9.3%

keithwalk, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of ChefHopMeister
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ChefHopMeister, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%

Received in trade from mdaschaf, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden/copper color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to spotty lace. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of sherry countered with earthy, herbal, and a hint of citrus hops. I get aged barleywine aromas from this one a bit. Taste is sweet and malty with enough earth and grapefruit to call this an IPA. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Seven and a half percent alcohol is well hidden. This is a nice flavorful beer. Its a bit sweet compared to most ipa's and a few more ounces of hops especially late in the boil would have been nice, but I could drink some of these.

johnnnniee, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of williahd
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

williahd, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

Served in a glass. Beer is amber, clear, big off white head, some lacing, decent retention, some carbonation.

Aroma is piny and sweet with a maltiness to it, interesting.

Beer is pushing it on the single IPA front, dry finish, sweet malty backbone, interesting presentation but overall a weak beer, uninteresting, more sweet than hoppy. Decent I guess but not a repeat at all.

drabmuh, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Fermenticusrex
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Fermenticusrex, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Lantern, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of SDDanC
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

SDDanC, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of thatguy757
4/5  rDev +9.3%

thatguy757, Dec 22, 2011
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.