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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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brewerburgundy, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Little over a finger of eggshell white to light tan foam, lots of different bubble sizes with a mottled surface, adequate retention, the lacing comes in very broad sheets but then slowly slides down the glass sides. Cloudy coppery orange hued liquid, more gauzy than transparent, widely dispersed fat and sluggish bubbles throughout, has visual “density” to it. Sweet, approachable nose of tangerine, pink grapefruit citrus, cocoa led maltiness, supplemented by less aggressive pine sap and white pepper notes, comes with a credible amount of apricot and peach fruit scents too, it needs to warm up some to release the underlying herbaceous hoppiness. Medium-bodied, somewhat low carbonation gives it a firm mouth feel rather than creamy, however, this is some prickle going on. The white pit fruit has a dried fruit kind of sweetness, same for the pineapple flavors. Semi-tart feel to the orange, tangerine to white grapefruit citrus. Some breadiness and grassy bite, not simple even as it displays its constituent parts clearly. Malty finish softens its contours, very likable and easygoing.

farrago, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.99/5  rDev +9%

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.

obywan59, Nov 06, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%

12 oz draft at Whole Foods.

Nice amber color, minimal head that clings to glass.

Not an over powering aroma, mix of sweet malt and hops.

Well balanced taste. Starts a little sweet, followed by medium hop flavor. 7.5% abv well hidden.

Light to medium body. Well carbonated

Overall a nice IPA.

Dave_Treat, Oct 11, 2013
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.