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Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
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beerman73

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-21-2014 23:27:08 | More by beerman73
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fishrunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-08-2014 20:12:35 | More by fishrunner
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polopaul20

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-07-2014 19:46:11 | More by polopaul20
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stevoj

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-04-2014 06:42:40 | More by stevoj
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-17-2014 19:54:29 | More by jaymo18
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robebo44

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-15-2014 02:31:35 | More by robebo44
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northstar23

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-08-2014 03:11:05 | More by northstar23
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 20:38:56 | More by ahbaggins
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Pencible

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

01-09-2014 03:04:18 | More by Pencible
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tard24

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-02-2014 09:48:34 | More by tard24
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-31-2013 09:59:25 | More by seanchai
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-28-2013 20:06:14 | More by BillRoth
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jlivings757

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-12-2013 19:38:52 | More by jlivings757
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67cuda

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-11-2013 04:13:07 | More by 67cuda
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-06-2013 17:48:54 | More by jaswilson2
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TaylorK

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-03-2013 12:25:49 | More by TaylorK
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brewerburgundy

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-30-2013 00:53:14 | More by brewerburgundy
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farrago

New Jersey

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.

11-29-2013 18:43:37 | More by farrago
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tgatort

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-15-2013 22:57:04 | More by tgatort
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obywan59

Virginia

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.

11-06-2013 03:24:50 | More by obywan59
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blbarnett3

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-18-2013 16:22:45 | More by blbarnett3
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

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.

10-11-2013 18:40:38 | More by Dave_Treat
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-21-2013 18:37:46 | More by Mantooth
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arizcards

Arizona

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%

Had a 12 oz sample at the Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg today for $3.00. Review from notes.

Beer was served orange with a nice white head.

Nose was pretty nondescript. Basic pale malts but the aroma hops were MIA.

Taste was well balanced pale malts being a pretty big player. But the hops win in the end with a nice combo of citrus, pine, and peach hops taking over that malt base.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall a solid IPA that is worth a shot.

09-19-2013 23:09:09 | More by arizcards
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-19-2013 20:43:14 | More by davet100
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.