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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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BA SCORE
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good

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
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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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-04-2013 10:13:38 | More by AngusOg
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-15-2013 23:42:35 | More by VBWharfRat
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

07-23-2013 19:44:04 | More by Rhettroactive
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bcheng

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +22.4%

I previously had this IPA from AleWerks that tasted so-so, but the fresh brew from this growler was drastically different and delicious. It almost tastes like a double-IPA, fresh hops, with a good amount of malt sweetness to balance it out, which also hides the alcohol very well. This is quite surprising and easy drinking. Giving this a good score because my wife enjoyed it, and for how well it went down -- it just hit the right spot in this warm weather.

07-14-2013 21:45:32 | More by bcheng
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-14-2013 12:07:30 | More by dgherm
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-13-2013 20:18:03 | More by Gatordaddy
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-12-2013 03:35:47 | More by Camjmorton
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-28-2013 00:30:05 | More by mhaugo
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%

The malt base on this beer is thicker than I was anticipating it'd be. Keeps things earthy overall. Hop spiced tone is mildly there, as an accent. Overall this stays very earthy though. Feel is prett good. The malt bill is pretty high and the hops aren't as prevalent on the beer as I'd like, but it's still pretty nice. I think this would be very good on cask.

06-27-2013 03:40:52 | More by RblWthACoz
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-24-2013 02:37:32 | More by nstroup
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves scattered lines on the glass.

S- Very musty and earthy hops, my guess is Simcoe. The best word to use for the bouquet is "rustic."

T- The rustic nature continues in the flavor with an assertive bitterness containing more of the earth notes plus some toasty malt to complement. Drinkable without too much alcohol flavor and just a slight bit of metallic taste.

M- Pretty standard hop bite with a moderate dryness. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A nicely done IPA that's well-hopped both in flavor and aroma. And, oh wow, I didn't even suspect for a second that it was as high in alcohol as it is. Way to go Alewerks. My first by them and it certainly won't be my last.

06-19-2013 02:07:20 | More by Immortale25
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-18-2013 12:08:34 | More by Mattyb79
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-12-2013 16:17:23 | More by JMUbrewz
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tgeorgf

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-11-2013 23:42:12 | More by tgeorgf
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CreightonSM

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-10-2013 17:21:48 | More by CreightonSM
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-03-2013 23:03:13 | More by ejimhof
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-03-2013 20:56:22 | More by Molson2000
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-24-2013 16:34:58 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-02-2013 02:51:24 | More by surfrogue1
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-01-2013 03:31:48 | More by spycow
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours an opaque orange colour with a small white head.

The smell is citrus hops,oranges,grapefruit, very nice.

The taste is sweet at first, slightly fruity finishing with a little bitterness. As the beer warms up you can detect a very subtle maltiness to the finish and even some honey.

The mouthfeel medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This was actually a pretty good easy drinking ipa. Pretty well balanced and covers its abv very well. The bitterness is pretty low for an ipa but it doesn't make it less enjoyable.

04-23-2013 23:45:08 | More by Dave1999
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-28-2013 21:36:08 | More by davemathews68
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +23%

03-19-2013 12:25:04 | More by grahamboudreaux
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-13-2013 08:35:27 | More by ChopsMeister
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-27-2013 00:01:26 | More by buckyp
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.