Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.