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Drake Tail India Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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: 183 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2013 00:01:26 | More by buckyp
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droomyster

Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a small white head with decent retention. Pleasant aromas of caramel sweetness with a touch of citrus and notes that remind of the whiff one gets upon opening a honey-flavored cereal box. Hops are assertive on the front and back ends, with a caramel and fruity middle. Finish lingers long with strong hints of grapefruity goodness. I like this IPA quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:51:47 | More by droomyster
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-17-2013 22:36:22 | More by bsuedekum
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rturn2

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-14-2013 00:42:35 | More by rturn2
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium-dark golden hue with a white, 2-finger, head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace with a great trail down the side of the glass.

S: Strong hoppy aroma with a touch of fruity notes.

T: Nice and hoppy flavor with a bitter bite. Hints of citrus and pine in the background

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was an excellent IPA – nicely hopped but in good balance.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 19:14:04 | More by ckollias
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Smells like oranges, pear, spice, nice citrusy IPA.

Taste is really disappointing, somewhat stale bready malt, faded hop bitterness, only hints of citrus...not very good.

Pretty good mouthfeel but it doesn't make up for the taste.

Disappointing, pretty mediocre IPA.

5.7/10

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 03:20:10 | More by AlexFields
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MQ4188

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a very, very good IPA. No, it is not a huge, 10+ .abv iipa. It follows the style as described by the American ipa standard. Balanced, with a perfect lacing on the glass, hop forward with a peak hop kick near the end.

It finishes with a sweet hop finish.

This is a really great IPA! It follows the style and .abv nicely.

Of course, the beer snobs rate it down because its not Pliny, or Hopslam, give me a break!

Haters need to do a better job reading the criteria for what the different styles are supposed to be. Extreme doesn't always equate to good....

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 22:45:19 | More by MQ4188
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-05-2013 01:40:00 | More by zapahoppa
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Thundershatner


4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-22-2013 21:18:35 | More by Thundershatner
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a light copper/orange in color with a small amount of head which quickly dissipated. smells of caramel, grassy hops, grapefruit citrus. very tangy grapefruit taste up front, followed by an earthy bitterness that ligers for a bit then finishes off with a sweet bready malt flavor. medium body (on the lighter end) and highly carbonated. a nice tasting ipa but honestly falls short of being anything special. messy mix of characteristics which would be a lot easier going down with less carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 06:04:58 | More by facundoCNB
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-31-2012 06:35:00 | More by cliff1066
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mrterdferguson


3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-17-2012 03:07:09 | More by mrterdferguson
Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.