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Drake's IPA - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 24
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Drake's flagship beer! A "West Coast" interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Copper-colored from additions of light Crystal malt, and body-building Caramalt, carry the malt weight of this hop bomb. The hoppy aromas of pine and grapefruit are delivered from the abundant Columbus and Cascade hops."

(Beer added by: drewbage on 06-09-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

420buds, Monday at 12:48 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

This is a good, solid IPA, not great, lacking in complexity and a bit too dry for my taste.

Dark gold, medium off-white head soon shrinks to foamy ring.

Aroma is musty raisins, toast, wet bread and hay, grass, cat pee, hint of grapefruit.

Taste is dryish with light but dominant hop character, very lightly on the bitter side, mostly due to lack of sweetness not because the bitterness is really strong. Hints of musty raisin, bread, grapefruit.

Offa, Saturday at 09:23 PM
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3.24/5  rDev -16.3%

Evallone, Oct 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Chris138, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Rochefort10nh, Sep 29, 2014
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jwswigs, Sep 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -7%

Hollzz, Sep 18, 2014
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Brandonry, Sep 13, 2014
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PaleAndBitter, Sep 07, 2014
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Elicoleman, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

bostonryan, Sep 02, 2014
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Jmasley1, Sep 02, 2014
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jeff1973, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

caljzy, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

MikeDAdams, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle poured into Speakeasy Ales and Lagers pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a healthy amount of off white head that laces nicely

S: Floral and citrus rind hop notes, maybe a little grassy, a little sweet malt in there, but mostly hop forward.

T: Nice hop bite up front, grapefruit and pine bitterness, a nice floral touch too. Just enough malt in the background to balance things. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: medium body, moderate carbonation

O: Very hop forward West Coast style, lives up to its billing. Maybe not my favorite, but a very solid brew.

RyanK252, Aug 26, 2014
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sansho, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ThurmondTX, Aug 15, 2014
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Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.