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Drake's IPA - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Drake's IPADrake's IPA

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446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 23
Gots: 27 | 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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Appearance: Red-amber and faintly hazy with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Nice strong hop smell - pine, faint citrus and flowers.

Taste: Bitter up front that quickly turns ashen. Very light sweetness and malt kicks in, but are not enough to cover the ash. Faint alcohol at the end. Aftertaste fades quickly.

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick and carbonated.

Overall: Good smell, but I was not a fan of the taste. It's not that this is too bitter, but something about the taste of this made the bitterness unappealing.

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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.

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Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.