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Drake's IPA - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Drake's IPADrake's IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

404 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 23
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by pigdog:
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pigdog

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a-medium copper color, finger of foamy white head and fairly thick lacing

s-sweet malty caramel aroma, slight yeast smell with some citrus and pine.

t-piney hops dominate the taste buds, nice full flavor, more bitter than expected after the sweetness from the nose.

m-medium body, a little syrupy but still fairly balanced and a dry finish

d-very drinkable beer with solid flavor, but the sweetness would keep me from making it a regular go-to beer.

overall-solid IPA, but a little too much sweet for my taste. That being said, a sixer for $9.99 that tastes like this is a good option if other beers in the same range arent available such as Green Flash West Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 23:07:47 | More by pigdog
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Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.