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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

402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | 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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Cirus

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-01-2012 17:51:37 | More by Cirus
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-31-2012 12:49:55 | More by Rollzroyce21
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xmorgan

California

4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Copper, Bitter, dry finish I love the grapefruit resin it leaves on may palate, making me aware of the top of my mouth.

This is a very decent smooth IPA, a little on the aggressive side, but still on this side of the fence in comparison to Stone IPA.

A. Coppy, nice lacing,

S: citrusy, but a get lactose as well, I tested severed times and got lactose as well. (I had no dairy today)

T: Smoth, citrusy bittners, finish is dry and leave ones upper jowls to dry in residual hemp oils.

M: Meadium to full body, Like a full body beer on a diet that is barely working, It could be larger here.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 09:16:50 | More by xmorgan
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-23-2012 02:54:19 | More by ZinFanDave
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into FFF Teku glass

A - Hazy, dark orange with hints of brown. There is a white, one finger white head that leaves some nice lacing

S - Light grapefruit, pine and tangerine come forth from. Overall, a simple and light nose

T - Strong grapefruit and light pine dominate Initally. There is a light sweet orange that comes in the middle of the beer. The finish is strong pine that lingers in the finish. Well balanced and only a light hint of the 7% ABV

MF - Medium carbonation with a creamy medium body. There is a slight resin residue that remains in the finish that helps the pine linger on

O - Solid west coast IPA that I could imagine drinking on a frequent basis if I had access to it. However, it is not outstanding enough for me to want to get some in the Midwest as its much easier to get a hold of Furious or Two-Hearted.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 18:50:07 | More by jeonseh
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flayedandskinned

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-12-2012 09:33:09 | More by flayedandskinned
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hanlonrn


4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-11-2012 19:27:43 | More by hanlonrn
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-08-2012 20:36:42 | More by Pinche_Oso
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match1112

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear amber body with a thin creamy head.

s: pine, citrus, caramel and more pine.

t: pine, citrus, pine, caramel, pine and more pine.

m: medium body nice carbonation. dry from start to finish.

o: alittle too piney and dry for me. i prefer ipa to be juicy citrus flavors with a touch of sticky oil on my cheeks. not bad if you like drinkin christmas tree.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 00:37:47 | More by match1112
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nealbert

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-29-2012 05:51:56 | More by nealbert
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-28-2012 00:32:37 | More by Evan
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dejrrma

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-21-2012 06:59:18 | More by dejrrma
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Electrokillz


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-20-2012 04:21:06 | More by Electrokillz
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tizride

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-16-2012 05:10:37 | More by tizride
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DM1293

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2012 22:39:50 | More by DM1293
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jethrodium

California

2.23/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap. Pours a clear, fairly light golden amber with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is pine, caramel, butter, and some light floral notes. The initial taste is pine and dank hops with some caramel. The finish has a bit of bitterness and lots of buttered popcorn. Much more diacetyl in the palate than the nose. Medium-heavy body. Medium carbonation. This was not very enjoyable. If there was any more diacetyl it would have been undrinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 05:22:33 | More by jethrodium
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glitchedmind

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-04-2012 05:12:33 | More by glitchedmind
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DrHoptagon

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-25-2012 05:06:51 | More by DrHoptagon
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

05-19-2012 00:27:38 | More by phingdong
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-18-2012 06:25:38 | More by standardcherry
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-13-2012 16:34:57 | More by rbrefbeerman
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-12-2012 06:11:39 | More by mdillon86
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terence

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-27-2012 00:59:52 | More by terence
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justinbrown

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-13-2012 02:22:56 | More by justinbrown
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afrokaze

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a pale amber with great carbonation and some lacing. The aroma is nearly a perfect balance of pungent and citrusy hops with pine and a bit of sweetness. Grapefruit, orange rind, pine resin, Cascade, spicy hops are well balanced with crystal and cracker malt that keeps the hops from being too astringent. Crisp then silky in the mouth with a good dry finish. A great example of the west coast IPA without being overkill, tastes like hop candy!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 00:03:57 | More by afrokaze
Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.