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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

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 24
Gots: 23 | 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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mrcraft, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

This IPA has most of my favorite hops. It has a nice basic IPA touch. Some nice floral notes, but very heavy malt character over the hops. Some tropical fruit notes. Very little if any pine or grapefruit. Drinkable IPA, but lacking that extra something to take it up. Love a lot of their IPA's, but their year round IPA lacks character.

Celtics17, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Yesdog, May 21, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

12oz to a pint glass, bottled 4/24

Pours a very clear light golden orange with a finger and a half of foam. Retention didn't last too long, down to a half finger 30 seconds later, high carbonation stemming from all over the place, okay lacing

Smells pretty hoppy off the top. Earthy and floral citrus; grapefruit and mandarin with hints of lemon, finishes with a nice aroma of pine. Sweet bready malts finish with a touch of a little alcohol on the end

Taste is pretty close with the nose, strong grapefruit, mandarin, and pine. A sweet caramel malt making up the backbone with a bit of booze

Feel is moderate body and bitterness, very crisp dry body. Alcohol hidden well, very drinkable

Overall solid ipa. Stoked to have Drakes in Nevada now

lordofstarside, May 20, 2014
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Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.