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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

377 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 21
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oggg on 08-02-2005)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jzlyo, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Pale and hazy apricot orange and yellow body. Lots of cola carbonation on the sides of the glass, and some rising to the top very quickly. Head is a fluffy off white with a nice controlled four finger size. Good retention and frothy island top and hold, with lots of soapy apperances though.

Very nice light bodied hop aroma, with hinting of West coast flavor. Citrus and a bit of pine, some grapefruit qualities, and a nice toast grain aroma. Pretty basic and solid.

Plate matches nicely. Giving to the notes on the nose, citrus warmth in the middle but with a lighter refreshing body. Aftertaste has a bit of toasty and biscuit like grains that compliment nicely. Mid palate fills with good mild juiced qualities with pale ale malt lightness, orange, grapefruit and mellow pine. Malt action hits nicely to cut through the hops letting you know what the base beer is.

Overall just a real solid West coast hopped up pale ale.

smakawhat, Nov 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Gregwa, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

troymccluresf, Oct 23, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is a burst of lemon, pine and grapefruit with a little pineapple.
The taste has great balance. Nice moderate grapefruit bitterness mixed with honey sweet, finishes with a dry bitter.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Tasty.

Fatehunter, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A: deep gold, clear, with a lacy white head
S:. citrus, bit of bready malt
T:. medium bready maltiness, bit of citrus, medium bitter finish that lingers
MF: medium bodied, numbing carbonation
overall: An enjoyable dry hopped pale ale, probably has more complexity than i described but my nose is a bit stuffed.

brongladest, Oct 18, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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soccertony, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

On tap

A pale ale for hop heads. Truly West Coast. Tropical-pineapple, some citrus, slight floral. Woody, earthy, grassy and lots of pine. Soft danky bitterness makes this brew very drinkable. Dry pale malts, cracker like. Light bodied. Refreshing. Hops are on full display here. I love dry hopped ales. A great pale ale, IMO. Get it on tap if you can. I imagine some of the hop freshness and nuances are lost sitting in the bottle.

mac31, Oct 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.