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

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Drake's 1500 Pale AleDrake's 1500 Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 319
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | 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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CharlesRiver

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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle capped. Pours out a lovely copper to light brown color with a nice soft white head. Smell is a bit lacking relative to the draft version that I just had about 2 hours ago at their barrel house. I do get a minor trace of some hoppyness which I can't identify.

Flavor brings it back in to check with a firm bitterness. It does have some lower malt notes but I wish the hops shined a bit more. Bitterness is were it should be but the flavor and aroma is just plain lacking. I realize that it's hard to get the notes I'm looking for in a bottled beer.

Would I buy this beer again? In a second! It's a lovely example of what a brewery can put into a bottle. On draft, I personally would consider this a world place American Pale Ale.

Go buy this beer and enjoy the hell out of it.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 03:23:32 | More by CharlesRiver
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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.