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

Drake's 1500 Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 286
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle given to me by one of my best beer customers that he picked up when out in CA. Poured into a Stella tulip glass.

AP: Nice looking amber-orange colour with a 3/4" foamy white head that dwindles down to 1/8", moderate lacing on the side of the glass.
AR: Very impressive aroma on this one. Good bready malts with some caramel and a hint of spicy rye in the background. Hops aromas are a combo of tropical and floral with orange, tangerine, pineapple, guava and honeysuckle, jasmine and lavender. Very nice.
T: The malts are bigger in the flavour than the aroma and the tropical aromas are tamer, but still very tasty. Malts are more biscuit and cereal grains and make a good foundation to carry the hops flavours. Nice soft bitter pink grapefruit finish with a hint of green needle pine. The floral aspects and the bit of spicy rye are in the flavour as well. Well done, but if the tropical aromas had carried over more in the flavour I'd have rated the taste higher.
M: Moderately carbonated, medium body, a bit of acidic crispness mid palate then an off dry finish.
OV: I really enjoy this beer. Fairly hoppy for an APA, but not in a way that makes you think IPA, almost like a Pilsner on steriods. Nice balance between the malt bill and the hops. Very good effort from Drakes.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 03:14:15 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.