Drake's 1500 Pale Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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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3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Pale golden orange. Nice white head. Chunky collar. Pretty clear.
Smell - Popcorn malt. Grassy and grapefruit hops.
Taste - A little resiny. Grainy malt. Cracker malt, a little bit of that popcorn flavor. Minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Light. Medium carbonation. Drinkable.
Overall - Drinkable and pretty flavorful. Nothing unique, though.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 00:00:23 | More by Alieniloquium
4/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" fluffy head that slowly fell. Thick lace painted the glass during the session.
Smell: oranges and a soft bitterness were the dominant aromas.
Taste: Caramel, orange, a bit of grass / earthiness, and a nice floral bitterness. Nicely balanced flavor profile.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and mildly dry late.
Overall: this beer was very easy to enjoy and tasted great as it seemed to be a super fresh keg. This can be a sessionable beer and can be enjoed with a variety of foods.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2014 21:23:35 | More by Gavage
Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
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