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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

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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 ccrida:
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ccrida

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint, Drakes 1500 Pale Ale is a dull, brassy orange with an off-white head that leaves pretty heavy lace.

Smell is a big blast of grapefruit hops, spicy and resinous, some sweeter caramel malt. Love it, this is my kind of pale ale!

Taste is great, they are spot on with the IIPA hop flavor, really strong, but not overwhelming bitterness. Nice malty backbone makes up for the lack of heft normally found in hop bombs like this. Reminds me of Celebration but with way more hops, awesome.

Mouthfeel is oily and a bit chewy, medium bodied.

Drinkability is exceptional, wow. I love the huge hop flavor yet overall smoothness and light enough to really session. Super impressed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 23:46:52 | More by ccrida
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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.