Drake's 1500 Pale Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flagmantho:
3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had this beer on-tap in my OBF pint glass at Oregon Brewers Festival.
Appearance: good color; a nice medium orange hue with a light effervescence and a tiny bit of haze. There's a thin layer of ivory foam as well.
Smell: a nice, standard pale ale aroma; heavy, resiny hops with some citrusy character. A little light in intensity, but even with that it's a little rough around the edges.
Taste: the flavor is much less raspy than the aroma. Butterness is a little rough at the end, but is at a low level so it works. Moderate hop character; orangey and grapefruity. It's not a sweet pale ale, more of a resiny, hoppy one. I like it.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation yielding a nice creaminess. Not bad.
Overall: a basic but functional pale ale; I could drink a fair amount of this.
Serving type: on-tap
07-29-2013 19:34:18 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
The aroma is strong bright american hops, a hint of grassiness. The flavor and taste experience are more balanced than the aroma suggests, excellent medium-low mouthfeel, excellent hop flavors but not as aggressive as I would assume from the hoppy smell, very subtle malt bill but not shallow or one-dimensional, neutral yeast and clean fermentation. Excellent, one of my new favorite APAs, go get yourself some 1500!
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:13:06 | More by Rastabama
Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.