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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

410 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: oggg on 08-02-2005

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Ratings: 410 | Reviews: 130
Photo of shawnchong
4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice pale ale, probably better than Sierra

Photo of Hop_God
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Disappointed. Lacking in every aspect of a good pale ale

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T100Mark
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a chilled shaker pint glass (at Gott's Roadside in Napa, CA).

Appearance - The color of new penny. Slightly hazy. A nice head made up of fine bubbles. Monster lacing.

Smell - Spicy hop smell. Herbal.

Taste - Crisp on the front end. Spicy hops. Mild malt flavor. The finish is a touch sweet. Not bad.

Mouth - Crisp. Resiny. Good carbonation.

Overall - Drake's refers to this beer as a "dry-hopped pale ale." I would definitely put this beer in the IPA category. Although a bigger/toastier malt foundation would have been appreciated, I did enjoy this beer.

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bali_hi
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Keg of 1500 ale pale drank.

Photo of B_B
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rock &Brews, El Segundo, poured into shaker. Appearance is clear golden-orange with a short white head that hangs around and leaves some rings of lace on the glass. Aroma is hop-forward showcasing the citrus rind, pine, and orange/grapefruit juice character of the Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Some crackery malt notes are there if you seek them out. Taste is medium bitterness that is contrasted by a dry malt taste. Not a lot of sweetness. Medium body, crisp, average carbonation, long bitter finish.

Photo of mac8113
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pliny_the_Gelder
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hardly any fruit hints at all, loaded with hops throughout. I remember this being better in the past; shifting taste, or shifting brewmasters?

Photo of Staro
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donbet69
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metsfan1
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mxchap
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep gold to amber with orange hues. Nice foamy white head that lasts and leaves some gnarly lacing behind. [5]

Smell: Grapefruit, pine, and oranges. Definitely hop-dominated [4]

Taste: Strong, cohesive blend of citrus and pine (orange and grapefruit predominant). A pleasant bready sweetness lingers in the background. Some stronger roast bread flavors (biscuit and toast) are woven between the hop bitterness and the sweet malt. [4.5]

Feel: Somewhat creamy, but there is acidity and bitterness/resin present. Finishes dry, however with a lingering bitterness [3.5]

Overall: A wonderful pale ale. It feels a bit too "heavy" and resinous to drink a lot of it, but definitely has great presentation and flavor. [4.5]

Photo of Hendrick24
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cclionfire
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delish, flavor full, right at my hop threshold!

Photo of breadwinner
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poupae
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyhands
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.