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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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very good

347 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 20
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oggg on 08-02-2005)
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A - Pours an orange golden color, objects visible but a bit blurry through my Widmere Brothers Series 924 glass. Decent finger of near white head. Retention is so-so, a thin layer remains across the surface about 5 minutes late. Lacing is fantastic

S - Lots of sweet caramel malts, bitter with more passive citrusy aromas (grapefruit/lemongrass).

T - Pretty mild for sure. Very well balance between milder hoppy/citrus bitterness and sweet caramel malt backbone. Kind of simple and weaker than what I strive for but still very much enjoyably to drink - something I could really enjoying drinking 6+ of in a social setting. Aftertaste is pretty sweet from the malts.

M - A little too heavy to be called light bodied but pretty light. Incredibly crisp and easy to drink!

O - Nothing to write home about but this beer certainly deserves some respect. Nicely balanced (mild flavors) and very enjoyable to drink.

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Consumed 4/26/13

Cheers to magictacosinus for sending me a couple of these

Appearance: Lightly cloudy, dark golden color with some lighter gold and orange highlights - small, off-white head - fades to a small, wispy cap, leaves some streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Lightly hoppy and juicy in a non-aggressive way - fleshy tangerine and some ruby red grapefruit - maybe some hints of lemon as well - some grassy and earthy notes, with a touch of pine - some pale, sweet-ish malts in the back

Taste: Hoppy and fruity - tangerine and grapefruit flesh, with a touch of pith, floral citrus - moderate level of bitterness - additional fruitiness, including some hints of lemon and perhaps some tropical notes - pine needles, earth, and some herbal/grassy notes - malts are very pale, and lightly sweet - crisp and refreshing

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, nicely crisp, dry finish

Overall: A great example of a style that doesn't quite exist yet

This is too hoppy to fit into the APA category. But the malt profile doesn't quite fit into the IPA category. This is more along the lines of the newfangled "session IPA" category (e.g., Founders All Day IPA), or simply the "hoppy APA" category (e.g., FFF Zombie Dust). Regardless of what the hell it is, I really like it. It's absurdly easy to drink and very interesting. Win!

angrybabboon, Apr 26, 2013
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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.