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

382 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 48 | 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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3.52/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Pours a solid two finger head of eggshell white foam, plenty of larger bubbles and not densely constructed thus retention is so-so, you can fairly broad sheets across the glass sides but lacks stickiness to form meaningful lacing. Cloudy rust orange colored liquid, dense looking, the bubbles are widely dispersed. Decent stiffness to the nose, cocoa powder, grains, grapefruit pith, light grassiness and arguably on the hoppy side for an APA (but this no real surprise), the apricot to nectarine fruit scents are muted, wet resiny presence in the nostrils. Full-bodied, sticky and piney with a good bit of earthy, metallic notes. Bigger citrus, orange, tangerine, lemon, grapefruit. Feels somewhat fizzy, carbonation too aggressive for moderate overall flavor intensity. The cocoa, powdered chocolate steady accompaniment. The nectarine, pineapple, apricot fruit weaves around aimlessly. Pretzel dough, salt, quinine, puckering finish. What is interesting is that with all of the above it actually coheres well and has slurpability. Given its heaviness the younger you consume it the more likely you will pound more and get fatigued less.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.