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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

323 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 17
Gots: 21 | 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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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale golden orange. Nice white head. Chunky collar. Pretty clear.

Smell - Popcorn malt. Grassy and grapefruit hops.

Taste - A little resiny. Grainy malt. Cracker malt, a little bit of that popcorn flavor. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light. Medium carbonation. Drinkable.

Overall - Drinkable and pretty flavorful. Nothing unique, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 00:00:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-16-2014 14:35:50 | More by Gobzilla
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" fluffy head that slowly fell. Thick lace painted the glass during the session.

Smell: oranges and a soft bitterness were the dominant aromas.

Taste: Caramel, orange, a bit of grass / earthiness, and a nice floral bitterness. Nicely balanced flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and mildly dry late.

Overall: this beer was very easy to enjoy and tasted great as it seemed to be a super fresh keg. This can be a sessionable beer and can be enjoed with a variety of foods.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2014 21:23:35 | More by Gavage
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-11-2014 01:29:43 | More by jaydoc
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-08-2014 06:10:28 | More by jakecattleco
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-07-2014 20:40:54 | More by rob99er
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joecast

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-01-2014 00:22:54 | More by joecast
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-29-2014 03:03:35 | More by Snellgg5
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2014 01:36:21 | More by MikeRice1969
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nataku00

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-20-2014 17:14:29 | More by nataku00
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-19-2014 23:29:55 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2014 23:27:24 | More by AOShabaz
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-18-2014 05:25:01 | More by johnnyboy76
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Paccamacca for the extra!

bottle date of 12/9/13.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy orangy yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of soapy/sudsy white head. Head drops to a thin and uneven ring. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: grapefruit and pine. Dankness in the hops. Light bready malts.

Taste: moderate hoppy bitterness, resinous pine and chalky hops. Grapefruit and orange rinds. Light bready and doughy malts.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Really drinkable and I contribute the drinkablility to the almost perfect level of bitterness found in this American Pale Ale.

Overall: Nice bright APA that almost borders on the line as an IPA. Drakes makes a nice hoppy beer here.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:53:55 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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notchucknorris

California

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden color with an impressive one finger foamy white head with really nice lace down the glass.

S: Bready malt smell with hints of caramel and a touch of piney and grassy hops. Very clean cut.

T: Sweet and bready malt flavors upfront with a light kiss of grassy hops resin on the finish. Some light pine and grain in there as well. Very straight forward and pretty well done.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 22:54:16 | More by notchucknorris
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ImperialStout

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-05-2014 03:12:17 | More by ImperialStout
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a fairly nice head that is bubbly. The head lasts quite a while and leaves some very thick lacing. The beer itself is a copper and clear. The beer has a nice bready smell in addition to a dry hopped smell. However, the hop smell dominates the bready smell. The main taste notes are hops with some bits of bready flavor in the aftertaste. The hops are fairly present and the hops from the dry hopping are fairly strmg. The hops have a grassy pine smell and the malts give a sweet and bready taste. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and clean feel. The carbonation is fairly light. Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 02:11:54 | More by HattedClassic
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-24-2013 23:04:05 | More by berlinabb
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LoFiDave

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-24-2013 04:44:11 | More by LoFiDave
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-15-2013 03:18:49 | More by BillRoth
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humulusphile

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-12-2013 09:13:20 | More by humulusphile
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2013 02:54:10 | More by BeerBucks
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-08-2013 08:26:46 | More by leprakhan
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DrewShalvoy

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-23-2013 15:59:48 | More by DrewShalvoy
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2013 23:41:47 | More by gshackles
Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.