Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Roguer:
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice one finger flat white head. Good retention and very nice lacing. Brew is a beautiful, slightly hazy copper/amber/gold color, slowly bubbling, and almost pulpy in appearance.
Huge and sweet tropical fruit aromas: mango, guava, ruby red grapefruit, and pine resin. Slight biscuit malt backbone, and some honey. Perfect? Damn close.
Flavor follows the nose: super sweet, tasting like a slightly tart guava pastry. There is just a slightly dank pine resin, and some sharper pine hop flavors in there, as well, but the emphasis is on a ton of tropical fruit hop notes. Tiny bit of flatter citrus peel in there, as well. Pepper and rye spice as it warms.
Probably my only negative mark is the mouthfeel: slightly syrupy, a little boozy. Great retention and sweet residue, decent sting. Pretty much nitpicking at this point.
This is a fantastically sweet and hop-forward DIPA. If I had regular access to it, I wouldn't pick it regularly over more straight-forward and superior (IMO) offerings like Gandhi Bot, HT, and PtE, but as a special occasion DIPA, it's a beast. Definitely try it out.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 21:43:10 | More by Roguer
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3.99/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Thanks to black13 for this bottle,
22oz. bomber bottled on 11 Feb 2014 poured into a HF wine glass. Served at 40F.
A: Deep cloudy copper body covered with ~1" of creamy off-white head that lingers for a few minutes leaving thick lacing on the glass. Fine carbonation is evident. Gentle swirling regenerates the head.
S: Dank hops with a bright citrus scent. No overt malt smell.
T: Grapefruit and orange dominate. Hints of a malt backbone, but this is most certainly hop forward. Clean finish with little residual bitterness.
M: Very heavy, almost syrupy consistency. Hop resins leve a slick coating on the inside of my mouth. Good carbonation for the style.
O: A nice double IPA. Perhaps a bit past it's best day, but still very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 00:29:37 | More by F2brewers
Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.