Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by olfolxholme:
4.01/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2013 batch... 22 oz bottle into Duvel tulip
A - Amber beer with golden highlights. nice two finger white head. Some retention, good lacing. A little darker than I prefer my DIPA's, but still great looking.
S - great citrus and resinous hop aroma. can detect a little bit of the caramel/amber malts. smells so good that it brings a smile to my face.
T - great west coast hop bitterness. not as much hop flavor as aroma or bitterness, but tastes great. Hop flavor is more grassy. Malt backbone is definitely noticeable. A bit of spice, grass, and grapefruit rind in the aftertaste.
M - Nice light mouthfeel. I like the carbonation a little on the high side, and this beer delivers for me.
O - So glad I am trying this fresh, just two days after Hopocalypse weekend at Drake's. I live less than an hour from the brewery and this bottle was delivered to my favorite market today. This is a really good Imperial IPA that is worth trying. It is a little darker and grassier than some of my personal favorite DIPA's, but I enjoyed the heck out of it anyway. Incredibly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 03:50:54 | More by olfolxholme
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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 502 ratings.