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Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

477 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 477
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%


Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: magictrokini on 12-17-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drake's Hopocalypse, 22oz bottle provided by whitefire as an extra. Thank you much, good sir!

Hazy deep burnt orange to amber-colored body with a soapy, firm two-inch head. Left the yeast dregs in the bottle, for the most part. Some lacing left here and there.

Dank, oily hop aroma with some wicked spice notes, and a medley of pineapple and grapefruit esters fuming from below with a nice dose of booze. Pithy, bitter, and a little of that Summit hop signature. I get a hint of lemon-lime, as well.

Nectary and minty hop oils all over the place. Mango and orange coming through, now. Still some yellow citrus in there, too. Uncanny sweet undertone that's all but eroded away by an immense bitterness that never seems to finish. Nice, prickly spice character that almost has a zesty basil herbal quality. Yep. I just isolated that one. Fresh basil, right there, lurking in the background. Very green. The malts are overshadowed here, but that just makes the hops showboat this beer to fame. These are MY kind of hops! Incredible!

Pretty smooth with some good carbonation. Drinks like skim milk. The alcohol is there, but not over-the-top.

I am seriously impressed! This is one of the best DIPAs I have ever had the opportunity to try. An herbal hop masterpiece. Absolutely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:00:05 | More by thecheapies
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From 04/16/14 notes. Thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky, amber-yellow color with two inches of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, resin, earthy notes.

t - Tastes of pine hops, bready malts, dough, citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, earthy malts. Taste is good but definitely maltier than the nose, with a lot of bread and dough.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No bitter bite to it.

o - Overall I thought this was a really good beer. Definitely not a hop bomb and as hoppy as a lot of IPA's these days, but it was tasty so who cares. No bitterness and easy to drink, worth checking out.

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Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.