Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 504 | Reviews: 147 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by thecheapies:
4.46/5 rDev +7.5%
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
More User Reviews:
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.