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Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.

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567 Ratings

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 103
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: magictrokini on 12-17-2008

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looking forward to this again this year and the triple

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to popery/familynight for tossing this great extra in.

Hopocalypse is a bright, pale golden with great sticky lacing. It has a sweet grainy biscuity malt with orange blossom floral aromas. The beer is pretty dry with a nice nice and juicy orange finish. I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely appreciate more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good Drake's IPA courtesy of ipa247. Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium goblet (these glasses are awesome). The beer pours a glowing amber/orange. There is a thin white head that quickly fades to a tight ring, leaving oily resinous lacing.

The smell is a blast of citra, just juicy oily oranges with a background of grapefruit, tangerines and lemon zest. Beyond the initial citrus blast there is some sticky pine and the slightest hint of candied sugar sweetness way down low.

The taste is a bit sweeter than the smell. The citrus still dominates, but there is more of a sweet nectarine and sugared pink grapefruit characteristic that leads to an alcohol sweetness as well as some sugary candy notes. The finish is all bitter resinous pine and orange rinds, very nice.

The beer is well carbonated and has a nice medium body. The 9.3% abv is well incorporated into the flavors. The finish is nice and dry, inviting further drinking. This is a very drinkable DIPA. Not the best one I have ever had, but quite enjoyable. I wish there were more beers like this on shelves in New England all the time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into snifter; big thanks to madvermin for sharing this one with me.

A: Pours a hazy, deep, reddish copper amber color, with one finger of foamy white head. Good retention, and some spotty lacing.

S: Pineapple and grapefruit all over the place, likely some oranges, lemons, limes, and whatever other citrus fruits you may be looking for- maybe even some mangoes or guava in here. Love this kind of smell from an IPA. Light pine hops hide in the background to provide a hint of balance.

T: Initially quite bitter from all the hops, before their individual flavors flood in- I'm actually met by pine first, and then all the citrus flavors that stood out in the aroma. A good deal of caramel malts, and even some bready ones provide some balance too. A drawback here is that a big dose of ethanol comes through; it does add a spicy element to the mix, but I'm not sure that it is particularly desirable with its prominence.

M: Medium+ bodied, light carbonation; slightly creamy from the carbonation, and a bit sticky/resinous on the finish.

O: A good DIPA, even if it's not outstanding. Worth a try for sure; the smell is amazing, and depending on your own tastes, you may find that the taste lives up to it sufficiently.

Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.