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Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.

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512 Ratings

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 91
Gots: 45 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: magictrokini on 12-17-2008)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

fthegiants, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Rick778, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jhmiv, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

thkrb99, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kirkfrailey, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jason, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Attractive amber pour, with a light, silky head. Loads of bright citrus in the nose, less prominent malt than I’ve come to expect from Drake’s. Thick, sumptuous mouthfeel with a lingering bitterness on the finish. Peach, orange, and hop oil dominate the taste, with a firm malt foundation bringing things together and giving the beer heft without booziness.

jbaker67, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

15 day old bottle

Pours out a clear orange body with a thick yellow tinged white head. Plenty of lace. Head retention is around average.

The nose is full of hoppy goodness. Pine and grapefruit peel are prominent. Some more tropical like flavors of pineapple and such. Malt peeks through sweet, bready,and spicy from the rye.

Big prominent resinous pine flavors. Grapefruit is up next playing a large part like in the aroma. Lighter tropical fruit notes. Just enough complimentary sweet and bready malt comes through.

Pretty full body for a DIPA and the carbonation is a little low which makes for a big creamy feel. Fairly large bitterness hits and the beer finishes slightly dry but is just so mouthwatering.

Really nice DIPA that I'm glad I got to try.

MattSweatshirt, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

davegray, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

vermilcj, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

BryanCDM, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Rimbimhoot, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ben4unc, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kev916, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

smartassboiler, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

snakeayes11, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ssgunbond, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of 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.

Roguer, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

waddellc2, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

freshflesh, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

WCW, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of therackman
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to darrenstory for trading me a bottle of this for a Block 15 Sticky Hands Homegrown. Poured into IPA glass from 22 oz bomber dated 1-27-14.

A: golden, transparent, 4-finger off white frothy head with good retention and lacing
N: not as hop forward as I expected. Balance of citrus, grapefruit, apple with malt, very mellow aroma for a DIPA
T: grapefruit, orange peel, apple, caramelly malt, no pine, little bitterness - even my non beer drinking wife mentioned how non-bitter this beer is
M: light carbonation, some alcohol warmth, smooth
O: not what I was expecting for a DIPA but very balanced and good flavors

therackman, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ac22rush, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

smutty33, Mar 06, 2014
Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.