Drake's Hopocalypse - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 510 | Reviews: 147 | Display Reviews Only:
3.89/5 rDev -6.3%
22 oz. bomber poured into tulip glass
A: Pours an opaque copper/orange, with minimal carbonation and a very thin head. But has a sort of glow to it that just makes it look more attractive right from the onset.
S: Fruity and sugary nose. Hops are there, though not as you'd typically expect from a West Coast DIPA. Overall aroma doesn't emanate as much as other variations on the style.
T: True to smell, it tastes fruit-forward, with some hop resin undertones. But the big takeaway was the malty backbone (again, surprising for a West Coast DIPA, and one called Hopocalypse).
M: Warm, lightly carbonated. It goes down smooth and lacks the hefty body you might expect given taste.
O: Great beer that toes the line between East Coast and West Coast DIPA. If there's anywhere it falls short, it may only be due to its name, which implies "hop bomb," yet that's not exactly what you're getting here. Don't let that deter you, however.
03-05-2014 12:42:51 | More by JohnCassillo
4.49/5 rDev +8.2%
Nearly perfect appearance. Large, four-finger, fluffy, white, foamy, head. Brew has nice clarity with nice orange-yellow colors. Spotty lacing, but not half bad. Nice legs!
Lots of fruitful apricot, apple, light pine, biscuity, light cherry, woody...
Awesome, kickass, smooth, wet, fluid bittersweetness. Intriguing earthy-light pine sweetness... Bready, creamy, easy-drinking. Smooth and simple. Not over drawn. Medium viscosity and smooth medium carbonation. Pretty good burn without kicking the legs out from under you.
Wow. This brew rocks. Very drinkable and fresh;y unique. Not a hop or sugar bomb, at all. Highly recommended. Thanks for the great extra, zhanson88!!!
03-05-2014 03:38:12 | More by chugalug06
3.04/5 rDev -26.7%
nice, dark urine color. very foamy white head.
smell is rather weird. strange. funky, but not in a 'brett' way.... bottled on 2/11, today is 3/1. so, it cant be THAT old.... is this the way it's supposed to smell and taste?
taste is definitely strange. unlike anything I have ever had before. I cannot describe it. I've had pliny the younger, blind pig and knee deep citra already today. this is NOTHING like ANY of those brews. and it's rated at 93?
there is a funky sweetness from malts, very little hop bitterness, but a funky twang that carries through. very light body. this HAS to be a bad batch. sorry about the relatively bad review, but this is a dumper.... and I've had some good brews today!
wait. could it have been from the 'brett-y' crooked stave I just had? did the funky sourness ruin this beer? my review is NOTHING like the previous reviews. what happened?
03-02-2014 02:31:56 | More by pkalix
Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.