Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by charlzm:
3.28/5 rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Consumed August 1st, 2013 in a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.
Beer pours a hazy lightish yellow; looks more like a dark hefeweizen than a proper IPA. A two finger off-white (bordering on light yellow) head forms but lacks staying power. It does leave behind some spotty but adequate lacing. Despite nucleation point in the bottom of my glass, very few active bubbles.
Aroma is tropical fruits, mainly: pineapple, mango, tangerine. A slight grassy note.
Flavor is slightly sweet and a little rougher than expected; the caramel malt is hard to taste as there is tingly, almost burning bitter astringency that settles in on the middle of the tongue almost right away. Fruity hops as in nose fade up fast after this, leading to a primarily bitter and fairly long-lasting finish. Aspirin-style bitterness persists insistently on the tongue long after each sip. A mixed bag.
Mouthfeel is thicker and more astringent than expected, though not outside the style guidelines.
Pretty much a bitter hop bomb, I find the best part of this beer to be the smell.
Interestingly, I had it on draft about a week earlier and I don't remember disliking it then. Oh, well... too bad BA doesn't let us review beers twice any more or I'd write up that review, which I have notes for.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2013 03:54:17 | More by charlzm
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
First started drinking Drakes via Hopapocalypse and slowly branched out. Aroma Coma is a fantastic late summer beer that is refreshing, bright and full of New Zealand hops.
The initial scent is bright and citrusy. The mouth feel is smooth and crisp. The taste is hop forward but with many complimentary notes that help distinguish its unique taste.
Highly recommend it as a West Coast style IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
01-21-2014 04:27:52 | More by JackTse
Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
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