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Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

520 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 203
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sessycuban on 08-08-2009)
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Reviews by kflorence:
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kflorence

California

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden, copper in color with a nice finger-thick white, sudsy head. Lots of lacing as you drink hints at the amount of hops this thing packs. Carbonation levels look solid, if not a bit on the low side (which I actually tend to prefer).

S: Wow, this thing packs some major aroma. Lychee, lemon, grapefruit, mango, orange, juniper, pine resin and a bit of floralness... truly spans the hop spectrum. Gotta love those Cascade hops. There is also a hint of malt lingering in the background and definitely a bit of alcohol especially as it warms. A fitting name, I must say.

T: A hop assault up front, which follows the notes in the aroma quite well. Definitely a hop-forward and predominantly bitter beer, but there is still a solid malt backbone in there that keeps everything in check. I must note that this beer tastes particularly fresh, perhaps because of my proximity to the brewery.

M: Medium bodied but light on the tongue. Some chewiness but relatively thin (but not watery). A good amount of bite. Carbonation makes itself known but isn't overly bothering. As noted in the appearance, it's probably on the low side, but that truly lends to the drinkability.

O: Truly pleased with this one. Not only is it solidly flavorful, but it's actually quite drinkable. This one jumped out at me in the store based on packaging and description and I must say it was as advertised. I loved the freshness of the brew and wouldn't hesitate to grab it again whenever I'm in the mood. If you're looking for something that will please a hop-head, look no further. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 02:43:31 | More by kflorence
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El Dorado hops used bring out a great aroma of lifesavers candy and a slight cherry soda smell. The taste is a great balance of malt and hops. The right amount to allow both characters to come through. The citra hops bring out the big tropical fruit taste. This was bottled over 20 days ago. A great fresh, bitter, big tropical IPA.

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A: A very appealing gold -- fairly opaque, and with a decent-sized foam head that lingers.

S: Intoxicating aroma that fills the glass. Tropical fruits, some mild sugar and pine are all abundantly present.

T: Sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Those tropical fruit tones and sugary malts are at the forefront, with the pine coming in on the backend.

M: Starts off on the medium side, but gets a bit heavier as it warms. Some pretty mild carbonation and a non-resiny finish still make these very pleasant.

O: This beer is everything it's supposed to be; some amazing aromas and a hop profile that also delivers some great tastes, too. It's a very good IPA for summer -- finding a great balance between flavor and body, while not possessing alcohol content that's going to make it difficult to drink in the sun.

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Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.