Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
3.65/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bomber purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney.
Pours a deep, clear golden colour, with a frothy head of yellow-tinged white. Big bubbles provide the froth meaning that as it settles, there's a big mess of honeycombed aeration on the top. Minimal lacing. Body looks reasonably solid, and holds fine streams of carbonation. Looks good.
Nose is good. Of course it's good. It was going to be good, but I'm surprised that it's just not bigger and better than that. It's a bright, generic citrus zesty aroma, grapefruit, some fresh herbal characters of basil. Pleasantly balanced at least: I just wanted it to punch me in the nose.
Taste is clean and bright, hoppy but with a restrained bitterness than gets lost a little in the body. More grapefruit, fruit skin, and a pithy, slightly herbal character towards the back. There's a savouriness to the malt which provides balance, but it's all a bit flat by the end.
Feel is good. Solid and smooth.
Yeah, it's a good beer. It's a solid IPA with some good flavours. But it really should have been better given its reputation. It just ended up being a little bit flat and generic: definitely good, and well crafted, but not something that got me really excited.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2013 04:52:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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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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