Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 131
Hads: 646
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 203
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
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Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: sessycuban on 08-08-2009

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Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My current score reflects my second review, not the first (old bottle).

6.75% ABV according to my bottle. I dig the label on this one. It's got an '80s graffiti vibe to it. 75 IBUs. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are moderately high given its current ratings; I hope I'll love it but Drake's tends to underwhelm me. I've learned recently that I like my IPAs amarillo-centric, and this doesn't seem to fit the bill.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention for the above-average ABV. Body colour is a transparent pale translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appropriate for the style, but there's nothing special or unique about it.

Sm: Floral bittering hop character. Caramelized malt. Some oily hop notes. Tangerine (from the Citra, no doubt). Stilted fruit. A bland murky aroma, average in strength. I'm not taking to it too kindly. Nugget hops. I don't see anything special about this aroma. Is the name meant to be ironic?

T: Clean caramelized malt body with bland floral hops atop. Some muddled tangerine throughout. Hop bitterness just after the climax. Lightly oily. Fermented murky pineapple. I suppose tangerine is dominant. Finish is a mess of bitterness and stale dying malts.
Built alright, but very underwhelming for the style. No pine, no grapefruit, no real oil commitment, no bright citrus, no pleasant floral quality. Just a bland mess. Meh. The bitterness is way too evident here, destroying the balance.

Mf: Wet and somewhat coarse from the hops. Coarsens and gets a bit more dry towards the climax. Suits the flavours only generally. Carbonation is a touch high. It's a bit too thick for its lack of flavour.

Dr: Did I get an old bottle? This is pretty mundane. Hides its ABV well and would pair well with spicy food, but this is just boring. Far overrated on this site currently. I don't see what the fuss is about. Another forgettable IPA that's rated highly. Drinkable. Overpriced. Drake's continues to underwhelm. Poorly chosen hops.

High D+

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Revisiting this beer on 07/31/2013 as I suspect my prior review was an old bottle. Notes are truncated due to BA's word limit. 6.75%. 2013 bottle. $6.99. Served into flared stem-snifter in Los Feliz.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger whtie colour head. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing. Pretty good (~4 minute) retention.

Body colour is a clear copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent.

Sm: Dank resinous piney hops. Notable citrus - primarily grpaefruit with some mango. Oily and nectary hop character. Far better than I remember this being the first time I reviewed it. Pale malts. A fresh assertive hop-emphatic aroma of moderate strength. No alcohol or yeast is detectable.

T: Quite hop emphatic, with grapefruit and pine fighting for dominance. Also some floral, light oily, and very light nectary hop content. A biteen too tropical, with the mango and perhaps passionfruit distracting from the core hop build. Clean pale malt body. Not as complex or balanced as the best beers in the style, but pleasant nonetheless. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Zero subtlety; it's all played to the surface here. But it's got some flavour. Average flavour duration and intensity. Below average depth of flavour; it's a shallow beer. Pretty good amplitude.

Mf: Smooth, oily, and wet, with some biting lightly coarse patches. Crisp. No tannins. Overcarbonated. Decent presence on the palate, but it doesn't come off custom-tailored to the flavour profile.

Dr: I'll easily kill this bomber alone, but by no means is it a great beer in the style. It's a drinkable, enjoyable IPA, and I might get it again, but it can't throw down with something like Sculpin, for example. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. Decent value for the price.

Low B- (4,123 characters)

Photo of mikul93
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Pours a Golden amber, rather clear with a nice healthy head. Nice lacing.

S Citrus, some peach, slight pineapple. Some sweet malt coming through. Not as aromatic as I was anticipating in regards to the name.

T Not as sweet as the nose but a nice touch. Goes down really smooth initially and then the bitter hops kick in towards the end. Bitterness lingers for a while. Lots of grapefruit. Dry finish. Not a very well balanced beer. Not enjoying it so much that I wish I had more.

M Medium body with tons of carbonation. Maybe a bit too much. It's a crisp beer.

O Nothing to write home about. Probably would not seek it out again, but I'm glad I tried it. (664 characters)

Photo of charlzm
3.32/5  rDev -22.4%
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. (1,271 characters)

Photo of sessycuban
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled at the 12th Anniversary IPA Festival at the Bistro in Hayward.

A - The beer pours a deep amber color. One inch of head, good lacing. Pretty standard.

S - This one is all C's; chinook, columbus, and cascade. Not unlike Drake's IPA.

T - The beer is all chinook; plenty of citrus, aromatic, but with a bitter aftertaste. Malty backbone, but you don't get it until the end.

M - Medium bodied with a mildly viscous lacing.

D - Very tasty, but it's really a festival beer. Not much unlike Drake's IPA; the only difference, really, is the whirlpool chiller. (563 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, thanks Richard.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is CTZ hops, resiny and bitter, with a strong biscuit malt presence. Grainy, bitter flavor, resiny hops throughout, mild citrus sweetness in the finish, but a strong malt body balances out the bitterness. Medium thick, light carbonation, and a dry, leafy finish. Extremely forgettable, an adequate local IPA. I'm going to assume this falls off really fast or something? (471 characters)

Photo of lsummers
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours nicely with a two finger bone white tall head but it dissipates almost instantly. Fairly clear golden orange with some fair carbonation.

Smells of the pine/herbal hops right away. This might be the most dank smelling beer I've encountered. All I'm really getting is fresh hops. You can definitely tell this was dry hopped.

Taste hits with a well blended hop bitterness notes of pine, grapefruit and some slight grassy/herbal notes. Touch of orange zest. Malts come through ever so slightly as sweet and biscuity. Taste is actually really nicely balanced towards hopheads. Your getting the extreme hop bite without the harshness. A hop lovers summer beer for sure. The drink ability on this is amazing. I tend to like the stronger hoppier beers to be somewhat more viscous however. This is feeling very light on the tongue and doesn't weigh you down at all. No need to worry about the summer heat with this one.

Overall this wasn't looking outstanding at first but showed me its truly a good beer. Hot summer days paired with this summer seasonal is perfection, any other time and it may seem a little thin. (1,115 characters)

Photo of PHBoiler
3.59/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA looks good in the glass with a bold golden hue that is slightly murky like many heavy hitting beers of this style. The nose is a bit muted given the hops listed on the label and the namesake. I do get some light pine but minimal citrus rind. The taste was fine. This is an average IPA for me. Big bitter hop punch, not enough fruit/citrus, and a bit more malt than I care for. This beer is big. Loads of hoppiness and loads of malt. If the lack of an assertive nose is due to this beer being a bit old, then Drake's needs to bottle date. I can only speak to the beer that I'm currently drinking. Not one that I'd seek out in trade, but I'd drink if in the area. (670 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
3.62/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours clear light amber with 1/2 inch of off white/yellowish head. Leaves sticky rings of lacing.

S-Strong hop derived tropical fruit/citrus aromas. Not as intense as Kern River's Citra beer, or even SN Hoptimum, but going in that direction. Some marijuana herbaceousness.

T/M-Light and dry, with crisp, bracing carbonation and a dry finish. Bittering hops are grassy and lightly astringent. There's a soft biscuity malt sweetness mid-palate.

O-Decent. I would take Drake's regular IPA over this. (501 characters)

Photo of Samuel906
3.62/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With a name like Aroma Coma, you would expect one of the outstanding features of the beer to be its nose, and this beer does not disappoint. It presents a very clean and refined aroma with plenty of hops to go around and tons of pine and grapefruit. It is a pleasure to simply smell and I indulged myself in only sniffs for a good 4 or 5 minutes before ever even tasting. It follows suite with a pleasant taste, but one that is a little underwhelming and less complex than some of the heavy hitter IPAs of late. It starts off on a good note, sweet and crisp, but the the middle and end are decidedly muted and "watery". It never really delivers the hop punch that you may be expecting. As such, it is easy to drink, but not as enjoyable as some other IPAs. Certainly still a good beer but fails to shine among brilliant competition. (832 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
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. (1,246 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange colour. Clear, with a trickle of bead. Head is off-white, lovely and fluffy and meringue-like on top. Retains well. Very good.

Smells malty but tangy. Lots of kiwi, paw-paw and lychee. Lots of orange zest and mandarin as well. Light and refreshing.

Taste is quite sweet, with cake batter malt and some caramel. Some orange zest and mandarin on there that gets some bitter hoppiness towards the back. Largely malty, though. Some vanilla notes and it all ends quite citric but bitter. Bit of a sweet/bitter dichotomy rather than a nice transition/balance. Nice flavours overall though.

Smooth, but a bit lacking in texture, and body.

Nice drinkin' beer, there's obvious signs that it could have been amazing, though, and it remains just nice for me. (767 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%

Thanks to analogchainsaw for knocking off this long-time want in a recent trade. Just saw a bottle in a San Diego museum, er, beer store, too. Wouldn’t have bought it though. Looked like the place still had every bottle of beer it had ever purchased. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is California orange with a tight collar of carbonation. One of the rare beers that lives up to the advertising, the nose on this is a mosh pit of sweet fruit, with more orange than anything else.

Aroma Coma mixes sweet & bitter in close to equal measure, but avoids the dreaded “balanced IPA” label. Mango (like I just had in my homemade scallops & rice), sweet orange, & citrus open. The mid-palate flowers with a sharp edged bitterness, & just the faintest edge of earth-strewn dankness. Finish is north country pine run down by a long, lingering shot of bitter hops. Half a bomber is sufficient, but it’s possible I could mop up more.

Interesting beer that, like many others, doesn’t live up to the rowdy nose. Good beer. (1,034 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Thank you vitese for this extra!

Pours a hazy straw body with a thick fluffy white head that reduces to leave some lacing and retention.

Smell is floral, piney, citrus rind, caramel. Not as aromatic as you'd expect from a beer called aroma coma.

Taste is light pine, citrus, some smokeyness, floral, some onion-ness, all sitting on a light caramel malt background. Medium body and carbonation.

Was expecting more from this beer, especially in the aroma category. Mediocre IPA. (547 characters)

Photo of avwrite
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I actually was expecting a stronger taste out of the Aroma Coma, as Drake usually packs a punch. Still good though, and ease of drinking is up there. Tasty and a bit on the stronger side. (189 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big IBU, a 1.5X IPA.. A tad of age in the aroma, and off flavour in the finish, yet still a good IPA. Very drinkable. Big bubbly head on golden body.Citrus,piney, creamy, malting is in the minority, not a match for the up front hops.
Mike's bottle from SF. (258 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a goblet

A- pours a slightly hazy orange with a one finger white head that fades quickly. About part for the course

S- tropical fruits, tropical fruits, and tropical fruits. Holy wow. INtense.

T- actually, pretty malty beginning...hoppiness is low, not much bitterness. Eh, expected more

M- medium bodied, on the thick side. Meh, too much with the maltiness

O- disappointing IMO. too much malt, not enough balance (444 characters)

Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper and brassy, clear body with a dollop of tight white bubbles form a head with lasting retention. Clumps of attractive lacing almost form a perfect ring on the glass.

For a beer that brags aroma in the name I'm certainly let down, dry hopping kicks up a pine and very floral ipa only a couple of notches. Slight bubble gum sweetness mingling amongst the floral notes.

Here's where the beer suffers somewhat, all the hops went into aroma and bitterness and left little to the imagination about the taste leaving a weakened west coast ipa. The pale two row is rather clean and bready and the rye adds a spicy flavor and much needed dimension. Hops are grassy and piney with a lemon zest finish and acidity. Bitterness is mild.

The aroma makes you forget that this is only a single IPA and the mouthfeel makes this beer a breeze to take down. Alcohol is nicely hidden and the body is in check as is the bitterness. Doesn't dry particularly well with some sticky residue.

I was really expecting room filling aroma once I cracked the bottle but instead I got a nice floral ipa with slightly above average aromatics. Very flowery and spicy with the addition of El Dorado hops and rye. Those flavors will stick with me longer than the aroma. (1,245 characters)

Photo of Philousa
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale yellow with decent head and good lacing as you drink. Tons of citrus in the nose, mainly grapefruit. Lots of pine as well. Malt is definitely present as well, bready with a little biscuit. Taste starts light, like pilsner malt, fades quick to a bitter, green hops. Pine and sap come to mind for the taste as well. The taste is thick, but not in feel. The sharp bitterness lingers between sips. The feel is balanced but feels a bit acidic on the tongue. Finish is on the dry side.

This really reminded me of Sculpin in the nose, but it really tasted and felt like a hoppy pale ale. The ABV would suggest this is more a pale as well. I appreciate that this is so hoppy with a low ABV, and it still feels mostly balanced to boot. Beginning to really like Drake's stuff. (787 characters)

Photo of tewaris
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent by lurchingbeast, thanks man. Keep lurching.

Amber, slightly hazy, medium head, good retention, excellent lacing. Smells softly malty, caramel-ly, with a medium hop character. Good hoppiness in the taste with medium bitterness supported by a firm malt backbone. Slightly sweet in taste but clean enough in the finish. The carbonation was IPA appropriate. Quite good.

4, 4, 4, 4, 3.5

PS: I would seriously like to know the reason for putting an IPA in a bomber and then waxing the hell out of it. WHY? Especially since the wax was a pain in the ass to take off. (568 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a white head that fades fast.

The nose hits you with fresh pineapple right after you pop the cap and even before you pour it! Huge fresh assertive nose that actually becomes a bit more subdued with some air.

Mouthfeel is creamy, rich and inviting.

The flavor profile is gigantic bitter hops. This one can take its place among the best of the IPAs with perhaps just a hint more brightness in the flavor profile. Otherwise, it's spot on and delicious.

Finish is more pine than citrus and a bit more brightness would be nice here. Still, a first class effort. It comes off as a double and one must again look at the bottle to confirm it's only 6.75% abv and a regular IPA. Nice. (709 characters)

Photo of Arbitrator
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the barrel house.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with fluffy, off-white head that retains well. Nice lace down the sides of the glass.

S: Great grapefruit-forward citrus aroma; it has lesser elements of orange and lemon. Not quite the tropical smorgasbord I hope for in these beers, and it's not as aromatic as the name implies, but it's quite well done. Toasted, bready malts make up the base.

T: This has a noticeable caramel taste on the front end, which was surprising given the nose. It seems to be well-tempered, however, as the beer finishes dry and fairly bitter. Hoppiness is all citrus (think grapefruit and orange) -- sure to be a winner with West Coast IPA aficionados.

M: Medium-bodied, but the carbonation is almost too lively on tap, and with the beer's dryness, it enhances how bitter the beer is. I found the mouthfeel better for tap Aroma Prieta and bottled Aroma Coma.

O: This is an all-around good IPA. It doesn't hit the level where I can pronounce it 'one of the best,' but I am happy to have it available locally. (1,070 characters)

Photo of IKR
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden yellow color with a moderate white head .

Smell: Pine trees and grapefruit/citrus fruit aromas.

Taste:The pine scent, grapefruit and citrus fruit aromas carry over to the taste. I get all hops with some very slight malt flavors. Very clean after taste.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light body with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good. The hop aromas live up to the billing on the bottle. (418 characters)

Photo of afrokaze
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Drake's Barrel House from the weekend of the release.

Pours a light gold/amber with tight cap of head that dissipates fairly quick, decent lacing.

The namesake of the beer is pretty amazing, although not as great as I remember from 2011. Blend of pine, floral notes, lemon/orange citrus, grapefruit, and some dank herbal notes reminiscent of Summit hops. Definitely couldn't stop smelling this one between sips.

Taste is a pretty balanced mix of grapefruit/orange citrus, herbal/grassy flavors in the mid palate and some dank notes on the finish. Bitterness builds well and lingers just enough in the finish. Feels bigger than the listed 75 IBUs.

Body is another highlight, has that slight slickness that I find characteristic of Drake's hoppy beers. Finishes semi-dry with minimal alcohol heat.

Another hit from Drake's, although the aroma wasn't as strong as I expected. Another round of dry-hopping might make this perfect. (941 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow with a slight orange hue. Creamy bone white head sits on top and lingers just long enough before it falls to a layer of bubbles on top and it leaves nice wet lace.

Nose will put you into a coma. I felt my eyes roll up slightly on the first whiff of decadent sweet fruits. Mango, peach, apricot, tropical notes and some grapefruit. There is a honey malt sweetness on the nose that is like candy and the hops give a nice floral. There's a little pine and a faint spice. There is bright candied fruit peel and the lemon is really graceful over the top of the stone fruits.

Drinks like a dream. All that fruit is nice and sweet to greet the palate. The malt comes in quick with more bread than you were expecting and a little biscuit too. It adds plenty of sweetness to the already sweet fruits but stays honey like and only approaches caramel. The sweetness is sticky but the bread keeps it moving and keeps the body light. There is a nice resin and hop oil bitter to accentuate the pine and it has an oniony flavor too. Nice bitter finish with a delicious aftertaste of the grapefruit the bright lemon, the sweeter stickier fruits and the honey. Medium body, great balance and medium carbonation.

This beer was the find of the summer. I feel like I discovered something no one knows about yet. It's a big beer and has a little alcohol warmth as it drinks but it's not unpleasant. Fruity, juicy, sticky and has a winning and pleasant taste. The bitter is just right and it drinks like a ripe bushel of stone fruits. (1,535 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1440th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

Purchased at El Cerrito Liquor, $7.49

App- Its a good deep orange with golden highlights and a peach twinge. Had a brilliant 3 finger semi slow receding pancake like head. Nice retention and cling in the glass.

Smell- I always hate to disagree with Ehammond but this just seemed to lack a certain panache, or nuance I was looking for. Smelled nice. Little tropical and a little hoppy. Bits of pine thrown in. Ive smelled the profile before. Not saying its bad, just REALLY hoped for more.

Taste- I again will say that I have had the profile and was really hoping to be blown away by this after waiting a whole year. It was hoppy with the pine as in the nose but was far too bitter and damp. Deep tropical citrus with pineapple and mango notes permeate this beer versus being a bright and crisp DIPA and all at 6.70 as well.

Mouth- A good medium bodied DIPA with a good thick feel to it. A solid medium thick carbonation with a ton of citrus that hangs around.

Drink- I think I paid too much for this one. Not a bad beer but just a tad overpriced in the competitive market of CA. Probably will skip next year. (1,161 characters)

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Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.