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Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

629 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 196
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Photo of jeonseh
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark hazy orange and brown with a light golden tone. White head that leaves nice lacing

S - Sweet citrus with tangerine, orange. There is some pineapple and passion fruit as well and caramel melt sweetness 4.25

T - Orange and pineapple up front. As the beer come along there is light mango and passion fruit to make this sweet up front. There is some hop bitterness that comes thru near the back end to give a pine flavor. The biter and pine linger on in the finish.

M - Medium slightly syrupy body up front. Leaves a hop resin that comes thru with the bitter hops

O - Really good DIPA that balances a sweet tropical and citrus hops up front with a nice pine bitterness in the back

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to magictacosinus for sending me this beer

Consumed 10/17/13

Appearance: Pours bright, somewhere between deep gold and tangerine orange - kind of glows gold when held to the light (always a nice attribute for IPAs) - nicely clear - medium sized, off-white head, easy to stir up a creamy, foamy cap - fades to a small cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Not exactly coma-inducing at this point (this is a summer beer being consumed in mid-October), but it's still notably potent - some dank, wet hops - pine resin - some tropical notes still present (probably Citra), even after months - ruby red grapefruit, ripe tangerine, and some orange flesh - some oily citrus rind, and some herbal notes - smells clean (common across most beers from Drake's) - some pale and caramel malts hiding in the background

Taste: About as crazy as an IPA can get without being considered a DIPA - big citrus notes, with some serious grapefruit (mild, ruby red), tangerine, and orange - nicely fleshy - oily citrus with just a touch of pith (this is decidedly non-abrasive) - some dank, resiny, wet pine, and some straight-up leafy hops - lightly herbal, spicy, and floral - some caramel malts in the background, some sweetness reminiscent of crystal malts, pale malts, some light bread, and a tiny hint of toffee

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, extremely smooth, stupidly drinkable

Overall: All comas should be like this (no bedsores!)

The good things I heard about this beer led me to trading for it, with the knowledge that it came out in the summer. And honestly, I would do it again. It's stupidly aromatic and loaded with hoppy goodness. The absurd amount of dry-hopping makes this smell like a hop bomb and drink like an APA. And it has the fresh, clean flavor found in most other beers from Drake's. I hope to have this again sometime.

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4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a golden bright color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma is huge of citrus orange and grapefruit with a bit of pale malt character. A bit of resinous pine.

The flavor follows with a light body that emphasizes tons and tons of endless hops along with orange and grapefruit. There's some pine on the finish. It drinks really easily with some bitterness that lingers on the end.

I was pleasantly surprised by this hop bomb of a beer. It does not stop with how hoppy it is and can stand up with Russian River and the VT hop bombs.

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Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.