Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
A: A golden/honey transparent body with a decent white bubbly head (semi tight and moderate dissipation), and good lacing.
S: Smells of citrus, tropical fruits (lemon and grapefruit), pine/slight earth hops, and sweet malt.
T: Fresh pine hops with a hint of spice and earth, sweet barley malt, grapefruit, lemon zest, guava, good hop presence upfront with a gentle fade.
M: slightly slick/clean finish, good carbonation, medium body, and apparent alcohol(good level/non intrusive).
O: Very satisfying ipa that you can never wrong with. Highlights for me would be the carbonation and finish. I would buy this beer again and recommend to others.
07-23-2013 05:31:02 | More by MEsoJD
3.6/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
07-21-2013 22:49:32 | More by lsummers
4.19/5 rDev -1.4%
A - Clear honey, nice near white thick head, lots of cling.
S - Cat pee, malt, citrus.
T - Very nice beer. Huge malt squashed by stringent malt. Pretty good stuff.
M - Medium body, good carb and a very nice balance.
D - Could easily take on a 6er of this.
07-21-2013 02:50:44 | More by srandycarter
4.19/5 rDev -1.4%
Appearance: Aroma Coma pours out a brilliant, warm, clear, light copper color. I really can't overstate the attractiveness of the color of this. About 1" of pure white head forms, which has just okay, but very good lacing. A good, moderate amount of carbonation is present. Really the only thing keeping this appearance score from being perfect is the retention could be a bit better.
Smell: A bit of pale and caramel malt is apparent, but really the highlight is a combination of great floral and grassy notes. Resin notes are in the background but definitely there. Not quite as powerful as I was expecting based on the name. Seems nicely balanced, but I was not expecting a nose dominated by florals.
Taste: Good solid pale malt backbone followed by floral hops and a lot of citrus hop flavor. Way more citrus on the palate than on the nose, namely tropical fruit and bitter grapefruit rind. A bit resiny on the finish, and drying.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light-medium with an appropriate amount of carbonation. As I mentioned before, a bit drying. Quite refreshing and easy drinking. Definitely drinks easier than it's 6.7% mark. Overall, I really enjoyed this.... great hop complexity and freshness. Definitely a winner in my book.
07-20-2013 01:36:51 | More by zhanson88
3.8/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
07-19-2013 05:21:05 | More by rawfish
4.63/5 rDev +8.9%
I picked this up the other day at my wife's work.
Appearance- copper color, nice size head, nice lacing
Smell- citrus, piney hops, wonderful
Taste- citrus, piney hops, very good
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was wonderful! Very good! Love the hop flavors!
07-14-2013 21:42:30 | More by jeffjeff1
3.35/5 rDev -21.2%
Wow, what a let down!
Between the hype and the price point, I expected way better.
Looked great poured into a tulip glass.
Aroma was really good (not great) and like Jenna Haze, gave great head.
Other than that... What a waste.
Lacked flavor and aftertaste, which for me is big.
Maybe my palete is shit after all the DIPA and TIPA's I've had of late, but other than the other bomber I have, that's it. I'll take a fresh sixer of Torpedo for a buck more.
07-12-2013 03:11:05 | More by SanFranJake
Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.