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Aroma Coma - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

494 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 200
Gots: 30 | 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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Popp24

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-27-2012 16:50:35 | More by Popp24
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Pinche_Oso

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2012 15:15:18 | More by Pinche_Oso
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afrokaze

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2012 03:39:40 | More by afrokaze
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-26-2012 22:45:50 | More by HumanParaquat
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with beachstrength49. Thanks man!
Poured into my FFF teku glass

Appearance: This IPA poured an orange-copper like color and produced a great two finger size bright white head. The head settled down to soft coating on the surface of the beer. Some lacing is evident.

Smell: Well whats to be expected with a beer named as such. Big time pine hops. Also getting citrus with grass/floral aromas followed up by orange peel, lemon, some lime (a little tropical fruit). Have to admit with a beer named Aroma Coma I was expecting tons more here.

Taste: Up front I get the hop profile on the front of the tongue but interestingly I get the tropical fruits more than I expected. It is bitter as it sort of makes me pucker and is quite dry in the finish. The fruits are there as pineapple, mango, some lemon, grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: I'd say light in the mouth with moderate carbonation. This is what I would describe as "crisp" and quite refreshing.

Overall: Though not completely wowed I did enjoy this very much. The taste is well balanced and quite an easy drinker actually. As my first glass is nearing empty I must mention the lacing is spectacular as it is sticking to the glass like it dried there when I know there is no possibility that it has.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 01:12:45 | More by sleuthdog
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-25-2012 17:18:36 | More by roblund
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hilgart1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

08-25-2012 01:09:24 | More by hilgart1
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-25-2012 01:06:36 | More by DaveHack
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colforbin73

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

it is all about the dry hopping here.... drake's regular IPA is a solid offering.... but this ups the ante with some serious aroma hops added after the boil. the effect is fantastic.

pours a pretty darn clear golden amber with a generous white foam that sticks nicely to the glass. very appealing. the smell is as advertised, fresh and a little on the piney side with citrus overtones.

the taste is outstanding as well.... a very sumptuous beer, i think the late hop addition comes out in the flavor as well.... you get a big dose of bitter but it is mild at the same time and does not kill your palate. you get a really nice bitter-sweet mouth coating.... definitely a west coast IPA, you get the hops and a nice dry finish. a little oily in the mouthfeel, but it is just right and you still get the dry finish.

love the drakes! one of the overlooked gems of west coast beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 00:54:44 | More by colforbin73
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12owls

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-23-2012 20:33:05 | More by 12owls
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joshwalt

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-23-2012 01:19:38 | More by joshwalt
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gpawned

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-22-2012 08:14:18 | More by gpawned
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chad for this one. No bottling date but this one is from the newest release. About 3 weeks at this point. Into a Lost Abbey Teku glass.

Pours a frothy, 1 finger white head with good retention. Beer is clear orange-copper. Lacing is stringy and thick with good stick, close to the head. Quite a looker!

Tree sap, citrus, cane sugar, and some other tropical fruit (noticeably no papaya or pineapple). Aromatic. Nice.

Opens some citrus, tree sap hop bitterness. Bark, fresh grass, with a light cane sugar malt backbone. More hop bite towards the end with a sticky, resiny finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Delicious.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and quenching in the mouth and crisp and refreshing going down. Accented finish with a mellow, lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable. The perfect summer beer.

I usually prefer the more citrus and papaya prominent IPA more. That being said, this is a really solid representation of the style. Hugely drinkable with great balance in the flavor. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 23:04:01 | More by SpeedwayJim
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cletusdog

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-20-2012 22:35:26 | More by cletusdog
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-20-2012 08:48:53 | More by ambruns1979
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-19-2012 22:13:43 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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harrymel

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled: recently I'm assured.

Apricot with a good peanut quilt, low clarity. Smells of citra, orange, lime, pine, weed, resin - all the awesome things from hops together. The nose does not fit any single IPA, it's blowing my mind - I'm expecting booze, but the ABV indicates otherwise. So I give it a taste, I'm surprised at the bitterness up front - then the citrus notes come back through and bitch slap my tongue. Biscuity malts follow through. Medium bodied with hi carb and an oddly dry finish. Nice beer, really nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 05:34:02 | More by harrymel
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AgentMunky

California

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Great lacing. A finger of light head, translucent golden.

S: Pleasant, rather piny hops dominate. Lots of C's, including my favorite, Citra. (Also Cascade, Chinook, and CTZ.) Powerful resin, with only a touch of fruit. I'd say Cascade and Columbus carry the day.

T: Very nice IPA. Crisp, pleasingly citrusy-fruity, and not oppressively hoppy. Herbal, earthy, oniony hop base are outshone by a bitterer maintaste supported by a background of light malt (two-row and Caramalt). The aftertaste is grapefruit rind and lingering, pleasant bitterness.

M: Well-supported, lightly carbonated, unobtrusive.

O: Overall great IPA. Perhaps not the best ever, but one of the best on the West Coast. Rivals -- and perhaps exeeds -- Racer 5, my go-to 'best IPA in America'. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 05:55:15 | More by AgentMunky
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brotherloco

California

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Fresh bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear golden orange with about a finger of white foam. A swath or two of lacing left in glass.

Aroma of tropical citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, wet grass, light floral notes. Plenty of sweetness as well, kind of a blend of sweet fruit and caramel.

Flavor hits you with initial citrusy bitterness with somewhat muted notes found in the aroma. Malt balances things out but isn't as sweet as the nose. A more floral bitterness sticks through the middle of the flavor and lingers into the aftertaste. A touch of sweet caramel emerges in the finish as well.

Medium-light bodied with a nice medium amount of carbonation. Snappy on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 03:48:06 | More by brotherloco
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-17-2012 03:37:17 | More by drewone
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EtherealArtistry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-17-2012 02:35:22 | More by EtherealArtistry
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wethorseblanket

California

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy liquid gold with a solid 2-finger white frothy head which leaves globs of lace.

N: Tremendous grapefruit/citrus combine with floral and herbal notes.

T: Dank and sticky resiny pine with juicy citrus. Some malty backbone evident on warming.

M: Moderate body and lots of carbonation. Bitter and dry finish.

O: A big hop bomb for sure. Really good solid IPA left me burping hoppy suds.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:28:30 | More by wethorseblanket
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Pugs78

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-17-2012 00:54:46 | More by Pugs78
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elNopalero

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a respondent golden clear color with a tight foam cap. I am in awe of the incredible aroma. Tropical fruit! Guava! Some mango! The aroma is just amazing… If this put me in a coma I would be a happy man in my somnolence.

The beer has a pleasing bitterness to it which reveals notes of tropical fruit flavors. At least to the extend that an IPA will taste like tropical fruits. Think light, delicate, lightly bodied with enough heft to support it. Some light resin and a ton of fruity aromatic deliciousness followed by a dry finish. I felt like this beer was absolutely delicious. Loved every sip.

Bravo, Drakes!

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2012 08:20:55 | More by elNopalero
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-16-2012 05:37:14 | More by 2beerdogs
Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.