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Aroma Prieta - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 127
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NorCalYeti on 02-19-2011

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 127
Reviews by RBassSFHOPit2ME:
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer here but that's becoming par for the course in today's rhelm of IPAs.
On tap at the source after the watching the Angels beat the A's at the Colliseum, Wednesday September 5th 2012.

White grapes and grapefruit tamed by a strong earthiness which dominates equally or more than the citrus.

Dry and crisp on the palate, making this beer go down fast and easy.

Think of a grassier & earthier Aroma Coma.

A recommended and solid IPA, but nothing that will knock your socks off.

Happy to have been able to try this, especially at the Barrel House. The atmosphere most definately adds to the beer drinking experience. (633 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chad for this one. No freshness date but this one is from the newest release. About 3-4 weeks old at this point. Into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Looks the same as its brother. Some nice spotty lace.

Nose is bigger on the citrus. Some grapefruit as well as a hint of garlic (?). Clean but not as aromatic as aroma coma.

Opens citrus, pine, grapefruit, resin, and some tropical fruit. Hop bitterness in the middle through end. A touch soapy towards the finish. Aftertaste is citrus and with a light malt presence. Really tasty.

Feel is just like Aroma Coma. Perfection for the style.

Although the two beers are very similar, I prefer Aroma Prieta a bit more than its brother. More citrus and tropical fruit and less tree sap and resin. Definitely worth trying! (773 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Honey orange with an off white head. Aromas of strawberry, white grape, melon, pine. Taste of fresh berries up front with lots of white grape notes and a medium bitterness. Love both of drakes aromas but this one is really unique from its use of Australian and New Zealand hops. (278 characters)

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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh (1 day old) bomber from the 2012 batch.

Appearance: Pale golden body with an inch of froth atop. Slightly hazy. Looks like IPA, strangely enough.

Smell: Big floral hop notes backed by tropical fruit and white grape. Has a lot of that signature dankness you'd expect from nelson and motueka. Nelson stands out but isn't dominant. Smells more gentle than Aroma Coma, and in some ways it's a bit nicer.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly soft and mellow compared to Coma, the NZ hops seem to contribute less bitterness. There's a ton of great hop flavor here, primarily floral with plenty of white grape, gooseberry and pineapple beneath. The body is light and crisp, while malt remains non-existent from start to finish. There's a pleasantly mellow hop bite to the finish that's uniquely floral.

Overall: The NZ hop bill transforms Coma into a completely different but equally enjoyable beer. Great stuff. (908 characters)

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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.