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Aroma Prieta - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NorCalYeti on 02-19-2011)
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-14-2013 18:03:20 | More by fredmugs
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Dabeel

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-11-2013 06:40:52 | More by Dabeel
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-10-2012 02:54:27 | More by mjtiernan
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mattdbh

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2013 20:30:13 | More by ste5venla
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

09-09-2012 16:25:02 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-10-2013 20:04:20 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

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!

08-22-2012 00:36:32 | More by SpeedwayJim
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-28-2012 23:38:05 | More by leschkie
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-17-2013 20:48:06 | More by mc4z
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-15-2013 02:21:52 | More by SpdKilz
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jlisuk

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-29-2013 03:53:34 | More by jlisuk
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SirBentham

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-20-2013 22:42:03 | More by SirBentham
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leprakhan

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-08-2013 08:25:47 | More by leprakhan
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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-07-2013 22:41:44 | More by Topher78
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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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California

5/5  rDev +22%

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California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-14-2012 02:51:51 | More by lou91
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largadeer

California

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

07-30-2012 04:02:51 | More by largadeer
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afrokaze

California

4.43/5  rDev +8%

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.

Blend of pine, lemon/orange citrus, grapefruit, and less dank/more floral than Aroma Coma, but the addition of NZ hops makes this better than its sister beer. Nice mellow berry, wine grapes & melon make this irresistible.

Taste is a pretty balanced mix of grapefruit/orange citrus, white wine grapes, melon, salmonberries, lychee, 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.

This beer just confirms that I love those crazy Kiwi hops. They add a new dimension of aroma and flavor that elevate this over Aroma Coma.

08-27-2012 03:52:34 | More by afrokaze
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-19-2013 16:38:03 | More by danwho
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California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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California

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kdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-30-2012 20:38:46 | More by kdown
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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.