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Aroma Prieta | Drake's Brewing Co.

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4.1
pDev:
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NorCalYeti on 02-19-2011

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 141
Reviews by macrosmatic:
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4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to eyebereej for sharing this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: A hazy orangeish-copper, with about one finger's worth of white head with nice lacing. Good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Very nice & complex hop profile - citrus, grass, pine, some tropical fruit/mango, dank, sweat, and light malt in the background.

T: Primarily pine, tropical fruit, moist grass and citrus hops, but the profile is again complex. There is a caramel malt sweetness but there is no doubt this one is hop forward. Pithy, moderately bitter hang on the front of the tongue.

M: Nice weight, maybe a little heavier than standard for an IPA. Carbonation as expected for style.

O: This is definitely tasty. I went back & forth for some time as to whether I preferred it to the Aroma Coma or not. Finally, I decided I would love to have more of either of them, so perhaps it doesn't really matter. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of spark3148857
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.