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Aroma Prieta - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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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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Reviews by trxxpaxxs:
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Big thanks to leschkie and stupac2 for the bottles...

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small pure white head that fades quickly. All that remains is a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is almost no lacing to speak of.

S: The nose is citrus, mainly lime, pineapple, and some light flowers. It's smells really nice, but it's a bit stinging. Looking forward to trying this.

T: Hmm. I get pineapple, slight malt, some big hits of pine and what an only be described as a lime taste. It's bitter, but not overly so. The beer is sweeter in the middle and finishes with more lime bitters.

M: This beer hits the palate with huge potent citrus flavors, but it falls off ad really mellows out after the first sip. It's sweet and well balanced in the middle. Again, it finishes dry.

O: This is a really good beer, but I prefer Aroma Coma much more. There is something really unique about this beer that I enjoyed immensely, but the "lime-ness" of this beer really threw me. I just that's what I liked about it. Who knows? I feel very fortunate to have tried it and I'd drink this beer again, hands down.

trxxpaxxs, Aug 29, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dabeel, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mattdbh, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ste5venla, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
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.

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
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!

SpeedwayJim, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

leschkie, Jul 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mc4z, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SpdKilz, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jlisuk, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SirBentham, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

leprakhan, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Topher78, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ScorseseZoe, Jul 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

CEDAMA, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

lou91, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of largadeer
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.

largadeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of afrokaze
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.

afrokaze, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

danwho, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ebrifan, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Pelican5, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

kdown, Jul 30, 2012
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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.