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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 trxxpaxxs:
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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,113 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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4/5  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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4.25/5  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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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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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.