Aroma Prieta - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
3.43/5 rDev -16.3%
Imbibed at Good Karma on 9/20/12. Reviewed from notes.
Golden copper and slightly opaque. Great lacing, but head retention really needed the help of the laser etching of the Allagash glass it was served in. A good amount of head clings to the rim , but the top remains mostly bare. Lots of pine and lemon in the nose. Kinda curls the hairs a bit, very biting and fresh. A little skunky as it warms, but its not unwelcome. Very light pale malt undertones. This reminds me of Pliny the Elder a lot so far. Nuttiness starts off the flavor, tending towards walnut. It's earthy, like dirt. Some copper taste, but not much. The hop bitterness kicks in pretty strong. It's vinous with some bark, contributing to the earthiness described earlier. The hops smell fresh, but mean business on your taste buds. Feel is balanced and finish is dry.
Really enjoyed the aroma, but I'd like to get more of the citrus in the flavor. Comes up in a burp, but that's different. Still, I could have another. Drake's brings another solid to delicious beer again.
10-02-2012 18:28:26 | More by Philousa
3.49/5 rDev -14.9%
Had this the same day I had the Aroma Prieta and to be honest, I'm not really sure what Drake's was going for releasing two similar IPAs at the same time. They are certainly different. The titular "aroma" was not nearly as exquisite as the Aroma Coma's but was instead much more reserved. Grapefruit, pine and hops are still there but I simply did not enjoy it as much as I did it's sister beer, or many other IPAs for that matter. However, on the other side of the coin, the flavor is much more fleshed out with the Aroma Prieta. Had much more presence and kept it's flavor intact all the way through. Not terribly complex, but lots of citrus and malt and plenty of hops. Overall, I think I still prefer the Aroma Coma simply for the smell. Both are solid IPAs but both are simply outclassed by several other IPAs.
07-31-2013 07:53:26 | More by Samuel906
3.53/5 rDev -13.9%
On tap at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal and vegetal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the hops in this one come across more on the vegetal side of things.
08-11-2013 23:03:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
1573rd Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
Bottled 08/06/12 according to Drakes
Purchased at Drakes Barrel House
App- A bit of a darker orange color with a bit of a glowing center to it. A bit deeper in density and more orb like. A good bit of coloration around the edges. A nice puffy pretty fast receding white head was present as well. Fell to a nice sheen and cling wall with good stick to it.
Smell- This was a bit of a ok smell for me. The mixture of the hops created a nice aroma but something just didnt click for me. The grapefruit juice and zest didnt really do it for me. A good backing citrus was there with a nice bitter hop and a bit earthy as well.
Taste- Its a good DIPA. Being from CA. Good is a relative term. This had some good layers behind it and was tasty. Didnt wow me like I hoped it would with the Nelson in it. The grapefruit like the nose was a bit much and was a bit overpowering and didnt leave a lot of layers. Still tasty. Just wanted more punch.
Mouth- A full medium bodied DIPA. Its a larger drinking beer than the 6.5% would indicate from the body on this. The carbonation was a fuller medium as well. A bit of that residual grapefruit zest and bitter remained.
Drink- A good DIPA, but not a great one. Wanted this to be better but its still good. I would have this one again. I would like to see it on draft somewhere.
10-19-2012 14:47:51 | More by FosterJM
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
light color, smooth mouthfeel, great aroma, sour tasting, light on the palate, slightly oily, bitter hop finish, medium-length finish
brewers- brian, mike, and jeff
bittering hops- german magnum
flavoring hops- citra, chinook, centennial
dry hops- citra, cascade, columbus, centennial
sampled this at the bistro's 13th annual ipa festival august 7, 2010
02-19-2011 23:34:32 | More by NorCalYeti
Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.