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Aroma Prieta - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
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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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-07-2013 19:19:12 | More by EliSpitzner
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-10-2013 22:48:11 | More by ScottP
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pschul4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2012 22:22:02 | More by pschul4
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BlackTuesday

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-03-2012 20:17:40 | More by BlackTuesday
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FosterJM

California

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1573rd Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 14:47:51 | More by FosterJM
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-19-2012 14:16:04 | More by roblund
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-11-2012 21:36:15 | More by millelacsmark
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

10-08-2012 23:05:33 | More by CEDAMA
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mattdbh

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-08-2012 22:38:05 | More by mattdbh
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-06-2012 14:06:48 | More by jesus808
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Philousa

California

3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. 

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 18:28:26 | More by Philousa
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lou91

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-12-2012 15:36:29 | More by Pinche_Oso
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a golden yellowish orange in color with a small bubbly head that left good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of earthiness upfront on the aroma with good hoppy qualities such as grassy, citrusy, piney notes, a little malty sweetness and hints of pinieapple fruit.

T: the earthiness is just as potent on the palate with good hoo proflie which accomodated citrusy, grassy, piney character and good bitterness but had grapefruit pineapple accents. It did however have a good sweetness that helped on the balance.

M: the brew was thin to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which an earhty, citrusy, slightly fruit, mild sweet, piney and bitter finish.

O: pretty solid IPA and is a very good interpretation of a west coast IPA. Good lookin out on the bottle beezler.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 20:03:34 | More by Gobzilla
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popery

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-07-2012 18:20:39 | More by popery
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-04-2012 01:26:33 | More by Texasfan549
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-03-2012 16:52:14 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-03-2012 15:00:11 | More by kjkinsey
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justinbrown

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-30-2012 02:23:38 | More by justinbrown
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 20:34:23 | More by trxxpaxxs
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afrokaze

California

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2012 03:52:34 | More by afrokaze
Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.