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Hopocalypse Black Label - Drake's Brewing Co.

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 54
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevSal on 02-04-2012)
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Reviews by GrumpyJunglist:
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GrumpyJunglist

California

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to MiloHop for this one. Poured from a bomber into a sniffer.

A: a beautiful transparent golden color. Surprisingly not much head from the initial pour, maybe a fingers worth of head but a nice film of head hangs out in the glass.

S: An amazingly sweet hoppy nose. There is definitely some citrus hiding in there.

T: Very interesting, not a real kick in the teeth hoppy. At first it seemed boozy, then the hop slowly but surely creeps in and then it just gets hoppier and hoppier.

M: This is kinda nuts but it was hot, but I guess the 12.5% can do that. Beautiful hoppy after taste.

O: I have not had Pty, so I can't compare the two but it makes me wonder if there is any comparison here. Hopefully I get to try Pye within the next few days. Hope to see another run of Black Label for Drakes soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 04:45:11 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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Hopocalypse Black Label
Drakes brewing
Triple IPA
12.5% ABV
100 IBU

APPEARANCE: Poured a dark over ripe nectarine color, subtle but bright light honey colored variations throughout. Big fluffy loosely bubbled 2 finger head that dissipated slowly leaving a nice spotted lacing on the glass. Really enjoy the color of this beer!

AROMA: Smells like I'm cutting fresh fruit for a tropical salad. Mango, papaya and pineapple. Lemon zest and a nice malty sweetness. Very I pressed with the nose on this considering it's a more then a few months old. Juicy and wet aroma not much of a hop present. Possibly slight pine resin but that also could because I know what drinking and what I should be looking for.

TASTE: Wow! This tastes amazing. Like a party in my mouth and tropical fruit was invited. So much mango, nectarine candied pineapple but not overwhelming at all. Nice squeeze of fresh lemon comes in and I'm actually picking up some nice muted hops that work really well. I am getting some honey sweet malty goodness coming through I'm assuming more now then would be if fresh. Slight bitterness on the end that really pulls the flavor profile together.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium plus body and a lazy low carbonation that just kinda pops and tingles slightly. Light oil slickness with a great bitter warm finish from the high ABV.

OVERALL: I was very impressed with this triple for such a high ABV it was very drinkable for me. I enjoyed every last drop! Would love to have had this fresh to compare. It did drink a bit more like a barley wine almost like an aged hopslam. I would for sure search this out either fresh or with age on it any day!

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A: Pours burnt amber with a dense but not as large as expected light tan head that faded into a greasy film. Not much lace. Disappointing head.
S: Extremely dank and resinous smelling with notes of weed, cat box, peach, pineapple, and orange sherbet.
T: Ultra greasy and hoppy. Crushingly hoppy and sweet with tropical fruit nectars hop resin and oil, citrus juice, pineapple, and dank weed, lemon pith, yard trimmings, boozy finish, creamy orange aftertaste.
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Hopocalypse Black Label from Drake's Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.