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Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012 - Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%


Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-02-2012)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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Philousa

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imbibed on tap at Original Gravity on 12/14/12.

Appearance is like an imperial red: ruby, clear, with a thin lace of off white head that laces well. lots of caramel in the nose with grapefruit, lemon, pine, and some dark chocolate. Aroma is mostly dank. Starting out nice. Flavor starts caramel with a hint of chocolate. Hop flavor is definitely present: piney, bitter, almost soapy and refreshing. Finish is dry with a good solid mouthfeel. This is basically a double IPA with a heaping helping of red, caramel malt. Solid.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2012 02:10:06 | More by Philousa
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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter
2012 release
IBU: 72

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, creamy, off-white head with excellent retention. Clear burnt orange with no carbonation evident. Head fades slowly to a full foamy cap and leaves lots of lacing down the glass. A half wisp and ring remain leaving lots of lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee notes with lots of piney, grassy hops on the nose. Bold aromas, with some light red fruits in there as well.

TASTE: Toffee and caramel up front with pale malts and some nice piney and grassy hops at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of bitter, piney hops, light citrus notes, spicy flavors and some sweet caramel and toffee as well. Flavorful and quite well balanced. Some bitterness lingers on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Nicely creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Good stuff here as well.

OVERALL: Solid, solid stuff. Went down really well while watching the girls tie it up 2-2 and then take it home in overtime. Solid malt base to this one with a really nice hop profile as balance. Equal in quality to their Drakonic Imperial Stout and pretty much equally enjoyable. Something I'd gladly drink on a regular basis if it were available to me. Recommended.

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Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012 from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.