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Drake's Hopocalypse

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Fly1C5, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Fly1C5

    Fly1C5 Initiate (20) California Jan 22, 2013

    Just picked up my first bottle of this years Drake's Hopocalypse at a Bevmo in NorCal. By far it is one of my favorite double IPAs and just wondering how far Drake's distribution goes away from the Bay area? For those that have never had it, I would argue that it tastes like a cross between Lagunitas Sucks and SN Hoptimum. My new favorite! Anyone else grabbed it this year? How does the Black Label version taste in comparison?
  2. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    black label is my favorite triple ipa.

    this batch of regualr hopacolypse is pretty steller tho

    they dont distro too far, but it does make it south
  3. rgco

    rgco Aficionado (180) California Apr 2, 2012

    I much prefer regular, green label Hopacalypse to the black label version. Both are stellar versions, but like a slower death by hops.
  4. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (470) California Mar 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I've seen the non-black label in SD (last year.)
    I assume it'll make it down at some point.
  5. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (535) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    The white label is my favorite beer by Drake's. Had it side-by-side with black label last Friday and it is awesome this year.
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  6. Zwans0n

    Zwans0n Disciple (60) California Mar 9, 2012

    there are no black label sales outside of the brewery release, yeah?
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  7. Black Label was a brewery only release a couple of weeks ago - i was able to get a couple
  8. Zwans0n

    Zwans0n Disciple (60) California Mar 9, 2012

    I had to pick between that and Beer Rev's anniversary... :/
  9. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    From what I've heard from almost everyone, you made the right choice. (I haven't had black label but have heard almost exclusively bad things.)
  10. hansw

    hansw Aficionado (135) California Oct 15, 2006

    Some places have it on tap, by that's it as far as I know
  11. CenCalMario

    CenCalMario Savant (335) California Jan 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Black Label....awesome!

    Wish I had more.
  12. It hit SoCal earlier this week
  13. Got a couple white labels at the release party a few weeks ago. Without a doubt my favorite Drakes beer to date. I haven't had the black though.
  14. kaseydad

    kaseydad Champion (800) California Nov 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Black is the shit but almost impossible to find. Bottles sell out within hours of release and I don't believe they distribute bottles. Though if anyone gets it it would be Beer Revo.
  15. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Savant (360) California Dec 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have 4 bottles of white label sitting in my fridge right now. Got tons of access to it. (look at my name for where im located.)
  16. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    Bevmo ? Which one ?
  17. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (630) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    you can find it all over in my area of los angeles just hit earlier this week
  18. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    OP said Nocal and I'm in SAC but I'll probably venture out this weekend.
  19. kaseydad

    kaseydad Champion (800) California Nov 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Walnut Creek Whole Foods has a handful of them but that's hefty gas consumption for the grog. Whole Foods seems to always be a good bet but depends on the Beer Guy's ordering.
  20. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    Even in SAC WF is a bit of a hike for me.Maybe I'm just a bit lazy.But the more I hear maybe a trip to Davis would be better for me.
  21. kiki3drt292

    kiki3drt292 Advocate (545) California Jan 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Got mine at Whole Foods in Redwood City. It drank like a mixture between Pliny and Sucks. So good.
  22. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Savant (445) California Nov 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    It hit Bevmos in SoCal on Friday.
  23. Mark

    Mark Advocate (595) California Jun 18, 2001

    I had one last night. Smelled great, tasted great, but what a buzz. Drake's is a solid brewery.
  24. i bought some at the bevmo natomas today. looked like they had about a case left.

    i didn't see any at the beer shoppe yesterday but i didn't look very hard.
  25. AirborneBeer

    AirborneBeer Savant (285) Maryland Feb 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    Black Label is awesome.
  26. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (535) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    We had more black label tonight. Cold, it's damn boozy. As it warms up, it becomes a lot smoother but the hop profile is spicy and not my cup of tea.

    Still prefer the white label.
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  27. I liked it better than Younger, I know different hop profiles.
  28. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) California Nov 26, 2008

    So much this. I wish I didn't have so much beer already, or I'd buy a growler / case of White Label.
  29. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    WTH.You're killing me.Really?
  30. yes. if i see any at the beer shoppe or nugget in davis i can let you know if you want
  31. morgenw

    morgenw Aficionado (170) California Dec 24, 2008 Verified

    On tap @ St. Johns in Sunnyvale. Awesome with one of their burgers.
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  32. flexabull

    flexabull Champion (820) California Mar 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Any reason to think we might get some in Redding? BevMo? I'm thinking not...
  33. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Savant (375) California Jul 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    White Label >>>>>> Black Label........easily!
  34. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    OK So I go to "MY" Bevmo and did find Hopocalypse.I got the last 2 AND now I found some Palate Wrecker dated 1/28 !
  35. dcgunman

    dcgunman Advocate (535) California Jul 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    Made it's appearance at WF's yesterday. Got a few bottles of this hoplicious delight. Hope it'll show up at some of my local stores. Still haven't seen this on tap anywhere in OC area.
  36. fussychicken

    fussychicken Aficionado (140) California Feb 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    Struggling with this one. LOVED Aroma Coma. But am finding this one too sweet and malty.
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  37. abecall98

    abecall98 Advocate (585) California Aug 11, 2007 Beer Trader

    My buddy just had some on tap and loved it, I am now going to try to get a bottle and surprise him at home. What's the price of the bomber in Sac?
  38. it was 7 at bevmo in natomas, i think it's gone though
  39. Did they only do one bottling run of this? If so, these might be starting to fade already.
  40. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Savant (315) California Dec 10, 2011