Drake Tail India Pale Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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83
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261 Ratings
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Drake Tail India Pale AleDrake Tail India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
261
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of csurowiec
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of whatname
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billab914
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stanley23
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGB
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grackos
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.41/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time having this since Alewerks wen unfiltered. Definitely changed this beer big for the better.

Look is hazy gold, frothy head with nice lacing.

Nose is big citrus, juicy, a bit tropical.

Flavor follows in the big juicy IPA category.

Feel is spectacular and vastly improved at this point.

If you haven't had this beer in the past 6 months or so it is definitely worth revisiting. I think it is much better than an 83 (current rating) and that the older version is likely holding this score down.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cyrano41
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, dark orange in color with bright highlights. Clears from the bottom with a decent finger's width of head. Lacing is light but persistent. The aroma is very fruity with an emphasis on citrus but an after note of hoppy bitterness. The feel was light with a lot of carbonation; effervescing pleasantly on the tongue. The first thing I noticed was the sweetness, not what I was expecting from an IPA, but in a good way. As the citrus sweetness faded, the hoppy bite came in behind for some characteristic IPA flavors. In general, I don't understand the fanatical devotion to that kick-you-in-the-teeth bitterness that most IPA fans seem to crave, but this beer is one of a select few IPAs that show me the style does have some redeeming qualities. I will recommend this to both my BA and non-BA friend.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EN27
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjmiller718
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elw316
4.71/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty beer. Comparable to Dogfish Head 60 and Devils Backbone 8 point. Smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste if you like hoppy beer.

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Photo of d0nald
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of florisj135
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 261 ratings.
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