Drake Tail India Pale Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Sebas
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of rodlavers
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tconlon69
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big scent of hops and citrus
Appearance- Pours a clear golden yellow with almost no head.
Taste- Very hoppy with a hint of citrus.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation.
Overall- A pretty good American IPA. I recommend that you try it.

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

Visited Virginia and picked this up before going home to Indiana. Here goes:

A: Alright. Cloudy orange-brown with a decent head and moderate lacing. Some carbonation.

S: Very light, but still detect citrus, pine, and some grapefruit. Also some cloying malt sweetness.

T: Follows the nose but with some added orange peel. Moderate hops and good malt.

F: Well carbonated but somewhat light.

O: Very average.

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery from a pint glass.

4.0 A: Yellow orange color. Creamy off white head with lots of lacing.

4.25 S: Mango and grapefruit. Floral with some earthiness.

3.75 T: Moderate bitterness. Flowers as above.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth.

3.75 D: Solid all around.

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3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CBodamer
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

A: Cloudy amber, with a thin head that quickly faded. Lacing was fair, may have been better if I'd been more aggressive in my pouring.

S: Not a powerful nose, but peach and grapefruit stand out.

T: Pretty sweet up front, just shy of cloying (I suspect from some added sugar to kick up the AVB); very little flavor of the grain. The hops bitterness is medium, and outlasts the sweetness; I detect grapefruit pulp and pine notes.

M: Quite nice mouthfeel, with a good moist/crisp balance, and just a touch of dryness at the end.

O: A little sweeter than I like my IPA's, which I admit is just a personal taste thing. It's decent enough that I could see bringing a six'er of this to a party to share, and know that it would be appreciated (while keeping the "good stuff" at home in my refrigerator)

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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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