Drake Tail India Pale Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Drake Tail India Pale AleDrake Tail India Pale Ale
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Drake Tail India Pale AleDrake Tail India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006

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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 103
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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Photo of Brewndruid
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Alewerks is fast becoming one of my top breweries. A Nother… Must buy…! If you haven't tried this, you have to! It is just a phenomenal beer. Well-balanced delicious not overwhelming in the least.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy medium copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of fine visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass with some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy foamy dark beige head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glas. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with pine and citrus/orange rind hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet caramel malts. That is followed by slightly stronger flavors of citrus/orange rind and pine hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Interesting combination of hops aromas/flavors over the top of the sweet caramel malts - though the hops win out. Good but not great. Easy enough to drink with well hidden ABV.

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3.45/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Drake Tail India Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 262 ratings