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Drake Tail India Pale Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Drake Tail India Pale AleDrake Tail India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.67/5
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262 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Westsidethreat on 11-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,073
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
262
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an ever so slight hazy copper with a nice creamy dense white head. Good lacing, good retention.

S: Predominant grapefruit and citrus aroma with a citrusy orange malt note coming through. slight bit of candied ginger.

T: Grapefruit, pine and citrus in the forefront with a mild earthy hop underbelly. A mild orange malt sweetness fills in the background and fades fairly quickly. Nice lingering bitterness of grapefruit and an ever so slight green apple with a bit of bread crust late in a dry finish. I suspect being a pale beer, the Orange notes are coming from a hops addition.

M: Medium carbonation, not too overpowering. Doesn't bite the tongue. Medium light body with a slight oily finish.

O: Very good example of the style. The hop bitterness is nice and the hops are clean and fresh tasting. The malt notes are a bit underwhelming for my taste. I like a clean separation between the hop bite and the malt presence, the lines are a bit blurred in this area. All I all, It's a well done beer. I myself like a slight bit more malt presence but it's just a matter of personal preference. Still a really nice brew.

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Bottle from Beer heaven. Decent East Coast IPA, hits all the right notes without being outstanding in any one category. A bit of a light IPA. Still a good quaff.

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