King Of The Thing
Drekker Brewing Company

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From:
Drekker Brewing Company
 
North Dakota, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #799
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,021
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.78%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
46
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 12, 2023
Added:
Sep 25, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
93
Outstanding
King Of The ThingKing Of The Thing
Notes: Designed to showcase to the beauty and splendor of Citra, this beer is built on a mountain of oats and spelt for a decadent and smooth mouthfeel. Bursts with notes of lychee, candied lemon, and peach Bellini. It's royally smooth like the juice of the highest order.⁣
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had high expectations for this brew and it exceeded them. This brew comes out of the can to a beautiful foamy yellow, fully clouded. The aroma is a hazy stench to die for. It goes down super juicy but not at all thick. This is about as good as it gets.

Highly recommended. Drekker is currently my favorite brewer. Almost everything I try from them is amazing.
Jan 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.48 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 5/30/22 (2 weeks ago)

Appearance: Pours a completely hazy (0% clarity) bright and whitish-yellow color with a white head. SRM of 5. (4.50)

Aroma: Moderately strong aromas of pineapple, grapefruit citrus, papaya, mango. A balance between citrus and tropical. (4.00)

Flavor: Strong flavors of orange, pineapple, mango. Balance of citrus and tropical before a sweetish finish. (4.00)

Feel: Larger-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Decently soft, sweet orange juice lingers on the finish. (4.00)

Compared to Drekker Blacklight Syndicate 6/13/22: Pours a lighter and hazier color, stronger aromas. More orange juice, tropical pineapple, papaya, guava, mango. Less citrus rind and pith. A smoother and juicier finish.

Compared to Drekker Evil Natured Robots 10/2022: More tropical and sweet orange citrus. Less citrus rind and pineapple. More smooth and tropical.

Overall: Some good haze here. Some more complex flavors for only using the Citra hop. A nice balance of citrus and tropical flavors here. Citrus, pineapple, tropical, mango. Does a lot of them, without any standing out. Decently soft as well. Finish leans sweet as expected for 8.3%. A little to sweet for my preference, but a pretty nice NEIPA. (Rating: 4.08)
Jun 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by beerbully from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L- Hazy, juicy,. Slightly darker than pineapple juice......1/2 inch head that quickly dissipates......lacing is moderate

S-Sweet tropical fruits.....mango, pineapple, papaya, lychee, candied fruits

T-excellent brew......candied fruits, lychee, pineapple, orange

F-Soft, pillowy.....mild carb.....medium bodied.....

O- awesome brew fro Drekker......low bitterness....nice hop balance.....great DIPA
Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 8/23/21; drank 10/23/21 @ Hannah & Kenser's.

Opaque orange appearance.

Small off-white head; decent lace.

Papaya, mango & dry grass notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple, papaya, mango & dry grass flavors.

Spectacularly fruity with a nice dry ballast. Damn good!
Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by brentblack1 from New York

Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a foggy pale yellow, frothy white head that lingers awhile, leaving a nicely laced glass. Aroma of citrus, heavy on lemon, tastes has some pineapple, lemon and orange.
Smooth and creamy, thick f or an IPA. Very well done!
Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.27 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can, into glass

Opaque medium yellow in color, thick white head, good head retention. Tropical fruit aroma. Similar flavors in the taste, with a sharp bitterness. Softer fuller mouthfeel
Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Straw, very hazy, frothy white head, way below average head retention, below average lacing.

Smell- Clementine, pineapple, slightly earthy, very fragrant.

Taste- Clementine, pineapple, pithy.

Feel- Between medium and full body, soft, low bitterness, mildly astringent, below average carbonation.

Overall- Delicious showcase of Citra hops.
Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can poured into a 16oz pint glass.
L: Pours a cloudy grey/orange with a thin white head. Edge retention, minimal lacing.
S: Lemon, pineapple, orange, tangerine, mango, papaya. Very tropical.
T: Sweet, tangerine, peach, orange, lemon, various tropical fruit notes. Some malt and light bread at the end. No lingering resin or bitterness. It is citra hop forward but not overpowering.
F: Lightly brisk medium bodied with a semi soft smooth juicy mouthfeel and a medium fast dry finish. It is not parching. There is a very light hint of alcohol. It is nicely carbonated.
O: It is a very tangible tasting double IPA that is not intense and is very easy drinking. Looks and tastes like fresh squeezed juice. Very good even considering the age of my sample. A no nonsense citra hop Double IPA.
Jul 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by AshBlackstone from Florida

Jun 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.84 by pkkosmatka from Minnesota

Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy murky golden color. 2 finger fluffy, frothy, white head. Some lacing on the glass.
The Citra hops create a nice pineapple aroma. Strong, and pleasing.
Tons of pineapple here, and there's a slight of pine on the backside, which gave me a hint of an "old school" flavor here.
Crisp feeling. The hops linger in my throat. Full bodied. Clingy.
Good IPA, and if you like IPAs, try this beauty.
Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by fstone from California

Oct 23, 2020
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Reviewed by heydre from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nicely balanced in all respects with an effervescence in the middle of it all. Nicely malty throughout with orange up front followed by a lemony grapefruit finish without the pith. I liked it slightly colder than when it warmed (more of a tropical note when chilled).
Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque yellow gold color with a finger of sudsy white head. The head leaves minimal lacing as it settles into a paper thin sheet. Great color, weak head (nothing worse than getting weak head right guys).

The aroma is extremely pungent, bringing notes of overripe mangoes, orange creamsicle, grapefruit, and pineapple. Slightly herbaceous and earthy.

The flavor brings a ton of peach notes, as well as mangoes, pineapple, grapefruit and papaya. Finishes piney and grassy. Pretty good balance.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy and dry. There's a bit of alcohol warming.

Overall, I'd say this is a very good NEIPA. It's fruity and sweet, yet subtly bitter and earthy. It doesn't do anything to stand out in an ocean of New England IPA's, but it's absolutely a good representation of the style.
Oct 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a pint can into a tulip.

Pours light orange nearly straw gold and cloudy/opaque.

Aromas of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, chive, and passion fruit.

The flavors are more elusive and vague. Ruby red grapefruit for sure backed by general “tropical” notes. It’s less sweet and better balanced than expected with a nice tangy bitter and mildly boozed finish. I just wish the flavors had more clarity.

Great drink ability and feel for a DIPA. Smooth and creamy but only a shade beyond medium bodied and pleasantly drying at the finish.

Another solid Drekker. Hits all of the right notes with good balance and hides its booze well. It would be special if the flavor was less muddled.
Sep 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by eljabak from Michigan

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by glf60 from Virginia

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, mango and grapefrut.

T - The taste is orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Another solid NEPA from Drekker. Nice mix of sweet tropical fruits and piney hops. Super easy drinker for 8.3%.
May 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.56 by Kkhome from North Dakota

Apr 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy light yellow color with a firm white head. Smell is citrus and tropical fruit. Taste Citra forward notes of mango and acidic oranges,grapefruit and tangerine. A dry mouthful with some sweet/stinging citra hops. ‘Twas good.
Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by einman from Minnesota

Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Very hazy yellow/light gold with massive white foamy head and tons of lacing.
N: Lots of citrus and tropical notes.
T: Loads of mango, pineapple, lemon, orange, and some grapefruit.
M: Light and clean with almost no ABV.
O: A really well made beer that drinks clean and is loaded with flavor, very well done.
Mar 28, 2020
King Of The Thing from Drekker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 69 ratings