Drake's IPA | Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's IPADrake's IPA
547 Ratings
Drake's IPADrake's IPA

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Drake's flagship beer! A "West Coast" interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Copper-colored from additions of light Crystal malt, and body-building Caramalt, carry the malt weight of this hop bomb. The hoppy aromas of pine and grapefruit are delivered from the abundant Columbus and Cascade hops."

Added by DrewBeechum on 06-09-2003

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a light copper color with an off white head thin lacing is present and a fresh cap thru-out
S- more malt then hops faint crisp pine and some citrus aromas a little cracker meal smell
T- light but nice hops first of pine followed by some grapefruit and melon again malts fight thru and win the battle here
M-smooth and mellow on the hops but they are there medium carbonation
O- tasty IPA which leans more on the malty than hoppy side still i liked this one

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drake's IPA from a bottle.

Initial bold malty molasses paired with a nice nutty citrusy IPA comfort. Dark amber, not overly bitter or hoppy and is easy to drink at 7% alcohol. Soft carbonation with a thick mouthfeel and plenty of frothy foam. Pine flavor comes in nicely throughout to create a medium-complex and highly drinkable IPA that will make you stop and think. This beer stands out among west coast IPA's as less insanely hoppy and more of a well rounded and thoughtful ale.

EDIT: This beer is commonly available at $8 for a 6 pack and I find myself always happy to pick it up. 4/5 for a much above average IPA that is about as cheap as craft beer gets.

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Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 547 ratings
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