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Drake's IPA | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Drake's IPADrake's IPA
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
548 Ratings
Drake's IPADrake's IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,279
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
548
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
80
Trade:
1
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3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium golden hue with the lightest dash of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam. Head could be better, otherwise quite nice.

Smell: piney hops atop a moderately sweet malt base. There's also a little hint of funk here; it's almost got this mild saison character to it. I like it.

Taste: all the character of the aroma comes through quite well in the flavor. It's piney, but also a bit floral; there's a bit of graininess to the malt which yields a bit of a soapy character; and that bit of saison is still in the mix. An odd duck of a beer but I dig it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and decent creaminess.

Overall: a weird beer, and not really a traditional west-coast IPA as billed, but I still like this brew.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heavier on the malts than I am accustomed to but it is really good. Has a nice silky feel to it and the hops shine through nicely.

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Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 548 ratings
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