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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
549 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:
#9,328
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
549
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
80
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 221
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Philousa
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold copper with a metallic flare. A half finger soapy white head sits on top. This would surely lace well if I wasn't swirling it all the time. Biscuit & caramel hit the nose first, followed by mostly floral hops with some pine, citrus, and sappiness. Malt is more prominent than the hops to me. Biscuit comes to the palate first and stays the whole time. The hops are mainly for bittering, coming in the finish. The malt is pleasurable, but a little too pungent and sits on the back of the tongue. The feel is balanced as is the finish.

I'm a little torn. I want more hop aroma, to be honest. I feel like this is an English IPA that's hopped with West Coast varietals. My suggestion would be to dry hop with citra or some other aromatic hop to bring it a little more to the hoppy side, which is exactly how I like it. Fairly solid, but there are better IPAs out there. I'll look for their seasonals for the style I'm craving.

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Photo of Cirus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of xmorgan
4.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Copper, Bitter, dry finish I love the grapefruit resin it leaves on may palate, making me aware of the top of my mouth.

This is a very decent smooth IPA, a little on the aggressive side, but still on this side of the fence in comparison to Stone IPA.

A. Coppy, nice lacing,

S: citrusy, but a get lactose as well, I tested severed times and got lactose as well. (I had no dairy today)

T: Smoth, citrusy bittners, finish is dry and leave ones upper jowls to dry in residual hemp oils.

M: Meadium to full body, Like a full body beer on a diet that is barely working, It could be larger here.

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Photo of ZinFanDave
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jeonseh
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into FFF Teku glass

A - Hazy, dark orange with hints of brown. There is a white, one finger white head that leaves some nice lacing

S - Light grapefruit, pine and tangerine come forth from. Overall, a simple and light nose

T - Strong grapefruit and light pine dominate Initally. There is a light sweet orange that comes in the middle of the beer. The finish is strong pine that lingers in the finish. Well balanced and only a light hint of the 7% ABV

MF - Medium carbonation with a creamy medium body. There is a slight resin residue that remains in the finish that helps the pine linger on

O - Solid west coast IPA that I could imagine drinking on a frequent basis if I had access to it. However, it is not outstanding enough for me to want to get some in the Midwest as its much easier to get a hold of Furious or Two-Hearted.

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Photo of flayedandskinned
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of hanlonrn
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of match1112
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear amber body with a thin creamy head.

s: pine, citrus, caramel and more pine.

t: pine, citrus, pine, caramel, pine and more pine.

m: medium body nice carbonation. dry from start to finish.

o: alittle too piney and dry for me. i prefer ipa to be juicy citrus flavors with a touch of sticky oil on my cheeks. not bad if you like drinkin christmas tree.

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Photo of nealbert
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dejrrma
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Electrokillz
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of tizride
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DM1293
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jethrodium
2.26/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap. Pours a clear, fairly light golden amber with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is pine, caramel, butter, and some light floral notes. The initial taste is pine and dank hops with some caramel. The finish has a bit of bitterness and lots of buttered popcorn. Much more diacetyl in the palate than the nose. Medium-heavy body. Medium carbonation. This was not very enjoyable. If there was any more diacetyl it would have been undrinkable.

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Photo of glitchedmind
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of DrHoptagon
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of phingdong
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of terence
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Drake's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 549 ratings
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