Best Coast IPA | Drake's Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
Very Good
562 Ratings
Best Coast IPABest Coast 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:
#11,168
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
562
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
88
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of Momon
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Clear orange appearance. Head subsides quickly. Notes of pine and orange on a sweet malt backbone. Reminds me a lot of Evo No. 3. Refreshing feel.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours sexy and orange, 3/4" white head. Not the best retention, but hey, hop oils gonna hop oil. Good dry hopping, Columbus upside ya head.

Taste, good bitterness, a bunch of cara/crystal malt making the mouthfeel a little heavier and not necessarily a dry west coast pale malt background for it. Still very good. Wish they bottle dated. I've crushed a bunch of this at the #1 Raider bar around (Ricky's in San Leandro). Very good when fresh.

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Photo of jsanmarco
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerbart
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The cash cow of a brewery in a converted industrial plant, this makes a statement on the U.S. economy.
Since I am not a big fan of pushing IBUs too far, see the "1001 Beers" article. I found it interesting that when Drake's IPA was re-made in 2002, 65 IBU was pushing the definition. Today, 65 is tame.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light copper in color, with a slight haze. Foamy, off white head with excellent retention. Streaked lacing & solid film. The aroma is citrus and pine with some caramel malt. The flavor is very hop forward - grapefruit and grass, herbal notes and pine as well. Juicy and resinous mouthfeel with the deep, grapefruit hops in the aftertaste. An excellent IPA.

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Photo of Allegue04
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spartanlaker
2.74/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keeling
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brayton
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reradford
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillT916
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best Coast IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 562 ratings