7×70 IPA | Drake's Brewing Co.

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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:
Also known as Foraging Raccoon

7×70 IPA clocks in at 7% ABV and 70 IBUs (hence the name) and starts with a citric burst from the Amarillo, El Dorado, and Citra hops in the boil. A lean malt bill that lets the hops really shine through with only 2-row and a touch of lightly toasted pale malt. The dry hop features a second boost of tropical citrus from Calypso hops, as well as a slap of pine from the Simcoes.

Added by willjschmidt on 05-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,635
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
62
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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On tap at Drake's BarrelHouse

A: Pours faintly hazy golden amber with a frothy white head that settles to a thin layer and laces well.

S: Citrus zest, grassy, pine, a bit herbal, and a little light malt.

T: Pine and bright citrus, lemon, lime, and tangerine zest, a little peppery spice, kinda grassy herbal notes, light malt, and the faintest hint of tropical fruit on the finish.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Nice surprisingly light drinking brew.

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A: Pours a clear glassy pale yellow with a quarter-inch thick white head and yields spotty lace.

N: Floral and fruity with some light citrus notes.

T: Orange and tangerine with some mild sweetish malts for balance.

M: Semi-moderate body and carbonation. Somewhat thin with a citrusy finish.

O: Expecting more, getting less. There are better out there.

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7×70 IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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