Drake's 1500 Pale Ale | Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's 1500 Pale AleDrake's 1500 Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
486 Ratings
Drake's 1500 Pale AleDrake's 1500 Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
As we approached our 1500th batch in San Leandro, the brewers decided to attempt something different. They set out to make a pale ale with a clean, stripped down malt bill and plenty of late addition hops that would give the beer huge flavors and aromas of bright citrusy American hops without overwhelming the balance with bitterness. The resulting beer packed the aromatic and flavorful hop punch of a West Coast-style IPA at a very easy drinking 5.5% ABV. The brewer and the people loved it. Now 1500 is a Drake’s flagship beer.

Malt: American 2-Row Barley, Patagonia Crystal 35
Hops: Bittering – Warrior; Whirlpool – Simcoe, Cascade, & Amarillo
Dry-hop: Simcoe & Amarillo
Yeast: White Labs 001
Original Gravity: 12.2 degrees Plato
IBUs: 48

Added by oggg on 08-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,848
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
486
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
102
Trade:
1
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Photo of heymikew
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer gets nowhere near the amount of love it should...gotta drink it fresh though. Pours a west coast hazy pale body with a fluffy white head that lingers. Aroma is lightly tropical and piney, some medium biscuit underneath. Crisp and clean flavor, nice lingering bitter bite with a medium body. Fantastic pale ale.

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Photo of Driftpunx
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitekid
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mapagano
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pveilleux
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biggoon16
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Lots of citrus, pine and light berry hop notes upfront, with a light malt sweetness.

A: Light orange color, totally clear, with a moderately thin white head that has adequate retention, light lacing in the glass.

T: Bright citrus, pine and light berry hop flavors, very crisp, with light malt support and a moderately-light hop bitterness.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer is crisp and clean with a great citrusy hop aroma and flavor – sessionable and easy to drink.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle dated 4/4/17. Pours orange with a finger of white head. Slightly sour citrus smell. Light feel. Taste has a malt foundation, some citrus and grassy hop flavor, and a bitter finish.

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

Photo of BMMillsy
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy with a thick head that remains, defined lacing. This is dry hopped with specific hops that come through strong for a pale ale, not too woodsy pine needle, but if that flavor is not to your liking then this beer will not be a favorite. Overall it easy drinking and delicious.

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

Photo of Mikey440
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

12/22/16, Pint draft, Drakes Brewery, 1500 Pale Ale (revisited), cannot recall initial impression, this time..fruity nose, first two tugs are pretty mellow...nothing jumps out, hop character is subtle but there, overall smooth and approachable pale, very good 3.9

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

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 486 ratings
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