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

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Drake's 1500 Pale AleDrake's 1500 Pale Ale

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

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

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A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces well.

S: Citrus, pine, a bit grassy, with a little bready malt and caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus hops, grapefruit, and orange peel, pine, a little grassy, some floral notes, hints of tropical fruit, nicely balanced with biscuity malt and a some caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable pale ale with a very pleasant hop profile.

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Drake's 1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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