1500 Pale Ale | Drake's Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
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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:
#11,079
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
495
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
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Photo of cherche
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light mix of orange and yellow, very full head. Grassy dry hop aromas, c hops, not gigantic, but appropriate for a west coast pale ale for sure.

Light grassy hops continue on the first sip. Light malt bill, dry. Mild sweetness, reluctant to have any caramel in this one, malt is pale. Not a massive mouthfeel of hops, an above average pale ale you can drink a lot of in one setting should you choose to do so.

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3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this pale ale on draft at the Benchmark Eatery in Santa Barbara. It's a solid if not great pale ale. Still, gets the job done. Crisp, refreshing and goes down easy

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4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
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On-tap at Base Camp Pizza in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Got a 32oz mason jar of the stuff, and thought it was quite nice. A slightly "dusty" malt aroma is what I get first, with some citrus oil underneath that. The flavor is much of the same. This is pleasant, but doesn't have an awful lot of flavor after a few sips. Regardless, it's tasty and I'd have it again.

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1500 Pale Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 495 ratings