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Drake's Hopocalypse | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by magictrokini on 12-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,303
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
697
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
137
Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Josh_Johnson33
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of discocide
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Used to get this a lot at Simmzy's in Manhattan Beach. Found it in a bottle at Whole Foods

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Photo of pandatron
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This review is for the 2012 version. If there’s an end-of-days then this wouldn’t be a bad choice to go out drinking!

This pours a clear, golden yellow with nice foam. There’s a big piney-grassy aroma that surrounds the olfactory senses. Flavor is bitter, bitter, bitter. Tongue-curling grassy hops scrape the taste buds off and cut through all other flavors. This is a good one for those who like palate-wrecking DIPAs. Mmmmm!

Postscript: the 2013 version is just as incredible!

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Photo of John11486
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Cardo1969
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

floral notes and amazingly drinkable at 9%

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Photo of x0darap
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Safa1
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Holy Jesus. All the hops you could ever want without any real bitterness. I was expecting something different. This is like the reverse green flash. Awesome.

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4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UnderPressure
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Crystal clear, deep orange colored beer. Nice head. Decent retention. Fizzy ring remains throughout. Great lacing.

Oh my god! Insanely incredible hop aroma! Tons of tropical fruit. Specifically mango. Some sweet malt, but none of that burnt sugar aroma you get from some double IPAs.

Incredible flavor. More complex and malty than the aroma leads on, but still very, very hoppy. And not overly bitter. Slight alcohol, yet not what you'd expect from 9.3 ABV.

Medium bodied. Perfect carbonation. Lingering bitter, yet wet finish.

This is an incredible beer I received from a trader who advised me to "drink it fresh." I'm glad I did! The hop flavor and aroma was an incredible experience!

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4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured into a tulip glass. Poured a gorgeous 2 finger head, dissipates very nicely, head is soapy white. Body is beautifully clear, hues of gold in the light.

S - Lemon grass, bitter pine, herbal, fresh like mint, splashes of citrus acidity of a tarter fruit, gratpefruit forsure. BIscuit and malty at the end, finish with another fresh punch of pine.

T - This seems to activate every aspect of the palate, side of the tongue gets the sweetness, apple, mango, peach, tip of the tongue you get more of sour aspect like lemon, oranges, at the back you get that herbal bitterness. The back reminds me of chewing on a fresh picked herb. At the very end, you get a reminder of the taste with the breathe that comes back up. It's like dry tasting and a perfectly analogy is it feels like this IPA is giving me cpr.

F - Light to Medium Body. Sticky at times, crisp, dry, with breathes of the taste coming back up later.

O - Given their location, I thought this would be more west coast of an IPA. But this forsure is not east coast. This is a great balanced beer for both lovers of the style to enjoy. There's enough malt in here for malters to enjoy, but not a lot for WIPA lovers to find annoying. Moreover, there is just another citrus for WIPA to enjoy. I'm just amazed at how much of an experience this beer is.

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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looking forward to this again this year and the triple

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4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. Fresh, wet hops on the nose. Taste is of juicy orange and grapefruit. So very well balanced. One of the best DIPA's out there.

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Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 697 ratings
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