Drake's Hopocalypse | Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's HopocalypseDrake's Hopocalypse
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 697 ratings
Drake's HopocalypseDrake's Hopocalypse
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by magictrokini on 12-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,267
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
697
Liked:
642
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
9.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
137
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 697 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of JLK7299
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedDiogenes
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: cloudy gold with a frothy head
Smell: pine, resiny hops.
Taste: citrus, juniper, pine, with a finish more bitter than Pliny the Elder.
Feel: lush

 152 characters

Photo of bobrking
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought On-Line

22 oz. Bomber
B/O: 06/09/16
ABV: 9%

WoW! 11 months on this bottle.

Pours a pretty nice hazy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, citrusy (blood oranges), some pineyness. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, citrusy, blood oranges, piney. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one surprised me with the age on it, but it is pretty tasty.

 553 characters

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

L: Pours a cloudy gold color with a one-finger head that dissipated quickly, but left nice lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Really attractive nose, with a strong citrus hops presence.

T/F: Strong IPA hops at the front, but the malt mellows it a bit in the middle. A nicely bitter finish, with some alcohol sneaking in at the end. For a DIPA, it is pretty smooth, with a medium body and enough carbonation to mellow things out.

O: Very nice DIPA! Would definitely get again.

 521 characters

Photo of gcasher
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into tulip
Fresh, happy, not too dank, cloudy, yellowish, orange, foamy white head
Really smooth
Delicious balance of Maltin essential and big hops

 161 characters

Photo of sjrider
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phenomenal408
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Two weeks old 32 oz bottle from whole foods.

Lots of head on this beer after pouring that continues to grow to my surprise.
You can smell the hops right away. Taste is smooth, a little bit malty and overall balanced.
This is one that you would def only want to drink fresh. I could imagine that aging this beer would give it a funk.

Great beer... not the type of ipa that I go crazy for but very smooth and enjoyable as an imperial ipa that is on the lighter sight in regard to maltiness.

 490 characters

Photo of Vintilian
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A-Sox
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eden
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A fabulous beer. Distinguished. Great.

38 characters

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

95 characters

Photo of msumike89
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackDempsy
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I would give this a 5, but I haven't given Stone a 5 yet and that wouldn't be right. But damn close. Best beer I've had a Drake's and it is a place I frequent often.

 165 characters

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-T_Phil_30
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The white label is the bomb. Wonderful hops and a slight citrus taste. The green label wasn't as good.

102 characters

Photo of TLA
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my goodness this is delicious. probably the best double ipa i have had so far in 2016, i absolutely love it. so much going on, with a little pinch of rye malt with its spiciness to cut through some of the big oily hops. notes of white grapefruit and christmas tree in the nose, blue spruce even to be specific, and then tangerine and pine sap in the taste. its clean for how big it is, no leftover grain sugar here really, and not much sweetness for how oily the hops are in the middle of it. there is a slight hint of dextrose or confectioners sugar in the taste, but its long resolved by the finish. juicy and bright, this is super fresh. its also unique as they go, the pine forward nature of it, but its not super bitter like the northwestern varietals often can be. i am surprised i have never heard of this, it being so good an all. probably should have a little more hype around it. its also one of the prettier beers in the style ive seen in some time. dead sexy white spiderwebs all over it, rings too, droopy and lazy and mellow looking. clear golden in color, some viscosity. absolutely no trace of its alcohol strength either, which is real impressive in a beer like this. the rye is genius, and i wish i had this regularly available to me. huge thanks to drlovemd87 for the hookup. this is bomb!

 1,308 characters

Photo of Dvanistan
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Drake's Hopocalypse from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 697 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.