Drake's Hopocalypse | Drake's Brewing Co.

Drake's HopocalypseDrake's Hopocalypse
BA SCORE
4.19/5
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:
#1,277
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
697
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
137
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 697 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of banger7
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: clean orange to golden hue. Thick creamy white head

S: hops. Citrus. Tropical fruit juice. Oats.

T: see above

F: smooth and creamy. Soft as velvet. I think addition of oats is here

O: another great season of an awesome DIPA.

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Photo of Shane_Gr
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very hoppy but a little more mello than Denogginizer

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Photo of MisterGone
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 into a tulip. A golden amber (it was sitting next to my wife's Lagunitas IPA which was quite a bit darker, so...) with a white head. Super wet aroma with tropical and floral in the lead with a nice citrus following. The flavor was just a sweet blast of same said hop profiles, such that the sweetness seemed to be coming from the hops tropicals and not the malt. Brilliant. Nice citrus finish, and just a dash of alcohol blast at the back. If Top Tier DIPA's are truly world class, then this is a high ranking second tier brew.

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Photo of stephnfishr
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MiloBuckley
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaddog
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

9.3% ABV

Appearance - Pours an amber with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus and citra hops, bready caramalts, tropical fruits (mango, passionfruit, guava), and grapefruit peel.

Taste - Nice bitter punch from the citrus and citra hops followed by the bready caramalts, tropical fruits (mango, passionfruit, guava), and grapefruit peel.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant stickiness and the hops linger in the finish also.

Overall - A DIPA with a pleasant citrus hop punch. Spot on on all fronts. A sweet find in West Hollywood.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This years was OK, slightly above average.....but that's about it. Abv isn't masked well at all. Hop profile is....typical?

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

Photo of retry4z
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gator_Chomp
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 BcOneSeven
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ChrisSRT4
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of daave1
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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Photo of DKMII
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smccann
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | 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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Photo of CSO
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good. Great smell. Nice citrusy and bready initial taste. It's like aroma coma but more boozy. For the price, go with aroma coma. The more it sits, the less the alcohol is noticeable.

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Photo of SerpentX
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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