Aroma Coma
Drake's Brewing Co.

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From:
Drake's Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #81
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,357
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 8.98%
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
590
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 29, 2022
Added:
Aug 08, 2009
Wants:
  198
Gots:
  104
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Rated: 4.02 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Bruno74200 from France

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by StoutBoi from New York

Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had poured from 12-oz. bottle, label stamped “BOTTLED ON 05/01/19,” into tulip pint.

This is a beautiful, sneaky beer. Amber-gold with a lasting creamy head, with a classic citrus and resin West Coast aroma, it starts smooth and balanced between mild citrus and light malt, before the hops and now 8.00 ABV heat up the finish—and you.
Sep 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by nmann08 from Virginia

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by grapeshops from California

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Drakes Barn, West Sac CA. Pours a clear copper/gold with white head leaving moderate lacing. Nose is big citrus and tropical fruit sweetness. Taste follows with a balanced bitterness . Mighty fine IPA.
Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by summitsix from California

4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good distribution Drake’s, these guys consistently get their beer on the shelf in less than two weeks if you live in Oakland.

Bottled on 7/13/18, reviewed on 7/27/18.

L: beautiful copper brew, obviously filtered
S: citrusy hops galore, pineapple, orange, mango, very nice
T: big tropical hops, nicely balanced with carmel and malts. Just bitter and dry enough
F: Easy drinker, very refreshing
O: Solid DIPA, well done Drakes
Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.65 by mlassalle from California

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by gshak from Texas

Jan 05, 2018
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Reviewed by BayAreaJoe from California

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours the most appealing cloudy copper with solid head .

Aroma is an enticing orange, tropical fruit, and spices.

Taste is an absolute blast of amazing citrus flavors that makes a lot of other IPA's seem muted.

Solid medium feel. Overall an outstanding DIPA. Definitely one of my favorites and will always pick a pack up when I see them around.
Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Skrumpy from Oregon

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Slightly cloudy, copper colored, with a sudsy head. Streak lacing. Aroma is sweet, bread malt and pineapple. Hints of orange blossom and honey. The flavor is spice and fruit, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, all blended so well. Sounds too good to be true? Add some caramel sweetness to the mix, and just the right touch of that hops oily, resinous bite. A very well balanced and flavorful beer. The flavor lingers in the back of your throat, with just a slight hint of alcohol vapor. Clean though, not thick and heavy. Just right. A very good beer overall.
Nov 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by gelasin from California

Oct 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Sep 20, 2017
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Rated by FrankCastle from California

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
8.0% ABV
Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy golden copper pour. Massive fluffy white head. Ridiculous lacing.

S: Big, tropical, and juicy. Bready sweetness... pineapple and spice.

T/F: Big rich malts... caramel and bread. Nice bitterness but very balanced. Hops are big and fruity... juicy and tropical. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of apricot. Earthy and resinous... medium in body and oily on the tongue. Finish is bitter fruit.

O: A stellar IPA... smells amazing, dank tropical fruits and overall delicious.
Jul 08, 2017
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Rated by LarrySTJ from California

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Copper in appearance, this is a very balanced citrusy IPA. Goes down smoothly and is quite delicious.
Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by sgregory from Connecticut

Apr 24, 2017
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottling date of 02/24/17

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and copper-orange in color with an off-white, near two-finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin, brrken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing, mostly consisting of a few broken lines and spotting.

Smell - Oh man, the name is fitting. Punches through with loads of caramel, spice, citrus and tropical goodness. So heavy that it's really hard to pinpoint any specific notes, but I'll try: in addition to the caramel and spice you'll find peach, grapefruit, lemon, passionfruit and a hint of breadiness.

Taste - A hard aroma live up to, but it does a fairly good job here. More earthy notes found in the flavor. Caramel. Bright citrus and a hint of peach come through mid-taste. Finish is balanced, with the afroementioned flavors melding together and hint of pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with fair carbonation. Easy drinker with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Pretty sure I've reviewed this before, but it got lost in an old cellphone or misplaced notebook. Regardless, pretty tasty one from Drake's, though the aroma is the star of the show.
Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by muskiesbadgersnbeer from Minnesota

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by NapaClancy from California

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I love this beer. Full bready nose. Great fresh hop throughout with full malty backbone. Med to full bodied. Creamy hoppy finish great balance.
I thought this was a summer release? Released end of Nov..Make it year round!

For those who want full bodied hoppy IPA!
Jan 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by braican from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Ardeer from New York

Oct 12, 2016
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Reviewed by mklmcgrew from California

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at the Drakes Dealership in Oakland.

L: Pours a hazy deep copper color, with a small head. Average head retention and lacing.

S: Strong citrus nose that jumps out at you, with some pine resin in the background.

T/F: .The citrus taste wasn't as powerful as the nose, but still very nice. Nicely balanced, with a medium bitterness. Carbonation was a little on the light side, with a medium body and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

O: Overall a good citrusy IPA. Would definitely have again.
Sep 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by EEscobar from Tennessee

Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.77 by Mkaram from California

Feb 24, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hits the glowing orange with a little dull copper to keep it from looking radioactive. Hits all the pine and citrus notes, abundantly. Citra and other c hops I'd guess. Sometimes the aroma varies, when its fresh, its perfect, but I've had some older bottles, and their bottle dating wipes right off, a trick I've seen bottles shops exploit.

The bittering hops are good and not overpowering, the dry hopping is top notch. Sucks that this is in a bomber only format, wish it was in 6 packs.
Feb 22, 2016
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Rated by Bali_hi from California

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle of aroma coma drank.
Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by emachine from California

Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by Donkster46 from Washington

Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.26 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by lanciloti from Illinois

Nov 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.3 by mkmarth from Pennsylvania

Oct 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.53 by Sturgeon83 from Kentucky

Oct 23, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: Pours hazy gold under a 2” cream colored clingy, lacy, rocky foam stand with gold highlights that takes 3 minutes to reduce to 1/3 of its original size. At 6 minutes it is still a very thick film. S: Some citrus, fruity, earthy, woodsy, resiny aromas. Medium to medium light biscuit malt behind medium to medium high hop aromas. No diacetyl, no DMS. T: a fruity palate with medium to medium high bitterness up front that grows to medium high by the middle. Definite orange flavors. Hop forward flavors medium to medium high, bitterness medium high. Malt low to medium with some biscuit to graham cracker flavors and light sweetness. Lingering bitter fruit flavors with light biscuit and a faint caramel sweetness. F: Very luscious, creamy, mouth filling texture with soft, aove average carbonation. Medium to medium low body with very light warming. O: A bitter, big flavored beer with a wonderful texture.
Oct 20, 2015
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