Aroma Coma | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sessycuban on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
726
Reviews:
148
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
203
Gots:
104
For Trade:
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Photo of LarryTow
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NapaClancy
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

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Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mkaram
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of Bali_hi
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of aroma coma drank.

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Photo of emachine
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkmarth
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sturgeon83
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold with an orange tint and a slightly off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells like pineapple and oranges with some dank pine. The taste is citrus and pine with a great hop bitterness and a pleasant caramle malt sweetness. Nice medium mouthfeel with a silky smooth creamy feel. Really nice and tasty beer.

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Photo of knowsbeer
3.51/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appears very rustic, not much polish so not filtered to a very find degree. Almost wheat beer appearance. Grapefruit and fresh hay in the nose and solid finish.

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Photo of d_kizzle
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Aroma Coma from Drake's Brewing Co.
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