Aroma Prieta | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NorCalYeti on 02-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of sgameroz
2.62/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is not good. In fact everything from Drake's baffles me how bad it is.

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Photo of illidurit
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of dwagner003
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buick222
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samuel906
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this the same day I had the Aroma Prieta and to be honest, I'm not really sure what Drake's was going for releasing two similar IPAs at the same time. They are certainly different. The titular "aroma" was not nearly as exquisite as the Aroma Coma's but was instead much more reserved. Grapefruit, pine and hops are still there but I simply did not enjoy it as much as I did it's sister beer, or many other IPAs for that matter. However, on the other side of the coin, the flavor is much more fleshed out with the Aroma Prieta. Had much more presence and kept it's flavor intact all the way through. Not terribly complex, but lots of citrus and malt and plenty of hops. Overall, I think I still prefer the Aroma Coma simply for the smell. Both are solid IPAs but both are simply outclassed by several other IPAs.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Philousa
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed at Good Karma on 9/20/12. Reviewed from notes.

Golden copper and slightly opaque. Great lacing, but head retention really needed the help of the laser etching of the Allagash glass it was served in. A good amount of head clings to the rim , but the top remains mostly bare. Lots of pine and lemon in the nose. Kinda curls the hairs a bit, very biting and fresh. A little skunky as it warms, but its not unwelcome. Very light pale malt undertones. This reminds me of Pliny the Elder a lot so far. Nuttiness starts off the flavor, tending towards walnut. It's earthy, like dirt. Some copper taste, but not much. The hop bitterness kicks in pretty strong. It's vinous with some bark, contributing to the earthiness described earlier. The hops smell fresh, but mean business on your taste buds. Feel is balanced and finish is dry.

Really enjoyed the aroma, but I'd like to get more of the citrus in the flavor. Comes up in a burp, but that's different. Still, I could have another. Drake's brings another solid to delicious beer again. 

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of pkalix
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal and vegetal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the hops in this one come across more on the vegetal side of things.

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Photo of vitALEity
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A:Golden straw yellow with minimal head

S: Subtle meyer lemon, kiwi, apple, floral. Nice but could/should be a lot more pronounced.

T: grassy, bitter lemon, white wine

F: Almost lagerish. Smooth.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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