Aroma Prieta | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Aroma PrietaAroma Prieta

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by NorCalYeti on 02-19-2011

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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 spycow
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of largadeer
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh (1 day old) bomber from the 2012 batch.

Appearance: Pale golden body with an inch of froth atop. Slightly hazy. Looks like IPA, strangely enough.

Smell: Big floral hop notes backed by tropical fruit and white grape. Has a lot of that signature dankness you'd expect from nelson and motueka. Nelson stands out but isn't dominant. Smells more gentle than Aroma Coma, and in some ways it's a bit nicer.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly soft and mellow compared to Coma, the NZ hops seem to contribute less bitterness. There's a ton of great hop flavor here, primarily floral with plenty of white grape, gooseberry and pineapple beneath. The body is light and crisp, while malt remains non-existent from start to finish. There's a pleasantly mellow hop bite to the finish that's uniquely floral.

Overall: The NZ hop bill transforms Coma into a completely different but equally enjoyable beer. Great stuff.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mactrail
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly hazy orangey amber in the glass. Maybe there is some sediment stirred up from a previous pour. Hops are listed as Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, and Pacific Jade from NZ, and Helga from Aus. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at KNB liquors in San Diego.

Remarkable distinctive aroma. Fermenting pineapple and papaya. Big mango flavor. Orange with just a little peel. This is not overly sweet either. It's interesting how low the bitterness is, until finally after some sipping there is a long bitter tang. But with all the aromatics and fruitiness this would be a good lesson in hops for someone new to craft beer.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a golden yellowish orange in color with a small bubbly head that left good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of earthiness upfront on the aroma with good hoppy qualities such as grassy, citrusy, piney notes, a little malty sweetness and hints of pinieapple fruit.

T: the earthiness is just as potent on the palate with good hoo proflie which accomodated citrusy, grassy, piney character and good bitterness but had grapefruit pineapple accents. It did however have a good sweetness that helped on the balance.

M: the brew was thin to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which an earhty, citrusy, slightly fruit, mild sweet, piney and bitter finish.

O: pretty solid IPA and is a very good interpretation of a west coast IPA. Good lookin out on the bottle beezler.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleJ
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An ANZAC IPA? Please, over here! Thanks Tina for the bottle! On to the beer:

This beer is heady, airy on top, light orange colored with visible small carbonation bubbles running through and brightening the appearance. The head retention is excellent on top. The aroma, also pleasing. It offers soft hops, and to be specific, lime, grass, light honey, and spicy hops hit my mind. A fine aroma, but with a name like Aroma Prieta, you would expect an earthquake of hops. The taste turns up the dial one further by bringing a blend of hops and malt which isn't too sweet nor overly hoppy. A pleasing honey base lays the foundation for lime, cantaloupe, and spicy hops to hit. The beer has a smooth texture, not becoming bitter, and its flavor smoothens out as the beer warms.

I will helping myself to a second helping in the future. This IPA is impressive.

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Clear in appearance. Dank, citrus fruits and rind. Orange, pine and grapefruit zest, Dry. Balanced bitterness. Easy to drink.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


July 2012 batch. Snifter.

A: Burnished yellow with a finger of white froth. Good retention and scattered lacing.

S: Excellent tropical nose, with notes of papaya, gooseberry, pineapple, and mango. Floral character mingles with light orange and apricot aromatics. Malt is crackery and faint.

T: Big hop flavor with a smooth moderate bitterness. The beer is dry but not astringent or palate wearying. Fruit is explosive, reminiscent of papaya, passion fruit, gooseberry, apricot, grapefruit, and orange. Excellent flavor.

M: Upper light in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: A worthy brother of Aroma Coma. An excellent beer that showcases great New Zealand and Australian hops.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Aroma Prieta from Drake's Brewing Co.
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