Sir Francis Dre's IPA | Drake's Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA aged in a Syrah barrel 3+ years.

Added by womencantsail on 12-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
8.09%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served an almost clear bright amber-ruby color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sour dark grape, some other fruits, some faint hops, some vanilla, and a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with some sour and sweet dark grapes with some light hop bitterness and some oak. Through the middle, some more sourness comes through with some vanilla and a bit of citrus hop. The finish is a mix of sourness, with some light booze, bitterness and oak.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. A bit of a different sour with the IPA base. However, the light hop flavor goes nicely with the sour flavors and the overall beer is very tasty.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Drake's Barrel House

Pours a murky amber color with a thin layer of off-white head. Definitely a tartness to the nose. Heavy on wine and red fruits with a bit of sour cherry and vinegar. The flavor is quite tannic and woody. Red wine, cherry skins, and a touch of vinegar on the finish. Not much of the base IPA left. Medium bodied with low carbonation.

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Sir Francis Dre's IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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