Drake's Hopocalypse

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Fly1C5, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Fly1C5

    Fly1C5 Jan 22, 2013 California

    Just picked up my first bottle of this years Drake's Hopocalypse at a Bevmo in NorCal. By far it is one of my favorite double IPAs and just wondering how far Drake's distribution goes away from the Bay area? For those that have never had it, I would argue that it tastes like a cross between Lagunitas Sucks and SN Hoptimum. My new favorite! Anyone else grabbed it this year? How does the Black Label version taste in comparison?
     
  2. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    black label is my favorite triple ipa.

    this batch of regualr hopacolypse is pretty steller tho

    they dont distro too far, but it does make it south
     
  3. rgco

    rgco Apr 2, 2012 California

    I much prefer regular, green label Hopacalypse to the black label version. Both are stellar versions, but like a slower death by hops.
     
  4. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    I've seen the non-black label in SD (last year.)
    I assume it'll make it down at some point.
     
  5. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    The white label is my favorite beer by Drake's. Had it side-by-side with black label last Friday and it is awesome this year.
     
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  6. Zwans0n

    Zwans0n Mar 9, 2012 California

    there are no black label sales outside of the brewery release, yeah?
     
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  7. WestCoastBrew2

    WestCoastBrew2 Dec 24, 2011 Vermont

    Black Label was a brewery only release a couple of weeks ago - i was able to get a couple
     
  8. Zwans0n

    Zwans0n Mar 9, 2012 California

    I had to pick between that and Beer Rev's anniversary... :/
     
  9. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    From what I've heard from almost everyone, you made the right choice. (I haven't had black label but have heard almost exclusively bad things.)
     
  10. hansw

    hansw Oct 15, 2006 California

    Some places have it on tap, by that's it as far as I know
     
  11. CenCalMario

    CenCalMario Jan 12, 2009 California
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    Black Label....awesome!

    Wish I had more.
     
  12. PeterJ

    PeterJ Dec 5, 2012 California

    It hit SoCal earlier this week
     
  13. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Got a couple white labels at the release party a few weeks ago. Without a doubt my favorite Drakes beer to date. I haven't had the black though.
     
  14. kaseydad

    kaseydad Nov 23, 2008 California
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    Black is the shit but almost impossible to find. Bottles sell out within hours of release and I don't believe they distribute bottles. Though if anyone gets it it would be Beer Revo.
     
  15. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I have 4 bottles of white label sitting in my fridge right now. Got tons of access to it. (look at my name for where im located.)
     
  16. JohnQ

    JohnQ Jul 7, 2012 California

    Bevmo ? Which one ?
     
  17. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Jul 7, 2012 California
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    you can find it all over in my area of los angeles just hit earlier this week
     
  18. JohnQ

    JohnQ Jul 7, 2012 California

    OP said Nocal and I'm in SAC but I'll probably venture out this weekend.
     
  19. kaseydad

    kaseydad Nov 23, 2008 California
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    Walnut Creek Whole Foods has a handful of them but that's hefty gas consumption for the grog. Whole Foods seems to always be a good bet but depends on the Beer Guy's ordering.
     
  20. JohnQ

    JohnQ Jul 7, 2012 California

    Even in SAC WF is a bit of a hike for me.Maybe I'm just a bit lazy.But the more I hear maybe a trip to Davis would be better for me.
     
  21. kiki3drt292

    kiki3drt292 Jan 13, 2011 California
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    Got mine at Whole Foods in Redwood City. It drank like a mixture between Pliny and Sucks. So good.
     
  22. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Nov 13, 2012 California
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    It hit Bevmos in SoCal on Friday.
     
  23. Mark

    Mark Jun 18, 2001 California

    I had one last night. Smelled great, tasted great, but what a buzz. Drake's is a solid brewery.
     
  24. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested May 10, 2012 California

    i bought some at the bevmo natomas today. looked like they had about a case left.

    i didn't see any at the beer shoppe yesterday but i didn't look very hard.
     
  25. AirborneBeer

    AirborneBeer Feb 5, 2013 Maryland
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    Black Label is awesome.
     
  26. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    We had more black label tonight. Cold, it's damn boozy. As it warms up, it becomes a lot smoother but the hop profile is spicy and not my cup of tea.

    Still prefer the white label.
     
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  27. jmerriken

    jmerriken Jan 15, 2008 California

    I liked it better than Younger, I know different hop profiles.
     
  28. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Nov 26, 2008 California

    So much this. I wish I didn't have so much beer already, or I'd buy a growler / case of White Label.
     
  29. JohnQ

    JohnQ Jul 7, 2012 California

    WTH.You're killing me.Really?
     
  30. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested May 10, 2012 California

    yes. if i see any at the beer shoppe or nugget in davis i can let you know if you want
     
  31. morgenw

    morgenw Dec 24, 2008 California

    On tap @ St. Johns in Sunnyvale. Awesome with one of their burgers.
     
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  32. flexabull

    flexabull Mar 9, 2006 California
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    Any reason to think we might get some in Redding? BevMo? I'm thinking not...
     
  33. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Jul 13, 2012 California
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    White Label >>>>>> Black Label........easily!
     
  34. JohnQ

    JohnQ Jul 7, 2012 California

    OK So I go to "MY" Bevmo and did find Hopocalypse.I got the last 2 AND now I found some Palate Wrecker dated 1/28 !
     
  35. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Made it's appearance at WF's yesterday. Got a few bottles of this hoplicious delight. Hope it'll show up at some of my local stores. Still haven't seen this on tap anywhere in OC area.
     
  36. fussychicken

    fussychicken Feb 3, 2012 California
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    Struggling with this one. LOVED Aroma Coma. But am finding this one too sweet and malty.
     
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  37. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
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    My buddy just had some on tap and loved it, I am now going to try to get a bottle and surprise him at home. What's the price of the bomber in Sac?
     
  38. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested May 10, 2012 California

    it was 7 at bevmo in natomas, i think it's gone though
     
  39. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Did they only do one bottling run of this? If so, these might be starting to fade already.
     
  40. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Dec 10, 2011 California

    #beertickerproblems
     
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