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Drakes Aroma Coma IPA (6.7%)

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Aroma Coma is our summer seasonal India Pale Ale. We’ve brewed it annually since 2009 for a local IPA festival, where it was selected one of the top three beers in the competition. The malt bill consists of almost all 2-row barley malt, with a touch of Caramalt for body - leaving you with a delightfully hop-forward experience. Generous amounts of Cascade, Chinook, CTZ & Citra hops create the citrus, pine, and floral notes. Breathe ’Em in and enjoy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (156) - USA - DEC 13, 2014
Not as much of a hop nose as I thought I would get from this brew, but surely a nice hoppy aroma coming from the glass. Poured from a bomber into a tulip, the hazy, light-gold liquid is capped with a dense, soft, and off-white foam. My senses tell me caramel apples until I take the first mouthful, and then a grapefruit/resin takes over the show. Bitter and deep, the mouth feel is actually a little too dry for my taste, but only by a hair. The head is spectacular, despite the 20 minute wait from pour to finish; still dense, thick and crawling up the glass in a thick wave...lacing to the top. The taste is moderately bitter, and seems to block the flavor that should be there, considering that aroma. The Citra hops seem to be non-existent in the flavor profile and that’s just sad, because there is no fruit or floral bend at all. I’m a little disappointed in this and am wondering if maybe it’s just been treated badly. I’ll try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffDaddy (74) - - DEC 7, 2014
Cloudy orange pour, modest white head. Very forward aroma (go figure) of pine and grapefruit. Lots of citrusy, bitter hop flavors mixing around, perhaps a bit unbalanced as the malt definitely stays in the background. I love over the top IPA’s so this one is a winner but probably not everyone’s style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a clear gold body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up tangerine and clementine citrus hops that are very inviting and bordered thinly by a bit of sweet malts and faint spicy dankness. The taste comes across spicy and dank with onions as well as wedges of tangerine and clementine citrus hoppy goodness. This offers up easy drinking deliciousness with well balanced flavor and bitter hops. I could stand here in line and drink this until they kick me out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at Jester King Zwanze Day. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are full of great IPA notes. I get a lot of orange citrus as well as some pine. There is a good bit of bitterness to go with the big-time hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Everything goes together nicely in this excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Oh man...what a friggin delicious and aromatic hop showcase this is. Candied orange peel and grapefruit sweet. Piney. Floral. Shows a little alcohol at first but not as it warms. Really nice bittersweet finish. One of the better single iPas out there, and unfortunately priced like it."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Draft at whole foods. Pours hazy gold with offwhite head, good lacing. Overwhelmingly sweet aroma: cotton candy, citrus, flowers and honey. Taste: moderately sweet with bitter finish. Lasting copper finish. Palate: medium+ body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: sweet candied citrus ipa. I suppose the name is appropriate, but doesn’t induce the type of coma they were intending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5094) - Utah, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo, Vacaville
Pours clear golden with a big off-white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavors are tropical fruit, grains, bready, grapefruit, piney
Very nice IPA. Clean and crisp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Thick white foam sits on a golden color body. Citrus and piney hop aroma leads into a moderate bitterness. Hop flavor is excellent and light malt fills in the palate. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (857) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a clear yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mild hop flavors and a little citrusy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1135) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of peach, resin, and pine. Nice aroma, but not coma-inducing. Bitter-all-way-through taste with pine and citrus. Dry bitter finish. Feels like some sweetness is missing to balance it out. Medium slightly thin body.

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