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Drakes Bass Ackwards

Drakes Bass Ackwards
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Tap @ K&B. Pours a hazy golden orange with a frothy off white head, good lacing. Nose was bursting with citrus and resiny hops. Medium bitterness on the palate. Damn tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 5, 2010
9/28/10 notes: On tap, Najas. Color is off-clear amber with nice lacing. Aroma has huge spicy, floral hop character. Palate is clean, medium-light, and a finish on the drier side. Flavor burts of fresh cut flowers, tangerine pith, and a smidge of soap on the finish. Good flavor maintained throughout. Another delicious west coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled at the Bistro IPA fest. Another nice one from Drakes. It pours gold with an aroma of pot and citrus. The flavor is very fresh and earthy with pine, caramel, citrus, and a nice bitter, bready finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Clear golden yellow with a creamy white head. Good citrus and pine aroma and taste with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at Ladyface. Pours with a huge creamy, eggshell hued head and a clear golden body. Aroma of mango, pine, herbal, light alcohol and a dry husky, graininess. Taste is hoppy, dry, fruity (yeast), tropical fruit (hops), light caramel and biscuit. Tasty. Dry finish with lively bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aaronbr (170) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
A very good IPA. Not perfect, the bitterness lingers a little, but I’m not one to complain. Grassy aroma, hazy orange appearance, and a nice, medium-bodied mouthfeel. A little flat, but all in all definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Big grapefruit aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied with good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with a light earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Pours medium golden with a thin off white head. Nose is refreshing, with sweet citrus and pineapple, along with a bit of caramel. Flavor is similar with the addition of an earthy hop presence that lingers as a lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap at City Beer Store. Very nice IPA with a big pine-citrus hop character. This beer poured a medium amber with a white head, pretty standard for an IPA. The aroma was quite assertive with a big hop punch. It smelled of candied grapefruit rind, flowers, freshly cut grass and pine sap. The flavor was a bit more middle of the road, but there certainly wasn’t anything wrong with it. The American IPA field is just awfully crowded and Bass Ackwards was just a bit standard for a juicy West Coast IPA. It was dangerously drinkable. My glass emptied very quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Tasted on tap at the Bistro 12th Annual IPA Festival on 8/8/09. This IPA poured an orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is grassy and piney and a touch floral. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grassy and spicy. Nice balance. Not a lot of hop bitterness. Good carbonation. An Interesting hop combination, wish I had this one a little early in the day. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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