badhack (172) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange. Mouthfeel was puckering but also soft. The malt profile was fairly light, nothing dark really. Plenty of fresh hop flavor and citrus/pine. A bit sweet.
Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the tap at the brewery. Good but too sweet for my taste. Hoppywith a nice balance with the malts. Creamy mouth feel and piney, citrus nose. Solid but not great.
TeamTrappist (817) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper hue with a thin light ran head. Nose is delicious sweet hops. Varied hop notes and lots of em with a big malt. Grapefruit abounds with a mild and Semi sweet finish.
Ed5388 (485) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a hazy deep orange color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is citrusy. Lemon, oranges, and a slight hint of caramel. Taste is lemon, orange, tangerine, some caramel tones, and a spicy/peppery aftertaste.
DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Clear red / orange color. Good khaki head. Nice lace. Really nice piney hoppy orange citrus aroma. Bigger body. Smooth texture, lighter carbonation. Nice sweet taste, light bitter in the finish. Enjoyable DIPA.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a clear copper orange body with lots of clinging bubbles and a foamy mostly white head. Aroma is boozy, lots grapefruit...rind and pulp, some metallic copper note. fuller bodied with rather strong carbonation and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Flavor of old citrus fruits, rind, slight alcohol, rotting lemons. Okay but the regular Drake’s DIPA killed this one.
ansalon (198) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Inperial IPA. Loads of caramel, tropical fruits, pine and grass. Very well balanced. Not as aggressively hoppy as I expected, but still very nice!
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mikem409 (1132) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours clear orange with frothy white head. big dry grass aroma. taste is dry bitter dank grass. some lemon
beernovice39 (2761) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Scent is caramel, pine and citrus. Taste is caramel and then bamm, hops.
tjones17 (1) - Redding, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good standby for IPA people and readily available in Nor Cal (brewed in San Leandro), Drake’s aroma and appearance are one of the better around. A little down on taste however, lacking in the lingering of the hops that I prefer in a beer, but still one of my favorites.