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Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (White Label)

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Drake’s winter offering is a deep orange monster that is loosely filtered to keep the integrity of the malt & hops intact. Equal amounts of American two row and English pale are combined with two types of Munich malt, and balanced with Chinook, Cascade & Amarillo hops. Enjoy the massive aroma and flavor of this beer. Available January - March.
Editor’s Note: Please observe the ABV and color of the label. This entry is for the 9.3% DIPA with the white background on the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with dark tangerine edges and a one finger frothy white head. Excellent retention, slowly fading into a thick, lasting cap. Glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing. Floral, slightly earthy aroma with subtle resinous pine, grassy notes and faint citrus/tropical notes. Stronger malt presence than expected but still has a decent hop presence. Nice complexity in the nose but the malts are a bit strong for my preference with caramel sweetness, toffee, biscuit and graham cracker. On the fuller end of medium body, oily and slightly viscous with a dank, earthy hop bite up front that provides lingering dry bitterness. Decent tropical/citrus fruit notes countered by a strong malt backbone. Strong bitterness followed by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel flavors. Maybe some tangerine in there too. Strong malt backbone with some biscuit, toffee and graham cracker. Nice balance but the malt presence is a bit too strong for my liking and the hop profile could use more complexity. A bit thick/full bodies for the style as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrianouli (6) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
One of the best DIPA I’ve ever tried! Coffee, caramel, floral, woody... A very fine DIPA that need to be tasted again....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KKURO (11) - JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
Anyway powerful bitterness. Orange, citrus fruits and tropical flavor. IPA lover would be a captive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckh7 (4) - - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
Well rounded hop flavor good bitter aftertaste with citrus. Smells strong and but doesn't sting the nostrils. Well blended body not to thick. Overall decent double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
A floral hop combined with an underlying sweet maltieness come from this clear orange brew. Bitter st first but instantly gives way to a Malty sweetness and a buttery creamy mouthfeel. At 9% it's smooth with no alcohol burn. It's a great combo of bitterness and sweetness. At 100 ibus you don't taste them. Great job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
sampler from bomber. poured a medium to dark orange with white head. nice malty and hop nose. lots of citrus and floral upfront. the flavor held true, nice strong hop flavor of citrus and floral with a solid malt backbone. not overly bitter and nicely balanced throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Distinctly lemon aroma with interesting sugar notes. From there, a very solid double IPA all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (626) - - MAR 17, 2015
Draft. Aroma of orangey chocolate. Nice lace. Flavors are more nectarine with a hint of cocoa powder, with a finish that seems to alternate between sweet candied orange peel and fast bitter... something I can’t peg. Not showy, but nicely layered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1368) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a grapefruit aroma. Taste is clean, good amount of hops. Slightly malty with good hidden alcohol content. A floral flavor especially in the aftertaste. Overall a decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Nice blend of citrus and pine hop aromas, a little dank and sweet, full body, dry and bitter across palate. Great double IPA that’s both full bodied and has a clean finish.

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