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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Drakeís 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.
Editorís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle:   Dirty amber, large foamy off-white head, sticky lacing.   Sweaty pithy aroma.   Some resin and citrus peel.   Whoa, big sweaty start, hoppy and pithy without being too bitter.   Seems like a fairly malty beer.   Pithy backside, really pithy.   Needs more citrus or floral sweetness, but at least it has a decent malt backing.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Sweaty pithy finish.   Big beer, fairly smooth, but not bright.   Good malt background.   Wished it was a bit more floral or citrusy (not pithy), but oh well.   Big beer, big tastes.   Enjoyable.   Thanks Ron!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1814) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bomber in GV. Golden murky orange color with a big resiny nose chunking out citrus notes. Full DIPA flavors consisting of grapefruit, pine resin, and a loud but polite blast of hops from sweet to bitter. Long lasting bitter notes take you through and beyond the finish. Dank.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1065) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2012
bottle. pours a murky orange. the aroma is actually phenomenal, unlike any ipa I have smelled before. It is just a great blend of hops I guess. The taste is great as well, even though I was skeptical after the first sip. The finish has a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Overall one of the best iipaís Iíve had, up there with Hopslam.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 23, 2012
660ml bottle.Citric fruit aromas, along with some hop resins. Pours gold to amber, some haziness. Develops regular white head, medium persistence but good lace. On mouth develops really high bitterness, with fruit flavor. Very long dry finish. A really good IPA (or IIPA...)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (306) - - APR 15, 2012
Beautiful citrus aroma. First sip is a massive hop bomb that gives way to a malty backbone with plenty of hop character. Finish lingers for awhile with a little booze. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - APR 5, 2012
Mild aroma - I wish there were more hops on the nose. Nice golden hue. Great fruity flavor!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Outstanding nose of citrus & hops. Pours a rich golden orange with a nice creamy head. Fantastic DIPA flavor that lasts longer into the finish. One of my favorite DIPAís of 2012.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Tap at Fatherís Office - Santa Monica. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fragrant citrus, floral and grapefruit hops with biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, malt backbone with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bomber, thanks Alex. Pours a hazed slightly orange honey gold with a uneven slightly off white head. Balanced nose is the first thing that strikes me. Light doughy malt, earthy pine resin, fuzzy ripe peach skin, a touch of brown sugar. Again, balanced in the flavor. Definitely pick up the english malts flavors...that rich full doughy flavor. Amarillo hops probably show the most flavor for me. Light fruitiness with a mellow lingering bitterness throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Nice balance on the nose. Caramel, I guess itís munich malt. Earthy hops, nice citrus, marmelade. Well put together. Definitely get the amarillo in the back end of it. Pours hazy orange, nice creamy white head. Flavors of marmelade, some light caramel notes, lots of peach, orange, grapefruit finishing it out. A touch of alcohol. Very smooth, definitely taste the english pale malts here and there. Very well put together. Extremely well balanced. I prefer a little less malt but really feel this is some good stuff. Fuck yeah.


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