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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2761) - 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...)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (326) - - 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.

   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!

   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 DIPA’s of 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11057) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Tap at Father’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1195) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Nice balance on the nose. Caramel, I guess it’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Wavers1. Pours a straw orange with minimal head. Aroma is oranges, peaches, light spruce, and grass. Taste is wonderfully cirtusy with light pine and a really great dry bitter finish that is smooth and inviting. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1509) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Golden amber body beneath a bright white two-finger head that left very nice lace. Strong grapefruit hop aromas, with a background of caramel hops. Flavor is all hops bitterness, a nice combination of several varieties, dominated by a citrus character with some pine. Caramel sweetness makes a brief appearance but is overwhelmed. Nice beer, but a bit of a heavy-handed hop bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Thanks to wavers! Huge piney flavors here, huge beer and hopped enough. Loving what drakes does

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