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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Orangish/yellow pour. Aroma of fresh and juicy hops jump out of the glass and hit you so nicely! Citrus, spicy hops everywhere! Flavor is juicy, just enough malt and the hops. What a well done brew!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
I like this. Piney and citrus. A touch of heat, a slight after burn, but not too much. Another California beer I wish I had more access to.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2012
(22oz bottle from Mike). Pours mostly clear orange-amber with white head. the aroma has some dank hops some caramel malt. There’s also a strong resinous aroma. Taste is sweet with some sharp pleasant bitterness. Lighter body with a dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1815) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark gold pour, nice white head, good retention/lace. Aroma is dank floral/citrus hops, caramel malt. Taste is big fruity hops, pine, resin, caramel malt, light booze. Palate is smooth, oily, bitter finish. Quite good.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dougmaher434 (6) - Felton, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012 does not count
Not much aroma and the hops don’t shine through like they do in Aroma Coma. But still an extremely solid Double IPA. They had a little trouble masking the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle from DBS. Aroma is very strong fresh hop, of the floral and pine variety. Flavor began with fresh grapefruit and turned into a bitter radish/lemon. Nice light malt backbone to this, but the bittering hops were over the top. Salt and vinegar chips seemed to take the edge of this one. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
944play (365) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Draft at Sweet Spot. Hazy amber with medium lasting foam. Strong onion, grass, and radish aromas. Salty lemon and piney resin flavors. Obnoxiously over the top. Goodly booziness is right sneaky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
A - Deep red w/a subtle brown. S - Big pine, lemon, more citrus, subtle alcohol, some caramel malts underneath. T - Lemon! Wow, this beer is a pine and citrus bomb! Subtle maltiness that is quickly overtaken by the bitterness. F - Very light bodied for the ABV. There is a good amount of heat you feel from the alcohol as it is swished. It could use a little bit of that lush creaminess to help the overall mouthfeel. O - Overall, a fantastic DIPA from Drake’s. If you are looking for a true bitter bomb with some great fruity complexities, I would get a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3394) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
22 ounce bottle purchased from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Bummed, because I thought this was the beer that won at the Bistro IIPA festival. Anywho, The aroma has plenty of herbal and grassy hop notes. Some grapefruit and pine are also there with a scant amount of onion character. Definitely an old-school West Coast IPA. Slight underlying malt sweetness. Slightly hazy (chill haze?) Honey-orange body with a creamy, strong, off-yellow head present. Great lacing. This has a nice citrus, orange sweetness initially, before it becomes a fucking in your face hop bomb. Citrus orange and grapefruit crush the palate, which is then followed by a piney astringency later on. Some ethanol comes through, while this finishes very dry, harsh, and rough around the edges. This is really a brash beer, and I prefer my IPAs and IIPAs to have some semblance of balance, which this beer absolutely lacks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1244) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle from total wine sac. Color is orange. Not much of a head some lacing. Nice an bitter. Has the sweet with piny finish.


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