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RATINGS: 225   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. Previous to 2016, the label had a white background. In 2016, the label is green.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3269) - 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 (1599) - 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 (5429) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Thanks to wavers! Huge piney flavors here, huge beer and hopped enough. Loving what drakes does

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured a clear deep orange with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Lacing seems to be holding up very nicely, however. I am picking up smells of pine, big grapefruit and citrus, and a hint of alcohol. As it begins to warm I am picking up a lot more caramel and alcohol in the aroma. Taste is big pine and citrus, light malt backbone, a touch of alcohol in the middle, with a big bitter finish. I am liking this beer more and more as it warms, very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Draft from City Beer. Amber orange pout with a thick off white head. The aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and pine, with a touch of tropical fruit. Taste orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruit balanced nicely by the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
22oz, no date for $7.99 at OB Quik Stop a couple days ago. Minimally hazy medium orange with a one finger slightly yellowish white head, fair retention. Citrus hops dominate the nose with plenty of herbal and pine woody spice notes to follow. Not too much in the malt presence other than some mild sweetness. Flavor again has lots of herbal and woody spice notes again, with some citrus, light malt sweetness. Dry finish with some alcohol warmth in the throat, big bitterness peaking at a 7.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (898) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Poured into a shaker glass, this is the first time I’ve noticed dipa should be in a Tulip glass. Oh well, pours slightly cloudy. Light head and lacing. Aroma is great! Citrus, tropical, maybe peaches as I heard in other ratings. Flavour is similar. Palate is thick, but not as sticky as o others. Very tasty and the alcohol is not noticed at all, very dangerous!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, peaches, pine, citrus. Flavour is hop, malt, peaches, pine, citrus, caramel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdmcguire10 (18) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Appearance: Dull, caramel color. Nice 1.5 finger head. Aroma: Huge citrus on the nose, tropical fruit but balanced really well by sweet caramel-breadiness. Taste: Huge hop punch in the mouth out of the gate, chased by a nice malt breadiness. This is a huge, tongue-scraping bitter DIPA, but it’s nicely balanced by the malt bill. Mouthfeel: Dry, sticky sugar finish. Medium mouthfeel Overall: I feel this is a REALLY well-balanced DIPA. You get the really nice citrusy-pine on the nose and palate, but it’s really nicely balanced by what I have to believe is a significant malt bill. I’d drink this one every time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Enjoy the bottle with my neigheor who turned me to the dark side of beers. Large taste in the hops and Malts. Med. in color. if you like alost of hops will will enjoy this beer.

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