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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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. Previous to 2016, the label had a white background. In 2016, the label is green.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (871) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Poured into a shaker glass, this is the first time Iíve 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 (13596) - 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 itís 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 itís really nicely balanced by what I have to believe is a significant malt bill. Iíd 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a half finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lace. S - The aroma is full of pine and tropical fruit hops including some pineapple and grapefruit. There is some caramel sweetness as well with just a touch of floral elements and a bit of alcohol coming through. T - The beer starts off with a big hit of tropical fruit hops with lots of grapefruit flavor and some strong bitterness. There is just a bit of sweet caramel malt flavor coming through for some balance. Through the middle, more of the grassy and pine flavored hops hit the tongue with even more bitterness with a bit of floral flavor. The finish is a mix of mango, pineapple, sweet caramel, bitterness, and a touch of alcohol. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and very bitter finish that really lingers. D - Very drinkable. Really big hoppy DIPA. The hop profile is really nice and has a good blend of different hop flavors and the malt is strong enough to keep up well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
pours dark orange with a two finger pillowy head. Tons of citrus and pine aroma, with hints of lemon,grass and slight grapefruit. Very smooth taste, bitter hop finish, but lots of peach, citrus and grapefruit in the middle. It hides the 9.3% very well. Amazing beer, Iím very impressed.†

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10740) - 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!

   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.

   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. Thereís also a strong resinous aroma. Taste is sweet with some sharp pleasant bitterness. Lighter body with a dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1853) - 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.

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