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RATINGS: 199   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottled@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, earth, some mild herbal notes along with sweet malts. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity and floral hoppyness along with wood and mild toasted notes. Crisp maltyness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1596) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Bottled @ Beer Temple (from notes): Golden color. White head (not much). Aroma’s of sweet fruit, resin, citrus, herbal hoppiness. Flavor is bitter and fruity. Fairly full bodied. Finishes really bitter.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
omhper (19220) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London Cloudy pale amber, small head. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet and sticky with cardboardy caramel building a fat body. Buttery caramel dominates, hops are tired. Really sticky in an awkward way, like it never really leaves your throat. What a mess.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle at CPK, London. Pours a lightly hazy gold with a fine, white head. Some caramel, pine, and light grass in the nose, all seeming tinged with a bit of age. Very sweet, lightly toasted sugars, bread, pine sap. Full bodied with smoothan average carbonation. Sweet, sticky and resinous finish, plenty of pine, caramel, mild toffee and bread. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Draft at GABF. Attractive glowing golden orange with a sticky head. Nose is pretty big, lots of pine with some apricot coming through and some bread malt in the background. Pretty nice stuff. On tasting, the malt is big and robust but never really sweet. Nice bitterness level and a lot of citrus & resiny notes come across as well. Really nicely balanced and a solid beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grunx (367) - - OCT 18, 2011
Maridada amb un llobarro amb espàrrecs i citrics. Perfecte. Tant pel maridatge, com per la cervesa. Llupoladament amarga i llarga i refrescant. I un punt de textura cremosa que li dóna l’alchol molt ben integrat. Molt bona. S’haurà de repetir.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1941) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a yellowish head. Okay lacing. Aroma is malt, chewy pine hops with a cheesy touch and slight notes of sweet liquorice. Flavour is fat, malty and with citrus and pine hops. Sweetish bitter finish. A good and solid IIPA, but still lacking that last oomph. 25.09.11.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Sample from bottle. Blonde. Mango, pineapple and a hint of grapefruit in the aroma. Grassy notes. Grassy hopbitter flavor with citrus and mango. Very nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Clear pale orange-yellow with a medium, frothy, off-white head. A bit fluffy. Aroma is lovely peachy, grapefruit, red apples, resin, grass. Lovely. Low carbonation, super creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very hoppy, lots of pine, peach, grapefruit, red apples. Super-dry, very bitter finish with some seriously lovely warming feel. Resiny, almost sticky hoppiness at the end. This sure is a hop-bomb!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5500) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear orange with nice lacing and fine white bubbles. Nose of big citrus, orange, dank, and tropical. Taste is big, super hoppy, tropical, guava, pine, spearmint and herbal. Oily body, with a very bitter linger. One of the best DIPA’s I’ve had in a while!


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