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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Thank you to AlexS for this 22 oz. bottle. Beer poured a mildly cloudy copper/amber with little head, scarcely a finger, which dissipates fast. Nose was dominated by citrus (grapefruit and pineapple) but also pine and some grassy notes. Caramel malts balance this well and there is little alcohol burn, especially for this big of a beer. The mild bitterness up front does not overpower what else goes on with this and does not linger after. The texture is medium and as well as the carbonation. All-in-all, this is a very nicely balanced DIPA that I absolutely recommend and wish I had more access to. Try it, if you can!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
22 oz bottle. Clearish orange brown with an ivory foam cap. Nose is caramel, orange juice, female pheromones and pine. Oddly similar to the Lower de Boom i just tried, this one no where near as coarse or unbalanced and of course a DIPA. Starts with a bitter blast; resiny with brisk carb, lightly sticky. Taste is pine needles, caramel, candied orange peel and apple with a menthol finish. Great fruity, hop; bitter, sweet balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo in Vacaville
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a small white head, some lacing
Aroma: Fruity and sweet caramel
Taste: Sweet caramel, dusty, grapefruit and pine resin
A decent DIPA, sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Good stuff. Smooth and not very bitter. Good stuff. Slight citrius. decent amount of malt to balance it out.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
On tap at Mohawk Bend, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is divine, full of truckloads of resinous hops, pine, and caramel malts to balance. Flavour is the same, so flavourful, full of resinous hops, and just enough caramel malt backing. No astringency but beautifully hoppy. Amazing stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (2092) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours a straw orange with nice fluffy white head. Nose of tropical fruit & dank hops. Taste is very clean. Big hops, crisp tropical fruit juice, tangerine, grapefruit, finishes pine and grapefruit rind with a nice touch of citrus sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bomber from BevMo. Syrupy thick looking on the pour. Color is opaque golden/orange. Nose is sweet and quite hoppy. Solid hop goodness up front. Some citrus with a good deal of balance. Bitter and very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Solid DIPA. Hoppy with some great malt flavor as well. I want to try the black label version now.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1478) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Tap: Cloudy gold color with a sweet aroma of hops, sour berries, mild peach, grapefruit and tangerines. Sweet hoppy flavors with some leather in there as well. A nice bitter aftertaste lingers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eros47 (49) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
WOW. This brew is an assault on the taste buds, in a good way. The aromas are green apple, mango, grapefruit, and peach. The taste follows through with the smell. GREAT brew.


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