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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (2443) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Good stuff. Smooth and not very bitter. Good stuff. Slight citrius. decent amount of malt to balance it out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (13254) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (3108) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2953) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1803) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eros47 (53) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (10990) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
650ml into DFH ipa glass. It is a nice-looking filteredbrew with a big white head. Smell is tropical fruits, sweetness, berries, dank. The flavor is awesome, big bitterness, tasty but not too sweet malt backbone, tropical fruits. Even at its age (about a month old) it is tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
flavor of malt, citrus and sweetness of caramel. slightly bitter, but sweetness was the predominent stoundout for me. I prefered my first pour, as it came to room temperature i lost the citrus notes and it became less enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a bright amber orange with a two finger off white foamy head with very nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (orange and grapefruit rind) resiny pine, tropical fruits (a lot of mango) some caramel and some toffee. Taste is of citrus rinds, earthy pine, tropical fruits, sweet malts, caramel/toffee, and a little rye. Has a medium full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, pretty bitter, yet still pretty sweet, slightly boozy finish. Overall, a well balanced and pretty tasty DIPA that might be a tad too sweet.

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