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RATINGS: 200   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours clear amber with very little head. Awesome hop aroma. Tastes of grapefruit and grass. Very well balanced. Hop forward beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Bomber poured into pint glass. This is a huge beer! Ginormous aroma that is slightly sweet and slightly aromatic. Dark orange, gorgeous looking beer, I wonder why more DIPA are not orange like this? Great taste that is bitter and sweet at the same time. Great citrusy flavors and a fantastic malt balance. It is a Hop Bomb for sure, but it is balanced for my palate. I might need to redrink and rerate this again, but as of now, I put this in my upper quadrant of all time favorite DIPA! Great beer Drakes! I had Hop Salad from them a long time ago and wonder if this is the next recreation of that?

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kranin (23) - - APR 23, 2013
Wonderful strong hop aroma. Intense hops that I haven’t found typical of DIPAs. Mouth feel was perfect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1957) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Aromas of caramel, mango. Taste is sweet and bitter, great balance.

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 espŕrrecs 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’haurŕ de repetir.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (622) - 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, I’m very impressed. 

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (752) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eros47 (52) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
So good. Bottle from local shop. Awesome pine and citrus aroma. No break in the hop flavor. Really good dipa, going to buy more again, no question.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared a golden liquid with a slight bit of sediment haze while a foamy layer of head eventually broke down. Aroma is all hops along with a fruity smell that reminds me of the produce section of a grocery store or walking into a fruteria. The flavor is strong dosage of bitter hops that aren’t as overpowering as most other Imperial IPA’s aim for but instead has a moderate of citrus and pine like hops that have been rounded out perfectly with the malt, water and yeast used. Although this is not my favorite double IPA, I will have to admit that Hopocalypse is one of the smoothest drinking impy IPA’s I’ve tasted considering their high IBU’S and ABV.


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