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Drakes Hopocalypse Triple IPA (Black Label)

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Editorís Note: This entry is only for the 12.5% Triple IPA version. Please note the black background on the label. The 9.25% DIPA has a white background and is a separate entry.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3698) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bill. Pours a cloudy orange copper with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral hop and pine. Nice hop bite, thick mouth, strong pine, grapefruit, resin, and lingering bitterness. Really enjoyed this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"What a treat! The 12.5% gave me puse, but only briefly. They did SO well on this beer. I like most all of their hoppy offerings, and they have 3 different IIPAís that stand out from the crowd, including the "regular" Hopocalypse, at a mere 9.5%. This thing is a whole nother beast. Definitely sweeter and thicker, but not maltier per se...still keeps itís wonderfull resiny aroma and taste. Actually pine resin would seem to be the key ingredient :) Itís the smoothness and utter drinkability of this beer that blows my mind, though. The bitterness is there, but only sneaks up on you at the end (or after), and the sweetness is intense without any cloying. AWESOME brew."

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hopocalypse Black Label Drakes brewing Triple IPA 12.5% ABV 100 IBU APPEARANCE: Poured a dark over ripe nectarine color, subtle but bright light honey colored variations throughout. Big fluffy loosely bubbled 2 finger head that dissipated slowly leaving a nice spotted lacing on the glass. Really enjoy the color of this beer! AROMA: Smells like I'm cutting fresh fruit for a tropical salad. Mango, papaya and pineapple. Lemon zest and a nice malty sweetness. Very I pressed with the nose on this considering it's a more then a few months old. Juicy and wet aroma not much of a hop present. Possibly slight pine resin but that also could because I know what drinking and what I should be looking for. TASTE: Wow! This tastes amazing. Like a party in my mouth and tropical fruit was invited. So much mango, nectarine candied pineapple but not overwhelming at all. Nice squeeze of fresh lemon comes in and I'm actually picking up some nice muted hops that work really well. I am getting some honey sweet malty goodness coming through I'm assuming more now then would be if fresh. Slight bitterness on the end that really pulls the flavor profile together. MOUTHFEEL: Medium plus body and a lazy low carbonation that just kinda pops and tingles slightly. Light oil slickness with a great bitter warm finish from the high ABV. OVERALL: I was very impressed with this triple for such a high ABV it was very drinkable for me. I enjoyed every last drop! Would love to have had this fresh to compare. It did drink a bit more like a barley wine almost like an aged hopslam. I would for sure search this out either fresh or with age on it any day! RATING: 4.8/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (698) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
My perusal of previous ratings revealed that this beer is polarizing. I loved it. Pours perfect clear pear with mid-sized white head. Super piney scent. Flavor takes a massive bitter hop bite up front and follows with a candy sweet finish. Live mouthfeel. More please. Bottle - Received in Trade

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
22oz bomber. Thank you Bytemesis for picking up for me. Served cold and left cone to room temp. A big, bold IIIPA. Honey drizzled orange citrus aromas and flavors. Big, rich, and full-bodied. Huge malt backbone. Nothing subtle about this beer. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (612) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at Extreme Pizza during Sacramento Beer Week, piney hop aroma, slight malt on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1208) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
A - pours golden amber with low white head. S - nice aromas of passion fruit lead the nose. Resiny and dank musty hops follow. Caramel malts to end. M - thick heavy body. Full palate. Dry bitter end. T - this is dank. Resiny/pine meddle hops with a passion fruit under tone. Honey and catty notes. Caramely malts. O - this is an aggressive dank ipa. Cali agro ipas need to get over themselves. Mine is Hoppier than yours. 3

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
The most orange gold appearance. Huge grapefruit and piney resin nose. Very sweet nose like the most cheap of candies and caramel candied ice cream coating. Taste. This is a very hot "IPA" I use quotes cause itís really a barleywine. Itís the most dank boozy citrus bomb. And it great but needs to be shared. Donít take this one on yourself.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emazingsole (1) - Richmond, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014 does not count
Cat piss dank resin. Unbelievable color. Way better than the 2013 version. better than the green label this year. Does not taste like 12.5. finishes dry. great cat piss aroma with dry citrus finish

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (55) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
on tap at the Barrel House 2/1 a bit sticky mouthfeel, look is murky orange w. a little ring of lace, not much of a nose on this reaaly, wet dog scent? expecting more, something to be desired, man, I must be honest, if I set the bar with PtY, this triple IPA would be average.


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