MattH (646) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Nice gold pour. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is pine, grapefruit and slightly sweet malts. Enjoyable beer. Would drink again.
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Whole Foods
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, fruits and malts. Taste is smooth, malty and hoppy with some stingy grassy notes and caramel. Finish is lingering bitter, hoppy and grassy with some maltiness. Okay IPA.
spacemonster (80) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I remember this beer being much better 2-3 years ago. It’s not that bad just I guess another brew master must be at work at least for the Ipa. Denogginizer is solid if I get it fresh.
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light retention and medium lacing. Smells of pine, malt and citrus. Tastes of pine, raisins and sweet malts. Bitter, watery finish.
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Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear gold with diminishing white creamy 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aroma was light sweet malt base with floral, citrus and pine backend. Taste are soft caramal, pale malt upfront then lemon, orange, grapefruit and piney middle and backend. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, a lasting smooth balanced citrusy and piney finish. A great example of an american ipa.
kjsofield (2) - Lafayette, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drake's IPA is clearly the best IPA (for my palate) on the planet. I was first introduced to Drake's when I moved to the Bay Area in 2000. I've had it on draft in my home kegarator ever since. I went through a minor scare when Roger Davis, the then brewmaster left Lind Brewing and subsequently when Triple Rock bought Lind. But, fortunately, that resulted in Roger being brought back into the fold. Roger is simply an amazing brewer (and I'm in now way diminishing the current brewmaster, Brian). In any event, I digress. The beer is a beautiful dark caramel color. The head, thick and foamy. The taste, bitter, piney and crisp. I travel a lot, and so have had the opportunity to try literally hundreds of other IPAs across the country. A good close 2nd place is Sierra Nevada Torpedo (which you can get country wide). But, I'm always excited to return home and draw a fresh, delicious, refreshing Drake's IPA from my kegarator.
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 5 months old. Pours clear dark yellow with great lace and lasting head. Aroma is nice ripe lemon, biscuit, light almond. Flavor is candied lemon, caramel, earthy strong bitterness. Feel is still fairly lively, cooling, and medium bodied with a late bitter pucker. Really nice. In a a way it is classic but also distinctly itself.
Barreras (982) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light amber color with an orange hue. Aromar is of pine and spruce. Taste is typical IPA, with bitterness and spice throughout. A forest tree flavor through the swallow. A light IPA in comparison with others from the style.
jonnyguns (913) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Wet hopped cask at mikkeller bar SF. Poured a deep copper/golden. Nose has fresh hops - citrus, pine and toffee. Taste is quite thin and watery. Pine and citrus still coming through ever so slightly. Not getting much from the taste. Watery palate lets it down a little ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours butter colored, a bit murky, solidly etched fine white surface. Smells dank, with citrus, pine, resin, coconut, pineapple, biscuity malt, Flavor is bitter, but still quite malty with a cracker like malt. Hops are plenty juicy with some tropical character, some more pine, some orange peel and a little honey. Medium bodied with moderately assertive carb and a wet finish. Nice beer, would drink again for sure.
Serving type: bottle