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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed with extra hops and malt in the English tradition, but with West Coast style. This deep golden India Pale Ale is artfully balanced with a fresh, powerful aroma and a luscious finish.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
One of the best ipas ever so smooth hippy radtey and great brew for friends new and old


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3787) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours golden/amber with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy and resinous hops, pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (270) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Orange citrus aroma with a murky orange appearance. Thin white head that dissipates and mild carbonation. Nice hop flavor but limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (635) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Tap. Nice gold pour. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is pine, grapefruit and slightly sweet malts. Enjoyable beer. Would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spacemonster (76) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (210) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
Light retention and medium lacing. Smells of pine, malt and citrus. Tastes of pine, raisins and sweet malts. Bitter, watery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (619) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2014
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kjsofield (2) - Lafayette, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (690) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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.


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