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Drakes Symposium IPA

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Served at Craft Brewers Conference.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bright nose with hints of tropical fruit. Rich orange-gold color. Sharp foretongue hoppiness. Quite lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is big and bold with pine and spicy hops seemingly running amuck around lighter notes of citrus hops and some tropical fruit. The taste is similar with rich bold spicy and pine and citrus hops that move from mostly flavor hops to more and more bitter hops but the flavor component seems to hang around long enough to be joined by some earthy hop notes as well as a bit of roasted malts off into the finish. Yummy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, pine resin, earthiness and grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine resin, grapefruit zest and lioght earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter pine finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Dank aroma some tangerine and some caramel malt in there as well. Clear dark orange color with faint white color. A very fresh caramel flavor with a very nice balancing hop character and bitter finish. This was superb.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Rattle with a big thanks to EDA. Thanks Mike for sharing this one (and the other three). Pours a clear golden orange with a medium large white to beige head. Caramel, and big bready citrus and pine. Resinous, Big and sweet, sticky and lovely. Long and sweet, grapefruit and earthy citrus. This was excellent. Would love to have a substantially large amount of this to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1825) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tasted on 6/5/11 from a 12oz bottle obtained in a trade. Pours a very clear and very bright orange with a thick off-white head that slowly settles to rocky lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose has tons of pine resin, herbal, and citrus bitter hops along with a nice caramel malt backbone with light hints of bread and cinnamon. The flavor is lightly sweet with the malts up front, moving to the resin, citrus, and herbal bitter hops with just a touch of black peppercorn and cinnamon. The body is medium with a somewhat sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long resin bitter and herbal finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a deep orange with fluffy off white head heavy carbonation. Distinct pine, light citrus/pineapple hop on the nose. Nice sweet malt in the background. Mouth shriveling bitterness in the mid palate but nice malt to balance. Good bitter finish but this has the malt balance that I personally like in my IPA’s. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Huge grassy resine and pine aroma and taste with an earthy bitterness and a syrupy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle thanks to Eyedrinkale for the share. Pour an amber golden body with a white sticky head and solid head retention and a nice pillow like top. Grassy and chewy with bitter earth tones. Fresh cut lush grass. Really sticky and bitter, ho tones. Bitter and drying hop body with hints of grapefruit, super dry and resinous with no fruit in the flavor. Uber bitter with a drying body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Draft. Rich amber beer with a big cream colored head. Big summer fruit aroma. Summer fruit flavor with pine and caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and pine lingers with craamel and grapefruit.


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