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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Previous to 2016, the label had a white background. In 2016, the label is green.

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4.8
dhunter151 (590) - 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

4.2
dmac (6461) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22oz bomber from bytemesis, thanks Mike. This one poured a really awesome looking syrupy super clear deep orange body with an average sized tight foam almost creamy white head. Aroma is dope, so much going on, tropical fruits...mangos...apricot...wet older pine needles...older citrus fruits...loads of dankness, so diferent and nice. Medium to fuller syrupy body with lighter carbonation and a good dose of heat at the end to let you know that this is a sipping beer. Flavor of alcohol, loads of grapefruit rind and yellow meat, grains, dry hop cones that finishes with a slight hint of swentess that dries out quickly. Awesome beer.

3.7
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. Some caramel malt sweetness followed quickly by a lot of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. Plenty of citrus qualities to this one. The flavor is very nicely balanced with some sweet caramel and a good dose of citrus and pine bitterness. Grapefruit and orange, pine, and floral hop notes.

4
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Clear copper-orange body, large off-white head, sticky lacing. Nose is grapefruit, resin, a tad herbaceous and grassy. Flavor is similar with a focus on resin and grapefruit. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, assertively bitter. Tasty.

3.6
Dodgrblu (756) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, pour is thin headed, boozy on the front, nicely effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Very good beer. Pours darker than a typical IPA. Strong hop bitterness and nice citrus and pine notes. Kinda creamy with a lack of carbonation. Very good beer.

3.9
bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle - thanks Mike! Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine resin, a touch of cat piss. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet with a touch of caramel, medium bitter lingering to the finish. Medium bodied and oily in the mouth.

4
whicheck (82) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a nice Orange with a hint of amber. A nice sticky lace on the head. First smell almost smelled a little to malty. Second smell the hops really started coming around as the head dissipated. Carbonate stings the tonge a little then the malts really show with a semi dry hoppy finish.. a very good beer. Not my favorite but definitely a good brew. I would drink again.

3.6
jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A yellow color with a laced white head. A wonderfully bitter, sweet, citrus and pine aroma with a crisp flavor. Smooth.

4
barn0216 (551) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Clear copper color, two fingers of foam but it disappears after a few minutes, decent lacing. The aroma is very earthy: spruce forest with a dank, musty character. Flavor is much the same, sharply bitter up front, softens toward the finish leaving a pleasant resinous aftertaste. Not detecting any of the malt. Good beer for hop heads. Better than the triple.


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