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99
96
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Drakes 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.

Editors 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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a grapefruit aroma. Taste is clean, good amount of hops. Slightly malty with good hidden alcohol content. A floral flavor especially in the aftertaste. Overall a decent beer for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Nice blend of citrus and pine hop aromas, a little dank and sweet, full body, dry and bitter across palate. Great double IPA thats both full bodied and has a clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
650 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Aroma very hoppy lots of flowers, grass and fruit with some malt and light caramel. Taste is medium dry, very hoppy, mainly grass and grapefruit with light and soft malt notes. r leading to a bitter and grassy finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (2167) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bomber to pint glass. Large amount of citrus and moderate pine aroma. Clear golden-copper with off-white head. Flavor is balance of overt pine and citrus. Moderate high bitterness. Malt holds up well here as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (3373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours a golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, New Zealand hops. Taste is dry, tropical fruit and fantastic. Solid dipa

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"Drakes was 3 for 3 on the day. Hopacalypse was orange and grapefruity sweetness and bitterness rolled into one nice package. an easy drinking feel, and another winner. had it FRESH in a bottle with a couple other DIPAs...clear winner. love the citra hops and rye malt mixed in there. up a tenth to a 4.3."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Draught @ Hopwater Distribution, San Francisco, California

Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramely malts, hops, citrus, grass and toffee. Taste is sweet, caramely malty and hoppy with some some sweet citrusy notes. Finish is sticky sweet, and a bit stuffy with some grass and citrus. Okay, a bit too sweet and malty for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bomber pours a hazy amber with an off- white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, spruce, grapefruit, and bread. Flavor is mild to medium bitter with a slightly (maybe its the pizza Im washing down) buttery finish. Nice IPA^2

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. The look is decent off white head, peach skin colored. The smell is great, fruit, peachy, mango, really nice hop aromas. The taste is hoppy, fruits, nice bite but not harsh. Well brewed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
22 oz bomber. Amber orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is floral, grapefruit, juicy orange, light dankness, and mango. Taste is of orange pulp, grapefruit, mango, light pine.


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