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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Drakeís 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.

Editorís 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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3.5
gyllenbock (9096) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8. Hazy golden with a white head. On the sweet side with hops, grapefruit, peach and citrus. Hoppy, bitter finish. A descent one.

3.2
tendency (26) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
sadly, this is not nearly as good a batch as last years edition. missing the complexity, subtlety and depth that last years batch had. tastes as if one or two of the main hops are missing and the malt quotient has been increased. .. sigh. clearly, not the same recipe or the execution is lacking. one of my top 3 DIPAs from 2013 so big disappointment for me with the 2013 edition. still a solid double but not up to drakeís usual standards IMO.

3.9
PhillyCraft (7074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by bill pours clearish copper, notes are cheese, skunky hops, malt, sugar, orange. Light to medium head, this Is pretty solid.

3.5
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both of resin, flowers, grapefruit, caramel, and pine needles. Bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.1
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a creamy white head. Big hop aroma with hints of biscuit, caramel and malt. Hop, hop, hop, caramel, biscuit, malt and some alcohol flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter with a hint of sweetness. Biscuit and hop finish.

4
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Tap..Pour is golden with a nice thin head that fades..Nose. is juicy fruita, spice, honey, spice, sweet...Taste is nice sweetness, honey, juicy fruit, very smooth..

3.4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On 06/18/2011. Iím guessing this is the white label. Slightly cloudy golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral and resiny hop aroma. Sweet resiny and floral hop flavor with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled 29jan13 Golden amber with loose soapy foam and brilliant clarity. Resin, grapefruit, tangerines, pine, grapefruit and some more bitter grapefruit. Tastes malty boozy fruity and. Bitter. Good medium body with moderate Carb and a wet finish Nice beer.

4.6
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared a golden liquid with a slight bit of sediment haze while a foamy layer of head eventually broke down. Aroma is all hops along with a fruity smell that reminds me of the produce section of a grocery store or walking into a fruteria. The flavor is strong dosage of bitter hops that arenít as overpowering as most other Imperial IPAís aim for but instead has a moderate of citrus and pine like hops that have been rounded out perfectly with the malt, water and yeast used. Although this is not my favorite double IPA, I will have to admit that Hopocalypse is one of the smoothest drinking impy IPAís Iíve tasted considering their high IBUíS and ABV.

3.8
burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bomber shared at Berliner bash, poured a golden color with aromas of light hops, caramel, pine and some malt. Flavors are pine resin, light caramel, light bitter aftertaste, a solid beer overall.


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