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RATINGS: 238   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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3.8
fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark yellow - amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, pine - peach, hop oil notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, hop oil, citrus, wood - tobacco notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110907]

3.9
yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with adense white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy. Dry initial impression. Dry grapefruity with a solid bitternote. Slight spiced touch and dry into the finish. Straight forward.

3.3
Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, hops, and peaches, leading to a quite bitter finish.

3.8
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
[email protected] Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, earth, some mild herbal notes along with sweet malts. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity and floral hoppyness along with wood and mild toasted notes. Crisp maltyness in the finish.

1.1
omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London Cloudy pale amber, small head. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet and sticky with cardboardy caramel building a fat body. Buttery caramel dominates, hops are tired. Really sticky in an awkward way, like it never really leaves your throat. What a mess.

4.3
madmitch76 (25337) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
8th November 2011
Hazy amber beer with tidy off white head. Smooth and silky palate with prickly carbonation. Creamy malt with a trace of caramel. Nice piney hops with a little mint character. Sweet peach - slightly floral. Towards the finish grapefruit bitterness. Really nicely joined up and hugely drinkable.

3.9
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours golden with a slight haze and an off-white head. Fresh, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Solid body, solid malt bill, sweet fruitiness and then a heavy citrusy hoppiness. Dry and herbal bitterness. Very well made. 170611

4
Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Bottle at CPK, London. Pours a lightly hazy gold with a fine, white head. Some caramel, pine, and light grass in the nose, all seeming tinged with a bit of age. Very sweet, lightly toasted sugars, bread, pine sap. Full bodied with smoothan average carbonation. Sweet, sticky and resinous finish, plenty of pine, caramel, mild toffee and bread. Very enjoyable. (December 2011, score: 4.2)

Keg at City Beer - SF. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. The nose holds pale bread and ripening citrus. Medium sweet flavour, with notes of bitter pine, grass, melon, orange. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Bitter finish, with bready malts, orange rind, light pine, alcohol. Not bad overall. (January 2016, score: 3.5)

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Keg at City Beer, SF, 28/01/16. Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is caramel malt, citric pith, toasted bread, straw, grapefruit. Taste comprises caramel malt, pine needle, bitter orange, tropicana. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with semi aggressive hop bitterness. Solid enough DIPA.


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