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RATINGS: 233   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
So good. Bottle from local shop. Awesome pine and citrus aroma. No break in the hop flavor. Really good dipa, going to buy more again, no question.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7376) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2017
Draft. During my bachelor party long weekend in the san francisco area, second stop Drakes Dealership. Golden pour with light head. Herbal, grassy, citrus and earthy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7940) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2017
22. Thanks so much, G! Pours a hazy medium golden amber with a nice sudsy whitish head that sticks around. Bright tangy pine nose, lots of residual sugars poking through. Creamy body on the high side of medium. Heavy toasted caramel sweetness up front, washing over into a very sharply dry grapefruity pine finish. Nicely done, but if the design were a subtler dynamic between bitter and sweet, this would be a true world-beater.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1445) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
(On tap @ Bottlecraft Liberty Station, SD, April 1/17) Pours amber with a decent sized white head, nearly clear. Aroma of pale pit fruit, mixed citrus, pine resin, slightly floral and tropical, nice rich hops overwhelming the malt. The flavour is fairly fruit-forward - more peaches, orange, some tropical notes, a fair amount of pine and resin, pretty robust caramel malt core, somewhat sweet but kind of juicy, building up pine and floral resin notes in the finish to hit an above average level of bitterness, sticky, very slight alcohol. Medium-full body, average but fine carbonation. A little old school, malty West Coast in style but its well done and well-hopped. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (1177) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pine, grapefruit peels. Taste is grapefruit marmalade with some sweet pine notes. Extremely well-balanced sweet and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (511) - - MAR 18, 2017
Pours a clean golden color with a settled fluffy head of creamy white head. Stone fruit and bright citrus dominate the aroma with a balanced malt base allowing the hops to shine through easily. Dank hops evolve to a dry pine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (3165) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Pours hazy golden with low white head Aromas and taste hoppy of tropical fruits , caramel, resin, pine

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3483) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Pours clear golden with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, peach, apricot, resin, pine. Taste is very fruity and quite bitter with some grassy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (480) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Bomber - It pours a semi cloudy rich golden yellow with a thick soapy off white head that easily laces my glass. I love the big citrus and piney hop aroma that blasts the olifactory senses with a mouthwatering juicy bitterness. Delicious and massive IPA here of mostly citrus peel and a bit of pine resin collaborating with a caramel malt to make a hopocalypse on my palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2849) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Clear golden yellow with large off-white foamy head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, lightly bitter citrus peel esthers taste, smooth body, medium bitter flavorful finish. Smooth and floral.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (2078) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
22oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Sweet maltiness. Medium hop bitterness.


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