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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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PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 22oz bomber . The beer pours to a medium golden color with a thick white head. The aroma has pine, grapefruit, & some floral notes. The taste was very smooth with a nice hop kick but not too bitter. Flavor was very good but seemed slightly subdued to me for a DIPA. Overall a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
jkwalking05 (4745) - 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.

4.1
adrianouli (18) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 16, 2015
One of the best DIPA I’ve ever tried! Coffee, caramel, floral, woody... A very fine DIPA that need to be tasted again....

4.1
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap at Sprenger’s Tap Room. Pours a clear orange gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong pine, dank, floral. Medium mouth, tropical fruit, dank, resin finish, alcohol well hidden, very nice.

4
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Drakes does IIPA’s as many as most out there. Awesome pine and citrus hops with mellow malt lingering. Same with the flavor, with a coating mouthfeel.

4
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
On tap at Toronado SD. Pours with a slightly cloudy amber body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. It is slightly sweet yet bitter with nice grapefruit notes and a little underlying malt. Full bodied, smooth and a touch warming.

4
Nik925 (798) - USA - DEC 28, 2008
Strong sweet citrus notes dominate. Great hop flavor, and low bitterness for the hop flavor. Could be much dryer, and a point or two more ABV. Overall an excellent use of hops.

4
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Tap at Opening Gala SFBeerWeeek 2011. Pours a medium copper with good fluffy white head- lace. Aroma is big pineapple, citrus, pine needles, sappy, tangerine and light weedy notes. Flavor is light caramel, mostly fresh hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, medium sweetness throughout and a mostly dry finish. I think I may have liked Hop Salad a bit better, but this was still pretty damn good.

4
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bomber. Dark orange and amber colored in appearance with a foamy layer of white head. The aroma is an intoxicatingly sweet blend of cannabis, dried tropical fruit, caramel and herbal hops. The flavor delivers on the promise of the aroma along with a dose of piney, resiny hops and grapefruit citrus. There’s also some toasted malt, orange and alcohol flavors toward the end. The body isn’t nearly as syrupy and viscous as most DIPAs. The finish is appropriately dry and citrusy with some lingering hops bitterness. Overall, another solid beer from Drakes that stacks up well against other West Coast Double IPAs.

4
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear light orange color with a ring of bubbly head. Aroma is super hops. Very sticky, resiny and drippy sap. Huge earthy hoppy nose. Very nice smell. Flavor is major hop spice. Large citrus fruit and grapefruit, spice and a tingle over the tongue. Very nice!


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