Friday, June 17, 2011
Drake’s Brewing Hopocalypse Double IPA
Tonight’s featured beer is Drake’s Brewing Hopocalypse IIPA. I mentioned in a previous post that I was introduced to Drake’s back in 1999 while at the San Leandro Cherry Festival. I’m still seeking out their beers (I found them at the Manor Bowl the other night when I was out…uh…bowling…and was THRILLED to have a HUGE Drake’s IPA on draught). I’m trying to mix up the reviews a little, but I’m just so darned in love with Drake’s right now and since their Barrel House and Tap Room should open on June 24th (read about it – an article by bayareacraftbeer.com) I thought I’d do a little promoting of their fine brews.
From the Drake’s Brewing website: “Hopocalypse IIPA – 9.3% ABV, 100+ IBUs
Large amounts of American two-row malt and English Pale malt are combined with Vienna, Rye & Crystal malts, then balanced with German magnum, Simcoe & Chinook hops. Then, of course, we then dry hop it with additional Simcoe & Chinook. Finally, this deep orange monster is loosely filtered to keep the integrity of the malt and hops intact. Enjoy the massive aromatic revelation and prophetic flavor of this beer now and forever after.”