Monday, November 21, 2011

Drake’s Brewing Company IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Drake’s Brewing Company IPA.  Well, I figure it is time to review THE Drake’s Brewing Company IPA which is one of my favorite IPAs on the market.  I have fawned over Drake’s review after review (and I’m not going to stop now).

From the Drake’s Brewing Company website:” Drake’s flagship beer! A “West Coast” interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Copper-colored from additions of light Crystal malt and Honey malt which carry the malt weight of this hop bomb. Aromas of pine and grapefruit are delivered from the abundant Chinook, Cascade and Falconer’s Flight hops.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a very nice orangish amber with a huge soapy white head with good retention and fantastic lacing.
Aroma: HUGE hop aroma – pine, floral and citrus notes with a caramel and toasted malt sweetness pushing through.
Taste: Amazing like the aroma with huge hop character – citrus and pine and a sweet bready malt in the middle that adds a ton of character.
Overall: Incredibly drinkable and enjoyable at 7% ABV Drake’s Brewing Company IPA is one of my favorites. A Gold medal winner, Drake’s Brewing Company IPA is one you MUST try.  One of the best around (in my opinion). Drink Drake’s!


Mark Harvey

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