Drake’s Brewing Company IPA (365 Day 188)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Drake's IPA

How does it happen that two days in a row, completely by chance, that I have an American craft beer with exactly the same name? Simply “IPA.” I know it isn’t luck because I only have bad luck. Just a complete random instance of two breweries that don’t have much imagination. 😉

IPA by Drake’s Brewing Company is my third offering from the brewery. I have to say that I have been impressed by each offering and thoroughly look forward to more going forward.

IPA has a nice hop profile that tantalize both the nose and mouth. To varying degrees there is citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral, and spice hop flavor/aromas that take the spotlight for the beer. Even though they are the stars, they don’t completely over power the malt nor leave you with a destroyed palate from bitterness in the finish.

A well rounded American IPA that has great balance, body, and drinkability. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.8

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