Drake’s Brewing Co. IPA (7%)

Brewed in San Leandro, California, Drake’s IPA is a superb example of an American IPA.
It pours a warm gold with a big fluffy head of foam and smells of honey and peaches and polished walnut cabinets.
The malting is a chewy toffee, waffles, honey glazed donuts and roasted nut delight, and there’s a nice little salty lick from the yeast.
Meanwhile, the hops do all the things you could wish for, slapping you with steely bitter herbal leaves, fresh and snappy, there’s also lemon zest and grapefruit and a big sticky resinous pine thing going on.
The finish is gum curlingly bitter but tempered by a subtle spun sugar warmth at its edges.
Very good.

Source: Hippo Beers

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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