From Drakes – An American Pale Ale. For batch number 1500, Josh & Brian decided to brew a big hoppy beer, yet make it quaffable by keeping the alcohol level down. Turns out everyone liked it so much, that it is now brewed year-round. Loads of Simcoe and Amarillo hops are blended in the fermenter, just after fermentation has finished, to impart a huge aroma of pine and citrus.
Drakes Brewing – Drake’s 1500 Dry-Hopped Pale Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 5.5% abv. Purchased at Certified Market Monrovia, CA
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber gold with a 1/4 inch soapy gathering of suds.
Aroma: An awesome bouquet of citrus notes, orange, lemon, pineapple and a small but noticeable bit of sweetness.
Taste: Dry spicy pale malt, a huge mouthful of aggressive grapefruit and pine hop notes. Finishes super clean and juicy.
Mouthfeel: Juicy and crisp.
Overall: A super balanced amazingly aromatic perfectly made beer.