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Beer Review: Drake’s “Aroma Coma” IPA


American IPA, Articles, Reviews

"Anything by Drakes, especially when it comes to hoppy beers, is an automatic favorite in my book"

Do you know what I really LOVE?  I love discovering beers that just after the first sip your taste-buds explode.

Now, this doesn’t happen too often, but when it does I become a “mad” fiend about it and tell everyone I know.Well, this very thing happened a few weeks back while picking up my some beers for the weekend at City Beer, my go-to beer store. 

While there, I noticed they had Drake’s “Aroma Coma” on tap.  Anything by Drakes, especially when it comes to hoppy beers, is an automatic favorite in my book.   Got a sample pour and what do you know? I bought several bottle there- after.  What did I think?

Now for the Beer Review!

Popped the cap and the beer is poured.

Poured a beautiful golden orange color with an egg-shell colored head.  Settles quickly.

Smell is big and floral.  Grapefruit, mango and pine.  This thing is a beautiful bouquet of citrus and has that hemp-kiss to it.   The smell lives up to its name.

The taste is big tropical up front and a nice solid pine kick.  This is one smooth beer.  Low carbonation makes this a quick easy drinker and the malt is nicely balanced.  Crazy citrus with this bad boy.  I have to say, this is now one of my favorite single IPA’s.  For anyone likes Kern River Brewing Company’s Citra DIPA, you will surely like this.
Drakes continue to be a great beer producer of hoppy beers and they are on a serious roll.  Can’t wait for what’s next.

Aroma Coma| ABV 6.7% | 22oz
Drakes Brewing Co.

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